Typically, on any given day of the week, there would be hundreds, even thousands, of people gathering over a shared love of food and community at our Community and Destination Markets. With Shelter-in-place in effect, these magical in-person moments have been put on pause. Why not take it virtual?
This week, instead of binging yet another Netflix show, organize a virtual Off the Grid night for you and your friends and family using our guide to the perfect at-home Off the Grid evening.
1. Create the perfect setup
You don’t have to travel to feel like you are sitting on the Main Lawn at Presidio Picnic or at Fort Mason Center surrounded by fire pits and food trucks. Download our Off the Grid Zoom Background pack to take you on a journey to another time and place.
Pro-tip: Have all your friends use the same background to make it seem like you’re all in the same place, and each week you can choose a new Market to visit.
2. Queue up the perfect playlist
No party is complete without tunes to set the tone and vibe of the evening. Off the Grid is known for giving a stage (or sometimes a curb) for local artists to express themselves and share their musical gifts with the community. In this time of COVID-19 we don’t want this to stop, which is why we have pulled together a playlist of many of the performers you would get to enjoy at our Markets.
Check out the Spotify Playlist here.
3. Let the libations flow
No virtual party would be complete without fun beverages to spice things up. Fortunately, all of Off the Grid’s beverage partners are offering delivery or pickup in the Bay Area. Support small business and sip on some sensational refreshments.
Sincere Cider’s flagship cider—the perfect combination of crisp and refreshing—is crafted to preserve the flavors and aromas of their freshly pressed organic apples. Now available for nationwide delivery: Order here.
Ever had mule or margarita at our Fort Mason Center Market? Enjoy Rye on the Road’s soul-warming cocktails from their pop up store on Geary Street, or delivered to SF residents for a $10 fee. Order now.
What better way to wine down than with a bottle or three from Off the Grid’s newest partner, Anarchist Wine Co. Anarchist Wine is known for blending varietals not usually found in the traditional wine landscape, but come together in a magical way to create a unique pallet of flavors. They are currently offering $1 same-day delivery for SF, Marin, Berkley, Oakland, Southern Napa, and Sonoma areas, on orders placed by noon for 3 or more bottles.
4. Don’t forget dinner and dessert.
One of the perks of our Markets is the variety of cuisines that one is able to choose from, giving everyone the ability to satisfy their individual cravings. Order delivery or takeout from one of our many small business Creators who are still operating right now.
Explore our list of Creators who are available for delivery or takeout.
No matter where you are or what time of day it is, experience the magic of Off the Grid virtually with your friends and family, with a few clicks of a button.