Which grocery stores deliver or offer curbside pickup in metro Phoenix? Here’s a guide

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If Amazon didn’t teach us this before, over the last two years we learned that nearly everything needed for survival or the much-needed, at-home splurge can be delivered right to our doors with a few clicks on a keyboard or touchscreen.

When the pandemic hit and staying at home and distanced was the primary means of surviving it, keeping our kitchens stocked with the essentials was, well, essential. And many grocery stores came to the rescue by initiating or expanding delivery and no-contact pickup services.

While we’ve gotten a better handle on out-and-about again living, the convenience of this new method of shopping has become more of the norm, especially for metro Phoenix’s largest grocers.

Some offer in-house options for delivery, while others use the third-party service Instacart. For these services, Instacart is currently adding a fuel surcharge that will vary and could continue to adjust fees based on economic conditions.

All options require signing up for an account to get started. Some offer discounts and other perks with a membership or subscription and most give you a break on fees with a minimum purchase. Find out whether delivery is available to your home or if the store location nearest to you offers curbside pickup by searching stores’ websites.

Here's your guide to getting your groceries delivered or pre-ordered for curbside pickup in metro Phoenix.

Fry’s Food and Drug

Fry's grocery stores offer free pickup on orders of $35 or more. If ordering in bulk, a shipping option is also available.
Fry's grocery stores offer free pickup on orders of $35 or more. If ordering in bulk, a shipping option is also available.

Get your orange juice, frozen pizza, doughnuts and whatever else you crave in as little as one hour with a $9.95-$11.95 fee, depending on your location. Free pickup is offered on orders of $35 or more, with a $4.95 fee for orders totaling less.

If you’re in need of dry or bulk goods — pantry staples, canned goods, paper towels, peanut butter or pet food — the shipping option could work for you. These items will be shipped directly to you within one to three days for free with orders of $35 or more. Fees vary for orders less than $35.

Details: frysfood.com.

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Bashas'

Delivery and curbside pickup from Bashas' are handled by Instacart. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35 that will arrive in as little as two hours, with fees varying for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries and deliveries of orders under $35. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10.

The fees will appear upon selection of your delivery window and vary depending on whether you hold an Instacart Express membership or if you order alcohol. Express members pay no fees for orders of $35 or more. An Express membership is $99 a year or $9.99 a month. A heavy fee applies to orders that are more than 50 pounds.

Picking up? A 10% discount is applied to online curbside pickup orders at checkout, though the discount does not apply to alcohol.

Details: bashas.com.

Safeway

Depending on your desired drop-off window, Safeway offers delivery and rushed delivery services with different fee ranges. Pickup is also available.
Depending on your desired drop-off window, Safeway offers delivery and rushed delivery services with different fee ranges. Pickup is also available.

Getting goods to fill your fridge, freezer and pantry delivered requires a fee ranging from $3.95-$5.95, depending on your desired drop-off window. An additional $3.95 applies to delivery orders less than $30. Or, go with the FressPass program that offers unlimited free delivery on orders of $30 or more plus perks such as a $5 monthly credit for annual subscribers and discounts on select brands. After a no-risk 30-day free trial you may choose a $12.99 monthly plan or a $99 annual plan.

If you elect for rushed service through the third-party partner Instacart, other fees may apply.

Pickup orders of $30 or more are free with a $3.95 fee for those totaling less.

Details: safeway.com.

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Food City

Delivery service for Food City is handled by Instacart. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35 in as little as two hours, with fees varying for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries and deliveries under $35. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10.

The fees will appear upon selection of your delivery window. Pickup fees vary depending on whether you hold an Instacart Express membership or order alcohol. Express members pay no fees for delivery orders of $35 or more. An Express membership is $99 a year or $9.99 a month. A heavy fee applies to orders more than 50 pounds.

Curbside pickup is not available.

Details: myfoodcity.com.

Albertsons

Check everything off your grocery list and get it all delivered right to your door for $3.95-$5.95, depending on when you want it there. Purchase at least $30 worth and avoid the $3.95 fee.

If you elect for rushed service through the third-party partner Instacart, other fees may apply. Or, go with the FressPass program that offers unlimited free delivery on orders of $30 or more plus perks such as a $5 monthly credit for annual subscribers and discounts on select brands. After a no-risk 30-day free trial you may choose a $12.99 monthly plan or a $99 annual plan.

Pickup orders of $30 or more are free with a $3.95 fee for those totaling less.

Details: albertsons.com.

