You could get grocery delivery today, tomorrow or on a specified date in the future just by taking advantage of grocery delivery services. From Costco delivery to local farmers’ markets, you could find a variety of foods and items available for delivery in your area.
There are a variety of grocery delivery options available, depending on where you live. Some grocery stores offer their own delivery services, while others partner with third-party companies to bring food right to your front door.
Whether you’re considering same-day grocery delivery or want to schedule your deliveries, here are some of the best services to consider.
The Amazon Fresh store is essentially an online grocery store. Instead of wandering through the aisles with a bulky cart, you can sit back, relax and scroll through groceries available in your area. Amazon Fresh has its own brand of high quality products, from meat and dairy to snack foods.
There are 16 Amazon Fresh cities that offer this type of grocery delivery, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Philadelphia. However, with the rising popularity of food delivery, there may be more widespread availability in the coming years.
Alongside its own products, the Amazon Fresh store offers food items from Whole Foods at lower prices. This means you can enjoy Whole Foods delivery on the same quality ingredients without paying the high sticker price like you would in store.
The best part? Amazon Fresh offers free delivery to Prime members!
Walmart Grocery Delivery
The Walmart Grocery delivery service doesn’t just offer food delivery – it offers delivery on virtually any item in store. It offers same day grocery delivery (depending on where you live) in 2-hour delivery times (in most areas).
Walmart Grocery delivery is more widespread than some of its competitors. Currently, it is available in more than 1,600 cities across the United States. Delivery fees vary between $7.95 and $10, but you could save money with Delivery Unlimited. This subscription costs about $12.95 per week but offers free delivery to its members.
If you live in a qualifying zip code, you could get same day Costco delivery on a variety of perishable food items. Depending on where you live, you could get groceries delivered to your doorstep in as little as one hour.
To use Costco delivery services, you must have a valid Costco membership. You can save on grocery delivery if you order ahead of time and meet a minimum order amount.
If you need immediate grocery delivery, you may consider using a third-party food delivery service like Instacart. This service is currently available in 40 states and Washington D.C. With Instacart, you can get your groceries in as little as two hours. Or, plan ahead and order groceries up to six days in advance.
The grocery delivery options offered through third-party delivery companies such as Instacart utilize personal shoppers to get all your shopping done for you. Delivery fees start at $3.99 depending on where you live and your order total.