These 11 Grocery Delivery Services are the Best!

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Get groceries and other household essentials delivered directly to your door.

Grocery shopping can be a real challenge these days. Instead of braving the crowds in search of fresh food, many shoppers have turned to meal kit delivery services and online grocery delivery instead.

Coronavirus restrictions have led lots of people to try grocery delivery for the first time, and many have found it to be such a time-saver that they plan to continue shopping from home, even after the crisis has passed!


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To help you, we’ve rounded up a list of the best grocery delivery services so you can decide which one is best for you. Keep in mind that each one will have different minimum order requirements, delivery fees, and tipping policies.

Many of the food delivery services also have a curbside pickup option or a membership plan that could save you money on fees or even help you earn additional perks.

These are the best grocery delivery services available right now:


Order with Walmart Grocery Delivery and get freebies

Walmart Grocery

Minimum Order: $35
Delivery Fee: Up to $9.95
Membership: Optional, unlimited free delivery for $98/year or $12.95/month

Walmart Grocery allows you to shop grocery items and select household essentials from other departments without ever entering the store. We love that everything is priced the same as what you’d see in the store, and you can opt for curbside pickup if you’d like to skip the delivery fee.

Walmart recently launched a new membership option in select areas called Delivery Unlimited, which is a smart buy if you’re a frequent recipient of Walmart Grocery deliveries. For $98, you can avoid the delivery fee on all of your orders for a full year!

Try Walmart Grocery Delivery Unlimited for FREE for 15 days!


Instacart app

Instacart

Minimum Order: $10
Delivery Fee: Starts at $3.99 for non-members
Membership: Optional, includes free delivery on all orders over $35 for $99/year or $9.99/month

It doesn’t get much more convenient than Instacart, which is now our country’s largest grocery delivery service! They partner with over 300 popular grocers like Albertsons, ALDICostcoKroger, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sprouts, Wegmans, BJ’s, Price Rite, Giant, Shop n’ Save, and Save a Lot just to name a few. Plus, they work with plenty of other retailers like CVS, Rite Aid, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petco, Christmas Tree Shop, Family Dollar, Best Buy, and so many more!

Instacart even offers same-day delivery (sometimes as fast as one hour) and even deliveries as late as midnight depending on your location! For $99/year or $9.99/month, Instacart Express members get benefits like $0 delivery fees on orders of $35 or more, reduced service fees (typically starting at 5% for non-members), and no additional fees during peak delivery hours.

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Although some of these stores also partner with Instacart, you may be able to avoid many of the associated fees, charges, and markups if you opt to shop directly through your local grocer’s app.

At some stores, curbside pick-up is FREE when you order directly from the store, and your groceries are all the same price as they would be in-store!


woman carrying Shipt shopping bag

Shipt

Minimum Order: None for members
Delivery Fee: $7 for orders below $35, free for members ordering $35 or more
Membership: $99/year or $14/month

Shipt is a members-only grocery delivery service that offers same-day delivery from stores like Target, CVS, Costco, Meijer, H-E-B, Lidl, Kroger, Fresh Thyme, Giant Eagle, Fred Meyer, Fresh Market, Frys Food, Harris Teeter, Hyvee, Publix, Safeway, Shaws, King Scoopers, and other national retailers in over 260 cities like Petco, Office Depot, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Best of all, you can get your groceries delivered whenever a store is open, even if it’s open 24/7! To order through Shipt, you must either have a membership or purchase a one-time Shipt Pass for $10 (or less if you buy them in discounted bundles of 3 or 5 Passes). Shipt Everyday members get a year of free same-day deliveries on orders over $35.


Order Whole Foods 365 groceries from AmazonFresh

Amazon Fresh

Minimum Order: None
Delivery Fee: $9.99 for orders below $35 in most locations, although this varies by city
Membership: Free for Amazon Prime members

Amazon Prime members can use AmazonFresh to buy groceries from Whole Foods and select local retailers in the cities where it currently operates. This service offers perishable products such as fresh produce, deli selections, and supermarket basics in addition to other household essentials.

Amazon Prime customers in select cities can also take advantage of Prime Now, a delivery service that quickly brings items to consumers directly from retail shelves. Although this service is free with a Prime membership, a $4.99 delivery fee is added to orders under $35.


