You’ve probably heard that some local Kroger stores are offering ClickList, an online ordering service, to make grocery shopping easier than ever. While that sounds amazing, sometimes finding the kids’ shoes and loading them in to the car seats to pick up the order is just too much. When that happens, look to one of these Indianapolis area delivery services to save the day.
Insta-Cart is a grocery delivery service which shops your local stores and delivers the items to your home. Stores in the Indy area include Whole Foods, Georgetown Market, Costco, Kroger, Meijer, Fresh Thyme and Petco. All but Costco offer their products at the same price as the store, although in-store promos and loyalty prices may not apply. Delivery starts at $3.99 or join InstaCart Express for $99 for the year and get free delivery on all orders over $35. Save money and avoid ‘Busy Time’ delivery fees by placing your order in advance.
For fresh produce scheduled to be delivered regularly and for free, look to Green Bean Delivery. This company offers organic produce and natural groceries sourced from local farms whenever possible. You choose a bin size and delivery schedule (weekly or biweekly) and your products will be automatically delivered. Do nothing and the pre-selected produce will appear at your doorstep, or go online to modify the produce selections or add items to your order.
Another grocery delivery service, Peapod, offers delivery as soon as the following day. Delivery fees start at $7 and the minimum order is $60. Prices are comparable to the stores and selection is large. Peapod has their own inventory instead of shopping other grocery stores. They carry national brands as well as their own store brand, offer many natural and organic selections, local favorites, and prepared foods.
I’m no chef, but I like to have a healthy, tasty meal for my family to enjoy after a long day. Enter Hello Fresh, the to-your-door delivery service that sets you up with everything you need to put together a great meal. Choose from dinners like Pan-Seared Salmon and Chinese Black Bean Chicken, or select options from their vegetarian box. Meals start at $9 per person per meal and are each weekly box contains 3 meals for either 2 or 4 people (we tried the two person box and it was plenty to feed my husband and myself as well as our two young boys). All ingredients are packaged separately in the exact quantity needed and the instructions are clear and easy. Added bonus -this service offers farm fresh ingredients without the wasted produce and seasonings that seem to be unavoidable otherwise.
Need diapers, a frozen pizza, and a new book? Maybe toothpaste, a dust buster, and some new bath towels? Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service has made the fee for Prime well worth it. Download the Amazon Prime Now app, place your order, and your items can be to your door in a couple hours. The app alerts you when items are en route, and you can watch the map as the driver nears your house (with ice cream!?!). The delivery is free (a minimum purchase of $15 is required) but you can use the app to tip the driver. Certain restrictions apply, not all of the Indianapolis metro is in the Prime Now delivery area.
Have a certain restaurant in mind or just need a Happy Meal for some kids, ASAP? Try the Uber Eats app or ubereats.com to order McDonalds or other local restaurants according to your location. I can grab food from the local Mexican place or even the local Thai place. There are also several national chains listed. Restaurants control what food is offered on the app and an Uber driver picks up the food and delivers it to your door. There is an additional booking fee for orders.
When the kids are finally in bed sometimes you just need a glass of wine. And sometimes you are out. Don’t despair! Drizly has you covered. This website uses local liquor stores to help you stock your bar without leaving home in under an hour! Order beer, wine, liquor, mixers, and even ice at Drizly.com or with the Drizly app. Delivery is $5, the product prices are great (Yellow Tail wine under $4!) and the service is speedy. Don’t forget to tip the driver who just saved your Wednesday!
Now if only Starbucks would bring that latte to my door…