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San Antonio Restaurants Transforming Into Grocery Stores During Coronavirus Outbreak 

click to enlarge An employee at La Gloria's location at the Pearl works its grocery counter. - INSTAGRAM / @LAGLORIAPEARL
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  • An employee at La Gloria's location at the Pearl works its grocery counter.
With shoppers struggling to find basics including eggs, milk and toilet paper during the coronavirus outbreak, some San Antonio restaurants have evolved into temporary grocery stores.

Here's a rundown of local eateries and bars now offering groceries to residents. We'll continue to update as we learn about more.



La Gloria
Chef Johnny Hernandez recently launched a market at La Gloria's location at the Pearl, offering essentials such as beans, rice, bread, toilet paper and beer. The restaurant continues to serve takeout. Noon-5 p.m. daily, 100 E. Grayson St., 210-267-9040, lagloria.com.

Mina and Dimi’s Greek House
This longtime favorite near Lackland AFB is offering groceries ranging from ham and meatballs to dried beans and pasta. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday,  7159 Highway 90, 210-674-3464, greenhouse.com.

The Fruteria
The restaurant’s new grocery market is offering pantry essentials, along with meals to-go. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1401 S. Flores St., 210-251-3104, thefruteria.com.

Jet-Setter
The downtown cocktail bar’s donation-based market is stocking kitchen staples including bread, pasta, eggs, milk, grains, toilet paper, wine, beer and more. 2-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 229 E. Houston St., 210-272-0457, jet-settersa.com.

Mi Tierra
The longtime family-run restaurant has become a downtown mercado offering beans, eggs, toilet paper and prepared meals. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 218 Produce Row, 210-225-1262, mitierracafe.com.

Big Lou’s Pizza
The popular spot is still selling pizza and wings, but has added bread, meats, fresh produce, drinks and more to its curbside pickup options. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon- 9 p.m. Sunday, 210-337-0707, facebook.com/biglouspizza.

Sangria on the Burg
The Deco District restaurant is offering “quarantine packages” with milk, eggs, beans, rice and toilet paper for $25. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 5115 Fredericksburg Road, 210-265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com.

Hearthstone BakeryCafe
Hearthstone is offering pickup and delivery of basic pantry staples at both of its locations. Any orders over $100 will be eligible for free next-day delivery. Orders accepted 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday for next-day pick up from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 3920 Harry Wurzbach or 4212 McCullough Ave., 210-826-5668, hearthstonebakerycafe.com.

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