It’s time to bring applause to those out there giving great service and last week I asked you where was the best place to buy groceries where you live? I’ve just come back from grocery shopping myself actually and man….it’s such a drag. Although it’s such an calmer experience without the kids. Pure bliss! And is it me or do you always find there’s just one shopping bag that seems to take forever to pack away. Damn you! Why is my maid on vacation when I need her?…I wish!
So what’s becoming surprisingly popular is online grocery shopping. We can all agree it’s a painful job and it takes up loads of time so the fact that it can be delivered to your door makes life a heck of a lot easier. Woolies seem to be the favourite…I think those little dominoes for the kids would win me over too. Friendly and efficient service, delivery times were as promised… whats not to like? And it’s great to hear if there are any problems, Woolworths Online not only refund the money but give a free delivery voucher for the next shop. That’s really comforting to know. It’s fair play to understand, yes, on some occasions there may be a discrepancy in the order. It’s awesome to know Woolies will rectify that promptly and give a voucher as a good gesture. Nice one Woolies 🙂
Some local traditional type grocers were mentioned for their quality of service and produce. If you live in Victoria and get the chance, check out Wilsons in Ballarat. (They have another store in Lucas, Victoria too). It’s a successful family run business that began just after WWII. It sounds like a lot of love and pride goes into making their customers happy. It has a deli too, just the stop for picking up divine nibblies when entertaining family and friends. I need that private jet again so I can check this place out.
In WA, the Swan Valley got a great mention for stall markets on the roadside. That would make such a lovely day out as it’s a booming wine region. Funny how I knew that hey! There’s a few breweries, a chocolate and cheese factory, a distillery and heaps of gorgeous wineries. I’m guessing it wouldn’t surprise you either – before I became a Farmer’s wife, I lived 5 minutes from the Swan Valley! – For the fresh fruit and veg, naturally! 😉
If you’re after something organic or specialty foods, I wasn’t aware until now that’s available online too. Honest to Goodness delivers Australia wide. This is so handy to know as my darling friend Kristy from Loulou Zoo has so many delicious recipes with ingredients I often can’t find in my neck of the woods. No excuses now! Another online store to check out is About Life – natural marketplace. They are a Sydney based store, with 5 stores in dreamy suburbs like Bondi and Surry Hills – hello! Organic coffee, wholefood supermarkets and even a cooking school. I’m seriously considering moving here. It sounds sooooo divine! And if you’re after meat that’s “paddock to the plate” fresh, Feather and Bone (based in Sydney) offers a home delivery service. They have an impressive restaurant clientele they supply for, so top notch all the way.
Thank you to my lovely friends that shared all those wonderful grocery options. We are a spoilt for choice really 🙂
This is the last week to win this cute little cushion cover. The last question I have for you is What’s the nicest thing that happened to you today? I’m talking service wise and this week just gone. Had any great service recently that blew your mind? – I love that question. My Nanna use to say it round the dinner table. So cute! – So tell me your cracking stories from any type of service you have received recently. Who deserves a pat on the back and genuine thank you? Bonus points for getting the name of the person who served you too. Ok? Get your capes on and report back to me troops. You never know, a few weeks from now this little pop of pink could be snuggled up with you on the couch. Niiiice! Good luck!