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Yummy Grocery Delivery?

Xericx Oct 13, 2006 05:50 PM

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 bucks...in 30 minutes or less?

Anyone ever try them?

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    igj Oct 13, 2006 06:37 PM

    They used to be Homegrocer.com; recent name change and delivery policy changes - now they are Yummy.com. $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. Kosmonaut Oct 14, 2006 01:35 AM

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

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        cls Oct 14, 2006 03:05 PM

        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 yummy.com which makes it even easier.

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          ElissaInPlaya Feb 6, 2007 01:22 PM

          So, Yummy.com doesn't deliver in my Area. But, Vons.com does - and so does Albertsons.com. 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
            hungrykitten Feb 6, 2007 01:28 PM

            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
              Das Ubergeek Feb 7, 2007 04:56 AM

              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
                maudies5 Feb 11, 2007 09:38 PM

                Yummy.com 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
              GrrL912 Feb 15, 2008 05:47 PM

              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 Yummy.com 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
                GrrL912 Feb 15, 2008 05:49 PM

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

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                Kztrader Feb 15, 2008 07:08 PM

                When we lived over off of Melrose.. Yummy was my best friend..... Wine, beer, food... toilet paper.. you'll never just run out to the store again!!! I MISS IT!!!
                Also... have you tried Zeke's BBQ ... they deliver and there food is good...
                Enjoy your life... i'm jealous!!! :P

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