What's Open in Downtown Halifax

What's Open in Downtown Halifax


Here is a list of what's open and open online for business in Downtown Halifax during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. 

NOTE: Information is changing so rapidly and we are doing our best to keep this list updated. If you see anything that needs to be changed OR you notice that your business is missing, please email communications@downtownhalifax.ca


aFrite Restaurant 

  • Take-out 
  • Preorder at 902-407-3060 
  • Trunk service — pre-order, pre-pay, pull up, pop trunk and food will be put in the trunk 

Boneheads BBQ 

  • Curbside pickup and delivery-only
  • Opens daily at 12 noon
  • Order online through the portal on www.lickthebone.com or Facebook
  • Get 15% off your order when you have it delivered

Boston Pizza Downtown Halifax

  • Offering FREE DELIVERY through Bostonpizza.com, the BP app and phone in-orders - 902-422-8600
  • Takeout available as well, pick up curbside and save 15%

Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint

  • Delivery through Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, CourYah, Door Dash, and FoodHwy
  • 40% off on FoodHwy
  • Call ahead and place orders, curbside pickup is available
  • Call 902-404-8282

Burrito Jax - Blowers Street

  • Open for takeout and delivery 

Economy Shoe Shop 

  • Available for take-out. Call 902-404-8934 to pre-order
  • FREE delivery via SkipTheDishes and Uber Eats
  • Temporarily closed. Will reopen on Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 pm. 

Elements on Hollis

  • Curbside pick-up for all meals to go. Call 902-240-7608 to pre-order. 
  • Pull up to the front doors of the Westin Nova Scotian and your food will be delivered right to your car.  
  • Visit their Facebook and Instagram for more information. 

Elle’s Bistro 

  • Take-out available. Pre-order by calling 902-446-3775

Gangnam KBBQ 

  • Available for take-out. Pre-order by calling 902-492-0860
  • Available for delivery through FoodHwy and SkipTheDishes

Garrison Brewing 

  • Pick-up available. Pre-order by calling 902-453-5343
  • Delivery also available – free for orders over $30; $5 delivery fee for orders under $30
  • Delivery within Greater Halifax and Dartmouth area 

Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie

  • Offering FREE delivery to Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford on orders over $30 (before tax) 
  • Pick-up also available at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Thursdays and Saturdays, between 10:00am and 12:00pm or Wolfville Farmers’ Market: Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
  • Order by  calling 902-4633-5695 or email gourmandisesavenue@gmail.com with your name, address, number, and your order 
  • Payments will be made over the phone


  • Online ordering is available Monday - Wednesday 4:00 to 9:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; closed on Sundays
  • Delivery and take-out available through their website
  • Gift cards worth $60 also available to purchase for only $50


  • Available for take-out. Pre-order by calling 902-404-6096
  • Delivery available through their website or on CourYah, Uber Eats, and SkipTheDishes

Le French Fix 

  • Pastries for pick-up are available. Order online through their website

Mezza Lebanese Kitchen

  • Temporary modified hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm daily
  • Free delivery from Barrington Street location for orders over $20.00
  • Pay over phone with credit card
  • Also offering curbside pick-up - pull up to their door and call, they will deliver to your car. 
  • Limiting to three customers in establishment at all times.
  • Call 902-425-8882 to order

Morris East 

  • Available for pick-up. Pre-order by calling 902-444-7687
  • Available for delivery by ordering online or by calling. For curbside delivery, make a note in online form or on phone call 

Piatto Pizzeria 

  • Order online and have it delivered with SkiptheDishes. Check their menu here: https://www.piattopizzeria.com/menu
  • Make Your Own Pizza kits available for takeout and delivery. $18.00 each. Pre-order by calling 902-406-0909

Pizza Girls | Katch Seafood 

  • Available for take-out. Pre-order by calling 902-429-1900
  • Delivery available on Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, and DoorDash

Roll It Up 

  • Available for take-out. Pre-order by calling 902-407-0956
  • Delivery available on Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes

Rousseau Chocolatier 

  • Free local delivery within central HRM of $30 or more 
  • Visit their website to browse through their products and to order. 
  • Customers can also call 902 802 6463 to order. 