Thrive Market box with goodies

Thrive Market

Minimum Order: $49
Delivery Fee: Free for members on orders of $49 or more
Membership: Required, $60/year or $9.95/month

Thrive Market offers over 6,000 organic and non-GMO products at 25 – 50% off retail prices every day – no coupons needed! Shop for shelf-stable products by diet or lifestyle, including Keto, Whole30, Vegan, and more!

Thrive Market is a 100% carbon neutral business, with a certification that covers national shipping, packaging materials, warehouse utilities, and the commutes of its employees. Every paid membership sponsors a free membership for someone in need, and all orders are shipped with free samples!

Score a FREE gift & get an extra 25% off with a new Thrive Market membership!


Hungryroot shipping box next to vegetarian wrap

Hungryroot

Minimum Order: $59
Delivery Fee: Shipping is determined by your zip code. Ground shipping is free, and air shipping is $10.
Membership: Weekly subscription required (starts at $59/week)

Hungryroot is a personalized grocery subscription service, kind of like a meal subscription/grocery delivery service mash-up. Each week, you’ll get a curated delivery of healthy groceries and advice on how to use them to create meals that you’ll love. If you’d prefer to choose your own groceries, it’s easy to customize your order from week to week.

Hungryroot offers only health-conscious (and largely plant-based) options, making it easy to stock your fridge and pantry with groceries that make healthy eating achievable. Delivery is available in all states except Alaska and Hawaii.


Regional Grocery Stores that offer great delivery services:

Many local and regional grocery stores now even offer their own delivery and curbside pickup services. Here are just a few of the popular ones to choose from:

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Food Lion

Minimum Order: None
Delivery Fee: $7.99 for orders below $35 or $3.99 for orders over $35
Membership: None

Easily order groceries while hanging out on your couch with Food Lion’s grocery delivery service. The prices online are the same low prices you get in-store, and they offer convenient delivery every day of the week as early as 9 AM and as late as 10 PM! Delivery orders can even be dropped off as soon as 2 hours from the time you order!

While they don’t have a membership plan that offers free delivery, you can sign up for Food Lion’s free MVP program to enjoy MVP pricing on many of your most loved grocery items and even receive rewards just for being a valued shopper!


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Stop & Shop

Minimum Order: $60
Delivery Fee: Starting at $6.95 or Free for members
Membership: As low as $4.58/mo

If you have a Stop & Shop near you, you can have groceries delivered right to your door and it’s even free for your first 60 days! After that, you can pay a small delivery fee on your orders (starting at just $6.95) or when you sign up for a GO Pass you can get free delivery with plans starting at just $4.58 per month!

With their convenient Order Genius feature, they’ll also analyze all your past purchases to recommend foods you might not have tried otherwise! No matter how you decide to get your groceries, Stop & Shop’s professional shoppers are trained to pick the freshest foods so you can shop in the comfort of your home with complete confidence.


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Giant Foods – Giant Direct powered by Peapod

Minimum Order: $60
Delivery Fee: Starting at $6.95 (varies by location)
Membership: FREE

If you’re a Giant Foods shopper, you’ll be happy to learn Giant and Peapod have merged and now offer their very own delivery program called Giant Direct! You’ll not only get the best, low prices on the food you would in the store, but you’ll also be able to rack up points for money off Giant Gas and earn Giant Dollars to take off your future shopping trips (depending on how much you spend). Best of all, it’s totally free to enjoy the perks of shopping at Giant online and all you have to do is create a free membership online before placing your first order.

Planning to use this service frequently? You can also opt to sign up for Giant’s Choice Pass which gives you unlimited free delivery and pick-up! For $98 a year or $12.95 per month, it’ll pay for itself with two deliveries per month or 1 pick-up per week!

Hip Tip: Speaking of placing your first order, once you sign up to become a member, you can score $20 OFF your first purchase of $75 or more + FREE delivery for 60 days after that on any purchase over $60. Just use promo code 60DAYSFREE at checkout!


weis market grocery store front in dark

Weis Markets – Weis2Go

Minimum Order: NONE
Delivery Fee: $10
Membership: FREE

If you’re not using Shipt to have your Weis Markets food delivered, you can also opt for their exclusive delivery service called, Weis2Go. They offer same-day delivery in as little as 4 hours if available or scheduled delivery slots between 11 AM and 6 PM – just in time for dinner.

