The best grocery delivery services, apps, and websites to use, including Amazon, Instacart, Fresh Direct, Thrive Market, and more!

If you’ve been thinking about buying your groceries online but aren’t sure the best grocery delivery service for you, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve taken the guesswork out of which grocery service to use by compiling a list of the best places to buy groceries online near you! 

The Best Grocery Delivery Services Online

Buying groceries online works one of two different ways: A shopper goes to your local grocery store and shops for you, or an employee of the grocery store pulls your groceries for you.

Either way, you can pick up your groceries at the store, or someone delivers them to you. I personally like to get my groceries delivered because it saves me even more time, but going to pick them up is definitely a cheaper option.

Times may be crazy right now, but even without the recent circumstances, buying groceries online is a great way to save time and money. 

Here are some of the best places to buy groceries online:


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InstaCart is one of the most widely used services for ordering groceries online. What’s great about InstaCart is that you can order groceries up to 2-weeks in advance! And, they deliver right to your doorstep.

Minimum Order: $10
Delivery Fee: 
Starts at $4 for non-members.
Membership: Optional, includes free delivery on all orders over $35 for $99/year or $10/month.


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Thrive Market

If you are looking for healthy food options, check and see if Thrive Market delivers in your area. Get your favorite organic and non-GMO brands delivered right to your door. 

Minimum Order: $49
Delivery Fee: Included with membership.
Membership: $59 annually or $9.95 each month.



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Amazon Fresh

If you already have a Prime membership, this is a great option for you because it’s FREE! You can get anything from fresh produce to meat and dairy shipped right to your door. There’s a high demand for these things so you may have to keep checking back for things you want. 

Amazon also has other options for buying groceries online.

Minimum Order: $35 for free delivery in most locations
Delivery Fee: 
$10 for orders below $35
 Free for Amazon Prime members.



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Prime Now

Another option through Amazon is Prime Now. However, this service is exclusive to Prime members. Food is from local stores and other area markets. 



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If you like Costco, you will like Boxed. Only you don’t need a membership to use them. With this service, you can order in bulk. This is a perfect option for larger families or preppers. 

Minimum Order: $49 for free shipping
Delivery Fee: $7 delivery fee on orders below $49
Membership: Optional $49/year for free shipping on all orders


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This service is only available on the East Coast. The company’s own facility fills your order. Its a great option for those on the East Coast.

Minimum Order: $30
Delivery Fee: 
Starting at $6
Optional DeliveryPass for unlimited free deliveries; $79 for six months or $129 a year.



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This is a Target owned delivery service in which you need a membership to order from. You can select from a variety of grocery stores. A Shipt gig worker does your shopping and brings your groceries to your door.

Minimum Order: $35
Delivery Fee: 
$7 for orders below $35
Membership: $99/year or $14/month


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Walmart Grocery

New slots open for Walmart delivery every morning. When you see a slot, claim it quickly. Walmart is in high demand. Additionally, choose substitutions to ensure you get everything on your list.

Minimum Order: $30
Delivery Fee: Up to $10
Membership: Optional, unlimited free delivery for $98/year

Tips for Booking Time Slots

One of the trickiest things about buying your groceries online is getting a time slot that works for you. Right now, I have found that online grocery shopping is in high demand and sometimes it can be a couple of days before you can even get a time slot. So, here are my tips and tricks for getting your groceries when you need them:

  1. Order after midnight. More time slots begin to open up after midnight when services take a look at their resources. 
  2. Call local shops. The above online options are pretty known so lots of people are using them. Call your local grocery stores to find out their options.
  3. Order your groceries a few days before you need them. Don’t try to shop online the day you need your groceries. Instead, plan a few days or even a week ahead of time and schedule it out. 
  4. Check different services. If you check time slots for Instacart and can’t find a good time slot, check some of the other options. 
  5. Refresh your page. Be patient. If you don’t see a good time when you first check, refresh your page and check again later. 

Which service do you use to order groceries online? Share your experiences in the comments below. Don’t forget, sharing is caring. Be sure to share this on Pinterest so others can enjoy getting groceries online as well!

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