Home-delivery vans are en-route all over Melbourne distributing good, fresh, local produce to time-strapped folks. Or those who can’t be bothered putting their shoes on.
Here are some of our favourite businesses ready to shop the weekly staples for you. Fruit boxes, fresh bread, milk, even the chocolate and wine, are only a few clicks away.
Your Grocer allows its customers to shop local stores in the area online. When you enter your postcode a list of local businesses will appear, with their products available for purchase. Your Grocer collects the orders from these local businesses and delivers them, allowing customers to support their community as well as enjoy products they already know and trust.
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Aussie Farmers Direct was developed to encourage people to think about the way food gets to the table, and consider the farmers behind the produce. Removing the middle-man, Aussie Farmers Direct delivers all the weekly needs: assorted fruit and vegetable boxes (including a Wok Box or a Naked n’ Fresh Box by Spade and Barrow); organic foods; dairy; meat and seafood; cereals; baked goods; eggs; juices; even freshly made meals and kids foods.
Fresh Food Market lets customers shop some of the best stores of the Queen Victoria Market without the crowds. Products from The Corner Chicken Shop, George the Fishmonger, La’Deli and Market Select are all available for purchase, such as crumbed chicken, mussels, gourmet cheese and fresh flowers. Fresh Food Market will direct customers to the individual sites of each store for ordering, but all the products are delivered together.
My Food Bag and Hello Fresh pack grocery deliveries around the recipes they create, providing a great option for those who struggle to conjure creativity in the kitchen. Customers select the grocery box they fancy and the amount of people/number of meals it needs to accommodate. My Food Bag or Hello Fresh does the shopping, delivers the groceries and supplies the recipes that make the most of those products.
If organic is what you’re after, the options are vast.
Ceres Fair Food is an organic grocer and carbon-neutral food delivery service focused on supporting the local economy and environment. FODMAP-friendly fruit and veg boxes, superfoods and probiotics are all available.
The Happy Apple delivers six days a week for only $3.50, and can deliver next day on orders placed before 4pm. By the way, these guys have the wine.
For those last minute ingredients, Grocery Butler has vans ready and waiting, with a promise to deliver in less than 90 minutes to selected postcodes. All that is required is an order over $25 and those forgotten supplies will be on the kitchen bench in no time.