Avoid COVID-19 with these local grocery delivery services
Ordering in veggies is the new world order.
Picture it: Downtown Kingston on a Saturday morning watching as helping hands dole out crates of fresh produce and veggies.
Or to see vendors prep their stalls in earnest of catching the weekend shoppers to essentially ‘bruck ducks’.
Saturday market days have taken on a new stress thanks to the coronavirus, as we are advised to avoid crowds and ideally stay home.
On a brighter golden yellow note, several local delivery services have either ramped up production or hit the streets running to ensure their customers are satisfied in short order.
If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic – that has many of us bound to our four walls of comfort – has revitalised the courier economy.
Why not order in? You don’t want to go out and risk infecting yourself or your family; you don’t want to leave the house anyway, thanks to the ’itis; and you can have all the things you want delivered to your doorstep. Sign me up, I say!
Now, check your stock, then make a shopping list. If you don’t need a list, that’s even better.
Call to place your order and the job is done. See our list of farm-fresh veggie delivery services in Jamaica:
Ace Errand Services
Tel: (876) 899-8421/(876) 543-8771
9 Brotherton Avenue, Kingston 13
Tel: (876) 788-1408
29 East Kings House Drive
Tel: (876) 312-4633
Boxed Fresh JA Home Delivery
Tel: (876) 536-5857
9 Chancery Street
Tel: (876) 925-4888
24 Temple Lane
Tel: (876) 790-8155/(876) 492-7374
Old Hope Road
Tel: (876) 926-7171
Sampars Cash and Carry
14 Retirement Road
Tel: (876) 960-1309
Moneague, St Ann (delivering to Trelawny, St James, St Ann, Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine)
Order online here or call (876) 414-8162
Food Basket Farm
Accepts Orders Mondays at 9 am – Tuesdays at Midnight – to be delivered on Thursdays
Store To Door Jamaica - StoreToDoorja.com
20 North Parade
Open 24 hours | Tel: (876) 852-9722
Shop #1, Sovereign Centre, 6, 106 Hope Road
Tel: (876) 927-5955
Ujima Natural Farmers Market (NB: they have Combucha!)
Weekly Saturday Farmer’s market that also offers delivery
Open Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm
22 Barbican Road
Tel: (876) 421-8838
Abbey Gardens Farm
Kingsland, Abbey Gardens, Mandeville
Tel: (876) 330-7400
Fresh Farm JA
Tel: (876) 396-3516
Select Grocers Supermarket
Manor Park Drive
Tel: (876) 480-4812
Tel: (876) 537-8250
Doorway Express Limited
Ward Avenue, Mandeville
Tel: (876) 625-8491
Soil Green Grocery
42 Winward Road
Tel: (876) 781-4759/(876) 838-2192
Open 8 am - 6 pm; Mondays to Saturdays
Shipeast Couriers & Bearer Service
Tel: (876) 220-9485/(876) 891-2375
RTA Biz Group International & Local Delivery Services
Kingston, Portmore, Mandeville and surrounding areas (conditions apply)
Tel: (876) 938-8849/(876) 631-4636
Download the RTA BIZ app on iOS/Android
Jeff’s Farm Fresh Food
Southfield, St Elizabeth
WhatsApp: (876) 433-6048
Order by Wednesday at midday, delivery on Fridays
#Trending Foods Market
Curbside pick-up/home delivery
All major credit/debit cards accepted
1 Browning Avenue, Kgn 20
Tel: (876) 214-7150
Ole Jim's Veggies On Wheels
Place orders on Wednesdays for delivery on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Orders can be placed via WhatsApp 1 (876) 887-2045
Kuntry Fresh Produce
Supplying: Westmoreland, Hanover & St James
Free delivery in most areas
Call/WhatsApp 1 (876) 845-9964
QuickCart, a service offered by QuickPlate
Order online at quickcartonline.com
29 East Kings House Road, Kingston
Tel: 1(876) 946-1680
Battersea, St Ann
Tel (876) 321-5599
Insider tip for a COVID-19-free return of the good ’ol market days: For the best rates you want to go very early on a Saturday morning before the vendors start selling – and before the ‘goods’ have been priced so you can barter!
Our list isn’t exhaustive, so shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com if you’d like your food delivery services to be added to the list.
Do you know of any other grocery delivery services? Tell us about them in the comments.