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Local Resources for Transportation, Groceries, Pharmacies, Dining, Worship, Etc. 

Palisades Village is sorting through all of the information and trying to provide an up-to-date source of local information from reliable sources.  Please visit this page regularly as the information will continually be updated.  With things changing so quickly, we recommend checking with providers for the most accurate status.

 
DC Libraries: DC Public Library customers will soon be able to borrow and return physical items from the DC Public Library. On Friday, May 29, take-out service will be offered at the Anacostia and Cleveland Park libraries as part of Mayor Bowser's plan to reopen the District. 
 
DPW: To support Phase One of Mayor Bowser’s plan to reopen the District, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announces that beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, all suspended resident services will resume at Ft. Totten Transfer Station located at 4900 John McCormack Road, N.E.
 
The following resident services will resume:
• Solid waste drop-offs – Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM; and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM;
• Residential compost pick-up – District residents with up to five 32-gallon bags (residents provide bags) can pick-up free compost Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM; and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM;
• Hazardous waste and e-cycling drop-offs – The last Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; and
• Document shredding – The first Saturday of each month, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; This service will resume Saturday, June 6. Residents will be directed to place their documents in a designated bin for shredding and recycling.
 

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

DC Village Transportation Update as of 6/12/20.  This newsletter provides the latest information under Phase I.

Medical Transportation Management (MTM)

Contact Information: 1(866)796-0601
Qualifications

  • DC Medicaid recipients

Cost

  • Free
  • Schedule at least 3 business days prior to appointment

Accessibility Features

  • Riders are assigned the transportation option most appropriate for their needs.

Service Areas

  • District of Columbia
  • The suburbs of Montgomery & Prince Georges Counties
  • Fairfax & Arlington
  • The City of Alexandria

Senior MedExpress

Contact Information: (202) 724-5626
 
Qualifications

  • DC residents who are 60+ and have a condition requiring essential life sustaining appointments or appointments for health-related public benefits.
  • Medicaid clients are NOT eligible for this program

Cost

  •  Free

Accessibility Features

  • Riders can bring an aide to assist with vehicle onboarding

Service Areas

  • Washington, DC & Maryland Beltway

DFHV (DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles)

Taxi-to-Rail (T2R) is now operating citywide …and is free for shorter trips. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs):                      
Q. I thought this program from the Department of For-Hire Vehicles was just for going to and from Metro stations in Wards 7 and 8. What happened? 
 
A. This Department of For-Hire Vehicles program has been expanded several times since its creation. Most recently, it was expanded to help address the coronavirus public health emergency. Although the name is the same, the program now offers  rides to essential services: grocery stores, medical facilities, and pharmacies within DC. (DFHV is the former DC Taxicab Commission.) 
 
Q. Who can use this service? What are the eligibility criteria? 
A. All District residents may use this service, regardless of income, age, or health condition. This program expansion enables all District residents to use Taxi-to-Rail (T2R) to go to and from grocery stores, medical facilities, and pharmacies anywhere in the city during the health crisis.   
 
Q. What do I do to use this transportation option? 
A. DFHV Director David Do urges District residents to stay home. At the same time, he and his department want to make it easier for residents who must get to these essential services during the health crisis. To request a ride, call (202) 727- 3827 (the same phone number as before). Or book a ride online at Taxi2Rail.com. 
 
Q. Can I use this service at any time of day or night? 
A. No, this program has specific hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 5:30am8:00pm; Saturday 7:00am-8:00pm; and Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm.         
 
Q. Would I ride in a shared van or other vehicles? How does it work? 
A. Travel using the Taxi-To-Rail (T2R) program is by taxi.   
 
Q. How much does it cost?   
A. For the first $15 of the metered fare, the ride is free. Under the public health emergency expansion, the Taxi-To-Rail customer pays only the amount of the total fare that is over $15.  When calling, a passenger may request a fare estimate. When booking on Taxi2Rail.com, the passenger receives a fare estimate during the booking process. 
 
Q. How often can I use this transportation option? 
A. There is no cap, no limit, on the number of rides. (Previously, there was a cap of four rides per month.) 
 
Q. How long will this program be offered? 
A.  The Department of For-Hire Vehicles will make this determination, in consultation with other relevant DC government agencies as needed. 
 
Q. Can I use this program if I need to take my walker or wheelchair? 
A. Yes. 
 
For more information, contact the Department of For-Hire Vehicles at (202) 645-7300.

Taxi to Rail is operated through Yellow Car of DC -- Yellow Cab of DC understands that transportation safety and social distancing remains a public concern. In response, Yellow Cab of DC has installed state of the art technology in their vehicles and regularly educate their drivers on appropriate cleaning measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19. A call or click away, Yellow Cab of DC has introduced the “Book in Advance” feature, that allows passengers to schedule rides ahead of time to provide drivers ample time to sanitize their fleet in between rides. 

