Grocery shopping. Some people adore it, some people abhor it.
Like it or not, there’s no doubt that it’s time consuming. Driving to the shop, finding parking, going through the aisles to pick out the stuff you need, then proceeding to the long line at the cashier, packing things into your car, then back home again. That easily takes up more than two hours.
When we talk about organic, free range produce, that’s even more difficult to attain. You will be hopping around town trying to find free range chickens, organic veg, and have no time left to kick back and relax.
For those of you who love cooking but dislike the whole grocery shopping process, you’ll be happy to know that there are efficient and wholesome grocery delivery services here in Malaysia. And these are but a few of our favourite online grocery stores which focuses on health:
1. Little Green Planet
Little Green Planet supplies fresh veggies and fruits from their very own organic farm as well as several other groceries you need in your daily life like oat and soy products, sauces and seasonings, noodles and pasta etc. They also do veggie boxes where you’ll get freshly harvested veggies delivered to your doorstep weekly for a rather affordable rate (from RM35 a week).
- Delivery area coverage: RM12 within the Klang Valley, free delivery if you order the veggie boxes (in the Klang Valley only).
- Website: Little Green Planet
2. Green Chicken
As the name probably explains, these chickens get to enjoy running around open fields of green, feeding off fresh organically grown veggies. They’re allowed to grow into adult size without artificial growth enhancers or antibiotics, which makes them much happier chickens compared to the industrial broiler farm chickens. These guilt-free chickens aren’t all that unaffordable either! You get a whole free range chicken for RM28, and a whole free range duck for RM36. These are deep frozen to preserve quality and shipped to you in a specially-designed box which keeps it frozen for at least 6 hours.
- Delivery area coverage: free delivery to PJ, Mont Kiara, Hartamas, Damansara Heights, and Bangsar, other areas in the Klang Valley are charged RM5.
- Website: Green Chicken
3. TM Organic Farms
These awesome guys harvest organic veggies from their farm and deliver them to you in a box. They also deliver organic fruits, free range chicken and eggs, as well as fresh, no-preservative milk. What you’re getting each week is a surprise, because TM Organic Farms chooses what’s fresh and seasonal at the moment, but don’t worry as they have a well-updated Facebook page explaining what these veggies are, along with cooking tips! Prices range from RM25 (for a month of free range eggs) to RM480 for a month of large veggie boxes (that will feed up to 6 people each week).
- Delivery area coverage: Free delivery to most areas in the Klang Valley
- Website: TM Organic Farms
If you don’t like veggie / fruit boxes and prefer mixing and matching your own fresh produce, Freshcart is the answer. To the Freshcart crew, the freshness of the produce is the number 1 priority. They offer a different selection of fruits and veggies each week as they pick out only the crème de la crème of the fresh produce world. You can be sure you won’t be getting any rotten apples when you order from them! Freshcart is fairly new to the scene, but so far they’ve been getting raving reviews for the tip top condition of their deliveries, as well as their affordable prices.
- Delivery area coverage: Most areas in the Klang Valley. Refer to their FB info page. Deliveries are free for orders above RM70. RM7 fee applies for orders below.
- Website: Their website Freshcart.com.my is slated to go up in January 2015, and for now the business runs on their pretty Facebook page.
This is an online store that caters to all your organic dry grocery needs. They sell everything from bread and biscuits, baby products, to body and skincare items. They used to do veggie boxes as well, but the service has been put on hold for the moment.
- Delivery area coverage: Both West and East Malaysia.
- Website: Organic4u.com.my