"Haven't tried it yet? You probably expect to be either dazzled (groceries, without ever getting into the car, in as little as an hour, hurrah) or disappointed (out-of-stock items, hard-to-navigate websites, higher prices or, gasp, bruised apples).
It turns out not all online grocers are the same; they're as varied as brick-and-mortar markets and offer distinct shopping experiences and products. Looking for a foodie site with pretty pictures and artisan goods? Superstore with more than half a million items and fast delivery? Convenience mart with the option of organic vegetables? Or do you just need someone to run to the nearest Trader Joe's for your favorite Trader Jacques Fleur de Sel Caramels?
In the last year, companies both large and indie have emerged in the L.A. market: AmazonFresh, Instacart, Good Eggs, Deliveer, Kale Cart and SPUD, in addition to some already established services (Yummy.com, for example). Not to mention grocery store chains such as Vons.com. Wal-Mart and Google are testing the same waters.
Expect more. Online grocery services generated sales of more than $6 billion in 2012 (still just a fraction of the $1-trillion grocery market), according to Forrester Research. That number is expected to increase to $9.47 billion in 2017, with more than 2,000 services in the U.S."
Source: Betty Hallock, A Cartful of Online Grocery Choices, LA Times, June 14, 2014.
Stumble in the front door at 8 p.m. after a long day at work, and the last thing you want to do is spend an hour making a mess in the kitchen. In a perfect world, dinner would always be pre-planned and pre-prepped, and cooking and eating it would cure the day's stress, not cause it. Luckily, these 13 companies have our backs. From pre-packed dinner boxes delivered to your front door, to perfectly portioned and cut ingredient boxes that minimize prep time, there's something here to make healthy dining easier for everyone.
Just like many of you, we have been on a journey to live and eat more healthfully. Our desire for affordable, chemically unaltered food led us to develop Abundant Harvest Organics. We have discovered an approach to natural food distribution that will deliver seasonal organic produce at conventional prices fresh from the field.
Free same-day and early morning delivery of orders over $35 on more than 500,000 items, including fresh grocery and local products.
Who knew that diet food could look like this? At bistroMD, we reject the idea that healthy food must be bland and boring. We are passionate about delivering healthy and delicious entrees that are perfectly suited for weight loss. BistroMD diet delivery is weight loss without the sacrifice.
Get farm-fresh ingredients and delicious recipes delivered weekly, right to your door.
Organic Produce Vegetables and Fruits Delivered to Your Door Nationwide! Boxed Greens provides an affordable way to enjoy organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to your front door! Committed to supporting small farming operations, we offer a diverse selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year. By taking advantage of many local farms and the long growing season in Arizona, we are able to deliver many wonderful fruits and veggies while maintaining our commitment to supporting traditional farms.
Our service is real time which means no waiting. As soon as you place the order our shoppers will receive it, head out to the store, and start shopping. We save you time, money and also a trip to the store.
Welcome to the only nationwide marketplace for specialty foods. We deliver yummy local goodness direct from the maker to your door!
DoorDash enables delivery in areas where it was not available. Our mission is to empower small business owners to offer delivery in an affordable and convenient way. We are achieving this mission first by enabling restaurant food delivery.
Browse food delivery and takeout restaurants menus, read reviews, and enjoy coupons and discounts. You can choose a restaurant according to a cuisine you like, such as Pizza, Chinese food, Thai food, Indian, and even Mexican food, by their distance from you, rating or by reviews left by other customers.
Eatwild.com provides research-based information about "eating on the wild side." This means choosing present-day foods that approach the nutritional content of wild plants and game–our original diet. Evidence is growing on an almost daily basis that these wholesome foods give us more of the nutrients we need to fight disease and enjoy optimum health.
As people are becoming increasingly interested about where their food comes from and how it was grown, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming a popular alternative for getting high quality food from a trusted local farm, Farm Fresh To You. By joining our CSA, families are connecting directly to our farm, Capay Organic, and are receiving regular deliveries of nutrient rich, mouth watering, organic produce delivered directly to their home or office.
We collaborate with notable restaurants and top chefs to bring their best dishes to you in the form of delicious fresh ingredients and pre-prepped products that will enable you to cook faster with more flavor.
Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. Forks Over Knives was launched in 2011 as a feature documentary.
Every Freshly meal saves you at least an hour that you would've spent shopping, cooking and cleaning. Spend more time doing what you love, with people you love.
Freshology is a premium healthy gourmet diet delivery service. We embrace the philosophy of healthy living from the inside out. This begins with eating healthy food whenever possible, and fueling your body daily with a delicious combination of nutritionally balanced meals, as good nutrition is known to aid in maintaining good health.
