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Jun 8, 2011 12:13 AM

A Great Grocery Store That Also Delivers? (Hyde Park Area)

Hey everyone,

I'm going to be moving to Austin for grad school in August and will, for the first year or so, be without vehicle as they say. A bike and public transport pretty much.

I already have an apartment near school and work; what I'm worried about is groceries (and Ikea/Wal-Mart trips but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it).

These are pretty common here, but I was wondering if there's an accessible grocery that delivers to that area for those bulky once-a-month grocery trips?

Thanks in advance!

isclaimer: I'm a "healthy" eater if that changes the recommendations. Not vegetarian (lots of fish and meat substitutes) but no red meat really. Three years dating a vegan girl will weaken a man.

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  1. The only thing I can think of is Greenlings for delivery.

    As for regular grocery stores that deliver...can't think of any.

    Is it possible to be a bit more specific (neighborhood, close to such and such intersection, etc) about where you will be living as there may be a grocery store close enough to make bike/bus trips feasible.

    2 Replies
    1. re: bbq1995

      I'll be on Dean Keaton and San Jancinto. i heard Central Market delivered.

      Is that true?

      Central Market
      4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

      1. re: BoomerKid

        I have heard that too, but I have no idea if it is a service geared more for larger/special occasion deliveries or everyday type grocery orders. I wonder if it would be cost prohibitive.

        There are three grocery stores I can think of in that area that (IMHO) are bikeable:
        Fresh Plus
        HEB at 41st...four if you include the giant Fiesta across the street.

        Wheatsville is right at 31st/Guadalupe, which isn't too far away. Google maps has it north of 38th, which is wrong.

    2. Greenling is the most well known grocery delivery. I think Whole Foods might also have a grocery delivery, but I've never used it.

      A lot of my graduate school friends who didn't have cars here in Austin used the ZipCar service when they needed to do larger scale grocery shopping. May be worth looking into.

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      1. re: Royale

        yes, i was just going to suggest zip or go car for bigger grocery runs.

        according to their websites, central market does not deliver (catering only).
        whole foods only has a bicycle delivery service for meals in the downtown: