Now, more than ever, local businesses need our support. Following years of a pandemic and difficulty with hiring, many of our local businesses are struggling to stay open. Luckily, in Delray and surrounding areas, we have plenty of talented entrepreneurs and business owners that make it easy to shop local!
Whether it’s opting to eat at a local family restaurant, or to shop at a local boutique rather than a big-box store, by supporting your fellow neighbors, you can help our economy continue to healthily grow! Here are five local businesses to support in Delray today!
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
Lena’s was created to provide a gathering place where families and friends can escape their hectic daily routines, relax and commune in an environment reminiscent of the family table that meant so much to the owner.
Their team hopes everyone who dines at the restaurant will feel like an honored guest in the Yates’ home every time they walk through the door, enjoying the same warm welcome and enticing offerings one might have enjoyed at Lena’s table.
They are currently providing curbside pickup and delivery of their delicious Italian food, growlers, cocktails and wine, family meals, retail items, and party platters.
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap was awarded the Heart of Del Ray award on February 11, beating out four other local businesses.
Apricot Lane Boutique
Known worldwide as a vibrant, lovely town with award-winning beaches, Delray Beach, Florida is home to Apricot Lane Boutique.
An outstanding neighborhood store that offers branded fashion garments, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and gifts in the most current styles and trends customers are looking for.
Evening Star Cafe
Opened in 1997, The Evening Star is a lively neighborhood jewel in the center of Del Ray, just a stone's throw from both Alexandria's Old Town and Washington DC. The Evening Star is well-known for its friendly mood and welcoming atmosphere, and continues to attract dedicated followers. The Star blends polite service with a seasonal American menu that includes a lot of produce grown on the rooftop garden and by local farmers from all over the area. It's all accompanied by a roughly 1500-bottle selection of regional and international wines sourced by Planet Wine, our next-door shop, as well as a slew of craft brews and devilishly fantastic cocktails. The Evening Star is a neighborhood favorite that is always lively, quirky, and tasty.
Del Ray Cafe
It's from a local restaurant that combines the best of French country food with American ingredients. Our premise is simple: we serve dishes in the style of French cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients available. We offer a comfortable setting where you are warmly greeted and served, but the food is only part of the experience. The Del Ray House, built in 1925, has been meticulously restored to offer a "home away from home" restaurant with the feel of an old Virginia farmhouse where you may "come casual" and unwind.
Something special for everyone! Periwinkle is the go-to place for high-end vacation apparel, one-of-a-kind fashions, and trendy accessories. Their stores are always stocked with your favorite designer options, ranging from sundresses to workwear to date-night attire. Created with the modern woman in mind, they offer complimentary personal stylists to help complete your wardrobe with fresh and gorgeous pieces.