New feature series for the blog! It could be a product, service, restaurant… pretty much whatever is floating my boat at the time. Ideally, I'll post something every Friday, if you don't get the titular reference you’re dead to me, welcome to my consumer-whore lifestyle.
I recently started using a grocery delivery service called Good Eggs, they finally deliver to my part of the bay and I love them. Their focus is on supporting what they refer to as local food systems, and they have a fairly extensive list of requirements for the majority of the food they carry. These include supporting the local community, paying employees fair wages, sustainability, and transparency of ingredient and process. I won't continue to bore you with the details, but if you're interested check out on their website here.
A Few other things I love about them… Next day delivery, free with orders over $60 and they don't require you to be home to accept the delivery. Additionally, they will also return and refund your deposit for any glass containers like the huge glass jugs that my toddlers organic whole milk comes in. The produce is super fresh, in great condition. It is also a great place to find ethically farmed meat and fish, which can be difficult to locate in one place and usually requires a trip to the farmers market.
They are undeniably more expensive in some departments. While I have not price-checked everything, because I’m lazy, they do carry some of the same brands that I buy at my local grocery store and these have been the same or cheaper on Good Eggs. Obviously, meat and cheese range from more expensive to much more expensive, but also delicious to much more delicious.
The website is easy to use and very informative with pictures and information on all of their products. Any time there has been a problem with delivering something that I’ve ordered I’ve always received a prompt email offering a refund and explanation. I have only had one issue with missing an item in my delivery, and Good Eggs responded to my email almost immediately with an apology, refund for the item and a $10 credit for the inconvenience.
Which leads me to my only issue with the website, there is no way to see any credited money or refunds that may be on your account. These will show up on the bill that you receive when you make an order, I have actually brought this up with someone from Good Eggs and I think there will be a solution to this issue in the near future.
Also, today they sent me flowers and a cute tea towel, so who doesn't love that!
If you’re still reading this then congratulations, you win a prize! Just kidding, but I’ll send the first ten people to leave a comment a free gift that you will receive when you make your first order with Good Eggs. This is a Bay area company so make sure that you’re in their delivery zone before you get too excited.