Welcome to FromTheFarm.com -- the first online farmers market to offer consumers premium agricultural products shipped directly from family farms across the country. FromTheFarm.com does not warehouse any products; everything you purchase comes direct to you from the farm where it was grown.
Good Eggs is bringing local groceries right to you. Order online from the best local farmers & foodmakers, and your groceries will be picked and prepped fresh. Pick them up in your neighborhood or have them delivered right to your door!
Graze was started by seven friends sick of chips and candy, who wanted a better way to snack.
We quit our jobs and camped out in a friend’s spare room for months and after a lot of hard work, graze.com was born - snacks that show off the tasty side of health and are delivered directly to you.
Fast forward a few years and we have developed a range of over 90 delicious snacks and designed an intelligent algorithm, that we call DaRWIN, to customise each and every box specially for you.
At your doorstep, when you want it.
You choose the delivery day.
No commitments ever. Skip weeks when you want to.
Food is carefully packed in a refrigerated container;
no need to be home when it arrives.
Order delivery food online from nearby restaurants.
Our purpose is to make healthy food easy to find and more accessible. Founded in 1999, HappyCow was created as a public service to assist travelers and people everywhere find vegan, vegetarian, and healthy food.
We deliver delicious recipes and the exact ingredients to your door every week.
Our mission is to unleash the flavor of vegetables, bring them to the center of your plate, and make them craveable.
Shop on your own schedule and order for now, or for later.
You're wanting to eat better, right? If you desire to eat closer to a plant-based diet, this is a good step in that direction.
An online marketplace where you can find outstanding local chefs to cook for you, in your home.
Meals arrive chilled so everything stays fresh. Heat in your oven or microwave and eat on your own schedule.
Since 1999, Netgrocer.com has been delivering grocery items to households across the nation including perishable and frozen goods. Netgrocer is an online grocery store delivering nationwide and to APO/FPO addresses. Complete your grocery shopping through our selection of refrigerated, frozen, and non-perishable groceries, health and beauty supplies, home, and gift items.
Eat perfectly without thinking about it, No more grocery shopping, preparing food or cooking, Plans are flexible to accommodate dietary preferences, Skip a day or cancel at any time, All plans can be customized to weekdays only or 7 days a week.
Plated delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients to your door so that you can relax and enjoy the cooking experience.
Seamless is simply the easiest way to order food for delivery or takeout. Whatever you’re in the mood for, wherever you’re in the mood for it, you’ve got it. No menus, no phone calls, no repeating yourself.
Use our online store to browse for local and organic groceries from our many local farmers and producers.
At Thrive Market you get the most popular healthy and non-toxic products shipped conveniently to your door at wholesale prices.
Vegin’ Out, based in Los Angeles, offers Southern California customers a healthy dining option that is more affordable and convenient than takeout, with all the environmental and wellness benefits of a plant-based diet. Vegin’ Out provides a week’s worth of freshly prepared, healthy, delicious vegan meals, delivered to its customers’ homes or offices. Each Vegin’ Out dish is low fat, cholesterol free, trans-fat free, dairy free, cruelty free, and prepared with all the organic and locally grown ingredients as possible.
Cheese has been known to be controversial when it comes to health, but c'mon, who doesn't like a good cheddar every now and then.
There are hundreds of types of cheese produced all around the world using the milk from cows, goats, sheep and other mammals. Cheese supplies calcium, protein, and phosphorus, has varying fat contents and comes in numerous flavors, textures, shapes and sizes. There are even vegetarian varieties.
It's amazing how many purveyors are out there, most of whom have dark chocolate, and most of which are organic - So Go Ahead, Indulge!
What did you have for breakfast this morning? Most likely it was a cup of 'Morning Joe'. Many of us need our "caffeine fix" to jolt us awake and it only takes about 10 minutes for the so-called "caffeine rush" to set in and get one started for the day.
Some of the best eating vacations and cooking classes on the planet...
Dairy - More Choices Than Ever - whole milk, various percentages, non-fat, organic, yogurt, kefir, raw...
"Not milk? Choosing milk for your morning cereal or coffee used to be pretty simple: skim, low-fat or whole. These days, though, market shelves and refrigerators are crowded with an array of alternatives: soy, almond, rice, hemp and more.
When it comes to losing weight there is no shortage of products, diet plans, or advice out there to confuse you. We commend you on your decision to begin a weight loss program. But remember there is no quick fix. Most people can lose weight on almost any diet plan that restricts calories, at least in the short term, however it's incredibly difficult to maintain that weight loss permanently.
