Whole Foods Now Offers 2-Hour Delivery in Philly, Thanks to Amazon Prime

Shop at Whole Foods without having to shop at Whole Foods.

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If I had a nickel for every time I ate eggs for dinner because I just didn’t have time to make it to my local Whole Foods, I’d be a rich woman (who would probably still spend all of her money on food because, you know, #adulting). But now, instead of blocking out a chunk of time to go grocery shopping, Whole Foods will come to me.

Now that Amazon owns Whole Foods, Amazon Prime members can get their Whole Foods groceries delivered to their doorsteps in two hours or less. This super-fast delivery program launched this year, and it’s rolling out across the country. Lucky for Philadelphia, the service became available around town starting this week.

“We’ve been delighted with the customer response to free two-hour delivery through Prime Now, and we’re excited to bring the service to our customers in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, and Richmond,” said Whole Foods Market executive vice president of operations Christina Minardi, in a press release.

To use the service, you can head to the Prime Now website, enter your zip code, and then begin browsing the selection of fresh produce, meat, seafood, pantry staples, and locally sourced foods. That means you can order everything from your fave La Colombe beans to the Kite Hill yogurt you adore to avocados to eat with every meal. And once you’re done filling your cart, you can sit back, relax, and let Amazon Prime do what they do best: bring you stuff.

Of course, offering the service and it actually working are two different things. I just attempted to order a $37 cart-load of produce (bananas, spinach) and home goods (dish soap) and the earliest two-hour delivery slot open is 10 a.m. tomorrow. So, yeah, they’ll bring me my stuff in a two-hour window — just not within two hours from right now.

If you’d like to give it a try for yourself, you need to be an Amazon Prime member to enjoy the service. With the membership, two-hour delivery is free for orders over $35. Or, if you’ve just gotta have that Halo Top ice cream sooneryou can pay $7.99 for a one-hour delivery on orders over $35.

Here’s to never waiting in the Whole Foods line again!

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