Buying or are there stores on site?

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by rmgerace, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. rmgerace

    rmgerace Earning My Ears

    Oct 24, 2009
    I am hoping to buy some basics to keep in our room, things like a half gallon of milk, loaf of bread, bottled water, etc. Are there places on site to buy these things? We will not have a car while we are there, so I was also looking into having some stuff delivered.

    In case it matters, we are staying at POFQ.

    Thanks...newbie here and I haven't a clue!
  2. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

    Apr 2, 2010
    I have NEVER used this delivery site; however, it was recommended to us by some friends… We have always driven in the past and drive to get something if we need it; however, I keep this service in mind “Just in Case”.
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  4. scarlet_ibis

    scarlet_ibis "GET UP AND GET ON THE BUS!"

    Jan 23, 2005
    We have used Garden Grocer once and would recommend it. At least some of the resorts have little stores, but the selection isn't vast and the prices are high.
  5. jt8595

    jt8595 Earning My Ears

    Apr 10, 2009
    We used Garden Grocer twice. They are great and I would definitely use them again.
  6. beccasmom

    beccasmom DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2003
    We've used Garden Grocer twice and have been quite pleased. If you have no car, it's the way to go, IMHO. We're using them again in August.

    There are spots in each Disney resort to purchase foodstuffs....milk, cereal, snacks, etc. However, as convenient as they are, the prices are high. Garden Grocer prices seem to be on a level with our prices at home or maybe a smidge higher. Definitely better that at WDW. And the variety is much better.

    Plus if you have Pepsi (or Gatorade!) drinkers in your group, you can't buy those products on-site anywhere @WDW.
  7. MomtoEmIs&Ow

    MomtoEmIs&Ow DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2006
    WE had a great experience with Garden Grocer, and will be using them our next trip. One thing to know, that you can only order on-line.
  8. Greta

    Greta Longing for Disney

    Nov 2, 2009
    How do you order online ahead of time if you don't know the room/villa you will be in yet? Does GG just deliver to the front desk?
    We will be staying at SS Treehouse Villas and it seems a long walk to carry groceries back from front desk?
  9. CapnJacksGirl

    CapnJacksGirl Mom to two little scalliwags!

    Oct 25, 2006
    We've ordered from Garden Grocer several times and have been very pleased. The prices are decent, a smidge higher than at home, but having everything delivered when we arrive has been invaluable since we don't rent a car. Each time we have ordered, our groceries have been delivered before we even got to the resort. Bell services held everything for us and delivered it to our room for us. They even have a way to refrigerate the things that need to be. I highly recommend it if you don't have a car to get to a grocery store on your own.:thumbsup2
  10. nancyoliver23

    nancyoliver23 Earning My Ears

    May 5, 2010
    We usually buy some stock when we’re out, but I’ve used Garden Grocer too and it’s quite good.
  11. TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum

    TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum Or was that Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum? I think my

    Jun 8, 2008
    Is there anywhere you could buy groceries other than your resort if you do not have a car? Anyplace in DTD? Or would this be too much trouble compared to using Garden Grocer?
  12. MinnieLee

    MinnieLee DIS Veteran

    Sep 24, 2007
    It sounds like you are just looking for basics for your room. Oddly enough, the Hess stations (there is one across from DTD) and there is another one within walking distance from BW or BC/YC has all the basics - milk, bread, butter, eggs, some fast food plus beer, soda, snacks and they are less expensive then the resorts. The one at DTD is just across from Pleasure Island. Otherwise, I also have heard good things about Garden Grocer.
  13. esbrick

    esbrick DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2007
    We actually go with Marge is great and will either drop your order at the front desk if you give her your credit card or bring it to your room. There is even a place for SS Treehouse Viliages in their address area. I actually just placed my order with them for next week:thumbsup2

    Good Luck!
  14. JB2K

    JB2K DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2008
    I second that (Hess Express)...

    I was quite surprised -- here's another tip -- the three Hess stations on WDW also have really good pizza that you don't have to go 5 miles (or take-out a bank loan) for!
  15. ZoZo

    ZoZo DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2005
    If you're not going to get a huge variety of stuff, I think the hotel gift shop would be fine. They carry some of the "basics" like bread, milk, juice, peanut butter, chips, cookies, donuts, cereal.

    It might be a little more expensive than a regular grocery store, but you have to pay a fee for a place like Garden Grocer, so that probably offsets the higher prices. If you're only going to get a few things, this is the way to go, IMO.
  16. wanttogo

    wanttogo Earning My Ears

    Jul 23, 2006
    I am staying at CBR and then Gaylord Palms for a tournament with my son. I will have a car and need to get water and Gatorade..Do you still recommend the Hess or where is the closest Walmart or Target! I hate to go in a store on vacation but will need lots of liquids in July Heat!
  17. biotechie

    biotechie Earning My Ears

    May 19, 2010
    Garden Grocer is the place for you to look up to

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