Grocery shopping is the bane of my existence. It is a part of adulthood that I wish I could skip. Especially on weekends, when everyone else is trying to get their errands done. Queues are long, stores are crowded, and it is harder to find parking. You are not really done even when you have left the store. You still need to get the bags upstairs and put everything away.
What I really needed was an app to do it for me, because that is what we Millennials do. Turns out Talabat.com is one step ahead and already offers exactly that. I usually stick to my routine, I just add old orders to the cart and hadn’t browsed the categories in a long time. One night, while scrolling for Mexican cuisine I noticed the Grocery category!
There are a lot of different stores to order from. But, my favorite store right now is Yomi. They sell fruit that is sliced, diced, vacuum packed and sealed to stay fresh. Perfect for a late-night snack or lunch for work or school. They also have amazing salted caramel that is the perfect dip. It comes in single serving packets and a glass jar. A weekly order keeps the whole family on top of their fruit and veggie servings. Instead of grabbing a chocolate bar, we have been craving fruit salads.
That is not the only place I order from. Abraaj has been a lifesaver. I used to order the large 5-gallon bottles of water from them directly but had to deal with talking to someone on the phone. They asked for my address every single time. Sometimes the phone lines would be busy, or I would forget to order. Now, I just use my last order from the app. The small water bottles are also great for work, because a dehydrated brain is a non-functioning one.
Dairy is another staple that everyone hates running out of. All of your favorite KDD products in one place. Milk, béchamel and ice-cream are always on our shopping list. And no one makes chocolate milk that tastes like happy childhood days except KDD. Now I just make sure I order at the beginning of the week and I have never had my coffee without milk since then.
The newest addition to their store lineup is Trolley, your favorite convenience store. 24/7 service means that I can finally get my Starbucks coffee capsules. They are the only place in Kuwait where you can purchase them. But my favorite purchases from Trolley are their protein bars! This way, I am never without an emergency healthy snack.
I have hacked party hosting too. Using Talabat for ordering food when friends are coming over is a given. But anyone who has ever had people over knows that you need much more than food. You still need to take care of beverages, napkins and finger foods.
The app has got you covered! Get your favorite nuts from Kazoo. They have some really good looking baskets that have a mix of nuts, that will make your table look very put together. Al-Nibari and also Alameed will send you freshly ground coffee, sold by the kilo or the gram for your convenience. Tea lovers will appreciate the fancy tea blends at Tea Gschwender. And if you are running low on tissues or other products, Rabih Al Atal has everything you need.
Most stores deliver within an hour or two, which is probably the same time it would take anyone to do it themselves. Instead you get to use that time to binge-watch Netflix. If that is your plan, Popcornopolis can send you a bucket of popcorn before you are done with your first episode.