Little Norway is so beloved… so how do we support businesses in Poulsbo during Coronavirus?
How to Support Businesses in Poulsbo During Coronavirus
A Viking-sized reason our town is so deeply beloved is its people… and many of these people run amazing businesses that make this town one of the best places to live in the… WORLD. The problem is – EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.
We have this “Stay at Home Order” in effect until May 4th at this writing… so how do we enjoy our Poulsbo people and food and culture and services if we are home?
Through creativity. And if our town has anything… it’s CREATIVITY, and we are Poulsbo Strong 😉
I have been asking businesses to share the best ways they can be supported during this time. This long list is filled with Poulsbo businesses who have specifically shared how we can support them… restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, beauty, fashion, shopping, health & fitness, and an array of services…. My hope is this local guide will help you know how to engage with our businesses in order to meet your own need (or want) while helping support businesses vital to the life of our much adored Little Norway.
Before we get to the list, I would like to highlight words from Frank Zoboroski, co-owner of the Brass Kraken Pub. He shared great insight for community consumers that any business can benefit from. I know not all my readers live in Poulsbo…
The support from our customers and the community in general to help make sure we survive has been outstanding. There are a few key ways that I see as important to support your local restaurants during this time.
- The first one is obvious, order food when you can for curbside. We are realistic and know that people can’t eat out every day and for every meal. But when you’re sick of cooking, every couple weeks consider ordering from your favorite local places that you would frequent. Check their Facebook or webpages for deals or specials.
- Pimp them out on social media. If you get a great meal, post about it. If you see a friend looking for suggestions, recommend your favorite place. Leave them a good review online. Even if you are unable to eat out but you have a place you would consider yourself a “regular” at but never thought to leave them a review go and do that now, it could help someone else make up their mind about choosing that place to get food from.
- If you’re able to, buy Gift Certificates. Most places can take payment over the phone for them and some I know will even mail them to you. This helps the business out and gives you an option to pay ahead for your night out this summer.
- See if your favorite place is offering any merchandise for sale online or even for curbside pickup.
Non-local readers – you are welcome to support local businesses in Poulsbo too! Though, I encourage you to read through and gather ideas on how your own local businesses might be supported.
*If you see a Poulsbo business (yours or one that you love) not represented here that should be, scroll to the bottom for details on inclusion.
How To Support Businesses in Poulsbo During Coronavirus
Food & Brews
Slippery Pig Brewery – We are open noon to 7 everyday and expanding hours to 8pm next week. We are doing to-go food orders, growler and bottled beer fills. We have different weekly specials (updated on Facebook here) and our weekly spaghetti dinner to go. We also have t-shirts, locally roasted coffee beans and bloody mary mix. We do take out, curbside and free delivery in Poulsbo. Visit their website here. Phone: 360-394-1686
The Brass Kraken Pub – Open 11am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 9am to 8pm on Sundays. The best way to order is by phone 360.626.1042. All menus and daily specials can be found on our Facebook page here.
Poulsbo Wood Fired Pizza – Serving wood fired pizza daily! Visit their website at www.poulsbowoodfiredpizza.com to see their menu. Beer, wine and cider choices are updated online as they change. They have a pretty widespread delivery area, and have waived their delivery fee until things get back to normal! Online ordering enabled by slice – woohoo! They said reaching out through Facebook Messenger also works if needed. Also, they offer a 10% discount for active duty and retired military and their dependents. Special note: “we offer delivery and takeout as non contact as desired. We’re encouraging everyone to pay online through Slice or over the phone when an order is called in.”
Burrata Bistro & Paella Bar – All orders are by phone at 360-930-8446. We also sell Gift Certificates. We are doing a Sunday Dinner for Two special every week, plus all items on the menu on our Facebook page here. We are also selling Margarita Kits for Two for $20.
Sluys – We don’t have a special link for ordering on line, however customers can view our menu online at Sluys Poulsbo Bakery and call in their order and pay over the phone at 360-779-2798. We have a special queue in the store for prepaid orders, so they can get in and get out. We can even run it out the curb if parked right out front, just ask when they call. We only have two to three retail staff working at a time out front to keep social distancing as best as possible, so service may be a little slower than normal.
Western Red Brewing – We are open for curbside pick-up seven days a week from 3 to 7 pm. You can come in to the taproom and pick up beverages and merchandise to-go or you can call us from the loading zone and we’ll bring your order to you. You can also order online at https://western-red-brewing.square.site/s/shop. Another way you can currently support Western Red Brewing is through our GoFundMe Campaign here. We are raising funds so that we can do another run of canning and have more variety available in the 6-Pack form. We a little over halfway to our goal for this project.
