Our lives are busy. Between work, school drop off and pick up, and extracurricular activities, parents have little time to shop for groceries and prepare delicious and nutritious meals for their families. Thankfully, there are multiple options to make shopping convenient and cooking easy.
Grocery Delivery Options
If you do not have time to make it to the grocery store, there are several grocery delivery options available here locally. Each are based on your home address, so you will need to verify your address with the company first.
Hooray! Shipt grocery delivery has just arrived in Spartanburg. Currently, you can use Shipt to order groceries from Publix and have them delivered to your home the same day. The membership includes free delivery on $35 worth of groceries.
Whoohoo! Instacart has also arrived in Spartanburg. Instacart currently offers personal shoppers for Publix, Costco, and CVS Pharmacy. After you set up an account, you can start shopping and have your products delivered the same day.
Mother Earth Produce
Mother Earth Produce is a local and organic delivery service here in the Upstate. Families can sign up for fruits and vegetables from local farms delivered straight to their doors. You get to select the right size bin for your family.
If you are already an Amazon fan, you will love Amazon Grocery. You can order beverages, snacks, breakfast goods, candy, cooking staples, baking supplies, and baby food to stock your pantry. However, this service does not include fresh food or produce. Our area is not currently part of the Amazon Fresh program.
Another option for busy parents is online ordering. Online ordering means ordering your groceries online through the store’s website and then picking them up easily from the front of the store or a designated parking space.
Spartanburg has two Walmart locations that offer online ordering (Neighborhood Market on Cedar Springs Rd and Supercenter on East Main Street). Personal shoppers will do your shopping and deliver the items right to your car at the time you request.
Sam’s Club members can shop online and use store pickup for items including fresh produce. When you are ready, check in at the store, bypass the register, and pick up your groceries.
Meal Prep Companies
If you are pressed for time and need a meal prepared for you, there are some awesome meal prep companies in the Upstate. These companies offer premade meals that just require you to heat and serve.
Blue Moon Specialty Foods
In addition to their popular spices and sauces, Blue Moon Specialty Foods also offer premade quiches and sides. Plus, they offer “Fresh-to-Go” meal options three days a week that you can pick up from their local store. These come in “Family Meal” or “Date Night” sizes with choices like slow-roasted short ribs or shrimp and crab potpie.
Delightful Dishes in Inman is a local restaurant that also sells frozen casseroles as well as full holiday meals for your family.
Healthletic Meals is a meal prepping service in the Upstate aimed at helping you provide healthy meals for your family. You order meals from their menu. Then, they cook, package, calculate the nutritional value of each dish, and deliver them to you.
For those looking for premade dishes, Moveable Feasts is another great local choice. They offer several different casseroles, soups, chicken, beef, and vegetarian options. These feasts come frozen and will need to be heated.
A unique option is hiring a personal chef to come make meals of your choice in your own kitchen. Salted Chef is a Spartanburg business that will bring the chefs to you. You even have the option of having them make several meals to store.
Hub City Delivery
And, if you simply don’t have the time to shop or cook, you can always take advantage of Hub City Delivery. With this service, you can order a meal from one of your favorite Spartanburg restaurants and have it delivered to your home ready to eat.
Meal Kit Delivery Services
Meal kit delivery services are becoming super popular. They allow parents to cook delicious meals at home without having to do the shopping. Plus, they introduce you to new flavors and dishes, as well as teach you how to cook. Meal kits are delivered on a subscription plan with all the ingredients you need and a guided recipe.
One important thing to note – most of these meal delivery kits claim you can cook a meal in thirty minutes. I do not know anyone who has accomplished this task in that amount of time, but they are well loved regardless!
One of the most popular meal delivery services is Blue Apron. It offers nutritional family plans serving 4 people two times a week starting at $71.92. For those wanting to learn the chef’s secret, Blue Apron is a safe way to go.
This meal kit offers the most diverse recipe collection that even includes vegan, gluten-free, and paleo options. It is the most organic ingredients of any meal delivery kits. Green Chef offers a family plan of two meals for 4 people starting at $11.99 per meal.
Hello Fresh offers fresh ingredients and excellent recipes delivered straight to your door. Each full meal comes in a box that can easily fit in your fridge until you can make it from scratch. You also can select the number of family meals you would like delivered weekly. Two meals for a family of 4 runs at $8.74 per serving.
Another meal kit delivery service that offers all the ingredients you need to cook a meal your family will love. You can even order five weeks in advance with Home Chef. However, while they have recipes for family-friendly meals, they do not offer a family plan. Instead, each meal kit is $9.95 per serving.
For those who want to cook but don’t enjoy prep work, Terra’s Kitchen is the right fit. This meal delivery kit arrives in a reusable vessel with all your ingredients chopped, washed, and ready to go. Prices are based off the meals you select.
Meals for Others
All true Southerners know, when the going gets tough, the South gets cooking. If you have lived here long enough, you know food is the essential means of comfort in times of sadness and celebration. Mothers welcoming new babies and families mourning loved ones are often presented with meals to make these times a little easier. These websites make coordinating meal drop-offs more effective.
Take Them a Meal
Take Them A Meal is simply a website where friends and family can sign up to deliver a meal on a certain date. Whether it is a homemade meal or a frozen casserole, you can let the family know when you will be coming and what you will be bringing.
Send A Meal
For those unable to make the actual meal delivery, Send A Meal works to send a family a complete meal. There are several different gourmet meal options with a wide price range. Meals are prepared and delivered to the family’s home.
What other options do you know about that make food preparation easier for families in the Upstate?