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Oct 13, 2006 05:50 PM

Yummy Grocery Delivery?

Passed this place in SM on Pico the other day (website says they have a West Hollywood Location too)....they apparantly deliver groceries and food for 4 30 minutes or less?

Anyone ever try them?

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  1. They used to be; recent name change and delivery policy changes - now they are $4 fee, $15 minimum. I believe they now require a $100 order for free delivery. They do send nice coupons out to registered users (current coupon is a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream for $.25 with an order of $50 or more).

    I am at the extreme of their delivery area, but every time I use their service, they make it to my house in the allotted time.

    They carry a standard grocery store selection of item types, although a smaller selection of each type. Nothing extraordinary or even too local, other than maybe the La Brea breads and baked goods. I have never ordered fresh produce from them though - buying produce sight unseen just seemed too risky (unless it is in a CSA context - and even then sometimes).

    1. I use them often and have nothing but good thigns to say about them.

      1. Generally pretty good. I think their produce is fine but their meats aren't. A lot of the deli sandwiches and salads are good and they are always on time. You can order online at which makes it even easier.

        1. So, doesn't deliver in my Area. But, does - and so does Have you used either of these services? What do you like or dislike? Any other recommendations for grocery delivery with online ordering?

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          1. re: ElissaInPlaya

            We use both and they are fine. Avoid produce or basically any food that someone has to 'choose' for you from a selection (meats etc.). The person choosing might not have your perfect bananas at the very top of their priority list that day :-).

            1. re: hungrykitten

              I agree -- when I lived in Berkeley we used Webvan sometimes (you know, support the New Economy, we'll never have to go out again if we don't want to, all that 1999 crap) and the rule was non-perishables only. Produce from the FMs, meat from sustainable places, etc. etc.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

       saved my life when I moved, was exhausted and no food in the house. Went online and they delivered promptly. That was all I asked for...actually, needed a lot of staple items. I seem to only use them when I am sick or housebound. They do a good job.

            2. re: ElissaInPlaya

              Vons and Albertsons have around a $10 delivery fee, and while Albertsons runs your card immediately online, Vons doesn't until right before they deliver. Also, if they don't have something in stock, they won't call you like does, they will usually substitute it (think Diet, instead of regular), unless you specifically ask them not to. However, both stores (Vons + Albertsons) have a much bigger selection of products. I use Yummy because they deliver FAST, and only charge a $3.99 delivery fee.

              Since I live in Venice and have no parking, Yummy saves me not only the time and energy of going to the store, but the insanity of not being able to find a parking spot and lugging groceries all over the neighborhood. They definitely get my vote!

              1. re: ElissaInPlaya

                Oh, try pinkdot also. Haven't tried them yet, but they have a cheaper delivery rate than Vons and Albertsons.

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