In Whole Foods, it seems the store is more crowded than normal. Then I realize the shopping carts have two or three big paper grocery bags, lined with silver-insulated bags and these are Whole Foods employees filling same-day delivery orders. There are a LOT of them!
With medical/social concerns on the rise, we might be considering staying in and cooking at home. Good idea, except the food has to come from somewhere, and if you’re trying not to join crowds picking over the produce, what do you do?
Enter the at-home and food delivery services that started in the past decade and have grown into household names: Hello Fresh, Green Chef, Delivery Dudes, DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc. Then there are the large shopping chains that started same-day grocery delivery, including Whole Foods, Publix, Target and Walmart.
The grocery same-day services usually require a minimum amount in the order, plus a delivery fee of about $10. These delivery services and stores make their success based on quality of food and service. When the food gets to your door, wash all the produce well, make sure you refrigerate perishables quickly and enjoy some at-home time with your family and friends.
But don’t forget restaurants, please. If tourism falls off, restaurants will suffer, and if you stay home all the time, same deal. Just use common sense always, and heed the “wash your hands often” advice. Those who work to feed you quality meals are following that practice and more strict guidelines.
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