Where To Shop Online for Groceries

Tired of fruitlessly searching for stores online that ship real fresh food to locations that aren’t in the middle of huge cities? Me too. I found a few that might be decent. As this pandemic continues, it is likely that we’ll see grocery stores that do delivery expand their delivery radius to anywhere from 50 to 75 miles outside a store, but that’s small comfort for people who truly live in the middle of nowhere. Anyway hope this saves you some time. I have a special liking for Native American-produced foods and for supporting the efforts of monks, nuns, and other clergy, so you’ll find a lot of that in this post. I had to take down the Made In America store because it sells Confederate Flag merchandise. Boo, hiss!

Special thanks to Uproxx for making the search easier. https://uproxx.com/life/buy-native-american-food-for-delivery/

FROZEN MEALS
Target    I was wrong. Target does NOT deliver frozen foods everywhere. It just delivers within a certain radius around each store.

NEW 7/10/2020: Meal Subscription Boxes
https://urbantastebud.com/best-full-meal-subscription-boxes/

NEW 5/3/2020: SEEDS, SOIL, GARDEN, AND PLANTS
Promix Potting Soil
https://search.domyown.com/search?w=promix%20soil&apelog=yes
Various garden items for porch gardening
http://www.betterworldblog.xyz/2020/04/09/getting-started-porch-gardening/
Richters
https://www.richters.com
Top Tropicals
http://www.toptropicals.com
Native Seeds
http://www.nativeseeds.org
Renee’s Garden
http://www.reneesgarden.com
Baker Creek Seed
This company gave out tons of free seeds after the hurricane hit in 2018.
http://www.rareseeds.org
Seedman
http://www.seedman.com
Victory Seeds
https://www.victoryseeds.com/
Jung Seed
https://www.jungseed.com
Arbor Day Foundation
https://shop.arborday.org

FISH AND SEAFOOD
Red Lake Walleye
https://redlakewalleye.com/shop/
She Nah Nam Seafood
https://shenahnamseafood.com/

CHEESE AND MEATS
Wisconsin River Meats
https://www.wisconsinrivermeats.com/
Wisconsin Cheese Mart
Note: I’ve bought cheese from here. It’s good quality.

https://www.wisconsincheesemart.com/
Butcher Box
Butcher Box’s items are ridiculously expensive, but if you can afford it, this stuff is said to be the best of the best.
https://www.butcherbox.com/ 
Montana Beef
https://www.eatmontanabeef.com/

SPICES
Frontier Herbs
Consistently decent quality.
https://www.frontiercoop.com/
McCormick
Consistently good quality spices.
https://shop.mccormick.com/collections/all-products
Penzey’s Spices
A cut above Frontier. Higher price, though.
https://www.penzeys.com/

VEGAN
Vegan Essentials
https://veganessentials.com/

JERKY
Tanka Bar
My favorite jerky, ever. I have a serious problem with this stuff. I can’t stop eating it.
https://tanka-brand.myshopify.com/collections
Hi-Country Snack Foods
No idea if this stuff is good or not.
https://shop.hicountry.com/storefront.aspx

SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBS
Essential oils
For the record, no, do not use these as any kind of disinfectant or medical treatment during this pandemic. Use CDC approved disinfectants, use antibacterial disinfectant wipes, use hand sanitizer or straight Everclear to sanitize your hands, and wash your hands correctly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7KxHDDgeA4 Now is not the time for touting essential oils as cure-alls.
https://www.nowfoods.com/
Apex CBD
It is superior to the rest!
https://apexhempoil.com/
Doctor’s Best
These are supplements of exceptional purity and quality. In my experience.
https://www.drbvitamins.com/
Herbies Herbs
Huge selection. Seems to be decent quality.
https://herbies-herbs.com/bulk-herbs
Living Earth Herbs
I’ve tried a lot of herb shops. This has been the best, consistently, hands down.
https://livingearthherbs.com/

BULK FOOD
Bob’s Red Mill
Every kind of flour, including gluten free and paleo. They sell non-GMO masa harina and aluminum-free baking soda. At this time they’re mostly out of regular flour.
https://www.bobsredmill.com/
King Arthur Flour
Same deal with being out of a lot of different kinds of flour. They also sell yeast. Which they are also currently out of.
https://www.kingarthurflour.com/
Ebay
They have a surprisingly large selection of shelf-stable food.
https://www.ebay.com/
Walmart and Amazon
Since most of what’s in a Walmart is shelf-stable anyway, they and Amazon have pretty much cornered the market on shipping out preserved food. I mention them here because they’re fairly reliable and cheap. But I don’t condone shopping there because of the way they treat their workers. I’d say if you had to choose the lesser evil, choose Walmart.
https://www.walmart.com
https://www.amazon.com
Granite Mill Flour
http://www.granitemillfarms.com/products.htm

Montana Gluten Free
Note: oats contain avenin, a protein similar to gluten that not all people can digest. If you have celiac disease, avoid these products.
https://www.montanaglutenfree.com/shop/
Nuts.com