Safety precautions installed to decrease the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Shield Taxi Bubble – a plexiglass divider between the driver and passenger
  • Contactless Payments including:
  • Samsung, Apple, and Google Pay
  • NFC Card Readers
  • Credit Card tap or swipe machines
  • COVID-19 safety protocol training for drivers, including vehicle sanitization

When making a reservation, passengers can choose the taxi that best meets their needs, including wheelchair accessible vehicles.  To schedule your next ride, download the DCYellowCab App, book online at www.orderyellowcab.com, or call (202)544-1212.

Grocery Stores:

Effective Thursday, April 10, 2020, Mayor Bowser issued a Mayoral Order that implements new social distancing protocols for grocery stores, convenience stores, farmer's markets, and shoppers. Residents will now be required to wear a mask or mouth covering and maintain at least a 6-foot distance from other shoppers while at the supermarket. Food retailers will limit the number of customers shopping at a time and will mark safe waiting distances at check-out lines and any line that may form outside of the store. Grocers may also mark some aisles one-way or close certain check-out counters to reduce shopper congestion. They will also be required to provide the public with disinfecting wipes and/or hand sanitizer at every entrance and exit.

Farmer's markets must now obtain a waiver wherein they detail how they will meet the new social distancing requirements for their vendors and customers. These new requirements include the elimination of any on-site food preparation, pre-bagging items so they may be purchased in a "grab and go" fashion, and prohibiting customers from touching items before purchase. Social distancing requirements between shoppers also applies.

The Palisades Farmers Market plans on using a single entrance and exit system and has obtained the necessary waiver.  

Whole Foods - opening one hour before scheduled opening from 7-8 a.m. for those over 60.  

Giant Westbard - opening 6-7:30 a.m. for seniors.

Safeway Sangamore - opening 5 a.m. for seniors.

Trader Joe's (Glover Park) - A maximum of 20 people are allowed in the store so expect lines to get in.  The store now closes at 8 p.m. and encourages older (over 60) shoppers to come between 8-9 a.m.  It is open at 9 a.m. for all others.

Costco -- Senior hours 9-10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Open for Takeout and Curbside Delivery and/or Delivery:

 

DC Boathouse: Closed July and August 2020

 

Et Voila: Call after 3 p.m., 202-237-2300, 5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW, www.etvioladc.com


Millie’s Open Daily: 11am - 8pm 4866 Massachusetts Ave NW (202) 733-5789 www.milliesdc.com

 

Salt & Pepper - Outside seating is now available on the patio.  Happy hour is temporarily suspended but Melvin is back!

 

Jetties Foxhall Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 8pm 1609 Foxhall Road NW (202) 891-7690 www.jettiesdc.com

Sweet Agave (Mexican) - https://www.sweetagavedc.com/menu  (202)363-4041 Open 4-9 p.m. for takeout.

Bambu (Asian) http://bambudc.com  (202)364-3088

Bistro Aracosia (Afghan) https://www.bistroaracosia.com   (202)363-0400 MINIMUM $50.00 FOR DELIVERY, WITHIN 1 MILE RADIUS PLUS 2-HOUR ADVANCE ORDER***IN ORDER TO INSURE QUALITY AND PROMPTNESS WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ORDER IN ADVANCE FOR DELIVERY OR PICKUP***

Chen's (Chinese) https://www.chensgourmet-dc.com  (202) 364-8313 

Kotobuki (Japanese/Sushi) has reopened for takeout. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. Call in an order and then call when you arrive and they will bring the order downstairs. 4822 MacArthur, across from the old Safeway. (202) 281-6679

Black Coffee https://blackcoffeedc.com/202-333-1111

DeCarlo's (202) 363-4220 http://www.decarlosrestaurant.com Food must be picked up at the restaurant- they'll bring it to the car- which is open 5-7 pm each night.

Del Polopo (former 7th Hill pizza) https://www.delpopolodc.com (202) 506-2821 Now doing deliveries.

Black Salt  http://www.blacksaltrestaurant.com/carry-out-menu/   202-342-9101 Market is Open daily from 10:00am-6:00pm with expanded grocery items available for purchase. Restaurant is providing Take-Out Services from 12:00pm-7:00pm with a menu that changes daily.

Old Europe http://www.old-europe.com/pdf/2020-04-01-takeout-menu.pdf   (202)333-7600 Open for takeout and delivery orders from 12-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and from 12-8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Wagshal's Spring Valley https://www.wagshals.com/ Doing delivery and curbside delivery of prepared meals and groceries including custom cut meats. Online ordering is available via their website.  In addition, grocery items can be ordered by calling them at:  202-595-3505, for pick up or delivery.  They are updating their website to allow grocery ordering online, but this option won't be available until about April 1st.

