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Vancouver grocery delivery recommendation

Vancouver grocery delivery recommendation

By Boris Mann on April 14, 2004 - 4:49pm

Caterina asked about local Vancouver grocery delivery in the Flickr "Recipes to Share" group.

I use Spud. If you use my name when you sign up, I get $25 of free groceries! I'll make cookies or something for the Flickr crew…

I've been using Spud since the beginning of February, and it is great.

You can configure a "standing order" that varies through weeks 1 - 4 (so you get granola once a month, or tofu every other week, etc.)

We have a $15 produce box which is auto-picked every week, then you can swap out stuff you don't like (and add as much as you want -- the $15 is just a target to auto-generate). This seems to be enough for 2 people.

Very good breads as well, plus things like "Soup of the week" are quite good -- we tend to get that every other week, and it's about $5 for 4 servings of yummy soup.

So, we get the basics through Spud, so we always have things like milk, butter, eggs, and some basic veggies. And also eco-friendly soaps and cleaning supplies. Then it's easy to just fill out with a few veggies or meats here and there as needed.

Being me, I have to say the web interface is just OK. But it works, and everything gets auto-debited from your bank account. Here's a picture of my delivery from today:

Sample Spud.ca Delivery

In the interests of fairness, there are apparently two other services (found through Google). I haven't used either one.

Submitted by Richard Eriksson on April 25, 2004 - 3:37pm.

It looks like the Safeway in my neighbourhood is closing until as late as winter 2005 for renovations, so I may have to investigate a grocery delivery service like Spud. Safeway has a free shuttle service to the branch about 10 blocks away, but it only operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and only from 11;00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Submitted by Phil (not verified) on April 16, 2007 - 8:09am.

I have been using Stongs for 6 months now - unlike SPUD they have a full range of products and they delivery every day - SPUD delivers only on thursdays for my area. Stongs will also delivery wine and beer! that saves 2 trips!

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