I recommend Nuts.com. They sell products at a reasonable price and their stuff is high quality for the most part.
https://nuts.com/
Red Lake Nation Foods
This online shop has stuff like wild rice and popcorn, plus some other cool stuff.
https://redlakenationfoods.com
Lotus Foods
They sustainably produce rice and ramen.
https://shop.lotusfoods.com
Asian Food Grocer
They sell Asian snacks, rice, ramen, and things like that
http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com
Ramona Farms

Buy heirloom tepary beans in bulk here.
https://store.ramonafarms.com/Tepary-Beans-Our-Heirloom-BAVI/products/5/
Native Seeds – temporarily not selling anything
I usually buy seeds for my garden here but they also sell bulk products from the Southwest like flour and whatnot.
https://www.nativeseeds.org/collections/baking-ingredients
Bow and Arrow
Non-GMO cornmeal. You know how hard it is to find non-GMO cornmeal?!
https://bowandarrowbrand.com/products/corn-meal/
Cream of the West

Hot breakfast cereal and Montana honey
https://creamofthewest.com/
North Woods Peanut Butter
https://northwoodspb.com/collections/frontpage/products/original
Round Eye Supply

Various bulk shelf-stable food, intended mostly for restaurants and businesses
https://www.roundeyesupply.com
Pizza Dough Mix
Literally just that, made by some dude in Montana.
https://montanapizzadough.com/?page_id=52
World Market
A lot of bulk food from around the world
https://www.worldmarket.com/category/food-and-drink.do
Russian Food USA
Russian food products
https://www.russianfoodusa.com/

BARBECUE
Kreuz Market
https://kreuzmarket.com
Prasek’s Barbecue

https://www.praseks.com/index.php/

SNACKS AND MISCELLANY
Made In Oregon
https://madeinoregon.com/food-drink.html
Klein Bros
http://nativetexanfoods.com/
Blue Diamond
These nut thins are not very high in calories but they’re very tasty.
https://bluediamondstore.com/collections/nut-thins
Southwest Indian Foundation
https://www.southwestindian.com/food-gifts-and-decor

COOKIES AND SWEETS
Assumption Abbey Fruitcakes
These are made by monks of the Cistercian Order.
https://www.assumptionabbey.org/fruitcakes

Gethsemani Farms
Fruitcakes and fudge made by Trappist monks.
https://www.gethsemanifarms.org/
Alternative Baking Company

Really good cookies. They’re also vegan.
https://www.alternativebaking.com/order-online/
Monastery Fruitcake at Holy Cross Abbey
Fruitcake, fudge, and creamed honey made at Holy Cross Abbey.
https://www.monasteryfruitcake.org/main/index
Redwoods Monastery Store
Honey, cards and icon prints made at Redwoods Monastery
https://store.redwoodsabbey.org/

CANDY AND CHOCOLATE
Equal Exchange – note: they also sell excellent coffee and tea
https://shop.equalexchange.coop/
Pine Mountain Chocolates
http://www.pinemountaincandies.com/gift-boxes.html
Artisan Chocolate Fudge and Truffles
These are made by Brigittine Monks.
https://www.brigittine.org/#shop-section
Ranch Chocolates
https://www.ranchchocolates.com/collections/all

BREAKFAST BARS AND TRAIL BARS
Clif Bar
I used to survive on these things.
https://www.clifbar.com/
Heart Thrive Cakes
Not to be judgmental or anything, but the apricot flavor is the best and if you don’t think so you’re wrong.
https://www.thehealthybakingcompany.com/collections/heart-thrive/products

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Farmbox Direct
Since Farmbox Direct doesn’t have much competition it is difficult to tell if it’s worth buying or not. It’s expensive. Up to you. I have never used it because of the price.
https://www.farmboxdirect.com/
Local Harvest
More of a pain to deal with than the other options, Local Harvest is a search engine that helps you find farmers in your local area. This is going to be your best bet for truly fresh produce, but chances are you’ll have to drive out and pick it up, so this isn’t a truly online option. That said, it’s still probably safer than driving to the local grocery store.
https://www.localharvest.org/csa/

PET FOOD
Chewy
I recommend Chewy. I’ve ordered from them before and they are great at what they do. They also sell kitty litter and pet products in general.
https://www.chewy.com/

BONUS: TOILET PAPER AND OTHER STUFF
Ecoroots
Various zero-waste products
https://ecoroots.us
Luxe Bidet
https://luxebidet.com/product/neo-110-bidet-attachment/

Who Gives A Crap Recycled Toilet Paper
https://us.whogivesacrap.org/products/100-recycled-toilet-paper-jumbo-rolls
No. 2 Toilet Paper
https://gono2.com/products/bamboo-toilet-paper
Bamboo Toilet Paper
https://hellotushy.com

To find more places that sell food online, try putting ‘Made in [your state here] buy online’ into a search engine. You might be surprised.

Next post I will be covering how to grow your own vegetables and herbs in pots, from materials bought online. Stay tuned.

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