Rainy Daze Brewing – We are selling beer curbside in can’s, growlers and keg’s. We also have gift certificates and prepaid cards. We also have internet sales – www.rainydazebrewing.com
Tizley’s EuroPub – Customers may order/pay online at www.Tizleys.com or call 360 394 0080. Curbside pick up at 18928 Front St NE or NE 3rd St. We deliver within Poulsbo City Limits. Open: Tuesday-Friday 4PM – 8 PM, Saturday 12PM-8PM and Sunday 12PM-6PM. Gift Certificates, Growlers of Craft Beer and Cider, bottled beer/cider/wine, Bloody Mary Mix. and kids meals available. Visit & “like” on Facebook!
Crabtree Kitchen & Chocmo – Current information found on Facebook for Crabtree here & Chocmo here.
Greens & Latte On Your Way – Gift cards are where it’s at!! You get a free dollar for every $10 increment you put on a gift card! Gift Cards must be purchased in store (drive-thru!). They and they are good for both Latte on Your Way as well as Greens on Your Way. In Poulsbo they are located at 19440 Viking Way and open from 6 AM until 6 PM Monday – Friday Saturday & Sunday 8 AM – 6 PM. There’s a location in Silverdale as well. For full menu and online ordering info, visit their website here.
Coffee Oasis – Visit their webpage with current information here. “Store hours will vary and we may close locations early due to lack of business, but we will do our best to update our Facebook and Instagram with any changes.” You can view their menu here, with orders available for curbside pick-up.
Hot Shots Java – Customers can purchase a gift card here: https://www.hotshotsjava.com/product-page/gift-card, and can order on Grubhub and have it delivered.
Viking Brew – Website here.
Nordic Coffee – They are a drive-thru coffee shop located on the 305. You can view their options on Facebook here and their website here.
One easy way to support local businesses in Poulsbo? EAT!
Beauty & Fashion & Shopping
Luxe Hair & Skin Studio – One of the best ways the community can help support this salon is by purchasing professional hair and skincare products from them! There are two ways this can be done. First, they can visit their website www.luxehairandskinstudio.com. There you will find an array of product lines they carry. Shop by clicking on the link on the site and products will be shipped directly to you! They even have LUXE t-shirts in V neck and Crew neck options. The second way to purchase products is to contact the owner, Sasha (she’s awesome!) directly with their needs and she will do a porch delivery! This works especially well if you’re interested in a product that is not listed on the website. Luxe is able to retail just about any product you’d like so if there’s something specific you are looking for, contact Sasha rather than buying from a big box store online. Contact Sasha/Luxe through the website by submitting your request at the bottom of the site!
Liberty Bay Books – Order online at Liberty Bay Books here. To arrange a curbside pick-up or home delivery call 360-779-5909, or email email@example.com.
Poulsbo Running – We are shipping for FREE and offering curbside pick up Monday-Saturday 10-11 am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-779-8757 to place your order. Thanks for your continued support and stay safe and stay home. Find and like them on Facebook here.
Bon Cheveux – They have gift certificates available through their website, www.boncheveux.com!
Indigo Plum Footwear, Outerwear, & Apparel – Website here. (Blundstone and Birks are on there, working hard on getting more product up!). You can send messages to virtually shop the phone, email, or text. They are offering curbside pick ups and local deliveries or free shipping if out of the area! They are @shopindigoplum on Instagram (yay pictures and shoe inspiration!) and find them on Facebook here.
Flicka Boutique – Curbside pickup or free delivery within 8 miles. All shopping is online. I (owner, Kristin Jagodzinske) can prepare boxes/bags so with the “Flicka Fix” (which is like Trendsend or Stitch Fix). I pick out about 10 -12 items that people can bring home and try on and then I give a 10% discount on those purchases if 4 or more are bought! People give me their budgets what they are looking for, etc…I even pick things from the sale room for them too, so some deals are great! Shop online here. Visit and like on Facebook here.
Red Plantation – Message or call with requests at 360-930-0119. They offer curbside, delivery, shipping, or will even hold until reopening. They are doing live Facebook video walk-throughs of the store so you can see what’s in there! The next best thing to being in there! Check out their latest video here! Live Facebook store walk-through videos are random, so be sure to follow their page to check out the next live!
Lady Box – This is a locally-owned organic period care and comfort subscription box. Get the period care you need delivered to your doorstep without having to leave your home. Each box includes menstruation essentials which are based on preference and flow, comfort items such as bath bombs, migraine wraps, heat patches to alleviate menstrual cramps, and premium organic snacks based on your period cravings. Use code KITSAP to save 30% on your first subscription. Learn more on their website here. Like on Facebook here.
Better 2-Gether – The best way to support us right now is to keep shopping… with us, and with others in Poulsbo so that we have a strong downtown for folks to visit when things re-open! Our store is physically closed, but we have an online store (www.better-2-gether.com) and we have been doing shopping events on our Facebook page. We offer shipping for smaller items and curbside pick up for any items. Folks can message us on Facebook or Instagram or call the store to inquire about products not listed on our online store, or to shop virtually through FaceTime/Facebook Messenger/Zoom. “Like” us on Facebook to hear about all of our shopping events and see featured products that are available.
Saltwater Vintage – They opened March 14th (you read that right!) across from The Slippery Pig at 18825 Anderson Pkwy, #105. “We’re open to the public Wednesday-Sunday 11-4p, we sell espresso and truffles so we’re cleared to be open for retail business as well. Our shop hosts vintage and modern goods, an espresso bar, and truffles. We’re doing in store pick up, curbside and delivery. We post thoroughly the day on Facebook and Instagram.”
Nordiska -The best way to support our shop is by contacting us via our website at www.nordiskashop.com, Facebook, or Instagram. We offer free local delivery, curbside pick-up, and USPS shipping. Gift cards are also available!
Away With Words – Away With Words offers Social Distancing Care Packages with a variety of self care goodies to help escape the stresses during this time. Grab one for yourself and have one shipped to your friend across the country! We offer local delivery, scheduled curbside pick up and free shipping in the U.S. Visit us online at www.awaywithwordsbookshop.com, or shoot us a message on Facebook and/or Instagram and let us help with your book and bath needs!
The NW Dog – We are a dog boutique located on Front Street selling everything from dog food, treats, toys, and dog apparel. Most of our products can be found on our website at www.thenwdog.com. We offer in-store pick-up, USPS delivery, or free local delivery. We can be reached through our website, Facebook, our Instagram, or by phone at 360-649-5258.
Blue Heron Jewelry – We are available through our social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, by phone 360-779-3322, or email email@example.com. Repair and custom services are on hold until the mandate is lifted, but happy to accommodate if we can. Questions are welcomed and encouraged! To support us, we have set up an online retail store through Facebook you can shop here if you are in need of a self-care purchase, gift for someone who needs a pick me up, or a gift certificate to use at a later date. We are offering free local delivery, curbside pick-up, and FREE USPS shipping over $100 purchase. Like/Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our latest jewelry, giveaways and information. If you have a favorite piece from us or if we have repaired anything for you, reviews are always appreciated!
NW Land & Sea – Shop their website! Customers can purchase products and e-gift cards . They can send it to someone as a gift, or simply save it for themselves. The gift card can be used on our website as a payment option. They also offer flat rate shipping or curbside pickup for locals who don’t want to pay shipping. Shoppers can select shipping or pick-up at checkout. For pick-up they pick an available time and date meet at the shop to hand them their purchase. Follow MW Land & Sea here on Facebook.
The Quilt Shoppe – This shop is offering one on one appointments at the shop. Text 360.328.3823 to set up appointment. Please visit their website for online shopping and updated info. Follow on Facebook here.
Health & Fitness
Kitsap Crossfit – Owner, Dan Hollingsworth said, “I think the best way people can help us is to prioritize their health and fitness. When they prioritize their health, they should rely on local experts to lead them and hold them accountable. That’s what we specialize in. We have a variety of virtual offerings right now to include Kids PE, Teen Conditioning, Running Speed Camp, Nutrition Coaching and Private Training. On our website, it says “Life Changing Fitness”, I think we should now change that to “Life Saving Fitness”. The best link is our website www.kitsapcrossfit.com and our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Briner – Dear friend and incredible Massage Therapist, Mary, is one of only a few in the state credentialed in Oncology Massage. She is not able to practice right now, so the best way to support this independent practitioner is to remember her when doors open again. You can find her and learn more on her Facebook page here. You can find her and learn more on her Facebook page here.
Darcy Monette -I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach and a NASM certified Personal Trainer. I work with individuals looking to make healthy changes in their life. I can do phone appointments, video conferencing and training via zoom or in person coaching. Contact me at my website, Health and Fitness by Design or by email at email@example.com.
