Grocery Service?

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  1. jdsergent

    jdsergent Earning My Ears

    Mar 17, 2017
    We are a party of 6 staying in a villa and really would like to have food in our room for breakfast and snacks for the kids. Any recommendations for a grocery service?
  2. mindy lou

    mindy lou Earning My Ears

    Feb 6, 2012
    We used Garden Grocer last time and were happy with them. This time I am comparing prices for Garden Grocer, Publix (Instacart) and Amazon Prime Now. For us, it looks like Publix will be the winner this time (options and price).
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  4. JessyP

    JessyP Earning My Ears

    Jan 7, 2015
    I have used garden grocers and were happy with them..
  5. jeremeyp

    jeremeyp Earning My Ears

    Feb 6, 2004
    Another vote for Garden Grocer. I haven't compared their prices with the other services yet, but I found it to be fairly reasonably, plus I get a coupon code for a free case of water from my stroller rental company. If you are water drinkers, make sure you get some cases of water. It's much cheaper than paying the $3/bottle at the parks.
  6. shellyj

    shellyj Mouseketeer

    Jan 12, 2014
    We used Garden Grocer and it was fine. Expensive compared to some of the services delivering now. We learned that Safeway had started delivering after we'd already put in our GG order. But GG was still much cheaper than buying water and fresh fruit on property.
    We usually have a car and make a run to the Super Target off Osceola for groceries on our arrival day.
  7. Julia Ann

    Julia Ann DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2002
    I used garden grocer 3 years ago and will use again in October. We ordered weeks in advance. Flew in from England and as soon as was on the DME received a text to say delivered to AoA and goods were waiting for us at bell services
  8. glk2009

    glk2009 DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2009
    We used Dizzy Dolphin in March and it was great. I liked being able to give them a very specific list of groceries vs having to pick from what was offered. Service and communication were great. I'd use them again!
  9. jtopp

    jtopp driving the monorail in my dreams

    Oct 28, 2001
    used Garden Grocer and now wonder why I waited so long. We also ordered breakfast foods, snacks and water. Was very happy with the results, and will definitely use them in the future
  10. Turn the Page

    Turn the Page DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2013
    We have used Wegoshop three times and will again in October. Like someone mentioned above I like that I can give them a specific list of things I want rather than having to choose from whatever options the service offers. I also like that Wegoshop will shop at a store of our choosing. We found them to be much cheaper than Garden Grocer but I know a lot of people really like GG.
  11. accpro77

    accpro77 Earning My Ears

    Aug 29, 2013
    Garden Grocer all the way!!! least that's the only way we usually go, but I think they are bit on the high side as far as prices go. Plus if your into organic food, there isn't a huge selection. However, they send you both emails and text messages when your groceries have been delivered. Don't worry about the the items that need to be refrigerated, the hotel will store them for you until your room is ready. Hope you have a magical vacation! :)
  12. Dis703

    Dis703 DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    We have used both Garden Grocer and Orlando Grocery Express. Service and fees were pretty much identical. I usually just go with whoever has the items I'm looking for as their brands vary a little.
  13. deedubb

    deedubb Always Grumpy, except when at Disney!

    Feb 12, 2017
    Just wondering why Garden Grocer is so popular when it appears to me that Publix Instacart is so much cheaper with possibly more options. Never used either but want to this coming trip. Anyone who has used both care to comment?
  14. Megan4birdy

    Megan4birdy Earning My Ears

    May 10, 2017
    Following this thread. . I'm curious about the same given the price difference.
  15. Smittolis

    Smittolis Mouseketeer

    Mar 2, 2017
    We have only used GG so I can only comment on our experiences... I think having something that is a 'known quantity' puts an element of assurance into the minds of the customer. I'm not saying that other companies cannot and do not do that, but since GG has been historically popular it could be that it is more of a known brand. We have been very happy with our customer service and experiences with GG and have just placed our new order with them. However, when we go again I may have to try Publix and compare the experiences......
  16. Illuminations_Rocks

    Illuminations_Rocks DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2007
    I haven't used instacart yet, but have used GG for like 6 years. It's my understanding that instacart is pretty new to the area, so it doesn't have the following yet. Also I don't think they deliver alcohol, while GG does (not positive - I could be wrong in remembering that). And, in my researching, the GG deliveries use paper bags, labeled for cold storage if needed, and the instacart seemed to just have plastic bag delivery and wasn't marked the same? I stuck with GG on my last trip, but will look at my options again before my upcoming trip. (Also looked at wegoshop, Dizzy Dolphin, and safeway delivery [the safeway was pretty darn far away from the resort, so i didn't go with that]). Instacart is starting up in my area this month, so I might be more familiar with the company and more willing to try it. Paying $7 for a container of strawberries hurt but they are my kid's favorite, and I won't bring myself to pay $3.29 for an avocado - both on garden grocer.
  17. lucyddr

    lucyddr Working Mom of twins!

    Jan 3, 2007
    Vacation is the only time of our year where my husband and I enjoy a beer/adult beverage while the kids sleep or play in a pool. Since we hate paying $8-15/drink at the pool, we will be using GG this trip. It's super expensive, but has a great reputation and delivers alcohol. For now, it has a monopoly on the alcohol-delivery market.
  18. stace1214

    stace1214 Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2008
    We usually use GG, but are trying Instacart this year. The selection and prices are so much better.
  19. 2Pirates2Princesses

    2Pirates2Princesses mom of 2 pirates & 3 princesses now

    Nov 15, 2010
    We used GG for our stay at Pop this past March and have used them for prior trips. Yes they are pricey, but they are reliable and have an outstanding reputation for customer service.

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