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Do you love the idea of ordering groceries from the comfort of your couch? This post is for you! In it, I’ll be sharing a few of the best online shops for healthy food that I’ve come across during my own research.
One cool thing about these shops is that you can typically find better deals on some items than you would in store. For example, Thrive Market charges an annual membership fee, but if you don’t save more money than the cost of membership, they’ll refund the fee.
So if you’re already buying organic snacks, foods or toiletries, then these are some options that can likely save you some money as well.
Who would’ve thought you could save time and money by grocery shopping online? And in your pajamas no less! It’s a total win-win.
Not too long ago, I made my first order with Thrive Market and had a super positive experience! My order shipped within one business day and I received my package full of delectable goods about three days later.
Side note: In March 2020, they’ve announced a 1-2 week shipping delay due to a massive surge of new orders.
I’ve been trying to increase my calorie intake with the help of fruit and nut bars lately, so I made sure to stock up on these types of items. My main concern was that the bars wouldn’t be fresh. This has happened when ordering from other websites, but not with Thrive Market! Everything I ordered was fresh and had the perfect consistency.
I don’t think I could be more happy with my experience. If you’ve been thinking of trying them out, all I can say is: do it!
And to make it easier, you can get 25% off your first order. Plus, if you have over $25 in your cart, your order qualifies for free shipping.
A few more things that make Thrive Market a great option:
- You can easily filter products based on your diet and values (gluten free, paleo, keto, vegan, etc.)
- They partner with over 6,000 healthy brands so you have a good selection of food, home, and beauty products to choose from
- The average member saves almost $400 per year when they choose to buy products from Thrive Market
- They regularly send out promotional codes to members
Amazon Pantry & Amazonfresh
Amazon recently announced their new service: Amazon Pantry. You can buy cleaning and household products, snacks and groceries and have them delivered to your doorstep with a few clicks.
The best part? When you add products to your cart, you can save up to 10% on your order. This can be a pretty cool way to save money while shopping for your groceries and daily essentials!
If you already have a Prime membership, you can score free shipping on orders over $35. For any orders below $35, shipping comes to $5.99. So, unless you’re in urgent need of groceries, I’d hold off on ordering until you qualify for free shipping.
AmazonFresh is a similar service, but focuses on delivering things like fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, dairy and frozen foods. Also, they have a pretty sweet selection of organic frozen vegetables, grains and fruits. I’ve noticed that they usually have organic fruits and veggies on sale and weekly deals on specific brands and products as well!
Just like their name suggests, Imperfect Foods boxes and delivers fruits, vegetables, nuts and other healthy produce that goes unsold on market shelves. Imperfect Foods collects those foods and delivers them to your doorstep at a discounted price.
Not only is this great for the environment and your health, but it’s also a wonderful way to save money on your grocery bill each month. Perfect for clean eating on a budget!
You can choose from a regular box starting at $16 or an organic box starting at $24. The produce selection will always vary a bit depending on what was left unsold, and you can add or remove certain items if you want, too.
After you personalize your box, you can opt into weekly deliveries and easily skip a week if you already have enough in your pantry to last.
Oh, how I wish they delivered in my city! Right now they only operate in a few different states. You can currently find them in states like California, Washington, and Michigan. You can see if they’re in your city by clicking the get started button on their homepage and entering your zip code.
Food to live
Need to buy nuts, seeds, dried fruits, legumes or spices in bulk? Food to Live can help! They offer free shipping on all orders and have a price match guarantee so you know you’re getting a great deal! Plus, they’re currently offering new subscribers 10% off their first order.
They also have:
- super high ratings on Amazon
- truly care about delivering quality products
- offers conventional and organic options for many of their products
What I love about Food To Live is that you can purchase just about everything by the pound. That way you can stock up on all your favorites without have to worry about running out every week or two.
Whether you’re looking for organic long grain brown rice or dried papaya spears, Food to Live is a great place to shop for healthy, fresh foods online.
I’ve made several orders with iHerb in the past and have always had good experiences. I personally like to buy healthy snacks and pantry staples from iHerb, but I know many others use it to buy their supplements, herbal remedies, beauty and household products.
Here are a few things I like about iHerb:
- Free expedited shipping on orders over $20 or $1 shipping for any orders below $20
- Huge selection of more than 30,000 products from over 1,200 brands
- Food selections for many different diets
- 60-day hassle free refunds/returns
buying healthy food online
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or break the bank. If you’re sick at home or just looking for a convenient way to order groceries from home, these online options are a great starting place.
Here are just a few reasons I love ordering healthy foods online:
- Makes weekly meal planning a simpler and easier process
- Helps you save money on a variety of items when compared to retail prices
- You can find items in seconds using the search function as opposed to making rounds in a grocery store looking for what you need
- Lowers the chance of impulse spending that could happen during grocery trips
One last thing to note is that most of the online options above will take a few days to ship and reach you, so it’s important to order groceries a few days before you’ll need them!
Do you do some of your grocery shopping online? If so, what online shops have you had positive experiences with? I’d love to know!