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Tips for the Urban Motorcyclist: Groceries

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…

Buon appetito!

About Adrian

Adrian is the YouMotorcycle Editor. He never planned on becoming a blogger, but liked the idea of sharing his passion and encouraging others to get out and ride. He believes that anyone thinking about buying a motorcycle should hurry up and buy one, and that everyone who already owns a motorcycles should ride more. He likes V-Twins, scooters, and breaking social norms. He occasionally wears a suit and high-top sneakers when he rides to work. Sometimes he takes out his tools and everything goes from bad to worse. Sometimes everything just falls into his lap. Whatever the case he stays grateful and always tries to learn. If you feel motorcycling is a lifestyle, follow him via social media.

3 comments

  1. This is great Adrian, I never would’ve thought about ordering groceries online! I’m in Los Angeles and I’m not aware of any groceries that ship but I’m sure there are tons. I’ll be looking into this! Great idea for a blog post by the way!

    Cheers!

    Ramiro

    • Hey Ramiro, long time no see! Welcome back. Thanks for the compliment. We try to find ways to get by, on two wheels only, as much as possible. The Viking Bags motorcycle bags from Motorcycle House help… but it’s still a little too cold up here to be spending 5 minutes in the parking lot loading everything!

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