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Old 11-23-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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Question Online grocery shopping and delivery

Do the following areas have a grocery store with online shopping and delivery? Rosslyn, Ballston, Crystal City, Pentagon City

We plan to move into a hi-rise condo rental in one of these areas.

If none of these areas have this type of shopping, are there any condo buildings built on top of or next door to a good grocery store?

Thanx much
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Peapod should deliver to all of those areas.

Peapod Online Grocery Shopping and Delivery Service

Rosslyn, Ballston, and Pentagon City have grocery stores. Maybe not right next to the available condos, but within a 10 minute walk for sure.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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There are two Harris Teeter stores in the Pentagon City and Crystal City area. Both have apartments or condos above them, and nearby.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Harris Teeter has four grocery stores in Arlington in Crystal/Pentagon City, Shirlington, Hyde Park, and in Lee Harrison Shopping Center in the Yorktown part of the county. Only the Lee Harrison location offers online grocery shopping.

Here are the stores in Virginia with online shopping available:

Harris Teeter - Express Lane
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Oh, my bad ACWhite, it appears we were thinking the same thing haha.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Awesome, thanx folks Very helpful
I checked out that Harris Teeter... doesn't have delivery though
Andybody ever use that PeaPod company? How do ya like it?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Just got my second Peapod delivery this morning, and I am in love. Their online system is very easy to navigate. I click (quickly) on everything I want, checkout with a credit card, and it's all delivered the next day. You can choose to be home to accept delivery in a short window of time (two hours, I think, and evening times are available), or choose a longer window of unattended delivery, in which case they leave the stuff (with cold packs or dry ice) in a secure location you designate.

My only complaint is that there are some items I KNOW Giant has in the stores, but which aren't available from Peapod, so I still have to go in person for a couple of things. Also, it would be really nice if they had same-day shopping, but you have to order the day before.

A couple of weeks ago I used the express lane service from Harris Teeter. It was nice, though not quite as convenient: I ordered online and said what time I'd be in to pick up the groceries. They then shopped for me and kept the stuff in fridges at the front of the store. When I got there, they brought the groceries outside to me. (I paid via credit card to an employee with a mobile device, not online.)

Obviously, since Harris Teeter's program isn't delivery, it's not as convenient as Peapod, but it does save all the in-store time. The web site seemed to more accurately reflect items offered at that store than Peapod does. They did say two things I ordered weren't available, but when I checked, the store actually had one of them and the other was in my grocery bag after all. I might use this again, but the fees are about what Peapod charges to deliver (it was free the first time), so I'll have to think about whether it's worth it. You can do same-day shopping with HT as long as it is more than four hours in advance.

A minor difference is that HT put my groceries in paper bags, while Peapod used plastic. It was mostly tougher, re-usable plastic, but really, what can I do with all those plastic bags? I normally use cloth, but paper I can at least use for my recycling.

I tried to use Safeway's delivery service last week, but the web site said the only delivery windows were more than a week away, so I didn't bother.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Doppelganger69 View Post
Just got my second Peapod delivery this morning, and I am in love. Their online system is very easy to navigate. I click (quickly) on everything I want, checkout with a credit card, and it's all delivered the next day. You can choose to be home to accept delivery in a short window of time (two hours, I think, and evening times are available), or choose a longer window of unattended delivery, in which case they leave the stuff (with cold packs or dry ice) in a secure location you designate.

My only complaint is that there are some items I KNOW Giant has in the stores, but which aren't available from Peapod, so I still have to go in person for a couple of things. Also, it would be really nice if they had same-day shopping, but you have to order the day before.

A couple of weeks ago I used the express lane service from Harris Teeter. It was nice, though not quite as convenient: I ordered online and said what time I'd be in to pick up the groceries. They then shopped for me and kept the stuff in fridges at the front of the store. When I got there, they brought the groceries outside to me. (I paid via credit card to an employee with a mobile device, not online.)

Obviously, since Harris Teeter's program isn't delivery, it's not as convenient as Peapod, but it does save all the in-store time. The web site seemed to more accurately reflect items offered at that store than Peapod does. They did say two things I ordered weren't available, but when I checked, the store actually had one of them and the other was in my grocery bag after all. I might use this again, but the fees are about what Peapod charges to deliver (it was free the first time), so I'll have to think about whether it's worth it. You can do same-day shopping with HT as long as it is more than four hours in advance.

A minor difference is that HT put my groceries in paper bags, while Peapod used plastic. It was mostly tougher, re-usable plastic, but really, what can I do with all those plastic bags? I normally use cloth, but paper I can at least use for my recycling.

I tried to use Safeway's delivery service last week, but the web site said the only delivery windows were more than a week away, so I didn't bother.

Yea, I absolutely LOVE online grocery shopping... so so so convenient, especially when you're busy and have small kids.
I will definitely try the PeaPod. I may try HT Express for just small grocery loads that I can pick up. Online grocery shopping is really only great when they also deliver. It's extremely hard to have kids AND pick up lots of groceries, get them from the garage into a top floor condo, and put them away quickly so the ice cream doesn't melt. Can't leave the kid alone in the car or in the home while you take 50 elevator trips to unload groceries
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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It's like that classic puzzle of trying to get both the sheep and the fox across the river . . . .
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Yea, I absolutely LOVE online grocery shopping... so so so convenient, especially when you're busy and have small kids.
I will definitely try the PeaPod. I may try HT Express for just small grocery loads that I can pick up. Online grocery shopping is really only great when they also deliver. It's extremely hard to have kids AND pick up lots of groceries, get them from the garage into a top floor condo, and put them away quickly so the ice cream doesn't melt. Can't leave the kid alone in the car or in the home while you take 50 elevator trips to unload groceries

What you need is a folding wagon that you can load up with the groceries and bring them all up in one load with the kids. This is the best one if you've got a lot of stuff to haul upstairs: Rolling Wagon, Great For Picnics or Shopping, Cart - StacksAndStacks.com
It was designed by a busy mom with lots of kids who was dealing with issues similar to yours.
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