Great Apps to Help You Get Fresh Groceries Right to Your Doorstep

Our everyday life can get hectic to the point where we need to sacrifice specific activities or actions we otherwise shouldn’t. Because our jobs can take too much of our time, we have no time to hang out with friends, no time to exercise and no time to eat properly. So what we do, we reach out to the nearest and easiest option to at least satisfy our hunger or loneliness.

In this post, I’d like to talk about the last part - healthy eating in hopes of helping you to maybe find time to eat better food without having to spend too much time. My specific problem is that I often just don’t have time to hit the store. I sometimes tell myself I’ll do it after work but naturally, when the sun comes down, the last thing I feel like doing is shopping.

So, the idea came to me after my friend suggested grocery shopping apps. I thought why not give it a try and see if it helps. I started digging for apps and to my surprise, there are quite a few of them. Who’d knew?

Luckily, I stumbled upon a cool list of the best 10 grocery apps that helped me make my decision a lot easier and I want to share with you.

I ended up trying three different apps that I’ll review below but feel free to check others as well.

Instacart - Intuitive Grocery Shopping

As far as I could figure out, Instacart is currently one of the more popular apps and I can see why since it’s quite intuitive. You create the list of groceries you need, order and that’s it. One thing I really was surprised with happened when I was making my first order. I accidentally forgot to order tomatoes but fortunately, I discovered you can contact the supplier and they added the much-needed tomatoes right away.

But not all is roses. As much as Instacart can be intuitive in the way the app functions, sometimes you can get confused pretty easily. For instance, if a specific grocery is out of stock, you can still add it to your list aka cart. Only when you place the order they will notice that there’s no potatoes, tomatoes or whatever. It’s not a big deal, but it does waste precious seconds. Still, it’s a great app I use actively.

Shipt - Groceries and More

I think of Shipt as the younger brother of Instacart, but that in no way implies it’s worse. Besides getting the usual foodstuff, you can order what I feel is an endless list of different household items. Scrolling what’s available on Shipt feels like you’re walking through an actual market - minus the walking of course. If you’ll use this one or Instacart, it doesn’t really matter, to be honest. They both work and they do what they do well.

One thing I didn’t like about Shipt but was fixed (luckily) is that some items didn’t have images. I know it doesn’t make a huge difference if you’re buying oranges because of how different can oranges be? But still, for me, whenever I’m buying something online, not having an image automatically turns on an alarm that screams: “hey, don’t buy this.” I think some of you will relate with me.

Safeway - When You Need It the Most

There’s one cool thing I like about this app that’s a bit less popular than the first two. It goes like this. One time I came back home to prepare rice for dinner and I realized I had only less than half a cup left. Usually, I’d browse online until I found rice and order or go to the store to buy. With Safeway, this becomes a bit easier. All I had to do is scan the almost empty bag of rice with a barcode scanner that Safeway provides and I was immediately directed to the shopping page. One click and the rice was on its way later during the day.

Of course, it’s not that every day you’ll find yourself in a situation where you forgot something, but if you’re like me, it does happen. I’ll admit, I use Instacart and Shipt for shopping, but whenever I find myself in a sticky situation with a time limit, Safeway is my secret weapon. But keep in mind that you can use this one for shopping as well. Who knows, you might love it.

So there you go. I definitely suggest you try and of the above grocery shopping apps as they will definitely save you time. And by saving time you’ll be able to finally eat some actual food rather than the junk you get for a dollar on the street. I hope you find them useful and let me know if they work for you.

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