FreshDirect is a godsend for New Yorkers: grocery delivery at prices lower than the corner deli or supermarket. One of my New Year's resolutions was to actually cook food for myself rather than just ordering take-out all the time, and FreshDirect is helping with that in a big way. I don't have to worry about going to three or four different stores to find the food I need -- heck, I don't need to make the time to go to any!
I agree with Caroline and Allie, FreshDirect.com is a total god-send. They have delish snacks and entrees that are gourmet enough to serve for a nice dinner. The fruit selection is pretty good as is the wine. The delivery is quick and has always been on time. And, Inexplicably, I randomly receive free items I didn't order. One time it was three boxes of Barilla pasta, another a bar of soap, today I received a 12-pack of Amstel light (alright!) and, the best one, 6 four-packs of Orangina. I don't know why and I'm not going to ask. My only gripe is the wastefulness of the boxes! Every time I open up a box and see two small items in it I just shake my head. Surely there is a way to be a touch more eco-friendly.
I'd love to live near a really great grocery store... but unfortunately I don't. I used to shop at Pathmark, and while the store itself was pretty nice, checking out was the bane of my existence. Seriously, if you've ever gone to the Pathmark at Atlantic Mall in Brooklyn, you know what hell is like. Anyway... I'm now within range of FreshDirect and it's AWESOME. Obviously it's still fun to stop by a green market, but for weekly shops, FreshDirect cannot be beat. The food is good, the prices are on par with going to the store, you order online and they deliver to your door. Could it be easier?