Like all other regional grocers we shared above, it’s free to join and their online prices are the same as in the store, however, there’s a hefty $10 delivery fee on every order regardless of your total. Keep in mind that you also cannot use coupons when placing an order for delivery, rather just any valid promo codes at checkout.


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Giant Eagle Delivery

Minimum Order: $35+
Delivery Fee: Starting at $9.95
Membership: FREE

Have a Giant Eagle near you? You can order directly through their website for your next online delivery order! It’s free to join and you’ll receive the same low prices you’d get while shopping in the store. Keep in mind, you will be charged a delivery fee, which starts at $9.95 and you’ll need to meet their $35 minimum.

They conveniently offer delivery on applicable orders in as little as 4 hours and with available time slots 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM.


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Comments 16

  1. hir win

    I had the most horrible experience with grocery delivery from Walmart. They scheduled me for 7pm and never delivered because the driver decided it was too late. Next day I call, they will be delivering in 45 mins. Never came. Called them again and all they had to say is we will give you $10 off your next purchase. No apologies. Order at your own risk. I was waiting for dinner items and they never came. Sterling VA store

    • CJ

      Exact same experience with the Somerdale, NJ store! They did deliver the next day and gave me the $10 GC but you are at the mercy of their drivers calling out or not. That being said I had them 90 mins late once, no show once and probably 8 times on time.

    • Allison

      I wish that Walmart would handle the deliveries themselves and not outsource it. It’s basically an Uber-type third-party service, and that bites Walmart in the butt because people get mad at them. If they’d hire Walmart employees to the deliveries then I’d bet their delivery ratings would go up.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! SO very sorry to hear you never received your order. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

    • crustycat

      Same thing almost word for word happened to me

  2. Klp

    I love Instacart and have used them for years. I mainly shop with Aldi and have only noticed an increase of $0.10-0.50 per item. It really varies. They occasionally will send coupons for $10 or $15 off my next order which helps with the price increases compared to shopping in store. It’s worth the extra cost having little kids at home. Anytime I’ve had an issue with my order, they’ve handled it by issuing a refund. Use my referral code for $10 off your first order and I’ll get $10 my next order. Thanks! https://inst.cr/t/VXRTS2RxNTlE

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s awesome to hear! Thanks so much for taking a moment to comment! Glad you’ve been pleased with Instacart!

  3. tpop

    I’ve been pleased with Instacart for the most part. It does depend a bit on the shopper they assign you. Truly, I don’t think it saves me any time once I choose items, write in subs, and stick to my phone for any texts. But the delivery when I want it is the best. I just read that Instacart considers anything under 5 stars to be the same as 1 star and will fire shoppers if they get several. I’m thinking of trying Dumpling instead.
    Stop and Shop used to be Peapod and they were great. Since they changed everything has gone downhill. Prices are up, sales are pathetic, and selection is limited. I’m not renewing my yearly pass.

  4. Jami Werkema

    Unfortunately none of these deliver where I am. Someone would make a fortune if they came out our way!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      DARN! Hoping you have a delivery service available near you soon, Jami!

  5. Kathy

    Good morning. I have a $10.00 off $20.00 door dash code if anyone wants to trade for kohl’s cash. Just let me know. Somerlove at Verizon dot net

  6. Whit C

    I love Walmart delivery. It’s been amazing. I signed into my old Swagbucks account and they offer 5000 swagbucks when you purchase the $98 membership. I was just credited yesterday for it. That’s worth $50 worth of gift cards! Walmart included. And then when I purchased it, I used a credit card tied to my Dosh account and they were offering 10% back so I got $9.80 back from that. So $38ish bucks for Walmart Plus. Worth every penny.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! Happy to hear how successful Walmart Delivery has been! Thanks for the feedback!

  7. Vest

    I’d like to point out that Walmart accepts EBT cards as payment. I’m not sure if it’s every store, but it works for me. It’s been a tremendous help for me, who does the grocery shopping for my father.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks a bunch for the helpful comment, Vest! Good to know!

  8. deeroddy

    I deliver for Walmart. I can tell you from experience that’s it’s not always the drivers fault. I have had to wait 45 minutes for orders on several occasions. I have had problems on the receiving end also. I had a driver pick up my order then turn around and take it back to Walmart. Walmart then canceled my order.

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