Rudy’s Catering 

  • Pick-up available. Pre-order by visiting their website
  • To limit the amount of people in the same space at one time, call ahead of time and your food will be ready upon arrival: 902-420-0188
  • Pre-made meals, carry out, and bulkfood options 
  • FoodHwy delivery services are 40% off, or use UberEats, SkipTheDishes or DoorDash
  • Bulk meals that can be frozen sold at a discounted rate 
  • If outside delivery radius, will attempt to deliver bulk food purchase for a small additional fee, depending on location 
  • Elderly and immunocomprocmised individuals will be given discounts

Rugova's Pizza

  • Takeout and delivery options
  • Call 902-405-8888 or order online here

Scanway Catering 

  • Delivery available through Pantry By Scanway. Read through their menu and order here
  • FREE delivery. Minimum order of $50. 

Sicilian Pizza

  • Takeout and delivery are open
  • Place order at sicilian.ca for delivery
  • Order using UberEats also

Smokes Poutinerie

  • Take-out is available. Pre-order through their website or the Smoke’s Poutinerie app. 
  • Delivery available through Uber, DoorDash, and SkipTheDish

Stillwell Bar 

  • Order online at stillwellbrewing.com 
  • Free next-day delivery in the HRM 
  • Minimum of four bottles 
  • More beers will be added to the site 
  • Use code WILDTIME2020 at check out 
  • Include phone number in form so Stillwell can text you at drop off to ensure contactless payment  
  • Purchase gift cards to use later - visit barstillwell.com and click gift cards. They will be held at the location you indicate when purchasing. 

Swee Tea House 

  • Available for take-out. Pre-order by calling 902-422-6066
  • Delivery available through Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes

Taiyaki 52 

  • Take-out available. Pre-order by calling 902-405-1505
  • Delivery available on Uber, SkipTheDishes, Couryah, Foodhwy and Ritual.

Talay Thai 

  • Available for take-out and delivery by calling 902-404-3700

Trident Booksellers & Cafe 

  • FREE delivery for coffee beans, food items, books, and gift certificates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
  • View products offered on their Facebook page. 
  • Payment in advance via Mastercard or VISA 
  • Order by calling 902-423-7100

The Middle Spoon 

  • Full alcoholic cocktail menu, dessert, and light fare available for delivery. Customers can order online
  • Gift cards are also available
  • Offering "Isolation I Love You's". Delivers a giant heart chocolate chip cookie or 6-pack chocolate brownie truffle. E-mail lacey@themiddlespoon.ca with your selection of cookie or truffle, number of each, address for the treats to be delivered, and message for custome note. 
  • Gathering cocktail recipes from public to bottle and sell on the website. Recipe developers will receive $5 for every bottle of cocktails sold. List of ingredients available for cocktail mix can be seen on their social media channels. (Facebook, Instagram

The Pint Public House 

  • Available for delivery through Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, and DoorDash
  • Orders over $30 will receive free chocolate eruption cake (Add cake to cart and will be credited upon checkout)

Verano Food Purveyors

  • Pick up only service. Pre-order by calling 902-407-5550
  • Offering tacos and empanadas only. 
  • Buy two $25 gift certificates and get a $10 gift certificate 

World Tea House 

  • Pick-up available. Pre-order online or by calling 902-422-8327
  • Available for delivery by shopping online. Free delivery for orders over $75.  


Alexander Keith’s Brewery 

  • Offering home delivery for beer in 12-pack mixes. Order through their website
  • FREE delivery for purchases of 24 cans or more to Halifax/Dartmouth region. $5 delivery free for orders less than 24 cans. 
  • Alexander Keith’s swag also available for purchase online.