Vibe Coworks – Vibe Coworks is OPEN! Vibe Members have 24/7 key access and are actively engaged in our online community, including weekly virtual coffee connects, worksprints, mastermind sessions, lunch hours, live coached workouts with Kitsap CrossFit, creative mornings for preschoolers with Magnolia Forest Preschool, yoga, lunch, happy hours and more! Vibe Coworks is also OPEN to non-members by appointment only. Support Vibe by:
- Become a member (Starting at just $30/month!) here.
- Come in on a Day Pass, or renting a conference room here.
- Purchase a gift card that can be used for a future membership or conference room booking here.
- Purchase a tshirt or tank here for our new Bremerton location, The Spot on BremBuilt: (Vibe gets $10!)
- Designate Vibe Coworks as your benefiting business of choice when purchasing your Poulsbo Strong shirts: poulsbostrong.com (Vibe gets $10!)
- Book time to work at The Spot, in Bremerton here.
- Write a review for us here!
Olympic Photo Group – Jesse of OPG developed a program to celebrate ALL students from K thru college with affordable double sided celebration yard signs for the class of 2020 school year students! OPG serves 30 schools in Kitsap and the program evolves daily. If parents wish to order a celebration sign they can do it ALL online and it is shipped direct in about a week. Find the perfect sign for your student here!
Skyhawk Press – Their town unifying effort, Poulsbo Strong gives $10 from every apparel item is donated to the small business of choice at checkout.
Kimco Plumbing – The best way to support us is to give us a call for any service or repairs needed or refer us to those you know needing service. We are currently performing emergency and essential work as laid out by the governor so any of this that comes through we are getting in the schedule quickly. Find their website here, and Facebook page here.
Perkins Plumbing Services – Contact Tom and Matt Perkins for your essential plumbing and other skilled work needs at (360)621-0614, or MattPerkins.firstname.lastname@example.org, or TomPerkins.email@example.com.
Mason Joel Photography – Mason shot my daughter’s senior photos right before everything shut down. I just want to give a little shout-out – particularly for seniors & student events, the eventual wedding… or maybe a “WE SURVIVED” family photo shoot 😉 He cannot conduct photo shoots right now, but keep him in mind when you are looking for a a talented photographer when the Stay at Home Order is lifted. Check him out on Facebook here.
Brittany Kelley Photography – She captured my latest business headshots (the headshot featured in my new book!). She is a MASTER at food photography. Stick her name and contact info in your memory for headshots or restaurants… I know a gal! Her website is here, and find her on Facebook here.
Naturally 4 Paws – I was so grateful for their call-in help just last week! You can call, order, and they’ll bring items right to you in your car, but offer home deliver as well. Find them on Facebook here, and their website here.
Swift Plumbing – We are continuing to serve our community by providing service and repair work to ensure that those in our communities have hot & cold water, flowing drainage systems, and working hydronic/radiant heating systems. To that end, starting April 2, 2020 and running through April 30, 2020, all service & repair work will receive a 15% discount. All contact info on website here.
Poulsbo Tutoring – Helping them helps you! This business support local parents. “If you don’t want to teach it, or need a break — we’re ready with out outstanding team of tutors to step up and help. Two Chemistry tutors, four math tutors, high school, middle school even elementary. We’re using ZOOM with great success and the whiteboard and screen sharing make our sessions super easy to navigate. Many families are currently working with us to fill in learning gaps during this slower time, helping with those in private school, seniors finalizing their classes for graduation, and with the reduced school load, meeting once a week has been helping with staying on top of deadlines, organizing their day – structuring a schedule etc…We’ll also be working through the summer to help with catch up so students can start the new school year strong and without being behind.” Visit website here for contact details, or call/message for more info at 360-930-6627. Even just a “like” on Facebook here will help this business with reach!
If you don’t know how to support a business like mine (a blog)… Here’s how you can help:
- If you find an article on a blog you love – please share! Many of us earn earn via site ads. Ad revenue requires traffic/views. In short: shares = views = earnings. Content publishers are seeing drastic ad income drops because advertisers are cutting spending too. Advertising for this post was turned off, btw.
- “Like” JOTS on Facebook, follow on Instagram, follow & pin my stuff on Pinterest!
- I also have a book that just launched in the midst of this (March 31, in fact *whomp whomp). Right now I could use the Amazon reviews. Fair and honest ones, of course. If algorithms are king, then reviews are their queen.
- All y’all locals can buy my book at Liberty Bay Books, and if you do purchase, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.
Finally, support local businesses in Poulsbo! Local businesses do A LOT to support us… have you ever been to a local auction? We’ve got this, Poulsbo ?❤️