Grocery delivery to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

Grocery delivery to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

Grocery delivery to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

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We all love and adore the dining options inside the Central Florida theme parks or, even, in the surrounding shopping areas. But what do we do when we just want a nice family dinner at the hotel after a long day? Or we need to pack a small lunch for the drive, or a favorite snack?

Whether you prefer to cook an entire meal at your extended-stay resort or just have a craving that can’t be filled with churros or Dole Whips, you shouldn’t have to waste your precious vacation time braving the crowds at Publix or Target. Instead, we’ve compiled a list of helpful ways you can have the groceries brought right to you, without ever sacrificing your relaxation!

Garden Grocer

Garden Grocer is not only a convenient way to have your shopping needs fulfilled, but they truly understand what Disney park visitors are looking for. With easy-to-navigate categories like “Park Essentials” and “Florida Summer,” they cater to first-time visitors and veteran Orlando vacationers alike! Currently, they only deliver to on-property and Disney Springs-adjacent hotels, but they are well worth it if you’re visiting the Mouse. They even deliver directly to your hotel’s bell-service area, so you don’t even have to be there to claim your items.

Garden Grocer does ask that you try and schedule your delivery at least two days in advance; however, they do offer next-day deliveries for an additional $20 fee and same-day for $30 (if you get the order in before 10:00 am).

Instacart

If you’re looking for a grocery option that doesn’t require quite as much planning ahead, Instacart is the perfect way to go. Their tagline is “groceries delivered in as little as an hour,” and their store choices range from shops like Publix and Aldi all the way to Costco and BJ’s Wholesale. They are also all about customer savings, so their app is plastered with amazing coupons and sales – perfect for the family on a budget.

They deliver anywhere in Orlando, so feel free to take advantage of them no matter where you’re staying.

Shipt

Similar to Instacart, Shipt is another pick-and-choose app where you build your grocery list right from your phone for same-day delivery. Shoppers are extremely communicative and will deliver right to your door – Shipt shoppers, in my experience, are very good at keeping up a steady conversation about replacement options or adding items on-the-fly. They also have slightly different contracts and arrangements with the stores in town, so they will have shopping choices that Instacart currently does not offer.

Of all the grocery-delivery companies in town, this one is my personal favorite!

Thrive Market

This shopping experience is a little bit different, and especially perfect for those with unique dietary restrictions or environmental concerns. Thrive Market is designed to feature sustainable, organic, and non-GMO products. They also offer the ability to only shop within a certain nutritional guideline. Whether you are vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, or more, you can always find the right fit for your dietary needs.

Not only that, but for every Thrive membership purchased, the company donates a free membership to a family in need. It’s a great way to give back while addressing your own restrictions. (However, you can also try the membership for free for 30 days – perfect for those short vacations.)

We Shop and Deliver

While all of these options so far can add a touch of luxury to your vacation, nothing beats We Shop and Deliver for sheer opulence. If you want something above and beyond simple grocery delivery, this 24-hour concierge service is the perfect fit for you. Gift baskets, park tickets, pet supplies – these are just a few of the amazing services We Shop and Deliver offers.

So pamper yourself next time you visit Orlando! It’s a different kind of magic, and you deserve it.

Honorable mention: UberEats and GrubHub

Vacations always come with their own stresses and hassles – don’t let dining be one of them! If cooking is just too much, or you don’t need to fill up your hotel cupboards with cereal, there are always full-meal deliveries by UberEats or GrubHub. Just sign up for either app and browse through the dozens of restaurants that service your resort of choice.

Have you used any of these grocery or meal options while on vacation before? Discuss it with 90,000 other die-hard fans in our OI Facebook communities for Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World.

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Kaitlin Bellamy Kaitlin Bellamy has always been a storyteller. She grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she discovered a passion for stage, and spent her youth performing in a church community theatre ensemble. From there, she moved to Buena Vista, Virginia, to study Shakespeare and Musical Theatre at Southern Virginia University. Through a series of life-changing events, Kaitlin then found herself in Orlando, Florida, where she now enjoys an eclectic and vibrant life as an actor and freelance writer. She has continued her education at a snail-like pace that would make molasses jealous, choosing to add Anthropology and English majors to her scholastic wishlist. She doubts whether she will ever actually finish any one of her degrees, but recently making her first book deadline gives her a small glimmer of hope. In the meantime, you can find her performing in local theme parks, narrating audiobooks from her home studio, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with her closest friends.To keep up with her adventures, feel free to join Kaitlin on any one of her social media platforms or her website.