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Five ways to get your groceries delivered in Los Angeles

Next time you run out of milk, skip the traffic and just order grocery delivery in Los Angeles

Annalise Mantz
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Annalise Mantz
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These days, it seems like anything can be accomplished with just a click of a mouse or tap of a screen—including picking up food and drink to fill your fridge and pantry. When you can’t drum up the courage to brave the Trader Joe’s parking lot (we've all been there), just skip it and order grocery delivery instead.

A wealth of apps, online retailers and other grocery delivery services makes it easier than ever before to get fresh produce, meat and dairy (and non-dairy substitutes, of course) delivered within 24 hours. It takes online shopping to a whole new level of functional—one that saves you time scouring the aisles for that one yogurt brand you like and loading up the car.

Whether you prefer chains like Vons for one-stop shopping, offbeat snacks or Whole Foods for everything organic, you can get it all delivered right to your front door. After all, you can’t eat at the best restaurants in Los Angeles all the time—sometimes, even the best pizza or best sushi just isn’t as satisfying as cooking for yourself. So sit back, relax and order grocery delivery in Los Angeles—no driving or heavy lifting required.

With all grocery delivery services, just a heads up that sometimes items may go out of stock after you’ve already ordered them, particularly during times of high demand. Each service offers a different replacement item or refund procedure. And please make sure to tip your delivery person!

Grocery delivery in L.A.

Think of Instacart as your personal shopper for groceries. After you place your order online, the service sends an employee to pick out everything on your list from a local store and bring it to your house. They’ll choose your bananas, weigh out a half-pound of snap peas and check for cracked eggs. You also choose the delivery window (faster times correspond with a higher fee) and the store. Since Instacart sends shoppers to L.A.-area stores like Ralphs, Gelson’s, Whole Foods, Smart & Final and even Costco, you have plenty of choices.

Angelenos who already pay for Amazon Prime can schedule deliveries of fresh produce through Amazon Fresh (if you’re new to Prime, you can get a 30-day free trial before you’re billed $13 for the first month). Though Amazon Fresh used to charge a separate monthly fee, Prime subscribers receive free deliveries for orders over $35 (otherwise you’ll pay an extra $10). Your groceries also come in a temperature-controlled package to keep them cold, so you don’t have to be there when they arrive. Though it doesn’t have as wide a selection as some of the other services, Amazon Fresh does offer Whole Foods products.

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As long as you meet the minimum order requirement of $30, this Southern California grocery chain can deliver online orders to most L.A. zip codes. Most orders placed by 8:30am will arrive for delivery that afternoon and evening; for a morning delivery, expect to place your order the night before. A $9.95 fee applies to all orders and is subject to change (but new customers receive free delivery on their first order!). If there are no age-restricted items in your cart (like alcoholic beverages where an ID is required), the grocery bags can be left right at your front door.

Yummy.com can usually deliver your grocery order in just about 30 minutes for a fee of just $6.99. Yes, you read that right. This grocer operates five small-format stores around the city, so the delivery operation can easily source the organic bananas or six-pack of beer you ordered in your neighborhood. Yummy.com also stocks smaller brands such as Coolhaus Ice Cream, Amy’s, Harmless Harvest and Tom’s of Maine in addition to the big, mainstream players. Order more than $125 worth of groceries and delivery is free.

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This late-night Sunset Strip fixture delivers everything from fresh produce to ready-made sandwiches to bottles of liquor to an area spanning Santa Monica to East Hollywood. A delivery fee starting as low as $3.99 applies to most orders and Pink Dot couriers will deliver as early as 9am and as late as 2am every day. 

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