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Does the thought of waging through rows and rows of organic goods at Whole Foods turn you off more quickly than a power outage? (Don't answer that). Instacart, a San Francisco-born grocery delivery service just launched in Miami today (its 16th city!), and will do all the dirty work in the produce isle for you, our friends at Eater Miami report.
Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie, Costco, BJ's Wholesale Club and Petco– Instacart delivers groceries to you from all of the above. The best part? You don't actually have to have a BJ's or Costco membership (translation: this is every bulk lover's dream).
If you live in the Miami metro area, Coconut Grove, Little Havana, Wynwood, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, or Miami Beach, simply log on, pick a retailer, and check off the groceries you need. Once your groceries reach the $35 mark, Instacart will charge you $5.99 to deliver within one hour, and $3.99 to deliver within two. (It's a $9.99 fee if your order is less than $35 so go on, girl. Add that extra bag of chips).
There are two caveats we see to the whole service, which are not permanent. One, it doesn't deliver to Kendall, Pinecrest, Miami Lakes, Hialeah, Bal Harbour, Aventura and North Miami, to name a few neighborhoods. It may add them if there's more demand. Two, Publix isn't on the list.
Right now the only other two services we know of in Miami that do something similar are Postmates, which delivers meals from nearby restaurants and grocery store products from its well-organized "general store", and Delivery Dudes, which delivers restaurant meals to you and goods from Epicure and Publix, only you have to physically type in what you need.