Online Services That Make Grocery Shopping A Breeze

Forget hopping from aisle to aisle looking for items on a long shopping list and don’t even think about lugging bags of groceries back home – that’s what a slew of startups have us believing. We make life easy for you with our pick of websites and apps that will take care of your week’s grocery needs without you having to make a trip to the market.

Big Basket

One of the biggest online stores (app available on android and IOS too) around and by far the most popular, Big Basket’s inventory boasts of over 14,000 products on any given day. They’ve got everything from kitchen essentials to personal care products and gourmet goodies. You even get to choose the time slot you’d like your delivery to come home so that you are around to received your essentials without any hassle. They currently have a presence in over 27 cities. If you're also someone who likes freebies (who doesn't?), visit their Instagram page where they run exciting contests.

Delivery Time: Same Day. If you order in the morning, delivery happens by late evening

Grofers

An app-based service, Grofers lets you browse through the products available at a grocery store near you, thereby connecting you with local merchants in the neighbourhood. Once you’ve filled your virtual shopping cart, you can sit back and wait for the delivery to arrive at your door. Apart from home essentials, Grofers also lists retail outlets that sell cosmetics and electronics. They also vouch on selling most products at a discounted rate, with their tagline being, "Grofers se sasta kisi supermarket mein nahin."

Delivery Time: Within 90 minutes

Nature’s Basket

If your grocery list tends to be a bit fancy then bookmark Nature’s Basket. The online store sources exotic and organic foods from all over the world. Cheeses and meats from Europe, fruits from Thailand and oils from the Mediterranean – you’ll have some tough choices to make. The brand assures you of the best quality so there are no worries there!

Delivery Time: Choose from 2-hour delivery slots

Towness

This one is especially for food lovers. Fresh vegetables, gourmet goodies, exotic dry fruits, food colours and preservatives you can buy them all here. If you are hosting a big party or a wedding and you need to place a bulk order, there’s a special section where you can stock up at wholesale prices.

Delivery time: if you order before 10am, delivery is on the same day

Amazon Pantry

The world's largest e-commerce site now has an extension to deliver groceries across India. They have all the everyday bare essentials including weekly ration, personal care and organic products (they don't deliver fresh fruits and veggies though). Look out for discounts and deals on your bill when checking out and also try and order many items to help speed up the delivery process.

Delivery Time: two-hour delivery to Amazon Prime members between 6 am and midnight.

Flipkart Supermart

If you're a discount lover, the Flipkart Supermart is for you. Like the name suggests this is just like your local supermarket but with prices that make for great bargains. With the likes of the the Big Billion Sale and other festive sales, Flipkart is known to have sold groceries for as cheap as INR 1. They stock up on all daily essentials, home products, ration items and provide doorstep delivery at a preferred time slot. They also guarantee product freshness and Best Before Date (food related items) for each product on the display page.

Delivery Time: Choose from 3-hour delivery slots

Foodhall Online

For the love of food and for the love of easy home delivery, we all can certainly depend on a city favourite, Foodhall. The Foodhall website has an online section, simply order the freshest of ingredients, be it bread, poultry, fruits or veggies and have them delivered to your doorstep. Make sure to call the Foodhall outlet closest to you, there's two in Bengaluru. Keep in mind that any order placed after 5pm will only be delivered the next day between 10am and 4pm.

Delivery Time: Choose from 3-hour delivery slots

Simpli Namdharis

We've all shopped at Namdhari's before astounded by the range of produce and groceries on offer, its online delivery service, Simpli Namdhari's is no less. On the user-friendly website 'simpli' put in your pincode and get shopping. Pick from fruits and veggies, gourmet and imported ingredients, grocery staples, personal care and more. 

Delivery Time: Choose same day delivery if ordered before 12 noon. 

Swiggy Stores

Swiggy's latest feature, Swiggy Stores allows you to shop from over 1000 stores in the city across categories. From local kiranas and supermarkets to pet care stores, paan shops and even health supplement stores, Swiggy's got your back. Works as easy as ordering a meal (something we've all done), you choose store, add to list, a partner goes to the store checks if item is available, you can then confirm final cart items and have it delivered.

Delivery Time: Typically depends on the area, minimum time however is between 40 minutes to an hour.

Dunzo

Dunzo, works just like a Swiggy Store. Apart from groceries (from either partnered stores, or any store in the city), you can also send or receive pretty much anything from anywhere as long as there's an address. You can also order for medicines (provided you have a prescription) through the application.

Delivery Time: Typically depends on the area, minimum time however is between 20 minutes to an hour.

Spar Hypermarket

A family favourite, Spar Hypermarket wholesales just about everything under the sun. Be it fresh fruits or veggies, giant cereal boxes or meat, breads and snacks, rely on this friendly neighbourhood grocery giant to get the job done. They even have clothing for men and women, and kirana store basics like rice, dal, lentils, all that you can purchase in bulk with going over budget. They are presently available for delivery through Dunzo.

Delivery Time: Typically depends on the area, minimum time however is between 20 minutes to an hour.

Nilgiris Supermarket

Nilgiris is nostalgia and Nilgiris certainly is a life saver in times of distress, especially when it comes to when one is on the lookout for everyday essentials. Hit up Dunzo to deliver groceries, vegetables, kitchen utensils or even baked goodies from this one-stop convenience store. 

Delivery Time: Typically depends on the area, minimum time however is between 20 minutes to an hour.

Organic Mandya Farmer's Market

If you're one that only enjoys the organic then certainly order from Organic Mandya, an initiative and grocery store that prides itself in sourcing the good stuff. Apart from fully organic fruits and veggies, they sell cosmetics, personal care, organic staples like millets, lentils, rice and milk. They also retail cold pressed oils and other condiments. You can also order from from their section of snacks and frozen food under which you will spot delicious gems like Organic Mandya Mitaayi Laddu, and Mishri. They are currently available for delivery on Dunzo. 

Delivery Time: Typically depends on the area, minimum time however is between 40 minutes to an hour.

Delight Foods

Got a varied palate that's hard to please? The Delight Foods is the choice if you're looking for pickles, snacks, sweets, masalas, baked goodies and grocery items from across the country. This online service that delivers right to your doorstep can bring you Chivda from Mumbai, Jackfruit Chips from Kerala or Rossogolla from Kolkata.  In the staples section score some Indore Poha, Premium Kasundi from Kolkata, Dried Kashmiri Brinjal, Shahi Qawah Tea (Kashmiri Kehwa) and your choice of dried fruits, among others. This place is perfect for when you want to recreate an authentic recipe down to the T, with the good news being that their website also gives out these recipes!