No matter the circumstances, trips to the supermarket are stressful, but with many now practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, IRL grocery runs seem more daunting than ever. Of course, you can order drinks and dishes from local restaurants that need your support, but at some point, you’ll have to face your fear of cooking and prepare some meals on your own. Luckily, New Yorkers have access to numerous grocery delivery services that allow city folks to stock their fridge without breaking quarantine.
Due to a dramatic surge in demand for grocery delivery amid NYC’s partial shutdown, you should expect longer-than-usual wait times -- in many cases, several days -- and a smaller-than-usual inventory of items to choose from. When you’re placing your order, remember to tip couriers extra for working on the frontlines, and request a doorstep drop-off in an effort to limit person-to-person contact. These are the most promising grocery delivery services serving New York City right now: