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Old 09-18-2022, 05:32 PM
 
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I would like reviews and recommendations on which grocery delivery service to use: I have never done delivery because I like to shop in store, but I am now laid up with a serious injury and cannot do that. So...wondering which service is most reliable, least costly or anything else I might need to know... Basically Kroger, Publix or Aldi.

Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2022, 05:55 PM
 
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Whole Foods is by far the best experience in my opinion.
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Old 09-18-2022, 06:03 PM
 
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Whole Foods is by far the best experience in my opinion.
Unfortunately no Whole Foods in Lakeland....
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Old 09-18-2022, 06:08 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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I don't know anything about Kroger, as there isn't any near me and I've never lived near any previously.

Aldi's and Publix delivery are both done through Instacart.

I worked for Publix during the pandemic's worst months, and our biggest customers during that period were Instacart Shoppers (the people who bought, bagged, and delivered the groceries to your door). Some of them were terrific. Some were horrible. I personally wouldn't trust any of them because I wouldn't want the ice cream melted and leaking out onto the produce, or end up paying extra for brand names swapped out without my permission because the brand I asked for wasn't available.

Your best bet is to try to find a neighbor or relative to help you with the groceries. Give them money, tell them what you need, and enjoy peace of mind that they'll have your best interest at heart.
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Old 09-18-2022, 06:12 PM
 
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I would like reviews and recommendations on which grocery delivery service to use: I have never done delivery because I like to shop in store, but I am now laid up with a serious injury and cannot do that. So...wondering which service is most reliable, least costly or anything else I might need to know... Basically Kroger, Publix or Aldi.

Thanks!
If you like to save money, how about a 30 day free trial of Walmartplus?
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Old 09-18-2022, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Flawduh
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Unfortunately no Whole Foods in Lakeland....
That’s a shame. I agree that they are the best.

I haven’t had issues with bad quality from Instacart though, which is what Publix uses. I’ve had garbage quality from Walmart delivery and cancelled my membership.


In other words, get an Instacart membership.
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:45 AM
 
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No way i would trust anyone to bring me stuff duff. I will go to the store and into the door.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:02 AM
 
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I have used Instacart religiously since being more/less homebound the past two years minus all but a few issues. If you're picky about meat or produce (or whatever) you can communicate with your shopper during the shopping process where they'll send pictures to approve, or not. I'm fortunate enough to have the option of Publix, Sprouts, Target or Fresh Market so able to mix things up if favoring particular product or all organic. I have yet to try Kroger mostly due to the fact you have to order the day before and I just seem more in tune with same-day orders and one to two-hour delivery windows.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I use Wal-Mart. They usually have the cheapest groceries and you can buy other stuff they sell at the same time. Really, the worst thing about Wal-Mart has always been going there and it removes that element so I’ve been fairly happy with it. I don’t get fresh produce there anymore though and they don’t seem to select the best stuff.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Flawduh
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I have used Instacart religiously since being more/less homebound the past two years minus all but a few issues. If you're picky about meat or produce (or whatever) you can communicate with your shopper during the shopping process where they'll send pictures to approve, or not. I'm fortunate enough to have the option of Publix, Sprouts, Target or Fresh Market so able to mix things up if favoring particular product or all organic. I have yet to try Kroger mostly due to the fact you have to order the day before and I just seem more in tune with same-day orders and one to two-hour delivery windows.
Exactly this. Of course, I prefer to pick items myself, but I’ve had mostly great experiences with Instacart, which I also use for Publix, Sprouts, and Target.
Until Kroger does same day delivery (as in… within just a few hours) I won’t use them.
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