Bertossi Group (Ristorante a ManoBicycle Thief)

  • Gift certificates available for purchase online with denominations from $25 to $1000

Bird's Nest Cafe 

  • Gift cards and coffee beans (whole bean or ground to order) available on website for local delivery

da Maurizio Fine Dining

  • Gift cards available online in any demonination between $25 & $600

Highwayman Restaurant 

  • Gift cards are available for purchase
  • Send e-mail to info@highwaymanhfx.com that includes value, mailing address and phone number 
  • Highwayman will give customers a call to arrange payment + mail the card

I Heart Bikes

  • Gift cards available online here

The Old Apothecary 

The Ville Caffeine Bar 

  • Offering gift certificates to purchase via e-Transfer - thevillecaffeinbar@gmail.com
  • Receipts and gift certificates will be held until reopening 

The Wooden Monkey

  • Gift certificates available for purchase online with denominations from  $10 to $200

Weird Harbour Espresso Bar

  • Gift cards and coffee beans are available for purchase online


Board Room Game Café

  • Customers can purchase board games online
  • Free delivery for purchases over $40. 
  • For every $40 spent, customers will get free admission to the cafe upon reopening

Drala Books & Gifts 

  • Willing to do a virtual tour through Messenger
  • Can deliver products within HRM, depending on location

K. Penton Gallery

Maps & More, A Travel Store

  • Sales by appointment only. Call 902-423-3202 to book

Taz Records

  • Open with reduced hours: Monday-Friday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday - 10:30 am - 5:30 pm; Closed Sunday 
  • Inner door is locked, knock to be let in. Only 4 people in the store and social distancing (6 feet apart) absolutely must occur.
  • Or phone in your order and have it delivered: 902-422-5976

Twisted Willow Flowers & Gifts

  • Temporarily closed to foot traffic, but available 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to fulfill orders placed online or by phone 902-422-5683 (delivery only)

Scotia Square

  • Adjusted parking rates
  • Food court is takeout only 
  • Some stores have closed, call businesses directly for most up to date hours
  • Lawtons has adjusted hours: Monday - Sunday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm; Sunday - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. 
  • Keep up to date here

Strange Adventures 

Venus Envy

  • Changing store hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am-6pm and Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Offering a free local delivery service. Contact them through email halifax@venusenvy.ca, call 902-422-0004, or send a DM on Facebook and Instagram
  • Daily delivery deals can be seen on their social media channels


Alexa Pope  

  • Shop online at www.alexapope.com
  • Worldwide shipping
  • Sign up for their email list and receive 25% off your first purchase
  • Free shipping over $100 across Canada

Argyle Fine Art 

  • Customers can view their gallery and exhibits on their website, on Instagram or Facebook
  • Delivery and pick ups can be arranged
  • In store pickup at either The Loop (1557 Barrington Street) or Argyle Fine Art (1559 Barrington Street)  
  • Buy a gift certificate to use later or join the Argyle Fine Art Society

Blossom Shops 

  • Available for delivery. Order through their website

Canook Trading

Cool as a Moose

Drala Books & Gifts, Ltd. 

  • Customers can purchase items on their website. Delivery through parcel or no-contact delivery within HRM is available.
  • Offering “Pay-What-You-Can” for select items. Check social media channels for more information. (Facebook, Instagram)

East Coast Lifestyle 

  • Customers can purchase products online
  • FREE delivery for orders over $150.

Flower Child

Frida Fine Jewellery

Inkwell Boutique 

  • Online store is always open with affordable shipping options and free shipping over $75. 
  • Contactless curbside pick-up also available upon online check-out. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Call 902-405-8309 upon arrival. 
  • Gift certificates also available online for shopping in-store at a later date
  • Virtual Personal Shopping is available. Ask for pictures or video of items not available online by emailing hello@inkwellboutique.ca.
    • Payment for Virtual Personal Shopping is made through e-transfer or phoning in credit card information by calling 902-405-8309

