Buy Groceries Online

Buy Groceries Online in Berlin

Some people love grocery shopping, and some people just hate it.

And then there are the people who go shopping for the basics and come back with a bunch of random things and nothing to make for dinner.

If you fall under the latter two categories, you might just benefit from shopping groceries online (though we’re not promising that you won’t buy a bunch of random things on impulse, or large quantities of the things on sale, only to realise that you don’t actually have a pantry when it all gets delivered).

Please be aware that grocery delivery services have become insanely popular in times of Corona, so plan ahead a bit to find a delivery slot that suits you.

It might be that delivery slots are booked out for up to 2 weeks in advance, especially with REWE and in areas such as Pankow.

But usually, if you check late at night and at various delivery services, you should always find a spot at some point within a week.

And now with the arrival of the newer delivery services such as Gorillas, Amazon Fresh or Flink delivery times should not be an issue anymore.

Groceries Delivery Services in Berlin

Shopping groceries online is becoming more popular, perhaps because there are many companies that offer it now, and it’s much easier and more convenient than having to do it after work or on your day off.

Weekends should be spent relaxing and enjoying yourself, not bumping into other people’s trolleys at the supermarket, spending ages queueing at the till, and trying to get your screaming kids to let go of the supersize bag of gummi bears.

And since Corona has come along and all unnecessary contact should be avoided, shopping your groceries online is not only the most convenient but also the safest option.

Gorillas

One of the most amazing things to happen lately is the arrival of Gorillas in Berlin.

If you haven’t heard of Gorillas yet you will be in for a surprise.

First of all follow our link to download the Gorillas app.

Then open the app, select all the good things that you are missing in your fridge and cupboards and go to the checkout. Don’t forget to enter the refer a friend code for a 5€ discount “AG341343

And now this is where the magic happens.

After ordering at Gorillas your delivery will arrive at your place within 8-15 minutes!

You heard that right. They really are that fast.

So Gorillas is also the perfect food delivery service if you are craving a Ben and Jerrys ice cream and all the supermarkets are either closed or too far away.

The time it takes you to put on your shoes and leave the house will be enough for Gorillas to deliver the food to your place.

Oh, and best of all, Gorillas is covering almost all neighbourhoods of Berlin and is delivering in many more cities in Germany already.

Flink

Very similar to Gorillas is the new grocery delivery service Flink.

Groceries are usually delivered within 10-20 minutes.

And similar to Gorillas, almost all neighbourhoods in Berlin are already included in their service area.

All you need to do is follow this refer a friend link to download the app and get a 5€ discount on your first order.

And another great feature of Flink is that it will show you the exact delivery time already before you are starting to order.

Last time we ordered that delivery time was down to the exact minute.

REWE Delivery Service

REWE delivery service

You can buy your groceries online at Rewe, where you select the all the food and drinks you would like to buy, pick a payment method and delivery time, and they show up at your door with your groceries – it’s that simple.

REWE offers almost the same range of products online that they offer in their physical store locations.

And best of all, if some items from your delivery are not available you will be offered the option to choose a replacement straight away.

This way you won’t be disappointment that the delivery is missing half of the ordered items. Isn’t that great?

Please bear in mind our Corona virus update and order at Rewe well in advance.

We know from our experience that the delivery spots are fully booked for more than 2 weeks in advance.

Nevertheless put all the groceries you like to order in the shopping cart and update the page around midnight, when they usually bring new delivery times online.

Amazon Fresh

Right now, at least during corona times, Amazon Fresh is our by far favorite online groceries delivery option!

Remember that we warned you that you might have to wait a week or two to get a slot for a delivery?

Amazon Fresh is the only option right now where we in the middle of Berlin are getting time slots within just 2 days.

And as we are sometimes a bit sloppy when it comes to restocking all the food at home a 2 days wait is way better than 2 weeks.

Any delivery will be brought right to your doorstep, so even when you order water or milk you don’t have to carry it up all the way yourself.

Just follow our link, log in to your existing Amazon account (or quickly create a new one) and enjoy fast food delivery to your doorstep.

Bringmeister

Centro Berlin Greifswalder

There are also dedicated groceries delivery companies that operate online only, and one such grocery delivery company is Bringmeister – an especially good choice if you buy bottled water.

Everyone says tap water is fine in Berlin, but if your tastebuds are functioning properly, and you’ve seen the limescale sticking to your kitchen appliances and sink, you might just disagree with everyone.

If you need bottled water, Bringmeister is a pretty good source for it.

And just for the record, Bringmeister is operated by Kaisers & Tengelmann, which means they are the main competitor for REWE delivery service.

Visit the Bringmeister website.

Comparison Grocery Delivery Services Berlin

GorillasFlinkREWEAmazon FreshBringmeister
Delivery time10mins10minAt least 1 daySame dayAt least 1 day
English app/websiteYesNoNoNoNo
Timeslots availableInstantaneouslyInstantaneouslyUp to 1 week in advanceSame dayUp to 1 week in advance
Delivery areaMost neighbourhoodsMost neighbourhoodsAlmost all neighbourhoodsAlmost all neighbourhoodsAlmost all neighbourhoods
Food trackerYesYesNoYesNo
No. of articlesFewFewManyManyMany
New customer bonusYes, 5€ with this link and code AG341343Yes, 5€ with this linkNoNoNo

Difference between Delivery Services

These groceries delivery services all operate in pretty much the same way, it just depends which supermarket you want to shop at, and what your budget is.

Most services offer different payment types like PayPal, invoice, or cash upon delivery.

So when it comes to payment methods and the choice of groceries the difference is not that big.

If anything we would say that Rewe and Bringmeister do have the most variety of products followed by Amazon Fresh.

But when it comes to delivery times the differences between these grocery delivery services could not be bigger.

Gorillas and Flink are for the ones that need their groceries very quickly (within 10 minutes), while Rewe, Amazon Fresh and Bringmeister are more suitable if you can wait a couple of days until delivery.

Advantages and Disadvantages of buying Groceries Online

One thing to keep in mind is that sometimes the things you ordered are not available, so they might be replaced with other things.

It might occur that you ordered coconut müsli, and because they were out of it, they replaced it with extra crunchy chocolate cereal with chocolate chips and cookie bits.

If you’re not into the occasional totally random replacement, or if you’re the type of person who picks at every piece of fruit and vegetable to make sure there are no bruises or scratches on it, you might have a hard time adjusting to getting your groceries picked up by someone else.

However, the advantages of online grocery shopping are so great, you might just get so used to it you’ll never want to set foot in a supermarket again.

Well if ordering your groceries only is that easy why don’t you try out ordering food online next?