Sometimes you just don't have time to drive to the grocery store, peruse the aisles, and haul home your food. Fortunately, online grocery stores have become wildly popular, especially among time-strapped urbanites, but also across the country. Along with East Coast standbys like Peapod and FreshDirect, a new crop of online grocers has popped up, each offering different perks and parameters to suit various needs and lifestyles.
Best for Small Orders
Another NYC staple, FreshDirect is best for small, frequent orders. Delivery is free for orders $30 and over. This makes it the best service for getting those few items you need midweek between your bigger grocery runs or even grabbing a few bottles of wine for an office celebration. FreshDirect also does catering for businesses, so use it to order in sandwich platters, sliders, big salads, pastries, and more for work meetings. [freshdirect.com]