Ordering Fresh Food Online

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Due to a bad back I decided to try ordering groceries online for delivery to my door, first time ever.

So, not wishing to trapse to the supermarket I ordered food online yesterday from Amazon for free delivery by 2pm same day. They took over Wholefoods Market here about a year or so ago.

The food delivery came by 2pm, as promised, to my door inside the apartment complex (in about 8 paper bags) Only one substitution which they texted asking my permission to go ahead with. I wanted to add some more stuff directly after placing the order but they said it would have to be on a separate order. Not being in a hurry as it was not essential, I ordered (different, actually cheaper) stuff using their normal services, so will get 2 items Tuesday. I forgot kitchen bin liners and so ordered them, next day free delivery. You do currently have to pay $119.00 to get Amazon Prime per year, but considering how much I order from them, I have more than saved the delivery money back, plus you get their streaming services, shows etc.

Wholefoods Market were expensive until Amazon took them over and they reduced the prices, so still a bit more expensive than going to the superstore. But, hey, free delivery and fast. I made the mistake of ordering 3 pounds of apples, er, that was only three large ones. It was so much per apple. Next time I will order 12. So far, it's better food though. Fresh. The store across busy main road" "Kroger" is ok if you buy branded goods. Their own stuff though is diabolical. I mean, washing up liquid that congeals at the top so you have to put a pin through it once a week, even black pepper, could barely taste it?

My sister tells me that in the UK, you usually could order online for delivery, but, they are so overwhelmed by people doing it because of Covid, you may be declined or have to wait several days. Amazon there does not have a food service.

What's your experience of ordering your groceries online for home delivery, if any?
  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    In the Netherlands, almost all major supermarkets do deliver at home and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of it. Besides the supermarkets, we also have some online supermarkets that deliver fast.

    You have options for free delivery, but it will be in some days or you pay a very low fee to get it faster and at a more convenient time.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I like going to the store. I guess if I were to order online it would only be pantry items, i.e. canned, boxed, or bagged. I would still want to pick my own veggies, meat, and seafood.

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  • Profile picture of the author pearlie
    There are many great online services these days, and I like ordering fresh veggies and fruits online, it is really handy. I also like using the service called Enhance Club for some supplements, and they work pretty well for me too. Maybe you will find it helpful to you too, good luck!
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  • I jus' signed up to Rayban Hoot's Olive Shoot' 'em service.

    You will LOVE this Fearo, bcs basically it is a PUN.

    Robin Hood was famous back in the Yookay mostly the same time as minstrels, an' his big deal was stealin' from the rich to give to the poor in a legendary capacity.

    Anyways, Rayban Hoot don't fire no bow bcs he a centennial bodybuildah entreprenoor, so possessin' any kinda genuine skill ain't actschwlly an option.

    The conceit is that he is a magickal owl charactah with supahvision lenses can see evrythin'.

    An' thanks to his catapult, he can fire olives, one by one, to your open window.

    Bettah still, them olives arrive direct to your open maw on the easy fall end of the parabola.

    They jus' drop in your mouth.

    I been told they use cannons or sumthin', but the slooshin rocks for sure.

    You jus' say ima hangin' out my apartment window with my mouth open, Sweetie, so fire them olives direct at Moi an' the Rayban Hoot guys load you up with Mediterranean glory at a rate of one olive per 10 seconds.

    That gives you plenty time to savor, but if'n you hoggin' out for raw nootrients, you can get 'em to load you up at one olive per 4 seconds.

    (You cannot get it fastah than that bcs they tested the system on a buncha burger-crazed rednecks an' sum guy with a metal tatto the size of a dog near choked to death.)

    Only problem I seen so far is when ima textin' anywan.

    Jus' a momentary distraction can result in your homesy decor an' ambience endin' up lookin' like an olive tsunami pepperdash nightmare.

    Hey, but I been tryin' sum real advanced level stuff.