MacArthur Liquor Store- $50 delivery and curbside.  Please allow place orders 48 hours in advance.

Occasions Caterers, local DC caterer, is now offering a meal service with contact-less delivery. https://www.occasionscaterers.com/assets/Meal-Kit-Menu-2020_March-20-27-1.pdf

Chef Geoff's has opened a community pantry, offering milk, bread, pasta, toilet paper, bleach, and gloves.as well as takeout. You can place orders online for pickup or delivery at https://www.chefgeoff.com/delivery-take-out-menu.

Siroc has a limited delivery menu. The executive chef allowed us to tour his home last year during our house tour and you can see the kitchen in his online videos. The following pastas are currently available: Fettucine Bolognese, Pappardelle with Pork Ribs, Gnocchi Genovese, Spaghetti with Lamb Meatballs and Spinach Fettucine. $18/portion. Please submit orders to sirocrestaurantdelivery@gmail.com or call 301.529.3372. All orders must be placed before 3 p.m. on the day of delivery. Delivery is free for all zip codes in NW DC. Pick-up and orders outside the delivery area on request. *Closed Sunday At Siroc we diligently use all recommended sanitary practices in the production and packaging of all food items. Payment upon delivery.  Drivers prefer Venmo, PayPal, and Apple Cash and will accept cash or check.  Proceeds will provide the staff and their families with financial help during this shutdown. Instructional videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxfPPwHBJSvsNVBsNHTfCw/featured?disable_polymer=1

Kristina's Cafe They now have free delivery for dinner if you call them directly at (202) 853-377 or order online. Check out https://www.kristinascafedc.com/. They are open from 10-2 and 6-9 daily. You can also get delivery through UberEats, Grubhub and Postmates, but they prefer to take the orders directly because the delivery companies charge 30%, which is the entire profit for Kristina's.

Tenleytown Restaurants Open for Delivery or Carryout can be found here: http://tenleytownmainstreet.org/news/tenleytown-restaurants-delivery/?fbclid=IwAR1yxdDVaCzqbpykOvaHM3ErlgS2PCHTNaBRnQNEzCDSDIvR7giuTVB0Cg8

 

Home Delivered Groceries

Delivered groceries including frozen meals, produce, cleaning supplies, over the counter medication, tissues, toilet paper, etc.  Plan ahead – these services are very popular and deliveries may not be scheduled as quickly as usual.  A member reported that her order on Safeway would take a week before they can deliver.

Safeway
www.safeway.com 
20% off and free delivery for the first order. Georgetown Safeway has a “Drive-Up and Go” services which has its own designated parking spaces. Shoppers can buy groceries online and one of their friendly attendants will bring them to your car.

Peapod by Giant
Buy groceries online and get it delivered to your door. Requirements: $60 Minimum order applies. Email needed for login. Customer Care Center at 800-573-2763 or giantfood.com

Instacart
https://www.instacart.com
Buy groceries online from multiple stores and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Delivery fee applies; email or Facebook account needed for login.

Whole Foods via Amazon

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/grocery-delivery-and-pickup
Order online from Whole Foods and have groceries delivered to your door in as little as two hours. Must be an Amazon Prime member to use this service.  

 

The Organic Butcher of MacLean

They deliver more than meat. like produce, pantry items, eggs, and dairy. They are a really good outfit in my experience.
https://theorganicbutcher.com/pages/local-delivery-1

Palisades Farmers Market

https://www.facebook.com/palisadesfm/

see Facebook and scroll down for vendors that are offering home deliveries or pre-arranged pick up at the market site. There are meat, veggie and salmon offers for starters.

 

Full Cellar Farm - Please see our availability below and to order fill out this GoogleSheet (Palisades Order Sheet) (preferred) or send an email to fullcellarfarm@gmail.com (next preferred) or call me at 301-639-9711 (least preferred) for a Monday afternoon delivery.  $20 minimum order and $5 delivery charge for orders under $40.  Please order by 10 a.m. on Monday for delivery later that day


Prepared Meals 
If you order meals, ask the delivery person to call you when they arrive and to leave your order outside your door – this is for your protection as well as the person making the delivery.  If you need help ordering anything, please call the office and we will order it for you or assist you in ordering. If you do not have internet call the office for assistance. 

 
Grub hub
www.grubhub.com
No delivery fee for the first order.  Order from 1960 restaurants in the area.

Uber Eats
www.ubereats.com
Order from local restaurants.  The delivery fee is sometimes waived if you share a delivery.
 
Doordash
www.doordash.com 
You can order food from a restaurant that is a chain such as Wendy’s, Chipotle, McDonalds, Panera, Silver Diner and Z Burger along with a few local restaurants. 

Postmates
www.postmates.com
Use code SAVE100 for $100 in delivery fee credits for new Postmates customers. You can order food from local restaurants such as Boulangerie Christophe, Wagshal’s on New Mexico, etc.
 
