Have you purchased exceptional produce from a local farmer? Did you have a great take-out experience from a local restaurant? Maybe you used one of the many curb-side product pickups that businesses have been offering and were impressed with the level of service you received. We want to share photos and stories of creative ways that resident’s have been accessing their favourite restaurants, services, and goods. These submissions will be shared to drive business and strengthen the local business community during a time when it needs it .
Are you a business owner that would like to be highlight what your business is doing during this time to stay open,or if you are a resident that would like to submit a photo and brief description of a positive Shop Local Pitt Meadows story, send to firstname.lastname@example.org and have your business and/or experience featured on The City of Pitt Meadows social media channels and this webpage.
View the Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce Local Businesses in Service Listing. You may also submit your business for inclusion via this link.
Shop Local Community Recommendations
Order takeout or delivery tonight!
1) Print off this listing and put it on your fridge (use it often!).
2) Support a local restaurant and order from their menu.
3) Have an awesome meal.
4) If you have a great experience or unique story about what the restaurant is doing differently during COVID19, take a photo and send it with a quick writeup to email@example.com and we will feature it on our website and social media!
Our first submission is from Patricia who wanted to let everyone know what a great job Langley Farm Market Pitt Meadows has done in creating a safe environment for both customers and staff: cashiers have plexiglass shields up and there are lines marked on the floor where customers are to line up, physically distanced six feet apart, for each of the three cashiers open.
This is a great opportunity to grab local produce and support our farmers! Order online now, and pickup tomorrow right here in Pitt Meadows.
The Haney Farmers Market ONLINE STORE is LIVE! Pre-order vendor products and follow instructions for pick up dates at Food Hub at Golden Meadows Honey Farm home of West Coast Bee Supply! Fresh greens to eat are available as well as plant starts/seedlings ***Limited Quantities Available***
Did you know that although some shops have their doors closed, they are still available for product purchase? Thank you to Councillor Nicole Macdonald for sharing your recent purchase experience at Zennkai and Spa Eccotique!
“Both businesses have been located in Pitt Meadows MeadowTown mall since 2005 providing the community with spa, salon and wellness services. Currently, while they have had to close their doors and halt their personal services operations due to Covid-19 they continue to creatively and safely provide products to their clients and the community. They have two great and easy to use websites www.zennkai.com and www.Eccotique.com, and an easy to navigate curb side pick-up or delivery options.
This Pitt Meadows business provides jobs to 25 employees many of whom are local, and routinely provides donations and sponsorship to local causes. Zennkai and Spa Eccotique are owned by a B.C. resident and their very own Director of Sales and Operations is a long-time, involved Pitt Meadows resident. When I picked up my order on Saturday she greeted me with a smile and was so grateful for the community support and business during this difficult time.
Please support this great long standing Pitt Meadows business.”
Keeping active is a key part of maintaining good health during this time. Did you know that we have a gem of a shop right here in Pitt Meadows called SOLE Experience running company for all your running product needs? As their sign out front states "Your support keeps us running!"
Thank you to Sonja who sent in this great recommendation
“The staff will help you find the shoes you need for your trail run, Half Marathon or even your first 5km. Not only do they sell shoes, clothing, accessories, proteins, and gels to help you perform at your best, but Lorie and Eric Muller are a helpful ear if you need one. They will always take a moment to give a wave, answer your questions by phone, and provide service with curb side pick up.
Keep healthy, keep safe and keep running!”
Contact: Sole Experience Running Company
Thanks to Mitchell who sent in this great Shop Local recommendation- The Other Guys Pizza. Mitchell gave us a very important tip that “typically you should order the American Classic pizza with 2 pretzels on the side. The family that run the business also operate two other businesses here in Pitt Meadows and are always a pleasure to do business with! We have primarily been dealing with "Pip" I believe her name is. Super friendly on the phone and during pickup. I would highly recommend trying their pizza and pasta bakes...simply the best in Pitt Meadows!”
Contact: (604) 460-1144 theotherguyspizza.com
Available for order and delivery by Door Dash and Skip the Dishes
Grocery shopping can be stressful right now!
