The world has changed drastically in the last two years. The pandemic brought a lot of changes in our lives and it also had a big impact on how we do grocery shopping and how we order food.
The old way
Before this, all happened and we had to stay home and do all the social distancing we all went to the grocery stores and bought our food and other necessities there. We did not even think about any other way unless we ordered food online and used this as a convenient way of shopping.
Ordering online was available but only used if we had no time to go to the store ourselves and cook a meal. Just to make sure I am not talking about ordering a pizza or some other fast food. I am talking about meals. Ready to cook or the ones that you order as a meal kit and use the ingredients you have already.
The new way
Since the lockdowns and restaurants not being open for that reason many things have changed. More people order online now and either pick it up at a drive-through location or have it delivered to their homes.
Since this is done more and more we also had to watch where to order from. There were companies who just started with food or meal delivery and did not have the experience yet to do this in an efficient and fast way.
That is why a website like Couch Potato Delivery with reviews of all types of food delivery services that I found recently come in place. For me, this was the easiest way to figure out where I should order my ready-to-cook meals online from.
Besides this, there also was a chance on how we stored our groceries. Now we ordered more online and many of them come frozen we had to be very organized with our freezer space to make sure we used a first in first out based system. Although the food in the freezer stays good for months I still like to use this system.
The reason for this is that I order on a regular basis and want to make sure nothing gets freezer burned and not useable anymore. Wasting food is something I try to avoid as much as possible.
You will understand that there are pros and cons of food delivery and you can read them here.
What do I order online?
As you can read in the other articles I wrote here I am a little picky when it comes to food. I try to eat healthy and as much natural and organic as possible. Ordering online for that caused some reading and researching. However with the help of the website I mentioned before I figured it out I order
- Ready to cook meals
- Meal kits
The snack I am talking about come from a website with snacks that are mostly sugar-free.
Grocery shopping online – My opinion
It seems that we have to get used to this new way of buying our food and I needed time to adapt to this. It is very important to do your research and find the online shops that fit your criteria and way of eating. For regular groceries that are not too hard but for the way I cook and eat it is a little more of a challenge.
However, now many of us work from home and save time with not commuting back and forth to work we have more time to have a good look at where to order our groceries online.