Monday, January 14, 2013

seeking recommendations for supermarket grocery delivery

See this request from a 1st Street NW resident:

I am seeking recommendations from people who have groceries delivered by Giant or Safeway (or any other store). 

I have seen a Giant truck in the neighborhood a couple of times.

Reliability, quality, service charges?


  1. Peapod is reliable (they always come) but often late (anywhere from 15 min to 1.5 hrs). The quality of the produce isn't great, and you have to assume a few things will be 'out of stock'. While the prices are generally reasonable, it's not always as cheap as the store.

    Safeway is fine but can be more expensive, and the website's hard to use.

    If you want higher quality produce and local meat, eggs, milk, dairy and bread, try Washington's Green Grocer. It's more expensive but not outrageous and the produce is better.

  2. Thanks, Allison! Just the kind of info I needed. I was interested in a source for bulky staples, but may also try Green Grocer - had not heard of that.

  3. I also use a service called Relay Foods which features local products in addition to your normal grocery store fare.

  4. I use peapod for all the heavy stuff that we can no longer lift into the house such as cans, water, detergents, etc. I have ordered meats, fish, eggs and milk and generally been happy. If there's a problem -- such as cracked eggs or torn carton or even too many items "not in stock" -- I've complained immediately and either gotten a credit or they re-delivered. Generally they arrive at the very end of the time window I've signed up for. I find the delivery price reasonable, especially if you have a coupon or other discount you can use. it sure beats hauling stuff in and out of the car at both ends.