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 Melbourne right now. So you can get your groceries with a little less stress in your day.
Melba & Me
Melba Fresh is a family-run business that supplies amazing produce to Melbourne's markets. Now, they've launched Melba & Me, a grocery delivery service that makes sure Melburnians are still getting the amazing fresh produce they expect.
Get your hands on pre-picked fruit and vegetable boxes, or go nuts and choose exactly what you're after and let the team take care of the rest.
The Veggie Box
Well-known Melbourne florist Victoria Whitelaw has created Veggie Box by Victoria Whitelaw to help take the pressure of those trying to get fresh produce into their home.
Veggie Box offers non-contact delivery of two-person, and four-person boxes, along with pantry essentials, and fridge essentials.
Boxes are filled with produce chosen by Victoria direct from Melbourne's markets.
Small Farmers United
Small Farmers United is a collective of growers in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria. They offer free delivery to Kyneton, Woodend, Malmsbury, and Tylden, with delivery options also now available for Melbourne suburbs.
Small Farmers United offers local vegetables, eggs, olives, honey, berries, herbs, nuts, sourdough bread, preserves, and plenty more.
Order via Small Farmers United here.
Usually you'd be heading to St Kilda's Grosvenor Hotel for a quiet ale, now you can head there for fresh meat, vegetables, bread, staples, and cook-at-home meals.
Grosvenor Cellars is now a hub selling all of the above along with the usual alcohol that's available there. Take home meals are created by chef Simon Moss which change daily, but so far has had amazing dishes like a home parma kit, and a heat-and-serve risotto range available.
More information at grosvenorhotel.com.au.
One of Melbourne's best butchers has products available to be delivered straight to your door.
Order via Hagens Organic here.
The Happy Apple
The Happy Apple has been around for more than 10 years, and offers delivery options or pick up from Ascot Vale or Seddon.
The Happy Apple offers fresh produce, cakes, dairy, pantry items, frozen food, and a heap more.
Order via The Happy Apple here.
Online Butchers Melbourne
If you're after meat, Online Butchers Melbourne has exactly what you need.
The best value is going to be in buying one of their large packs, which they advertise as up to 70% what you would normally be paying.
Order from Online Butchers Melbourne here.
South Melbourne Market
While you'd be used to heading in and spending a serious amount of time checking out the fresh produce at South Melbourne Market, you now have the option to pick it up through their new drive-through service.
While not grocery delivery, click and collect the next best thing. Order here.
A lot of the producers that call South Melbourne Market home offer delivery also, there's a list of them here.
Meys Meats offers delivery across Ballarat, Geelong, and Melbourne. And to top it all off, they also offer Afterpay.
The family-owned and operated business has a range of meat packs, with some great value offers available if you have a look around their website.
Order via Meys Meats here.
Your Grocer has been in the grocery delivery business for quite a while, no doubt you've come across them from time-to-time.
Your Grocer allows you to order from a range of local shops, and markets with same-day delivery options.
Melbourne businesses on board include Queen Victoria Market, Prahran Market, La Manna Fresh, Piedimontes, Meatsmith, Richmond Oysters, and more.
CERES Fair Food
CERES is well-known for its urban farmland, and it offers online ordering and delivery of its fresh produce.
Unfortunately, due to increased demand, they're currently unable to take on new customers. But there is a range of recipes on-site to give you inspiration.
Find out more about CERES Fair Food here.
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Image credit: South Melbourne Market