Be extra careful in the storage, preparation and cooking of all poultry, even if it is organic, and keep your reuseable bags clean. Salmonella outbreaks can still occur despite regulations aimed at minimizing poultry exposure on the farms. And stay egg smart...Forego those raw eggs in your next Caesar.
High carb, low carb, bars for meal replacement and for increased energy, organic, wheat free, peanut free, sweet and salty. Energy bars have grown in popularity and thankfully the taste has improved. Here's a few of our faves.
Despite their growing popularity, energy drinks remain controversial because of the effects of excessive caffeine, combination with alcohol and marketing to tweens and teens.
It has become a tad bit confusing when it comes to choosing which fitness drink to consume or whether to drink them at all. From sports and energy drinks to electrolyte and recovery drinks, fitness drinks have flooded the market.
Sports and supplement drinks replenish fluids, carbohydrates, electrolytes and other nutrients that are used up during activity whereas energy drinks are meant to do just that, give you energy. In most cases water replacement is usually sufficient. However, fitness drinks do play a role depending on the type of exercise and how long you do it.
With over a decade of research and experience, foodfacts.com is the leading internet source for nutrition and ingredient data. Our mission from our founder is clear: inform and challenge people to find out what’s really in the foods they are eating.
National non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food, the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.
EWG recommends buying organic whenever possible. Not only is it smart to reduce your exposure to pesticides, but buying organic sends a message that you support environmentally friendly farming practices that minimize soil erosion, safeguard workers and protect water quality and wildlife.
HarvestMark is the leading fresh food traceability solution from YottaMark. More than a billion produce packages have been enabled with HarvestMark Codes to speed response to suspected recall events and deliver on-demand product information throughout the supply chain.
There are many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you normally wouldn’t eat. Fruit and vegetable juices retain most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that would be found in the whole versions of those foods.
Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment...that natives say 'kimchi' instead of 'cheese' when getting their pictures taken - Health.com
"Family farmers are being forced out of business at an alarming rate, and hundreds of small farmers sell their land every week. The dramatic expansion of industrial agriculture has made it increasingly difficult for small family farmers in the US, but many small family farms have found hope within the sustainable food movement." Source - The Meatrix.
Support your local farmer, especially the farmers that raise pasture-fed animals.
"Fruits and nuts are full of nutrients, and unless you buy salted nuts, have almost no negative ingredients. When sticking to a serving size, they are virtually the perfect snack" - Source: Livestrong.
The best olive oil in the world is made in Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Tunisia, Syria, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and a bunch of other countries. The worst olive oil in the world is made in all of those same places. Get the point?
"If you do just one thing–make one conscious choice–that can change the world, go organic. Buy organic food. Stop using chemicals and start supporting organic farmers. No other single choice you can make to improve the health of your family and the planet will have greater positive repercussions for our future.” â€• Maria Rodale, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe.
A new category of beverages known as relaxation drinks promote their ability to take the edge off stress and anxiety, and even help you sleep, according to the companies that sell them. Just a few years ago there were only two companies manufacturing relaxation drinks.
Whether traveling or sitting at home, finding a restaurant has never been easier.
Try to pick the least polluted fish and go wild. Then again, maybe we should consider moving to Hawaii or Alaska.
We are constantly being sold that soy products are good for us because Asian folk have been thriving on them for centuries. You may be surprised to learn that Asians consume soy in tiny amounts — 7 to 8 grams per day — and most of this has been fermented for 3 to 5 years to remove the toxins. Then again, that Soy milk tastes so good!
Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you're inviting a person into your life - Maya Angelou
Do supplements keep us healthy? Some do and some don't. For example, research overwhelmingly suggests that multivitamins probably make no major difference in maintaining a healthy state and in fact, are not without risk.
So, what's the perfect vitamin supplement? It appears to be…duh… a healthy, balanced diet, even for lactating women. Plus you'll probably save some of your hard earned money. But, if you still want to take supplements omega 3's and vitamin D make sense.
Order delivery food online whether it's for today or tomorrow.
Tea is one of the most ancient and popular beverages consumed around the world. Black tea accounts for about 75 percent of the world’s tea consumption. In the United States, United Kingdom (UK), and Europe, black tea is the most common tea beverage consumed; green tea is the most popular tea in Japan and China. Oolong and white tea are consumed in much lesser amounts around the world.
The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all.
Billions of dollars are spent on drinking bottled water every day and as a result the bottled water industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the food and beverage sector. No wonder water is also called 'Blue Gold'.
While your health-freak friends spend hundreds of dollars on weird miracle fruit juices, you can sit back and relax. As it happens, your red wine habit might just be the key to staying young longer.