Fresh Direct just delivered my groceries for the first time. I was able to shop on my laptop in the comfort and convenience of my own home, schedule my preferred delivery window (I chose between 10 and 11:30 p.m.) and await the shipment while watching reruns of "Friends."
Approximately $80 worth of groceries arrived in four neatly packed boxes. One could argue that I am reaching new heights of laziness, but in New York City, you have to understand - without a car, you can only buy what you can carry or be willing to pay to have it delivered.
Shopping in bulk has become a thing of the past for me. My current options include: Purchase overpriced, rotten fruit from the C-Town across the street ... struggle 10 streets and three avenues via bus, train or sidewalk from Pathmark with nine stretching and ripping plastic bags or pushing/dragging a collapsible cart ... leisurely grocery shop on the Internet for a $4.95 delivery charge plus tip.
And I'm the loser who took a photo of my groceries to share with the reader(no "s") of my blog.