Cosi
https://orders.getcosi.com Boxed sandwiches, salads and bowl available for contactless delivery

 
Home Delivered MealsPrecooked meals delivered to your home.

Sweetgreen recently acquired GalleyFoods
Online ordering through Sweetgreen provides access to pre-made salads and healthy bowls. There is a $4.99 delivery fee, and you need an email to create an account.

Mom’s Meals
www.momsmeals.com
Get fully prepared, refrigerated meals that are ready to heat, eat.  Purchase in any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Place your order by calling the main phone number or through the website provided above. The phone number is 1-877-508-6667. Available in quantities of 3 (for first order only), 7, 10, 14, or 21 meals. Meals cost $6.99/meal ($7.99 for Pureed) * No long-term commitment. *$14.95 flat rate shipping fee applies. Your delivery date will be scheduled and the meals you have chosen will be delivered directly to your home by a Mom’s Meals driver or a third-party partner. Heat and enjoy – Heat directly from the refrigerator for 2 minutes or less.


Pharmacies that deliver:

 
BROOKVILLE PHARMACY
7025 Brookville Road
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
301-652-0600
https://www.brookvillepharmacy.com/index.htm
Deliveries under 5 miles: $7.00
Deliveries over 5 miles: $10.00

CARYRX
1300 7th St NW UNIT 200,
Washington, DC 20001
202-930-4242
https://caryrx.com/
Free scheduled same-day delivery is available to all of Washington, DC, Northern VA, and parts of Maryland. Scheduled deliveries must be confirmed by no later than 2 p.m.
 
CATHEDRAL PHARMACY
3000 Cathedral Ave. NW
Washington, DC
202-265-1300
https:// www.cathedralpharmacyrx.com
Delivery fee $8.00 (waived for DC Medicaid patients)

CVS
Free Prescription Delivery from CVS: CVS has waived prescription delivery fees.
https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery
 
FOERS PHARMACY
5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-237-1171
https://www.foerspharmacyrx.com/locations/loughboro-road-location
Open only Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Delivery fee $6.00
 
FRIENDSHIP PHARMACY
5530 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-657-3050
https://www.friendship-rx.com/
Free delivery

GRUBBS PHARMACY
326 E Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 543-4400
http://www.grubbspharmacy.com/
In certain circumstances, delivery requests confirmed by 10 a.m. can sometimes be delivered the same day.  Most delivery requests received after 10 a.m. will be delivered the next day except for special circumstances. Our general fee for delivery is $5.00 for most deliveries within the DC limits.  Special circumstances and emergency deliveries may be charged a higher fee. 

KNOWLES APOTHECARY
10400 Connecticut Avenue # 100
Kensington, Maryland 20895
301-942-7979
https://www.knowleswellness.com/about.htm
Delivery to NW Washington $12
 
WALGREENS
https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/prescription-delivery.jsp
Walgreens Express delivery $4.99
As soon as next day (from your local pharmacy)
 
Faith Services (live streaming, call in and televised)
 
Christian
Palisades Community Church: Sunday, March 22 service available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pV63DvnjCtA
Baptist: Shiloh Baptist Sunday 11 a.m. http://www.shilohbaptist.org/

Catholic:
Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
WDCW Channel 50
Comcast: Channel 23
RCN: Channel 15
Verizon: Channel 3

Episcopal:
Washington National Cathedral https://cathedral.org/calendar/ for daily services and Sunday 11:15 am

St. Thomas Sunday at 10:30 am: https://stthomasdc.org/holy-eucharist/ 

St. John's Lafayette Square Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. https://stjohns-dc.org/all-sermon/

Humanistic: Washington Ethical Society Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. http://ethicalsociety.org/

Methodist:
Foundry DC Sunday at 11:15 a.m. https://www.foundryumc.org/worship#!

Metropolitan AME Sunday at 11 a.m. http://ibroadcasts.tv/MAMEC-Sun-Webcasts/index.html

St. John's Lafayette Square Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. https://stjohns-dc.org/all-sermon/

Quaker: Friends Meeting of Washington go to quakersdc.org to be added to their listserv for upcoming virtual meetings

Unitarian: All Souls Church Unitarian Sunday at 9 a.m. https://all-souls.org/

Judaism
Reform: Washington Hebrew Congregation Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Call in 202.895.6333 or https://www.whctemple.org/about-us/whc-wherever-you-are/worship

Conservative: Adas Israel Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Call in 202.686.8405 or https://www.adasisrael.org/adasairwaves

Islam 
Washington Islamic Center http://theislamiccenter.us/

Bahai 
DC Baha'i https://www.dcbahai.org/

Buddhist 
Washington DC Buddhist Cultural Center http://www.sgi-usa-washingtondc.org/aboutus.html

 

 

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