It's a wild time to be heading out to the local Coles or Woolworths at the moment, and you're probably best to keep your distance anyway.
To help ease the burden, we've put together the best grocery delivery services on offer in Brisbane right now. So you can get your groceries with a little less stress in your day.
Fresh Produce Delivery
Charlie’s in Everton Park (and their Raw Squeeze stores around town) is a favourite among fresh fruit shoppers on Brisbane’s north, but what you may not know is that they also deliver fresh grocery boxes to a heap of suburbs. With a range of boxes, including a couples, jumbo family, fruit and veg box, you can even ‘set and forget’ so that you don’t have to order each week.
All My Friends Grocer
With a focus on local, sustainable and organic goodness sourced from farms with environmentally responsible practices, All My Friends Grocer is Highgate Hill's own little farm gate. Offering small, medium and large produce boxes from $40, you can munch assured knowing your ingredients are free from any nasties, and are jam-packed with super seasonal produce.
You can order on their website and either pick up your box or enjoy delivery (free within 4101 every day, or $5 delivery to surrounding suburbs on Thursdays).
With Food Connect, you can either choose individual items to add to your cart, or just let them choose a selection of the freshest seasonal produce around with one of their fruit or vegetable boxes. As well as produce, they’ve also got a range of local goodies like yoghurts, freshly baked bread and dried goods.
Keeping local business in business is so important at the moment, and you can do that by getting behind Spiros Fresh, who usually deliver wholesale to restaurants, but are now delivering straight to you. You can not only place an order for a box of fruit and vegetables, but also essentials like rice, pasta, plain flour and toilet paper. Place an order over the phone (0401 359 045) or via email, and let the team stock up your fridge and pantry for you.
Big Michael's Fruits & Vegetables
Based out of Brisbane's bustling Rocklea Markets, Big Michael's got their start supplying loads of Brisbane businesses including schools, nursing homes and, of course, bars and restaurants with the freshest fruit and vege. Now, you can order online directly for home delivery (within 35km of the markets) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with free delivery over $40.
Meal kit delivery services are another way to curb your mid-week (or start of the week) lack of enthusiasm in the kitchen. If everyone’s stuck in the house together, Marley Spoon has a range of family friendly meal kits that get delivered to your door, and you can put it all together and take credit for the flavour. Confuse your friends and family with your newfound ability with 27 weekly recipes to choose from, and the best ingredients of the season.
If you tend to end up with leftovers that never get eaten, then invest in the perfectly proportioned packages from Hello Fresh, saving you from shopping and waste simultaneously. Hello Fresh plans and colour codes all the meals for you, the only thing you can’t get out of is the cleaning.
A newcomer to the meal kit industry presents itself in the form of Dinnerly, one of the best value meal kit services in the market. With serves costing as little as $5.25 per person, and vegetarian options in every box, there aren't many tricks that Dinnerly have missed. Pick out a delivery time that suits your schedule, take out the ingredients and follow the five step recipe that is guaranteed to make you a wizard in the kitchen.
No kitchen skills to speak of? No stress, these restaurants will do it all for you with takeaway and delivery.
Image credit: All My Friends Grocer