AJ’s Fine Foods

AJ's Fine Foods offers delivery through the third-party service of Instacart. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10 and curbside pickup is not available.
AJ's Fine Foods offers delivery through the third-party service of Instacart. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10 and curbside pickup is not available.

Delivery for AJ's is handled by Instacart. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35 in as little as two hours, with fees varying for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries and deliveries under $35. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10.

The fees will appear upon selection of your delivery window. Pickup fees vary depending on whether you hold an Instacart Express membership or order alcohol. Express members pay no fees for delivery orders of $35 or more. An Express membership is $99 a year or $9.99 a month. A heavy fee applies to orders more than 50 pounds.

Curbside pickup is not available.

Details: ajsfinefoods.com.

Whole Foods Market

Thanks to a partnership with its sister company, Amazon Prime members don’t have to leave the comforts of home to nosh on organic kale, wild-caught Chilean sea bass, plant-based burgers and deli sandwiches on gluten-free bread.

A $14.99 fee applies to one-hour delivery windows and $9.95 for two-hour windows.

The pickup option comes with a $4.99 fee for 30-minute pickup orders and $1.99 for one-hour pickup windows. Order $35 or more and pick up your sustenance for free in one hour.

These services are for Prime members only with memberships priced at $139 for a year or $14.99 per month. Student pricing is $69 a year and $7.49 per month. Medicaid, EBT and other select government assistance recipients can qualify for a Prime membership discount of $6.99 a month. Information at amazon.com/qualify.

Details: wholefoodsmarket.com.

Sprouts Farmers Market

All delivery and pickup services for Sprouts are handled by Instacart. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35 in as little as two hours, with fees varying for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries and deliveries under $35. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10. The fees will appear upon selection of your delivery window.

Pickup fees vary depending on whether you hold an Instacart Express membership or order alcohol. Express members pay no fees for pickup or delivery orders of $35 or more. An Express membership is $99 a year or $9.99 a month. A heavy fee applies to orders more than 50 pounds.

Through Sept. 30, online orders for pickup of $35 or more are free with the code: FREEPICKUP2022.

Details: sprouts.com.

ALDI

Instacart handles delivery and pickup services for ALDI, and prices on Instacart may vary slightly from in-store pricing.
Instacart handles delivery and pickup services for ALDI, and prices on Instacart may vary slightly from in-store pricing.

All delivery and pickup services for ALDI are handled by Instacart. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35 in as little as two hours, with fees varying for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries and deliveries under $35. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10. The fees will appear upon selection of your delivery window.

Pickup fees vary depending on whether you hold an Instacart Express membership or order alcohol. Express members pay no fees for pickup or delivery orders of $35 or more. An Express membership is $99 a year or $9.99 a month. A heavy fee applies to orders more than 50 pounds. Also, be aware that prices on Instacart may vary slightly from in-store pricing.

Details: aldi.us.

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Natural Grocers

All deliveries for Natural Grocers are handled by Instacart. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35 in as little as two hours, with fees varying for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries and deliveries under $35. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10.The fees will appear upon selection of your delivery window.

Express members pay no fees for delivery orders of $35 or more. An Express membership is $99 a year or $9.99 a month. A heavy fee applies to orders more than 50 pounds.

Details: naturalgrocers.com.

Target's same-day delivery service is offered through Shipt, with an annual membership or per-order fee. In-store and curbside pickup of online or app orders is free.
Target's same-day delivery service is offered through Shipt, with an annual membership or per-order fee. In-store and curbside pickup of online or app orders is free.

Target

Need cereal, soda, chips and eggs along with baby wipes, a blender and toothpaste? No problem. Same-day delivery service is offered through a partnership with Shipt.

For a $99 annual membership fee, Shipt membership holders get free delivery on orders of $35 or more. Non-members pay $9.99 per order, as long as the total is a minimum of $35. Restrictions on what is eligible for same-day delivery apply.

If you can wait a few days, orders of $35 or more may be shipped to your home for free.

In-store and curbside pickup of online or app orders are free.

Details: target.com.

Walmart

Get delivery of groceries, housewares, flowers or other items for $7.95-$9.95, depending on the delivery window. Need it in less than two hours? Express delivery is available for an additional fee that varies based on delivery time.

Same-day curbside pickup for orders of $35 or more is free. For orders totaling less, there is a $5.99 pickup fee.

Details: walmart.com.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Here's a guide to grocery delivery, pickup options in metro Phoenix