Food brings people together. Not only is eating delicious things an enjoyable experience in itself, but we also commonly use it to bond with loved ones and spend meaningful time together. Cultures are drawn together by a love of their cuisines, families congregate in dining rooms to eat dinner together, and friends use eating as an excuse to spend time together.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we could all use some quality time spent together, and enjoying food is a great way to do so. Plus, local restaurants could use more support than ever before as small businesses throughout the United States are forced to shut their doors forever due to stay-at-home orders. Luckily, supporting local restaurants is easy when you have so many great places to try in Riverside. Here are a few of our personal favorites that we would be thrilled for you to try.

Greek Street Grill

One of our favorites, Greek Street Grill, serves authentic Greek food that you are sure to love. With a full menu featuring a variety of options, including salads, classic pita sandwiches, wraps, grilled meats, and seafood, you won’t run out of new yummy meals to try. We think their souvlaki and falafel plates are particularly delicious.

Greek Street Grill also makes it easy to support them, even during a pandemic. They offer easy takeout and delivery options that won’t require you to sacrifice your health. Delicious food AND I can stay at home in my PJ’s while I eat it? Sign me up!

Bann Thai

We have a soft spot for Thai food, and Bann Thai does not disappoint. The owner, who immigrated from Thailand several decades ago, created the restaurant in the hopes of accurately capturing the cuisine of his homeland. If this is what authentic Thai food tastes like, we can’t wait until we can travel to Thailand because this restaurant is seriously delicious.

Bann Thai has a great online ordering system that makes takeout easy and efficient. You can even schedule pickup for another day and pick it up exactly when you want! If you end up ordering food from here, you have to try the Pad Thai or Panang Curry and let us know what you think.

Anchos Southwest Grill and Bar

Anchos Southwest Grill and Bar is another excellent restaurant in Riverside. You know this place is good because it has been around for three decades. They are well-known as one of the best Southwest restaurants in the area, and we definitely back up the truth of that statement. Their homemade tortillas and chips and salsa are so delicious.

Anchos Southwest Grill and Bar ensures the health and safety of its customers and employees by strictly enforcing COVID-19 guidelines. They are dedicated to providing the best service possible through this difficult time.

If you end up trying any of these amazing restaurants in Riverside, you have to let us know. We would love to hear about your favorite restaurants too! Now is the perfect time to give some love to our community, and supporting local restaurants is an excellent way to do that.

Image Credit: Anchos Southwest Grill and Bar