Perhaps pre-quarnatine, you may not have ordered food or groceries that often. (or if you’re like me I Postmates a little too much.) The cost of delivery can seriously start to add up, so you may not want to incur the extra expense. But because COVID is keeping most of us home — and restaurants in LA are only open for pickup or delivery — ordering out has become the new normal or even if you’re just trying to save time. From groceries, to meal-prepped ingredients, to full meals, it’s incredible how much food can be delivered right to your door.
If you live somewhere that’s still mostly locked down like LA and are trying to continue staying socially distant as much as possible, try taking advantage of these food subscriptions and delivery services.
If you’re unfamiliar, Thrive Market is a digital grocery store that focuses on healthy, organic, and non-GMO products. You can customize your “market” to whatever your dietary restrictions are, whether you’re keto, gluten-free, vegan, or have food sensitivities or allergies. They offer everything that you would find packaged at a normal grocery store, including frozen foods (just no fresh produce, meat, or seafood), ranging from snacks, to beauty products, to home cleaning products, to supplements.
Something else I love about Thrive Market is their focus on sustainability: They source all of their products ethically and sustainably, their shipping is carbon-neutral, their warehouses implement a zero-waste policy, and everything arrives in recyclable or compostable packaging. It’s a company you can really feel good supporting, and all of their products will make you feel good inside, too.
I know there are seemingly hundreds of different food delivery services, but the one that I love above the rest is Postmates. While some food delivery services only handle meals, or maybe only handle lunch and dinner (but no breakfast), Postmates is available for everything. You can order alcohol, groceries, and of course or even just a dessert (so guilty of ordering frozen yogurt!) There are almost endless possibilities of the things you can order on Postmates.
Plus, if you’re an Unlimited member, you get free delivery on every single order (which is a huge win if you find yourself ordering a lot). Make sure you have your push notifications turned on for the app so you’re alerted when they’re having a 24-hour flash discount, which actually happens pretty often.
P.S. If you’re in LA, try our Summer Fridays x Craig’s Vegan Vanilla Cloud ice cream available on August 12th on Postmates
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m not a huge cook. I like buying my meals already prepared, and for the ones I do have to cook myself, I like them to be as easy as possible. What I love about Daily Harvest is that it gives you so many different options for healthy frozen soups and drinks that you can easily prepare yourself (just blend!). All of their products are delivered to your door farm-frozen (meaning the ingredients were frozen immediately after they were harvested) and meal-prepped (no knife work for you!). All you have to do is follow the instructions.
I really like their soups for lunch and dinner, while the oat bowls and chia bowls are perfect for breakfast. They also make smaller items like smoothies, “scoops” (their dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream, yum!), “bites” (little balled-up snacks), and lattes. It’s so easy to stock up on a bunch of these in your freezer and use them when you’re running low on groceries or don’t feel like putting in too much effort for a meal.
Going to the grocery store might scare you right now, and that’s totally understandable. That’s where Instacart comes in. The app is designed to let you shop from your favorite grocery stores with the convenience of having it all delivered. It saves you time so you don’t have to go to the grocery store and keeps you socially distant in the process. Grocery store availability changes based on what city you’re in, but in LA, they have tons of popular options, including Sprouts, Gelson’s, and Ralph’s, as well as specialty stores like CVS, Petco, and BevMo.
Did I miss any of your favorite food subscriptions or delivery services? Let me know in the comments below!