Let me tell you something about myself: I love to go grocery shopping. I love waking up each weekend and heading down to my local Publix to peruse the aisles and plan the week's meals. Because of my totally food-geek weekend hobby, I've never ever even considered shopping online. But you know what? Online grocery delivery services aren't as iffy as they sound at first. We've found a bunch of sites that are great for people without cars, those who have a hard time getting around, or anyone who wants to send a care package to a student or soldier.
Plenty of brick-and-mortar giants in the grocery biz offer at-home grocery delivery. Plus, there's some sites that only exist to ship your necessities to your doorstep.
- Safeway can deliver to your door straight from one of their local physical stores. Safeway also offers free delivery on your first order.
- NetGrocer lets you log in and set recurring orders and custom shopping lists (including frozen items!). They can also ship to military zip codes: APO/FPO AA, AP or AE.
- eFoodDepot ships groceries from around the world to satisfy your craving for that thing you ate in Japan once.
- Amazon, your favorite spot for books and DVDs, also has a grocery section full of shippable non-perishables.
- PeaPod offers delivery of all your groceries to eleven different US metro areas.
So if you're stuck without a ride, there's plenty of options for you.
Personally, I think I'll stick to my regular grocery trips. But I'm seriously considering setting up a regular delivery of my always-forgotten toothpaste and paper towels with Amazon.
There's definitely advantages to shopping online. Are any of you readers regular online shoppers? Can you reccomend a store? Tell us in the comments!