Patricia let us know “that Save On Foods Pitt Meadows has made one set of automatic doors for ENTER only and the other one for EXIT only, to cut down on customers being too close if entering/exiting at same time. They have also increased their upper limit to TAP to pay from $100 to $250 (providing your bank also allows) to greatly cut down the number of customers who have to touch the key pad to enter a PIN”
Sara sent us in this heart-warming story of her experience at this location:
“I made a point of asking the cashier how his day is going and that I hoped it wasn’t too crazy for him (I always do this now). He said it wasn’t too bad today and I replied that I’m thankful he is here so we can still get groceries, etc. and I know it’s not easy. He thanked me, and then as I was grabbing my stuff to leave he handed me some flowers and asked if I would like to have them. When I asked why, he replied “just because”. I told him that he is the one that deserves them, but he insisted I take them. His parents raised such a nice kid! I just wanted to share!
Jak and Jills, from Heather:
My daughter needed a new pair of shoes. With many stores not open and not wanting to wait for shipping I messaged Jak and Jills. I told them what I was looking for. The next day they sent me photos. I selected a pair. That same day they were at my door step. I didn't even have to go to the store! Great service and the shoes were a great deal!
104 12540 Harris Road
Meadows Cleaners (in the 7-Eleven mall), from Jane:
They have been at this location for many years and I have used them mainly for alterations, but occasionally dry cleaning too. They have always been very polite and their work is professional. They have reduced their hours recently due to the outbreak as business has slowed. There are no grad dresses, wedding dresses etc to clean. So, if you have something in your closet that you were meaning to get cleaned or altered, now would be the time to take it to Meadows Cleaners to help them through these hard times.
12157 Harris Rd
Express News Convenience Store
Owner: Reza 604-230-0761
Reza and his wife own one of our local convenience stores on Ford Road and have done a great job remaining open for our local residents. They are open 8-8 and have all safety measures in place to protect themselves and their customers during COVID-19.
Manager: Randy 604-816-4443
Waves Coffee is open to our residents with limited hours for take out only. Their hours will be 8am - 4pm M-F and 9-5 on weekends. They have all safety measures and protocol in place and their patio is open as tables are spaced 6' apart. They are currently in the process of revamping the layout of the inside of the cafe to be ready to reopen once the restrictions are lifted. Pictured from left to right are Gagan, Emily and Tori. These girls all had great energy while serving customers and excited to return to normal operations.
DT Pho and Coffee Vietnamese Noodle House
Owner - Billy Tran
Billy and his team are open for take out and currently in the process for setting up Uber Eats to get your food delivered. They are also doing everything they can to prepare the restaurant for re-opening once restrictions are lifting. They are truly missing their regular customers, come on out for Take Out and to say hello!
Have you seen those great yard greetings popping up on your social media? #shoplocal, surprise your loved ones, and support Card In The Yard during COVID, owned and operated by Danielle Spraggs. She has been spreading Cheer through the community during these tough times. Phone: (778) 789-8880 #pittmeadowsproud
Patricia shared with us that " Pitt Meadows Otter Co-Op has signs on the door indicate a maximum of 13 customers at a time and everyone was very conscious and considerate about staying a safe distance apart. I was looking for grass seed to overseed my lawns. I found a wide variety of grass seeds to choose from; all packaged by a Fraser Valley company versus a big name brand. When I had a question about if the type I bought would be best for my needs, "Lisa" was very helpful. I also ended up buying a dog toy; as I mentioned, they carry a wide variety of products! Friendly service with an almost 'general store' look and feel.”
Starbucks Canada at Meadowvale let us know that they have modified hours of operation, as well as a few different methods for making purchases:
Modified Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri. 7am to 7pm, Sat. 8am – 7pm, Sun. & Holidays 8am – 6pm
Customers may mobile order and pay via the app and pick up at the door. At the door customers may pay by cash or TAP Credit Card or Debit Card (as there is no customer access to the tills to use the pin pads at this time). Delivery is also available through Uber Eats!