Kings Pier Vintage

  • Purchase through their Etsy platform
  • Reducing prices by 19%
  • Free delivery within HRM for online purchases. 
  • Can arrange purchase by email or telephone also

Lisa Drader-Murphy

Murphy’s Company Store 

  • Customers can browse and buy the Murphy’s collections online

Northern Watters Knitwear

NovaScotian Crystal

  • Customer and Sales team available by phone at 902-492-0416 and online during regular business hours (Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm).
  • Order online at https://www.novascotiancrystal.com/
  • Local deliveries and worldwide shipping will continue as usual

Sailor Bup’s Barbershop

  • Purchase gift cards online in $30, $50, $100, and $200 denominations

Skin Decision Jewelry Boutique

Sparkles and Sawdust 

Thief & Bandit

The Loop - Modern Fibre Craft

Urban Outfitters


Barrington Atlantic Superstore

  • Reduced hours. Now open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 
  • Monday - Saturday from 7:00 am - 8:00 am is for seniors and others who require extra assistance ONLY
  • All fees are waived on PC Express online grocery orders for pick up. Plan ahead and order a few days before you need groceries if you order online for pick up. 
  • Fees have been reduced for home delivered items 
  • Maintain social distancing at all times in store

Bend Beauty

  • Still fulfulling orders online
  • All online orders quality for free shipping until Thursday, April 30, 2020

Captured Escape Rooms 

  • Gift certificates available for purchase online with denominations from $25 to $200

Elle Mio

  • Existing customers looking for a style & size can send message on Facebook or e-mail them at ellemiobraboutique@gmail.com.
  • Products can be shipped. Payment via credit card.
  • Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card FREE. Call 506-855-4836

Haliente Creative Studio 

  • Offering a 4-week online dance workshop 
  • Thursdays in April from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
  • $15 for 1 workshop, $50 for all 4 
  • Register through their website

Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market

  • Brewery Market Storefront is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Located at 1496 Lower Water Street
  • Limit of 5 people at any one time
  • Debit or credit is highly encouraged. If paying by cash, please bring change. No change will be provided
  • Visit their Facebook or Instagram page to view some of the vendors’ alternative methods of selling.

LifeSalon Spa 

  • You can still make appointments for when they re-open 
  • ​Customers can purchase gift cards online 

Neptune Theatre 

  • Currently available online for sale at Neptune Theatre:
    • 2020/2021 Subscription packages - The best seats at the best  prices! 
    • Neptune Theatre gift certificates 
    • Single tickets on sale for Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert and Neptune Theatre School's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid
    • Neptune Theatre School Summer Camps and Classes

Spirit Spa 

  • Customers can buy products and gift cards online
  • FREE shipping 


  • Buy a 10spot gift card for later use here


  • Buy gift cards to use later
  • Shop from small businesses online
  • Call in your orders
  • Check in with small business owners and employees
  • Pay with plastic 
  • AND remember, if you are feeling sick, STAY HOME


  • As of Sunday, March 22, 2020, the province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • There are to be no gatherings of more than 5 in a group.
  • Police across the province are authorized to enforce social distancing and self-isolation.
  • All drinking establishments (including winery and distillery tasting rooms and craft taprooms) are closed.
  • All restaurants will no longer have in-person dining and will offer take-out and delivery only. Alcohol can now be delivered with food orders. 
  • All fitness establishments, such as gyms, are closed.
  • Personal services, such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons, and body art establishments are closed.
  • Private liquor stores can continue to operate and craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries can continue to sell their product from their storefronts.
  • Dental offices are suspending  non-essential and elective dental sesrvices, and providing emergency services only.
  • Non-regulated health professions (such as naturopaths) are closed. One exception is podiatrists who must follow the directive related to regulated health professions.
  • Many food establishments are no longer accepting cash.
  • Organizations and businesses are required to practise social distancing of two metres (6 feet).


If you want to stick close to home, consider supporting businesses in your area. Links to what's open below:

For more information and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit downtownhalifax.ca/covid19