    Steada catchin' them olives straight out, I been turnin' my head an' seein' if I can' get 'em as they fly past.

    Like supahman catchin' a bullet.

    Muh average is 1 in 3 so far.

    An', yes, I erected a protective arras while I dowin' this bcs I ain't stoopid.

    (It is jus' a plastic sheet hung directly behind me, but that don't mattah bcs the squished olives jus' drop into sum bowls I got beneath. On Sundays, I go forth into the world an' throw 'em at random from a silver bowl in hope of aidin' tiny animals.)

    Thing is, the Hoots scheme now attractin' the attention of the pharma industry.

    Accordin' to Zach Diction of Tabs 4 Abs, "the total solution to all ailments and illnesses is now within our grasp. If you have an open window, you have easy and instant access to the regular medication you need."

    Hey, but I am jus' hopin' for ice cream.

    An' I would naht care if the aim was naht too good sumtimes from them blastah cannons.

    Uhm, I guess this means I prolly wanna food fight where I end up gettin' completely SPLODGED.

    Such are my quarantine fantasies ...
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  • I haven't tried it yet, but I'm a huge fan of being able to order stuff online and have it sent to my house. I do that with pretty much everything but food. I will probably start doing it with food soon, too. The Safeway close to us offers that and it would be fantastic to have it sent to the house.
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    • Profile picture of the author Monetize
      Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

      I haven't tried it yet, but I'm a huge fan of being able to order stuff online and have it sent to my house. I do that with pretty much everything but food. I will probably start doing it with food soon, too. The Safeway close to us offers that and it would be fantastic to have it sent to the house.

      When pandemic first started I was ordering stuff from Schwan's
      (shipped via UPS) and working with what was in my pantry and
      freezer.

      Around August I ordered from Whole Foods through Amazon and
      it was nice having real groceries after all that time. I ordered that
      three times when I saw Wal-Mart's membership plan where you
      didn't pay delivery fees, just the driver tip. So I started ordering
      from Wal-Mart because they carry more of what we actually eat.

      Whole Foods is nice but I'm not into organics, small sizes, and
      everything is $5.99. Some things were overpriced even things
      that weren't organic. But it's so easy ordering through Amazon.

      Wal-Mart was sorely lacking in the produce department, so then
      I started ordering from Albertson's, they have a membership too.
      They have the nicest and freshest produce, their prices are a little
      higher than Wal-Mart for most things, but it's worth it and they
      don't take tips.

      So I have been ordering from both, one week Wal-Mart the next
      week Albertson's and it's been great. They leave the stuff on my
      porch, I have a three storage bin system where I put perishables/
      frozen in one, produce and breads in the other, everything else in
      the third, and larger items like case packs go on the floor.

      Then I wheel it all back to the kitchen on my wagon, perishables
      first. And then, being OCD, I proceed to sanitize, wipe, and wash
      everything that goes into the refrigerator. That takes awhile.

      Anyway, after pandemic is over, I probably won't go grocery
      shopping anymore. I might go to the Army base commissary
      every six months or so and do a really big shop. Other than
      that I'm going to keep having my stuff brought to the door.
      Shopping for groceries is a drag.

      I was talking to a friend of mine a couple of days ago and he
      said that he goes to the store because he needs to look at the
      groceries. And I said, really, you need to look at an egg. Like
      you don't know what it looks like. People are so stuck in their
      ways it's just silly.

      I also order from Costco and Sam's and that really helps keep
      me stocked up with the essentials.

      @lanfear63 I've been meaning to reply to your thread, just
      never got around to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronrogers034
    I have been ordering food online since a really long time now. I used to be skeptical as first but the first time i got my order it was brilliant. All the products were fresh and dairy products were wrapped properly so they wont break. I've switched to it completely especially because of the lockdown but honestly I think I'd probably be using it even after the lockdown is lifted. Its too convenient and you know its good when fruits and vegetables come in fresh!!
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