Many people in the food industry have found that the year 2020 wasn’t the right year to put their culinary skills to the test. The pandemic has put everything on hold and we can’t be sure what 2021 will be cooking up. Certainly, with covid-19, the food culture – the practices for preparing food and its distribution has changed forever.
Restaurant owners in Los Angeles know that after a long week at the office, delicious restaurant food prepared for them is what most people ask for.
Each of the restaurants in Atwater Village, as well as a restaurant in Los Feliz, have been known for their interesting take on classic dishes and yet many have closed.
Grocery stores offer online services
Grocery stores in Silver Lake, Los Angeles such as Erewhon, Trader Joe’s, Silver Lake Wine, Whole Foods Market 365 and Gelson’s, among others, have had to look at offering their customers online services if they don’t want to close too.
When it comes to grocery shopping, the biggest change has been the massive increase in online ordering. Nearly all grocery stores have established an order pickup and delivery service.
The changing food culture has sent grocery stores scurrying to get hold of digital marketing solutions providers to develop an online marketing strategy for them to ensure convenience and safety for customers.
Many restaurants in Los Angeles have been forced to close their dining rooms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Only now, many months later, are restaurants slowly beginning to reopen their doors to the public. Others again have opted to move online and offer takeaways with delivery services.
Going online is a food culture that’s here to stay
Because customers will be forever wary of venturing out, restaurants can no longer rely on sit-down patrons and they have had to market their restaurant to where most of their customers are these days – online. Going digital isn’t some kind of unique differentiator between restaurants and grocery stores – it’s the only way to survive.
Even if covid-19 were to vanish completely, restaurateurs know that the food culture as we know it is a thing of the past. People are forevermore going to know that they are more at risk by going out to eat.
Therefore restaurants in Los Angeles are thinking about how to sell their meals more hygienically, more safely and more efficiently.
No more restaurant seating?
Today we are seeing far more food deliveries. In fact, many restaurants are looking at giving up patron seating entirely because of this trend.
What makes some restaurants in Los Angeles so unique and awesome is their friendly, competent staff who make you feel at home as soon as you walk in. The restaurants have a major local following.
The online food culture may not have the human touch that in-house restaurant eating offers, but it’s becoming the new normal. The food culture has changed forever and we’ve moved towards takeaways, deliveries, curbside pickups, and even virtual cooking classes.
At this point, with the uncertainty of Covid-19 lingering, one thing the pandemic has taught us – when a calamity strikes, you simply become more creative to continue showing your clients that you do whatever it takes to please them and make things easy for them.