Caption

5 grocery delivery apps you should be using (besides Amazon)

Amazon on Thursday introduced speedy grocery delivery from Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members. It’s the online retail giant’s biggest (and most expected) move since it bought the grocer last year.

» RELATED: Is Amazon Prime membership really worth it?

The two-hour delivery service launched in Austin, Texas; Cincinnati; Dallas and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Amazon Inc. says the company plans to expand nationwide this year.

In the meantime, for non-Prime members or those living outside the current range of cities, here are five grocery delivery apps and services to consider instead:

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Metro Atlanta schools chief used racial epithets, lawsuit says
  2. 2 Police: Shooter was provoked in deadly Walmart parking lot argument
  3. 3 Arrest made in triple shooting that left two metro Atlanta teens dead

Shipt

Major grocers: Costco, Kroger, Publix, Target

How it works: Select groceries via the Shipt app, pick a delivery time and place your order.

Available in: 17 states. Georgia cities include the metro Atlanta region and Savannah.

Find on iOS and Android.

» RELATED: Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

Postmates

Major grocers: Varies but often includes Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger, The Fresh Market, Sprouts Farmers Market

How it works: Order via the Postmates app for on-demand delivery.

Available in: More than 100 U.S. cities. Cities in Georgia include Alpharetta, Atlanta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Norcross, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

Find on iOS and Android.

» RELATED: 7 brilliantly slick ways to get Amazon Prime for free

InstaCart

Major grocers: Varies but often includes Publix, Aldi, Whole Foods, Costco

How it works: Choose items online or via app and pick delivery time from multiple options, ranging from within one hour up to eight hours in advance, depending on time of day.

Available in: More than 100 U.S. cities, including Georgia’s metro Atlanta region, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah.

Find on iOS and Android.

» RELATED: Here are the cities Atlanta has to beat for Amazon’s second headquarters

Google Express

Major grocers: Various stores, including Costco, WalMart, Target and Whole Foods.

How it works: Shop dry food items via the app, website or by Google Assistant and receive your items within 1-3 days, depending on your location.

Available in: All U.S. states and Washington, D.C. with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii and unincorporated territories, such as Puerto Rico.

Find on iOS and Android.

» RELATED: Which meal kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and 8 more

Peapod

Major grocer: Peapod

How it works: Shop online at the Peapod grocery store, schedule a time for delivery and receive your shipment to your door or at one of Peapod’s quick pick-up services.

Available in: Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania.

Find on iOS and Android.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

More from AJC