Now more than ever before it is important to support local! From Downtown Albany to the Helderberg Hilltowns, Albany County's vibrant community would not be the same without the local shops, retailers and small businesses. During this uncertain time, support these small businesses by shopping online, purchasing gift cards and interacting with them on social media. Keep scrolling for ways to shop online and support small businesses in Albany.
Support local while purchasing the essentials! Honest Weight Food Co-Op has added limited staples such as eggs, coffee, milk & veggies to the grocery store's Grubhub account. Locals can also purchase paninis, breakfast sandwiches, cookies, juice salads and more for home delivery. The local grocer has an online shop with gift cards and cheese platters available for purchase.
Honest Weight Food Co-Op's temporary hours are 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, daily. The grocery store is open 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM on Monday, Wednesday & Friday for older adults and immunocompromised shoppers.
Peruse a charming selection of goods from local and regional makers at the Fort Orange General Store's online shop! Purchase an "Upstate of Mind" sweatshirt or "Albany Has Neighborhoods" t-shirt for the perfect work-from-home lounge attire. Spruce up your living space with Upstate-themed posters, buy eco-friendly home cleaners, or stock up on Hedonic Tonic, tea, bitters and other edible eats. The neighborhood shop is offering free shipping on orders over $50 and gift cards always ship free with a coupon code.
What's Poppin, Albany's gourmet popcorn shop, has sweet and salty items available for purchase in the online shop. Until they sell out, popcorn bags are available for purchase. Choose from a variety of flavors such as Caramel, Albany Mix, Cheddar-Hot, Upstate Mix and Moo-vee Butter while the options are still available.
Get your daily dose of caffeine from Stacks Espresso Bar - at your house! The coffee shop's online store sells coffee equipment and bags of coffee including the Lark Street House Blend, Old School Espresso, Cold Brew Concentrate, and more! All items have a flat $5 shipping fee. Stacks has also opened a "Barista Fund" Venmo account to support the coffee shop's baristas during this time.
Sweeten up your day with a luscious treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes! Order bundt cakes in a variety of flavors such as carrot, confetti, lemon, marble, red velvet and more. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers decorated birthday cakes, "thank you" cakes (perfect for the healthcare worker in your life!) and other special occasion bundt cakes. The bakery is offering curbside pickup and free delivery with a $20 minimum purchase.
Locally owned Sweet Eats specializes in handcrafted snacks for those with food allergies, sensitivities and digestive issues. The bakery has an online shop filled with gluten-free baked goods, cookies, bars, gift cards, granola, oatmeal cups and more. Items can be shipped directly to your house or are available for curbside pick up.
Downtown Albany's Broadway Plaza Liquor is now offering delivery to all customers within a 2 mile radius. Browse the wine and liquor selection on the store's online shop and order before 3:00 PM for same day delivery. Broadway Plaza Liquor is offering free delivery with a $50 minimum order or a flat rate delivery fee of $9.99 for all customers within a 2 mile radius. Curbside pickup is available for customers located outside the delivery range.
Maple weekends were cancelled this year, but you can still get your maple fix! Family-owned Mountain Winds Farm has an online shop stocked with maple syrup, granulated maple sugar, maple cream, maple popcorn, maple rice crispy treats, maple mustard and more. Order online and ship the sweet items directly to your house.
Order Nine Pin Cider online and have it delivered directly to your door! Albany's favorite farm cidery is now shipping hard cider all over New York State. Nine Pin is also selling non-alcoholic cider, cider-scented candles, apparel and other merchandise through the online shop as well.
Albany's newest retail shop, the Lark Street Mercantile, has an online shop filled with hand-crafted gifts from local makers. The shop features mugs, stationary, books, soaps, tote bags, home decor, jewelry and more all hand-crafted by local artisans! Purchase a thoughtful gift for a friend or a treat-yourself item to perk up this uncertain time. Make a purchase online and the order will ship directly to your door.
Brighten up your day with Olive & June Floral Co.'s online shop. The online shop features many of the items available for purchase in the Madison Ave. shop such as jewelry, tote bags, skincare products, prints, chocolate and gift cards. Throughout this uncertain time, the local florist is periodically offering "Quarantine Bouquets" for delivery. Follow along on Instagram (@oliveandjunefloralco) for details on when those are available.
Please note that the above online offerings are subject to change. We recommend to check with each establishment before placing an order.