So, heard that you have been planning to eat smarter and healthier, but you have come across a stumbling block – the health store that’s nearest to you is miles away or and what’s worse than that, they are way out of your budget.
What’s a commoner like us is about to do, then?
Well, the answer is ‘online retailer’ – not only can you order your favorite foods online, plus they also come under your budget.
And no – the online retailers that we are about to mention are not Walmart and Amazon, sure they are the online retailers that we grew up hearing, but they come with a big glaring and most obvious problem, and that’s subscription fees. Now, you just won’t feel like paying the fees when you are only ordering a few times, or say, once in a while – and this is where ‘they’ come in.
‘They’ refers to the online stores that you can order foods (it’s just like Walmart and Amazon) but what makes them different is that you don’t need to pay subscription fees either monthly or annually to enjoy their services.
Pretty cool, right?
With HungryRoot, you will get personalized suggestions and then, all you need to do is to pick up a delivery schedule, and the rest will be managed by HungryRoot.
With HungryRoot, you don’t have to settle for either a sad salad or dinner – they have everything, right from nutrient-rich sauces and spices to numerous veggie options. That said, they also have unique plant-based foodies such as beet pesto, mushroom chicken meatballs, and kohlrabi noodles, to name a few.
Have you ever imagined getting nutrient-dense foodies at $3?
Well, that’s where ‘BrandLess’ comes in – most of their foods are priced at $3 plus there are various other options that guarantee you that you won’t have to empty your bank account for the sake of food.
One of the best parts about BrandLess is that their entire section of food is non-GMO without any preservatives and artificial flavors.
And you know what – the carts over $48 earn free shipping!
If you love shopping from CostCo or Aldi, or say, even from a local brand, then, ‘InstaCart’ is your answer.
With InstaCart, all you need to do is to fill up your cart from either a phone (they have an app for that!) or computer, and then, the company will send someone from their side to brave the aisles for you.
This app has earned some rave reviews on their customer service – they are super helpful plus the interface of the app also allows the user the connect with a ‘personal shopper’ with whom you can discuss any item’s specifics.
The best part about ‘InstaCart’ – in some locations, the food gets delivered in as little as an hour!
If you have been looking for an online store that sells every vitamins, then, hop onto the ‘VitaCost’.
Right from vitamins to supplements for any needs, you are going to find it at ‘VitaCost’. Plus, it also helps that you are going to find both snacks and staples at budget-friendly prices such as beans, lentils, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, to name a few.
With VitaCost, you are free to join, plus you will get free shipping on orders that are above $49.
With ‘Thrive Market’, the hunt for food is never going to be boring – the people behind Thrive Market, they add new and unique things to the platform regularly. Right from the cassava chips to eggplant jerky, you are pretty much going to find many unusual foodies that you won’t find anywhere else.
You can either enjoy their services with or without an annual membership – but, if you do go for a subscription plan, you are in for some good news. According to them, if you opt for an annual subscription plan of $60, you will get discounts on food items and beauty products (they sell those too!) plus they also sponsor a free membership for someone who is in need.
You may have heard of CostCo for selling diamond rings, apple pies, and even tires, but do you know that this online retailer offers unbelievable deals on branded and KirkLand Signature products if you buy nuts, grains, olive oil, and other nutrient-dense foodies?
With CostCo, if you buy in bulk, then, they offer heavy discounts to you. You also get the option to opt for a membership plan that starts at $60, if you want to, plus, there’s also free shipping on orders of over $75 and free two-day delivery.
Looking to stock up on organic goodies?
We say – FarmBox Direct is your answer. Opting for FarBox Direct has its benefits, they will ship boxes of seasonal and local produce from the local farms, so, that means, you will be getting the most nutrient-dense foods and that too, right to your door.
With FarmBox Direct, there’s no subscription plan plus you can select from three options such as small, medium and large boxes with prices starting from $40.
Of course, there are two more options that you can still opt for, if you are their regular visitors.
We all know ‘Walmart’, but did you know that they have their online grocery service?
That’s right – it is only recently that Walmart rolled out its premium online grocery services called ‘Delivery Unlimited’.
They have an annual subscription plan that starts at $98 and for this plan, you can order as many foods as you want, and that includes pre-packaged foods too.
Isn’t that a whole lot better than the yearly $119 that you have to make do with Amazon Prime?
It’s for those who haven’t yet ordered from Amazon Fresh – and are planning to do so.
You have an Amazon Prime account, right, so, why let it go to waste? You can source groceries such as nutritional yeast and snack options such as jalapeño sunflower seeds and crispy peas. That said, you can also upgrade to $15 a month, if you plan to order organic produce as well as perishable foodies.