I ordered my groceries from GroceryGateway.com – It’s a service started by Longo’s a grocery store chain here in Toronto. You can browse through their entire inventory, add items to your cart, and someone will pick your items for you and deliver them to your door. And yes, you can order from home, in your underwear, watching American Horror Story, while working on a blog post.
The delivery fee is $9.99. That’s a little steep if you’re a single motorcyclist ordering enough groceries for yourself. They do give you a $5 credit towards your first order however. To get the most bang for my buck I stocked up on items with long shelf life such as tuna.
The fruit selection was and quality was excellent. I was happy with the expiration dates on everything I ordered as well, except for my ground beef which had a best before date of the third day after receiving my delivery. I had bread, dairy, meats, fruit, poultry, and even toilet paper delivered. They’ll even deliver beer, but I was still stocked from the move.
I recommend using a mobile version of the Grocery Gateway website rather than the desktop version. The mobile app has “Popular” and “Now Trending” pages. These helped me find some good sale prices I otherwise would’ve missed.
Overall I’m pretty happy with my first online grocery shopping experience, but next time I won’t buy the overpriced mixed fruit trays. Not enough bang for buck there.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go get some free tool boxes for my garage, but I’ll tell you a little more about that next time…