Home based business Lash Freak specializing in lash extensions, wanted our community to know that they will be resuming business June 1, following all health guidelines. To book an appointment, contact Lash Freak at 604-218-1695.
At The Naked Truth you can book an appointment for a no charge Covid safe personal shopping experience! Complete with mask and gloves and the run of the studio you are free to safely shop their products and get a full skin care consultation. Feel free to ask for a tour of the studio and a description of the services they offer. Book your personal shopping experience through their site www.thenakedtruthskincare.
Shoppers Drug Mart at Meadowvale Shopping Centre wanted us to know all the different ways customers can access their goods and services. They have done an amazing job at thinking outside the box!
Angel, Pharmacist and Associate Owner let us know that "customers are welcomed to shop inside the stores. For any prestige makeup or skincare products that we do not normally carry in the store, such as Chanel, Lancome and etc, customers can call or visit our Cosmetic department and we have this ordered in for them so they do not need to travel far for their items.
We also offer free delivery with any prescription medications within the Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge area. Customers can browse our flyer by downloading our Shoppers Drug Mart App. We also have Digital Pharmacy so that patients can manage their prescriptions online. We are also partnered with Instacart where they can order anything from the store online and get same day delivery."
Services like Meadows Cleaners are important to support!
This time has been challenging for this family owned business and they have found creative ways to operate throughout.
Regular Hours: Mon- Fri. 8am-6pm &Sat. 9am-5pm
**Free pick up and delivery of cleaning clothes on two business days, offered within a radius of 5km and minimum order of $25
on: Wed. 5-6pm & Sat.: 11am-2pm
The Economic Resiliency Task Force has some new business highlights for you to visit this week!
Tomes & Tales - our local book and gift shop in Pitt Meadows.! Carmen Jones is the owner and her contact info is 604-459-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org
They are open 6 days per week with reduced hours of 11-5. Carmen is doing a great job practicing social distancing by allowing 2 shoppers at a time but has a lovely area to sit outside while waiting. They have remained open during the pandemic with reduced staffing and looking forward to having residents visit her store while supporting local.
The Sudsy Dog Grooming Salon - our local dog grooming facility. Angela Walker is the owner and contact info is 604-465-6111, email@example.com
Sudsy Dog has remained open during the pandemic and following all social distancing measures. They allow one customer in their shop at a time.
The Economic Resiliency Task Force and Community Check In Task Force would like to give a huge Thank You to local Save-On-Foods who has donated 1 million kg of perishable food to the Fresh Is Best program from the Friends In Need Food Bank
Real Canadian Superstore has also been supporting canned products for their hampers.
You can help out too - the Food Bank is in need of non-perishable canned goods: soups, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruits.
Krypton Toys at 12350 Harris Rd. is a family run toy retail business specializing in superhero toys and collectibles. They opened in our community in November, were closed due to COVID for 10 weeks and are now back up and running!
They carry all things superhero as well as major brands including Hasbro, Mattel and Funko. Also, board games, t-shirts, action figures, statues and a lot of other cool merchandise.
Let's show this new business some support - located right on Harris it'ss the perfect walking destination! Shop hours are:
#shoplocal #pittmeadowsproud Anytime Fitness Pitt Meadows is open 24/7 right here in Pitt Meadows in the Meadowvale shopping complex. The team has done an amazing job at re-configuring their layout for physical distancing. There is a great video on their facebook page outlining the process where each person receives their own disinfectant kit and describes their process to maintain hygiene in the club.
Start back into your fitness routine with them today, with the confidence they are putting your health and safety at the forefront!
Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, floats, ice cream cakes, take home pints, dairy free ice cream, gluten free and vegan options. Did we get your attention with all that?
Now that you’re craving a sweet treat, head down to Sweet Tooth Creamery and pick up one of those tasty treats today. We are lucky to have this beautiful business located right by the river is Osprey Village at 101-10973 Barnston View Rd.
They are now open Noon-9pm 7 days a week, so you can stop by at lunchtime, mid day, or on your after-work walk!