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.
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!