I've never thought of myself as a control freak, but when it comes to grocery shopping I must say that I am classic type-A. I really do love grocery shopping and I have some crazy primal need to pick and choose what goes into my basket. So, when I was offered the chance to try out Safeway's grocery home delivery service I was both excited and frightened at the same time. Would I really be able to let a stranger pick and pack my groceries when ahem, there is a Safeway basically across the street from my house?
Along with my control freakness, I tend to be an impulse buyer at the grocery and can't really leave without spending at least $50 so I figured this if anything, this would be a good exercise in purchasing what I actually need. Luckily, the shopping purchase was pretty easy as I picked a recipe (Creamy Lemon Soup with Lamb Mint Meatballs - amazing!) and went to town from there. For good measure I picked out some produce to see what I'd get.
Result? It was a bit hard for me to wait for the groceries to arrive. Luckily, they give you a pretty short window for delivery and my driver was kind enough to call on his way over. The process was quick and easy and the next time it is too cold for me to leave the house, I'm thinking this ain't too bad of an option. Finding ground lamb isn't always and easy task so I was happy to be able to order this online and not travel from store to store in search of such an elusively good item. All in all a great service - one I can imagine would be uber helpful in the big city!
Disclosure: Thanks to Safeway and Foodbuzz for the chance to review. I was not compensated for the review but did receive a stipend to try out their fantabulous service. The opinions are my own.