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Food alone isn’t enough for survival.
You still need the soul.

Delivery helped restaurants survive the pandemic, but survival alone isn’t enough. You still need the connections, the people, the soul. The short film Soul of the City documents six NYC restaurants—Caracas Arepa Bar, Tacoway Beach, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Palma, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, and Sylvia’s—and celebrates their reconnection with the communities that love them. As kitchens reopen and neighborhood staples start to reconnect with their people, let's celebrate the reawakening of America’s biggest restaurant town.

Restaurant doors are opening all over the city. It’s time to go dine in and bring the soul back.

DoorDash Kitchen and Restaurant Support

Every order keeps a dream alive

Back in the neighborhood they love, with the people they love.

Maribel Araujo of East Village staple Caracas Arepa Bar and Andrew Field of surf haven Tacoway Beach were forced to close locations during the pandemic. The DoorDash Kitchen helped bring Maribel and her staff back into the community that established her brand in the East Village, and introduce Andrew’s Rockaway Beach flavor to the heart of Manhattan.

Read Maribel and Andrew's story, and learn more about their new location with DoorDash in NYC.

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DoorDash Reopen Resource Center

Are you a restaurant working to reopen for dining?

From mask regulation and staff vaccinations to complying with local regulations and streamlining your operations, we’ve pulled together tools and resources to help you reopen your business for dine-in.

Visit DoorDash’s Reopen Resource Center here.