ONLINE DELIVERY - GROCERY - SUPERMARKETS - ORGANIC FOOD
In times of Corona and the current curfew most of us are at home. You are allowed to go to the nearest supermarket, but maybe it doesn't have all your favorite products, or you just need larger quantities and don't want to carry everything home. That's why we share our favorite supermarket chains, where we have had good experience ordering from ourselves. These supermarkets below still deliver in Corona times, but keep in mind that the delivery times are longer than normal. We all have to plan a bit more in advance!
For food & household items:
Here you can get all the food you can imagine, as well as all household items, pet food, cosmetics, etc. The prices are normal to rather cheap, the delivery is very reliable. With the high extent of utilization at present you must count mostly 1 – 1,5 weeks until you get a delivery date. So just plan a little bit ahead and order today what you need in one week. With Utkonos an account must be put on, over which you orders then. This process is very easy and as soon as you have an account, previous deliveries can be repeated easily, and you don't have to search for the products for a long time. The website is very simple and clearly divided into categories. You can pay either online, or directly at the front door in cash or by card.
Perekrestok is comparable to Utkonos. The range of products is just as wide and you get everything you need. Also the price level is about the same. The website is clearly divided into categories and it is very easy to order larger quantities. In the current time it takes about 1 - 2 weeks until you get a delivery. So also here you should plan ahead. Here you don't have to create an account, but you can do so to make future purchases easier. Payment can be made either online or directly at the front door in cash or by card.
Sbermarket (old name Instamart)
We have used this service several times to order food, cleaning products and other necessities from Metro. Sbermarket makes it possible to order your products from one of the following shops: Azbuka Vkusa, Vkus Vill, Ashan or Lenta. During the current situation it takes one week for a delivery.
From our perpective, Azbuka Vkusa is a supermarket in the upper price range. You have a great selection and variety of products, but compared to the other two suppliers, it is a little more expensive here. The advantage at the moment is that the delivery times are not quite as long and you usually get the food delivered to your home within 3-4 days. Here you give your address and contacts when ordering and pay either online or at the door in cash or by card.
For fresh food:
Moscow Fresh is a high quality supermarket, where you can order meat, fish, dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables. Everything is a bit more expensive, but the quality is great and it is delivered on the next day. They also sell normal household products, like detergent and paste etc., but these are much more expensive than in a normal supermarket. The website is very clearly arranged, and ordering is easy without the need to register. What we also like, is that you can choose eco packaging and then they will deliver everything in paper bags and not use unnecessary plastic packaging. You can pay in advance online or at the front door in cash or by card.
M2 Organic Club
M2 Organic Club is also an organic shop that grows all its fresh produce on its own farm outside of Moscow. You can order meat, dairy products, eggs and vegetables here especially well. The quality is really great and everything is certified organic. The prices are a bit higher, but it is totally worth it. You can also easily order from their online shop and receive the delivery within 1-2 days.
The payment is either online or at the front door in cash or by card.
If you need something urgent:
Yandex Lavka (within Yandex eat app)
Yandex Lavka offers deliveries within 20 minutes. Which is perfect if you need something urgently. We tested it during our lockdown a few times now and we received our order within 30 min every time. They have all kinds of things from bread, batteries, ice cream and even toilet-paper ect., but the selection is not the biggest. Sometimes they don't have all items availabe, but most of the time they restock the next day. The order usually goes directy to a supermarket close to your house, where they prepare everything and the delivery person from Yandex will pick it up from there. See all the order details and how it works in our article about Yandex Lavka.
One more tip, since almost all websites are in Russian, we recommend you to open them with the browser "google chrome", so the website is immediately translated into English, which makes ordering much easier. To download google chrome just click here.
We hope we could help you with your online shopping tips and make your life a bit easier during this difficult times. Enjoy shopping and stay safe.
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