FiDi Families was recently invited to a blogger luncheon, to learn more about the great products that Peapod delivers and about their design a truck contest for their new delivery route in Brooklyn.
Peapod, is an online grocery shopping solution for busy New Yorkers, in all boroughs. The company was started in 1989 by brothers Andrew and Thomas Parkinson, way before other online grocers were around. They have excelled at fulfilling orders, quickly and with great customer service. Now, they are focused on getting that word out that Peapod delivers to all of the NY boroughs! And, educating the public on all of the great benefits that the website offers – the use of coupons, easy to follow recipes and easy ordering.
They offer fresh produce, dairy, meat and household items and deliver right to your door or doorman. It couldn’t be any easier to get your groceries delivered. We love their tag line “The Grocery Store at Your Door” because it truly delivers great service and quality products, as if you had shopped for them yourself, in a brick and mortar location. The company also hosted an art-inspired delivery truck design contest in the Spring. It was open to all levels of artists – professional and newbies, with a chance to have the winning design featured on a fleet of Peapod delivery trucks that will be in the New York market.
Plus, they offer an array of products from one of our favorite organic brands, Nature’s Made. The brand offers options such as pita chips and hummus to pasta and dressing and everything in between. The organic line is USDA Certified as well as “Free from” products that only include ingredients that Pea Pod considers necessary. We love that they are looking out for us and do all the vetting on our behalf.
The fresh foods that the produce department receives on a daily basis is pretty impressive. And, the large team of experts that are monitoring the produce for freshness, high quality and overall value, work hard to ensure that all Pea Pod customers are getting the best products on the market. We learned that orders are packed by hand into bags and special temperature-controlled containers designed to keep produce and refrigerated products cold and safe. Procedures and monitors are in place to make sure that groceries are delivered at their optimal temperature.
Freshness and quality are so important and we enjoyed sampling some of the produce and farm to table products that are available on their website. We loved our organic greens, tomatoes and citrus dressing.
The Pea Pod team also shared their magazine Savory with all of the guests and it was truly inspirational. The menus that the magazine showcases are easy and attainable. But, I loved the fact that recipes are not only available in the free publication but also online. Peapod.com has made it easy to order from the recipes posted on their blog with simple ordering, straight from the site.
Another way that PeaPod is making life easier in the kitchen, is by offering their signature Complete Meal Kits. These are all of the ingredients needed to make a complete meal and its all prepped and ready to cook. It really can’t get any easier – fresh and healthy, delivered to your door. We are big fans of this concept!
It’s easy to search the Peapod site for products, recipes and inspiration. And, nothing beats ordering from the convenience of a smart phone or computer and avoiding lines at the grocery store. And, with summer picnics, summer camp and bbq’s in the near future, ordering online and getting some meal inspiration couldn’t come at a better time!
Happy online grocery shopping with Peapod!