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Best Ways To Get Groceries And Essential Goods During The Covid-19 Outbreak

Best Ways To Get Groceries And Essential Goods During The Covid-19 Outbreak

‘March 21, 2020 New Jersey declares State of Emergency’ reads the title of an old headline and so do many other headlines across the country. During these uncertain times, it’s crucial to stay home whenever possible. Limit your movement to purchasing essential needs, food, tending to family care, health care, or work. When outside the home, wear masks or other DIY alternatives, and maintain social distancing. Let Maid in Jersey City show you some safe alternatives for grocery and essential shopping. 

Local safe shopping options

ACME (iOS) (Google Play

614 Clinton St. 
Hoboken, NJ  07030 
*Hours: Monday – Saturday 7a – 10p Sunday 7a – 3p  

  • Business delivery 
  • Grocery delivery 
  • Same day delivery 

Shop Rite of Hoboken 

900 Madison St 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
*Hours: Monday – Sunday 7am-midnight 

  • Online grocery pickup 
  • Grocery delivery 

Three Brothers Grocery’s 

249 11th St 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
*Hours: Sunday – Friday 8am – 3:30pm Saturday 7am – 8:30pm 

  • Free grocery delivery for Hoboken area 
  • $3 fee grocery delivery for Jersey City and Weehawken area 

Village Market 

702 Washington St. 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
*Hours: Monday – Sunday 9am – 1130pm 

  • Free grocery delivery for Hoboken area only 

Online apps and services for grocery delivery

Instacart (iOS) (Google Play

Shopping with Instacart is very easy! They let you shop from local grocery stores online. Just shop from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Once your cart is full, schedule a delivery. Deliveries may take longer to schedule due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Boxed (iOS) (Google Play is an online and mobile membership-free wholesale business that offers direct delivery of bulk-sized merchandise via the Boxed app or their website. Grab your favorite Internet device and start shopping! 

Walmart (iOS) (Google Play

Shop for groceries and essentials anytime online! Next, choose a convenient pickup or delivery time. Expert shoppers will pick the freshest items or your money back guaranteed. During normal conditions,** experience same-day delivery if your order is placed by 1pm. 

Peapod (iOS) (Google Play

Peapod grocery delivery partners with local grocery stores and offers everything you’d buy in the supermarket for the average price found in your location. They highlight sale items so you can get the best deal and also keep a running tally of your cart. One of the best perks is that Peapod accepts manufacturer coupons (just hand them to the driver), unlike other grocery delivery services. 

Fees: Delivery minimum of $60. If your delivery order is $100 or more the fee is $6.95. If your delivery order is $60 to $100 the fee is $9.95. Pick-up minimum of $30. All orders have a $2.95 fee. 

As you consider the needs of your family, also consider the risks you are taking if you choose to go outside: your family, other shoppers, other people getting gas, clerks, cashiers, grocery stockers, and so many more. If you have to go out, buy what you can’t buy online—like produce, milk, eggs, prescriptions, etc. Whether local or via an app, online ordering is currently the safest way of limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

In this short time, we’ve undergone confusion, disbelief, anger, until we found our innate determination to survive. Now we are adapting, creating a new normal through alternate work-life, shopping online, learning online, and more. We are working not for money, but for the benefit of mankind. Charities streamline food for those in need, while celebrities donate money and more to charities and organizations. We are strong. We will fight. We will survive. 

*Hours subject to change due to COVID-19 Pandemic 

**Check availability before starting an order