With most of American’s being on lockdown and only allowed to leave their house for essential needs, it makes you wonder if you should be leaving your home at all. People who are more at risk for contacting COVID-19 are trying to limit as much contact with others as possible, but what can be done for getting their needs, like groceries?
Fortunately, grocery stores have already been working to establish delivery services even before the COVID-19 outbreak. Grocery stores are trying to help the elderly or disabled get their needs without also having to leave the house. All that is needed is an online account to get started.
So which grocery service should you invest your money in? Here we are going to break down some of the best grocery delivery services that you can use during this difficult time.
1. Amazon Fresh
Amazon Prime members can take advantage of Amazon’s newest service, Amazon Fresh. If you meet Amazon’s minimum, you can even get free delivery with your order. Usually, groceries can get delivered to you within two hours of placing your order, depending on the demand and your delivery window. Most US metropolitan areas have Amazon Fresh available to them; send Amazon a request before you start shopping.
Get more delivery availability info at Amazon Fresh.
2. Walmart Grocery
Some people shudder at the thought of grocery shopping at Walmart, but they have great prices and excellent delivery service. Over 1,600 stores nationwide offer the delivery service, and all you need is a walmart.com account. There is a delivery fee, but if you’re going to use the service often, you can sign up for Delivery Unlimited, which is $98 a year.
See available delivery slots at Walmart Grocery.
3. Whole Foods
If Whole Foods is located in your area, you can get food delivered to you via Amazon Fresh. You have to send a request to Whole Foods to get the service, which is separate from your Amazon Fresh list. Whole Foods will give you a one hour or two-hour window for delivery, and if your time isn’t available, you can opt to pick up.
Up to date delivery information can be found at Whole Foods.
Let’s say your favorite grocery store doesn’t do the delivery, and you can’t leave the house. Instacart will let shoppers pick up your order and deliver it to your home for you. After signing up for Instacart, you can pick your local store and shop from their inventory. The typical delivery fee is $3.99, and there is a 5% service fee.
5. Kroger Grocery Delivery
Kroger is a major grocery outlet on the East Coast and offers a delivery service the can arrive at your door within a few hours. Delivery fee $9.95 but free if your order is over $35 and placed 1-3 days ahead of time. The cost is based on your location, and the Kroger Shopper’s Card is optional. Kroger will also attempt to substitute items that might not be available when you initially ordered it.
When it comes to grocery delivery services, they all almost the same. Check out your local grocery store and see what options they have and if it is available in your area.
You can also get info for your area at Kroger’s delivery site.