Amazon One Hour Grocery Delivery is Just One More Reason to Never Leave the House Again

I don't know why, but out of all the types of errands I have to run to be able to continue living, grocery shopping is absolutely my least favorite. But, like the Gods they are, Amazon may soon have the solution to my laziness, and no, it's not motivation—it's one-hour delivery service from various grocery stores. Someday soon I may finally stop putting off going to Kroger. I kid you not when I say I avoid it for as long as possible, without fail, every single week. But on the bright side, I have become extremely creative with my end of the week meals. So, you know, pros and cons.

You could be one of the lucky humans who can take advantage of the new one-hour delivery if you live in one of the eleven zip codes that has access to Prime Now. You can order pretty much anything you want, including fresh produce and prepared foods, from D'Agostino, Billy's Bakery, and Gourmet Garage. They're also planning to expand service to Eataly and Westside Market because it's Amazon and they truly do think of everything. Now all they need to do is to come up with a way to deliver me food from Eataly to Georgia in under three hours. That would truly be something.

You would think a concept this amazing would cost an arm and a leg, but it only costs $7.99 for one-hour delivery, which soon will be less than a Netflix subsription. Two-hour delivery is free, somehow. It seems a little too good to be true (I'd say my time is certainly worth less than the $8 I'd save by waiting the extra hour), but I'm just going to let this play out and see how it goes.


For now New Yorkers are the only ones who can bring their laziness to the next level (because, let's not kid ourselves, that's totally what this is all about), but Amazon might expand into other cities that have Prime Now, like Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, and Miami. Hear that, fellow ATLiens? Our wildest dreams may all come true! If anybody who works at Amazon is reading this, I would like to make a formal request for you to partner with the DeKalb Farmer's Market and Krog Street Market and really make my day.

While we're at it, Amazon, you should really consider adding these to Prime Now.

1. Coffee


I don't mean a coffee maker or ground coffee. I mean like, iced coffee, cream and sugar, delivered right to my hand, right away. Or in an hour. Good enough for me.

2. Liquor


Going to the liquor store is a pain in the butt. What we really need is a way to just order the liquor you want online and have it delivered to you just in time for the pregame. So like, Drizly, but in more cities. Specifically, the one I happen to be in.

3. Pizza 24/7


I know regular pizza delivery exists. I'm fully aware, folks. But here's the thing about regular pizza delivery: I can't get it at 4:30am (usually), and if it happens to be a weekend, forget about it. There's no way I'm getting that pizza in anywhere near that hopeful time frame the guy on the phone quoted me. Plus, who wants to talk on the phone in order to get pizza? I'd rather do it all in the Amazon app.

Yes, I know, I have just solved society's greatest woes. I will take my Nobel Prize now.


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