We’re in uncertain times at the moment in South Africa and everyone is looking for ways to avoid public interaction and stay safe while ensuring we are comfortable and have everything we need at home.

A great way to do this is getting all your essential groceries delivered right to your door!

Whether it’s fresh produce, veggies, fruit, and meat, or health products, medical supplies,and baby products – we’ve collected a list of 15 online stores that deliver these groceries and essentials to different areas and suburbs in South Africa.

Find the store that suits your needs and order your groceries online today!.

Stay safe in the comfort of your home, with everything you need while you wait for your grocery delivery!

*Please note that product categories listed will contain items limited to the essential goods guidelines set out by the South African government during COVID-19.

National South African Retailers That Deliver Groceries

All of the major South African supermarkets offer grocery delivery to a wide range of addresses in South Africa.

You can check out the delivery fees, delivery times, what is on offer, and see if they deliver to your area.

So, what are you waiting for?

Get all the groceries and essential items you’ll need during lockdown, with the help of these stores and their swift delivery!!

What's on offer?

  • Food cupboard.
  • Frozen meals.
  • Household items.
  • Cheese.
  • Bakery.
  • Quick meals.
  • Fresh produce.
  • Milk, butter & eggs. 
  • Cold meats.
  • Baby products.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Desserts & yoghurt.
  • Health and beauty items.
  • Chocolates & snacks.
  • Meat, fish & poultry.

Delivery areas

  • Western Cape: Cape Town CBD, Sea Point, Rondebosch, Constantia, Bellville, Durbanville, Brackenfell, Bryanston, Melrose & Sunninghill.
  • Gauteng: Bryanston, Melrose & Sunninghill.

1. Checkers

What’s on offer?

Checkers broke ground late last year with the release of their Sixty60 mobile app for grocery delivery.

The app allows you to see your nearest store’s stock offering available for delivery with all the supermarket staples you would expect, including all essential food and drinks, alongside some extra household items you will need during lockdown.

During lockdown you can order a maximum of 30 items for delivery, with a product limit of 3 per customer.

Upon checkout, you’ll also be asked whether you’d like to be contacted if an item is out of stock, if it should be left out entirely, or if they can replace the missing item with another at a similar price.

Delivery details:

As the name states, Checkers would ideally deliver within 60 minutes, but due to the massive increase in demand you may receive your items slightly later and they ask that you prepare for a delay of around an hour. This is still a great option for speedy delivery as most stores take several days for delivery even under normal circumstances.

Checkers also offers their Sixty60 Boxed service which offers the delivery of bulk orders to areas not covered by in the normal delivery radius of the Sixty60 app.

To get started, download the Sixty60 app from the AppStore or Google Play store and pack your basket for checkout.

What's on offer?

  • Milk, dairy and eggs.
  • Fresh Food.
  • Bakery.
  • Ready Meals and Desserts.
  • Frozen.
  • Meat, poultry and fish. 
  • Pantry products.
  • Chocolate, snacks and more. 
  • Beverages.
  • The social mix.
  • Household items and cleaning supplies.
  • Personal care products.
  • Baby products.
  • Pet supplies.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Newspapers.

Delivery areas

  • Free State.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Gauteng.
  • Kwazulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.

2. Pick n Pay

What’s on offer?

PicknPay has two ways you can order products online for delivery right to your door. You can use their partner app, Bottles for same day delivery, or you can use their online shopping website.

Bottles

Bottles offers same-day delivery of a grocery  basket with up to 30 items. If they don’t have the item you need in stock, you will be refunded the cost of the item you have ordered.

Delivery details:

You will need to order a minimum for R50 worth of groceries and delivery ranges between R50 and R90. They deliver from Monday to Saturday between 08h00 and 15h00, and on Sunday between 08h00 and 13h00.

Bottles grocery delivery is available in the following regions:

  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria
  • Cape Town & Western Cape region
  • Durban

Pick n Pay’s Online Shopping Website

They also offer the option to order essential groceries online using their normal online shopping section on their website. A wide range of items are available and you can select a day for the delivery.

Delivery details:

Once you have got all your grocery items ready in your online cart, you can reserve your delivery slot. Pricing varies based on your chosen delivery slot, but expect to pay around R60 to reserve your time slot.

Both of these options are seamless ways to get your essential shopping easily, but if you need same-day delivery download Bottles from the AppStore or the Google Play Store.

Alternatively, visit PicknPay’s website for online shopping and further information.

What's on offer?

  • Milk dairy and eggs.
  • Fruit, vegetables, and salads. 
  • Meat, poultry and fish. 
  • Ready meals.
  • Deli & party foods.
  • Food to go.
  • Bread, bakery and desserts. 
  • Frozen Foods.
  • Food Cupboard.
  • Beverages & Juices.
  • Kids and baby products
  • Toiletries & health.
  • Household & cleaning supplies. 
  • Pet supplies.
  • Foodie supplies
  • Braai meats.
  • Plant-based products.

Delivery areas

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

3. Woolworths

What’s on offer?

Woolworth’s uses their website as their only online ordering and delivery platform. They have a wide range of essential food items on offer (that you can order with speedy delivery during lockdown) as well as fashion and homeware products which can be delivered after lockdown.

Delivery details:

Delivery slots can be booked for food products and range in price from R50 to R90.

There are also alternative delivery options  available for baskets containing only fashion and homeware products. Expect to pay between R0 and R50 for delivery after lockdown. 

The website ordering process is quick and easy, and Woolworths covers an extensive delivery area in South Africa.

What's on offer?

  • Baby & Toys.
  • Beauty.
  • Beverages.
  • Cell Phones & Tablets.
  • DIY & Outdoor Essentials.
  • eBooks.
  • Health & Hygiene.
  • Groceries.
  • Home & Appliances.
  • Household Cleaning.
  • Networking & Connectivity.
  • Office & Stationery.
  • Pet Supplies.
  • Toiletries.
  • Training & Fitness.
  • Vouchers.
  • Daily Deals.

Delivery areas

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

4. Takealot

What’s on offer?

Takealot is still open during lockdown, offering a wide range of product categories for customers to choose from. Due to lockdown they are only able to sell a limited range of essential items and groceries. 

To get an idea of the specific items available at the moment, have a look at Takealot’s departments

Customers can order online using their website, or by downloading the Takealot app – both of which are super easy to use. 

Items are delivered within a few days with up to the minute tracking, and they offer an everyday essentials page with all you might need from categories: food cupboard, body and hair care, health and wellness products and medical cupboard.

Delivery details:

Delivery is free for orders above R450, while same-day delivery to customers in main centres is available for R120. If your order is below R450, standard shipping will cost R60.

What's on offer?

  • Baby & Toys.
  • Beauty.
  • Beverages.
  • Cell Phones & Tablets.
  • DIY & Outdoor Essentials.
  • eBooks.
  • Health & Hygiene.
  • Groceries.
  • Home & Appliances.
  • Household Cleaning.
  • Networking & Connectivity.
  • Office & Stationery.
  • Pet Supplies.
  • Toiletries.
  • Training & Fitness.
  • Vouchers.
  • Daily Deals.

Delivery areas

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

5. Wellness Warehouse

What’s on offer?

Wellness Warehouse focuses on stocking products that are free from common allergens, people friendly, plant-friendly, natural, organic and ethically produced. 

You can shop for essential groceries, health food, beauty, health, and baby products as well as immune boosters.

Delivery details:

Free delivery applies to orders over the value of R450 if you are based in a main centre, otherwise a R60 delivery fee will apply. If you live in an outlying area, it will cost you R150 for delivery regardless of the order cost. 

During lockdown, they will deliver a wide range of essentials, within 24-72 hours. If they are experiencing high order volumes, you will be informed and your package may arrive within 7 days. 

You can track your order using a link sent to you via sms or email for complete convenience. 

To start ordering, visit the Wellness Warehouse website and find all of the essentials you need for the duration of South Africa’s lockdown.

What's on offer?

  • Food.
  • Health.
  • Body & Beauty.
  • Home.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Baby & Kids.
  • Fresh produce.
  • Deals.

Delivery areas

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

6. Faithful to Nature

What’s on offer?

Faithful to Nature is a company that operates online only, offering natural and organic products, including all the essentials you will need to help you during lockdown. 

Their product offering includes health food items, health, body, beauty, lifestyle, and eco conscious living products as well as fresh produce!

They offer a COVID-19 page with all of their everyday essentials available, with a delivery time of between 2-5 days for customers in main centres, and up to 7 days for outlying regions (from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Delivery details:

Free delivery is included for orders over R400 in main centres, with a R40-60 delivery fee applying to orders under R400, and a R150 delivery fee for customers based in outlying regions. 

Order healthy groceries and household essentials online! Visit Faithful to Nature’s website for more information.

What's on offer?

  • Croissants.
  • Milk.
  • Butter.
  • Bread.

Delivery areas

Throughout South Africa, with the exception of some outlying areas. Enter your address on their website to find out if you’re covered.

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

7. One Cart

What’s on offer?

One Cart is an online personal shopping service that offers a one stop shopping solution to find all the essentials you need from a store (or stores) of your choice. Some of the stores you shop on One Cart include PicknPay, Woolworths, Food Lovers Market, Dischem and Clicks (to name just a few!).

Once you’ve placed your order, you are assigned a personal shopper that will help you through the process and collect your items from the store. He/she will also contact you if they encounter items that are out of stock. 

This user friendly service is available from their app. One Cart can be downloaded from the App Store and the Google Play Store. 

You can also order directly from their website and browse your favourite stores for essential household items and groceries.

Delivery details:

Your first delivery is free, after which a delivery fee of R55 will apply. You can also get R75 off your first order by using a friend’s referral code.

To get started, visit the One Cart website and download their app!

What's on offer?

  • Croissants.
  • Milk.
  • Butter.
  • Bread.

Delivery areas

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

8. UCOOK

What’s on offer?

UCOOK offers easy home cooking solutions. They encourage cooking wholesome homemade meals with high quality ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes – perfect for an evening-in during lockdown!

Choose from 12 seasonally inspired recipes each week, and receive the recipes and ingredients delivered to your door for easy preparation!

To get started, visit their website and find a recipe that suits your taste. Select from 9 recipes created by expert chefs and 3 recipes dubbed their Hall of Fame favourites.

Delivery details:

Available across South Africa, on Sunday from 1-7pm and 9am to 5pm on Mondays (it’s possible that your delivery may arrive even earlier on the days mentioned).

Enjoy restaurant quality recipes in the comfort of your own home. Visit the UCOOK website and start ordering today!

What's on offer?

  • Quality pastas.
  • Olive oils.
  • Nut butters.
  • Flours.
  • Spices.
  • Pantry staples.
  • Eco-conscious cleaning products.

Delivery areas

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

9. Yuppiechef

What’s on offer?

Yuppiechef offers quality pastas, olive oils, nut butters, flours, spices and other pantry staples, along with ranges of eco-conscious cleaning products for delivery during lockdown (other items ordered on their site will only be delivered after lockdown is lifted). 

They offer an essentials page to help you select whatever you need easily and ordering on their website is a breeze!

Delivery details:

You can expect to pay R60 for your delivery (waived if you spend more than R450).

Delivery of your essentials in Cape Town can be expected within 1-2 days for Cape Town City Centre, 2-3 days for main centres, 2-5 days for regional areas, and 2-7 days for remote areas.

Couriers arrive from Monday to Friday between 08h00 – 12h00 and 14h00 – 17h00. 

Visit the Yuppiechef website today!

Local Businesses That Deliver Groceries

Many local businesses that have a niche range of products are offering essential food products and household items for delivery during lockdown.

Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, such as fruit and veggies, free range cuts of meat, or organic and ethically sourced health supplements and medical supplies – you can find whatever you need in our list.

Find a local business offering specialised food delivery service in your region in South Africa.

Shop for all the essentials to get you through lockdown safely below!

What's on offer?

  • Free range eggs.
  • Freshly baked bread.
  • Butter.
  • Bagels.
  • Teas.
  • Chocolates.

Delivery areas

  • Cape town and surrounding suburbs.

10. Granadilla

What’s on offer?

Granadilla is a leading South African swimwear and beach essentials brand under normal circumstances – but they have repurposed their network to deliver essential products and groceries sourced from small businesses across South Africa. 

Granadilla delivers products right to your doorstep – including items to stock your pantry, fresh produce and a selection of drinks. You can find items like free range eggs, freshly baked bread, butter, and bagels as well as teas and chocolate.

Delivery details:

There is a minimum order amount of R250 and a very reasonable delivery fee of R50 for nationwide delivery. 

Delivery of your essential groceries usually takes place within 1-2 days depending on your location. 

To start your order visit Granadilla’s website! Find all the products sourced from small businesses and stock up for lockdown.

What's on offer?

  • Fresh produce.
  • Meat & poultry.
  • Fish & seafood.
  • Prepared.
  • Dairy & eggs.
  • Bakery.
  • Snacks.
  • Pantry.
  • Alcohol & drinks.
  • Health & home.
  • Braai meat.

Delivery areas

  • Delivery in Cape Town only (covering most of the Southern Suburbs and outlying areas such as Paarl and Stellenbosch. Please refer to the delivery maps on their website).

11. Buy Fresh

What’s on offer?

Buy Fresh pride themselves on a “Farm to Plate” style delivery service. 

They have a wide and constantly increasing product offering ranging from meat, poultry, and seafood to fresh produce, bread, dairy, pantry staples, and more!

Farms and suppliers deliver items to their warehouse, where your order is packaged and dispatched.

Delivery details:

Upon ordering, you can set a specific day for your delivery which will cost you a fee of R50.

Your items are delivered using reusable packaging and ice packs, to ensure a fresh and eco-friendly experience.

Find out more about getting great food delivered fast. Visit Buy Fresh today!

What's on offer?

  • Lettuce.
  • Herb.
  • Fine veg.
  • Dairy.
  • Drinks.
  • Cut vegetables.
  • Fruit.
  • General groceries.

Delivery areas

  • All areas in Cape Town.

12. Cool Bananas

What’s on offer?

Cool Bananas curate fresh produce, picked from local farms daily, and deliver it right to your door.

They pride themselves on performance with personality – ensuring that your items are fresh and arrive on time with impeccable customer support.

The ordering process is quick, allowing you to find items easily in categories such as lettuce, herb, fine veg, dairy, drinks, cut vegetables, vegetables, fruit and general groceries.

Delivery details:

Free delivery kicks in for orders over the value of R300 and delivery takes place from Monday to Friday.

Get started by visiting the Cool Bananas website and scheduling your delivery.

What's on offer?

  • Free range chicken.
  • Grass fed beef.
  • Biltong.
  • Free range lamb.
  • Venison.

Delivery areas

  • The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

13. Doorstep Dairyman

What’s on offer?

The Doorstep Dairyman offers a wide range of dairy products from milk and cream to yoghurt, cheese, and even a few extras like juice, honey, milkshakes, desserts, and eggs.

The company is led by a brother sister team delivering fresh dairy products to your doorstep. 

They pride themselves on competitive rates, similar to your usual grocery store’s online delivery during lockdown.

Delivery details:

Their delivery fee is only R25 (free if you order over R350) and they provide days and times for delivery to specific areas in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town only. 

Delivery takes place on weekdays with each suburb having a designated delivery day. Have a look at their delivery information page for more details.

Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance, so get started now by visiting the Doorstep Dairyman’s website and placing your order.

What's on offer?

  • Food.
  • Health.
  • Body & Beauty.
  • Home.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Baby & Kids.
  • Fresh produce.
  • Deals.

Delivery areas

  • Cape Town only.

14. Loaves by Madame Baker

What’s on offer?

Loaves by Madame Baker is based in Salt River, offering delicious baked goods and vouchers during lockdown. 

Whether you crave a crisp sourdough, ciabatta or a wholesome rye bread, Loaves by Madame Baker is ready to deliver! Croissants, milk, butter and bread are also available.

Delivery details:

Get in touch via Facebook, email or cell phone.

To get in touch visit their website or via chat on their Facebook page and contact them using the email address: [email protected] or give them a call +27 81 046 6664.

What's on offer?

  • Croissants.
  • Milk.
  • Butter.
  • Bread.

Delivery areas

  • Cape Town and surrounding areas.

15. Meat the Butcher

What’s on offer?

Meat the Butcher is based in Claremont, Cape Town, offering delivery of high quality cuts of meat such as lamb, beef, pork as well as sausages.

Whether you crave a rump, sirloin or ribeye for a braai at home during lockdown in Cape Town – Meat the Butcher has you covered.

Delivery details:

Same day delivery is available for customers in Cape Town, but if demand is high you may have to wait until the next day for your favourite cut to be delivered to your door. 

Get in touch by visiting Meat the Butcher’s website, or get more information by visiting their facebook page.

What's on offer?

  • Free range chicken.
  • Grass fed beef.
  • Biltong.
  • Free range lamb.
  • Venison.

Delivery areas

  • Gauteng.
  • Pretoria.

16. Meat the Farmer

What’s on offer?

Meat the Farmer is as simple as certified grass-fed beef, free range lamb & chicken available for delivery in the Gauteng region. 

Enjoy free range whole and half chickens, breasts, thighs – right through to cuts of beef such as ribeyes, sirloins, rump steaks plus goulash, wors, mince and plenty more mouthwatering meats (including biltong!).

Delivery details:

Delivery is free for orders over R1495, otherwise a R75 delivery fee will apply.

Visit the Meat the Farmer website to start ordering online.

What's on offer?

  • Dairy.
  • Meats.
  • Coffee.
  • Fruit & veg.
  • Seafood.
  • Spices.
  • Hand sanitizer.

Delivery areas

  • Northern & Southern Suburbs.
  • Atlantic SeaBoard.
  • City Bowl.
  • Winelands.
  • Helderberg.
  • South Peninsula. 
  • West Coast.

17. Dapper Cafe

What’s on offer?

Dapper Cafe is run by Dapper Coffee Co. and has a wide range of products available from meat and cold meats to fresh breads, pantry supplies as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. 

The range of ingredients is extensive and high quality – perfect for stocking up for evenings-in during lockdown!

They also have their delicious Dapper Coffee beans on offer for an aromatic morning cup of coffee – available as whole beans or ground for your convenience.

Delivery details:

You need to order a minimum of R500’s worth of items for delivery to take place, and they charge a standard delivery fee of around R50-65. They delivery of their goodies to many areas in and around Cape Town.

The ordering process is swift and easy! Start ordering a wide range for scrumptious ingredients available on the Dapper Cafe website.

What's on offer?

  • Online cooking classes.
  • Vegetable food boxes.
  • Fresh baked goods boxes.
  • Meal boxes.

Delivery areas

  • Cbd and Atlantic seaboard – R25
  • Southern Suburbs – R40
  • Cape Town Surrounds – R40
  • Hout Bay – R50

18. Source Food

What’s on offer?

Source Food is providing two services during lockdown. The first is online cooking classes and the second is curated food boxes. You can choose between vegetable boxes, fresh baked goods boxes, and meals boxes to spice up any mealtime. All boxes contain quality ingredients and meal boxes (such as roast beef or butternut pasta) include easy-to-follow recipes.

For a lockdown friendly group activity with friends and family, you could try their digital dinner party. Order a curated dinner party box for yourself and a friend or family members, and enjoy a digital cook-along together for a special occasion during lockdown.

Delivery details:

Delivery takes place within a 1-3 day period, and you will receive an e-mail or sms on the day of delivery. Delivery times are not set in stone, and you have the option of face-to-face delivery, or contactless delivery. Their delivery teams are equipped with sanitizers, masks and gloves for complete peace of mind!

To start ordering, visit the Source Food website and select your choice of bundles to create mouthwatering meals during lockdown.

What's on offer?

  • Sauces.
  • Condiments.

Delivery areas

  • Southern Suburbs, Cape Town.

19. Aioli Handcrafted Foods

What’s on offer?

Aioli offers a specialised selection of sauces featuring locally sourced ingredients, to liven up lunches, dinners and snacks throughout any day during lockdown. 

They offer truffle aioli, korean bbq sauce, homemade red chilli mazavaroo and homemade green chilli mazavaroo to excite your palate and stop meals from becoming dull.

Aioli products are inspired by years of cooking delicious, wholesome food with the belief that a sauce or condiment can make a meal extraordinary!

Delivery details:

Delivery is available for customers situated in the Southern Suburbs in Cape Town.

The delivery fee is around R50-65, and delivery takes place during the day, Monday to Friday.

To start ordering, visit the Aioli website and choose from their range of tantalizing sauces today!

Bonus - Pet Food Delivery

Let’s not forget that the family pets need to eat too!

While we might not be able to take our four legged family members for walks, we can make sure they are well fed and looked after, with pet essentials available for delivery right to your door.

What's on offer?

  • KwaZulu Natal.
  • Western Cape.
  • Northern Cape.
  • North West.
  • Free State.
  • Gauteng.
  • Eastern Cape.
  • Mpumalanga.
  • Limpopo.

Delivery areas

  • Cape Town and surrounding areas.

20. ZUKI

What’s on offer?

ZUKI offers a one-stop online pet shop for all the pet supplies your furry friends want or need, delivered to your door, on your terms, at the lowest prices.

They cater for all sorts of pets from dogs and cats to reptiles, birds, and fish. You can buy all of your pet’s essentials from food and medication to grooming products, wellness products, accessories and tasty treats!

Delivery details:

Delivery will cost you R100 which is waived if you spend more than R500.

You can expect your delivery within 2-7 working days and as an added bonus they deliver nationwide!

Visit the ZUKI website today and shop all of your pet essential goods for delivery today!

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