Grocery delivery options in New Eastside

By Miriam Finder Annenberg and Stephanie Racine | Staff Writers

While in the past New Eastside residents had no choice but to shop at stores in
person, recent years have seen an uptick in grocery delivery services.
Mariano’s Lakeshore East rolls out its online ordering and delivery service this January with ClickList, a curbside pick- up service that can be downloaded as an app, or accessed via the Mariano’s website.

John Nelson, owner of Vroom and resident of
New Eastside. Photo by Daniel Lewis

ClickList includes some helpful features, such as leaving notes attached to specific items, so that preferred ripeness or freshness of items is assured.

“Compared to other Mariano’s, we serve a lot more delivery,” said Mariano’s Lakeshore East Store Manager, Megan Gleeson.

Across the Chicago River, Whole Foods offers customers the option of online orders and delivery through Instacart.

The convenience of grocery delivery can be worth the additional price for residents. Peapod offers similar online and app ser-
vices. “I have used Peapod for grocery de- livery for four years,” said resident Connie Mayse. “I find the food to be of excellent
quality and the service to be invaluable as an apartment dweller.” Door to Door Organics is yet another option, focusing primarily on fruits, vegetables and other staples like milk.

According to Carolann Samuels of Door to Door, the company sees an increase in
business in winter. “Depending on what you get in a box on any given week, you will also get some recipes for meal planning,” she said.

At Bockwinkel’s, customers shop for groceries in-store and both Bockwinkel’s
stores in New Eastside—at Harbor Point and at Park Millennium–will deliver within
Lakeshore East at no extra cost.

Delivery isn’t limited to food. Vroom, a new service in the area, delivers alcohol in addition to certain grocery store items.

“We’re excited to be working with a local business, Burnham Liquors, to bring quick,
on-demand delivery to Lakeshore East,” said owner John Nelson. Vroom delivery to New Eastside is particularly special to Nelson. “As a local resident myself, I appreciate the ability to order a case of beer or some last-minute grocery items delivered in under an hour,” Nelson says.

Mariano’s Lakeshore East
333 E Benton Pl. Suite 206,
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 228-1349 / www.marianos.com

Whole Foods – Streeterville
255 E. Grand Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 379-7900 / www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Bockwinkel’s
222 N. Columbus Dr. / 155 N. Harbor Dr.,
Chicago, IL 60601(312) 228-9920 / www.bockwinkels.com

Peapod
(800) 573-2763 / www.peapod.com

Door to Door Organics
www.doortodoororganics.com

Vroom
www.vroomdelivery.com

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