Can your current house situation be best described as pure chaos?
Actually, the other day I described it as chaotic bliss.
I’m up to my elbows in the chaos of diaper changes, snack requests, and following stay-at-home orders with four kids under seven.
But those quiet moments when I get to nurse the baby, read to my toddlers, or take a walk with my oldest….pure bliss.
See, chaotic bliss.
I’ve got lots of tricks up my sleeve to keep my sanity and keep me running during these seasons of chaotic bliss.
- Daily walks
- Lots of snacks
- Fresh air and sunshine every day
But the ONE thing that’s I swear is keeping me afloat these days is a good grocery delivery/pick-up service.
I mean let’s be honest, ain’t nobody wanna to see me cruising the grocery store with my unwashed hair, milk stained nursing shirt, and four rowdy boys hanging off the cart begging for snacks.
And since I can’t currently have coffee or wine (loooooong story for another day) there is no way in hell I’m making it through the store with four kids.
So, grocery delivery (or pick-up) to the rescue!
Here are the grocery delivery/pick-up services that I have used/currently use and absolutely love.
Hint: not all grocery delivery services are created equal so you might have to try a few:
The best grocery delivery services
Target Drive-Up – get groceries without getting out of your car! Not all Targets will do groceries, especially refrigerated items so you might want to check on that in your area.
I like to use Target drive-up when I need all the random stuff I would usually go to Target for in the first place. Dry shampoo, new towels, birthday presents for the kids, diapers, pacifiers, snacks, all that good stuff,
You can order online through their app, and most of the time you can get same-day drive-up service.
When you pull up to the store you just check-in on the app and a Target employee will bring your order out to your car ASAP! Easy to use and you get all the great stuff from Target without having to put on real pants.
Kroger Click List – Kroger/King Soopers is great for weekly grocery delivery. I use this every week and it saves me lots of time.
As far as grocery services this is the cream of the crop. You can get all of your regular groceries delivered right to your car.
You can place your order online or through the app. And I like to use this because I can track what’s in my cart and make sure I’m on budget.
Lately grocery stores are struggling to keep things on the shelves which means I often have incomplete orders or substitutions but that would be true if I did my own shopping.
Pro-tip: because of the current volume of orders you’ll like need to schedule an order for pick-up several days in advance so plan accordingly
Amazon Subscribe & Save – we have this set up to deliver staple items like diapers, wipes, and toilet paper every month.
Easy to use and change as needed, plus the more you order the more you save.
Grocery delivery services that are available for larger areas
When we lived near Denver, Colorado these services were available and I used them all regularly.
Now that we live in Northeast Indiana they aren’t available in my area. Honestly, I miss these two services and if they every became available in my area I would start using them again immediately.
I love the features they offer, the ease of use, and the fact that they both deliver!
Fresh by Amazon Prime – Delivery from Whole Foods, yes please! I love all of the good-for-you organic options and the fact that you can get exclusive Whole Foods brands all through your Amazon Prime account.
Amazon Prime also offers lots of discounts and coupons which makes Whole Foods a far more affordable option.
Fresh delivers and you can usually get same day or next day service.
Insta Cart – This is my all time favorite grocery service because you can pay more for them to go to several stores in one trip, which is incredible.
Also, the app has a lice chat feature so the shopper can message while they’re in the store. This is helpful when they need to substitute an item in your order or they can’t find something. You can chat with them and make decisions in real time.
the services that are just meh
Real talk time, remember when I said not all grocery delivery services are created equal? Yeah. That’s because some of them just don’t meet the gold standard.
Which is to say they don’t necessarily make mom life easier. And if they can’t do that, then what’s the point?
Thrive Market – I love Thrive Market, I do. I like the concept (which is online, affordable organic foods) and everything I have ever ordered from them is clutch.
So why is it just meh?
Well for starters they have shipping minimums and I just can’t with that. I hate the struggle between trying to stock my cart with enough items to get free shipping but not feel like I’m ordering a bunch of junk just to get free shipping.
Also, they ship. And unlike Amazon Prime it can sometimes take up to a weak to get your order. Which means you need to plan ahead.
Unless you have really specific dietary needs you can find most of what Thrive offers in your standard grocery store and the prices on Thrive aren’t always that much cheaper.
Walmart – Look, in the war agains Target vs. Walmart you have to pick sides and I chose Target a long time ago.
It’s kind of like *NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys, you just have to pick a side.
Walmart is ok but I found their app harder to use than Target or Kroger. I also don’t love their grocery selection, I can find better brands at an affordable price at Kroger.
Delivery Services I want to try
Costco – I’ve heard it’s great and you don’t need a membership
Sam’s Club – I wonder if they have a service to compete with Costco, I’ll check!
Meat Subscription Boxes – There are tons of meat subscriptions out there that I’m dying to try but they all seem kind of pricey so I’m waiting for a good deal
That’s it! There’s my honest review of grocery delivery services. What do you think? Do you use grocery delivery or do you prefer to do your own shopping?