I’m surprised how many people still haven’t heard of this wonderful Fresh Direct service! In 2014, I’m also surprised that most local grocery stores are still charging a $19.99 delivery fee – yikes! Fresh Direct delivers groceries right to your door for around $7. But…they send coupon codes constantly that offer free delivery (I’ve NEVER had to pay the fee yet). I don’t do this every week because I actually truly enjoy grocery shopping. What I don’t enjoy…are the shoppers! I still think the most dangerous place when I was pregnant, was a grocery store. They lose any sense of awareness to whats going on around them at a grocery store, it’s this selfish rush to get what they need. People don’t care if their cart nails you in the shins, if they stand so far up your ass they’re practically on your back in the checkout line. If I can hear you breathing in my ear, you should probably back up. Or how about the people that suddenly need something when you’re already standing there? I see you looking at the chocolate chips, but I need them so bad let me put my hand 2cm from your face and push you out of the way. Or on the flip side, the people that have absolutely no idea wtf they’re looking for and stand directly in the middle of the aisle gazing into an abyss of dreams. Like have you ever been to a grocery store before in your life?! Than there’s the ones that need stop signs or traffic lights. You’re walking down the store minding your business when they come charging out of the aisle like there’s no tomorrow. Take these factors during the holiday season and multiply that by ten. So this morning, my groceries arrived at 6AM and I put them away in just 10 minutes. You get to choose the delivery time. No bags, no driving, no people. If you want them carried somewhere, he’ll do it. If not, he drops them off in a matter of seconds, you sign and he leaves you the hell alone. Love it! When you’re super busy and you don’t need to add one more annoying task to your list, this is a lifesaver! You can scroll through the app to check on prices, I spend a little more than I would at the grocery store. Some things I would definitely not buy (bc they’re more) are essentials like body washes, hand soaps, household cleaners, chicken broths, certain fruits/veggies. My favorite items are their soups ($4) and salads ($5-7) for lunches at work. They also have good specials on proteins (3.99lb/club pack of chicken, 6.99lb fresh salmon, their flank steak was more than the store but I splurged bc I really feel like making tacos with it). The quality of the food is great just pay attention to sizes (I bought 8 oz water bottles bc they looked bigger in the picture, oops maybe read the details). Browse the president’s picks for good deals. I did strawberry chia bars for $2.50, chocolate special K cereal for $2, baby food packs for $5. Here’s what I bought for $150 (the fruit above too of course). At Wegmans, this would be $145, Trader Joe’s around $110 and Whole Foods $180:
Local kale $2
Their soups are very good! Homemade. Less broth, more ingredients. Just like the salads, loads of ingredients, less greens. More value.
I also bought zucchini, onions, yogurts, herbs, salmon, flank steak, chicken, spicy turkey sausage. I wanted popcorn but got it at Target instead bc I didn’t see the one I liked (white cheddar). And because it’s Christmas Month: