There’s no doubt that any little trick we can use to simplify the juggling act of parenting is a game-changer—and that’s why we are totally on board with any and all grocery stores that deliver. Who doesn’t want to take back precious time and avoid the crowds at the supermarket? We do! We’ve rounded up several of the biggest grocery stores that deliver (and info on how to get Trader Joe’s delivery) across the United States, so say goodbye to long lines and hello to door-to-door grocery deliveries.
For an annual fee of $98 or $`12.95 a month, the Walmart+ program gives you unlimited free delivery ($35 minimum). Try the 15-day trial to see if you like it, or if you aren't ready to commit, simply pay the normal fees that the regular delivery and Express Delivery (two hours or less) services charge. How do you order? Simply use the app or website to choose from over 180,000 items, and you're on your way!
For a lot of people, strolling the aisles of Target is like a religious experience. But for those of us with kids and no time to spare, Target's partnership with Shipt is the perfect way to get groceries, essentials and more delivered right to your door.
You can choose from thousands of items, including food, baby, bath, kitchen, pet supplies, school supplies and more. You can start with a free four-week trial, and when those four weeks are up, you have the option of an annual Shipt plan for $99 for unlimited orders of $35 or more. Or, you can pay per as you order for same-day delivery. Shipt also works with CVS, Petco, and more.
Buying bulk is a must for big families, or really for any families. Now you can forget having to schlep giant jars of peanut butter and cases of apple juice, Costco now offers delivery through Instacart, which also delivers from local stores like ShopRite, Safeway, Giant, and more based on your location. For those that use Instacart more regularly, they offer Instacart Express, which includes reduced service fees, free delivery on orders over $35, and more.
ALDI's deal with Instacart has been wildly successful, and most stores now have the option of having your groceries brought to you. In addition to delivery, Aldi has been testing curbside pickup. Customers can buy groceries online, then come to the store to pick them up where an Aldi employee will bring your grocery haul right to your car.
Since its acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods has continued to expand its grocery delivery service. As of press time, shoppers in over 2,000 cities can buy online and receive orders in as little as two hours, or for pick up at a Whole Foods, an hour. If you have Prime, deliveries over $35 are free.
What can't Amazon do? Amazon Prime members have long known that AmazonFresh offers the convenience of grocery delivery, even without a physical grocery store. Why leave home, when you can add produce, meat, seafood, dairy, frozen items and even paper products to your digital shopping cart ... and then have it delivered to your doorstep?
Amazon recently did away with the $14.99 Amazon Fresh fee. In most cities, the minimum order amount is $35, but in New York City it rises to $50. Amazon Fresh is currently available in over 5,000 cities across the US, and the program just expanded its in-garage delivery services for as many Prime members.
While Trader Joe's itself does not offer delivery (and it's a big point of contention of Trader Joe's Facebook groups), you can still get your TJ's fix by using a delivery service options to bring your groceries to you: Use Postmates for door-to-door service. Delivery is free for all orders over $25 when you order from a Postmates Plus business (otherwise it's an added $3.99) and there's also a $9.99 monthly subscription fee.
Kroger & Ralphs
Publix uses Instacart to manage its grocery delivery service. When you use the Instacart app, you can get same-day delivery and many times, your order can arrive within an hour! Customers have the option for grocery and liquor delivery, in addition to curbside pickup.
––Felissa Allard with Karly Wood
Feature photo: courtesy of Whole Foods