There are a lot of options for grocery delivery and grocery pick-up in New Orleans. We’ve put together a list of local grocery delivery services we could find and the delivery fees for each.
COVID-19 Information from Instacart
- Instacart offers a leave at my door delivery option.
Instacart Delivery Fees: for orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is $5.99. You can also sign up for the Express Membership, which costs $149 a year and covers unlimited, same day-delivery on orders of $35 or more.
Where does Instacart shop in New Orleans?
- Sam’s Club
- Restaurant Depot
- The Fresh Market
- Winn Dixie
- No-contact delivery is available
Shipt delivery fees:
To use Shipt, you have to become a member. A Shipt membership costs $14.99/month or $99/year.
- Free delivery on orders over $35
- $7 delivery on orders less than $35
Where does Shipt shop?
Shipt offers shopping and delivery from the following stores in the Pittsburgh area:
- CVS Pharmacy
- Winn Dixie
Whole Foods via Amazon Prime
Whole Foods response to COVID-19
We’ve had a hard time finding clear information about Whole Foods delivery options. The Amazon website says that delivery from Whole Foods is only available by invitation.
Whole Foods delivery fees:
Whole Foods will deliver for free to Amazon Prime members. An Amazon Prime membership is $12.99/month or $119/year.
Walmart response to the coronavirus
Walmart delivery fees:
- The Walmart website says its “delivery fee varies, and is based on the time slot you book.” We were not able to secure a time slot, so we couldn’t confirm the delivery cost for an order.
- Walmart Delivery Unlimited: for $12.95/month or $98/year you will not be charged delivery fees on your orders.
What to know about ordering from Walmart:
- There is a minimum order amount of $30
- You have to reserve a time slot for pickup or delivery.
- According to Consumer Reports, Walmart uses DoorDash for deliveries.
Task Rabbit is not a dedicated grocery delivery service. TaskRabbit is a service where you can hire extra help to assist with projects like moving, building Ikea furniture, and repair projects. You can hire a tasker by the hour and have them go to the grocery store for you.
- Taskers charge between $25-$60/hour.
- TaskRabbit then charges a 15% Trust & Support Fee to the total.
- TaskRabbit requires you to pay for a one hour minimum.
What to know about using TaskRabbit for grocery delivery:
- You will reimburse the Tasker for your groceries through the TaskRabbit app.
- You can have a Tasker shop at multiple stores; the fee is based on time.
Delivery services that are NOT available in New Orleans
- Amazon Fresh is Amazon’s grocery delivery service (which is different from Amazon’s Whole Food’s delivery and Prime Pantry). Amazon Fresh is not available in Pittsburgh.