I’m lazy. I’m not afraid to admit it. I get everything delivered to my door. I’m a strong advocate of online grocery shopping. I get most of my groceries delivered from Choithrams, and then pick up a few more unique items from Waitrose or Spinneys when I’m out and about. But for my fruit, vegetables and meat, I use Qualityfood.ae.
It isn’t a very exciting subject, is it? There are hundreds and hundreds of food bloggers in Dubai, but they mainly talk about going to five star dining institutions or 400AED brunches. Really, most of us are cooking at home at least 70% of the time. We spend our time looking for economical ways to find and prepare fresh, delicious food. For that reason, I’m surprised more people haven’t heard of Qualityfood.ae.
They offer a fantastic service. Their website is well designed and easy to use. They have never been out of stock of any item I have purchased (unlike some other stores…. coughGeantcough). I like my fruit and vegetables – but only particular ones – so their service makes more sense than Farmbox. Qualityfood.ae is also pretty bang on with delivery times – I think, out of about ten orders, it was slightly late once, and a staff member sent me a message to let me know. The company stands by the quality of its food – if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your order, you can contact them and they will remedy the situation. I haven’t had any issues yet, or anything missed from an order.
The chicken it sells is particularly delicious – I’ve had the supermarket stuff a few times here and it was not good. The chicken we’ve had from Qualityfood.ae actually tastes better than the chicken you would get at the supermarket in New Zealand. The lamb kofkas are delicious – fantastic with home-made tzatziki.
Qualityfood.ae stock a HUGE range of imported and local fruit, vegetables and meat, and have a number of organic fruits, vegetables and eggs on offer. They have also recently started stocking a small range of grocery items – I purchased some lactose free milk last week (for a really good price!) to sample.
Best yet, Qualityfood.ae have recently introduced a loyalty points system, where you can accumulate points with each purchase. These points can be redeemed as savings against future purchases. It is also a smaller company, so pretty flexible – they offer a range of delivery slots (including same day), and if your situation changes, you can log in and change your order or deliver time really easily. Delivery is free if you spend 100AED, or 20AED if you spend less than 100AED.
If I had one suggestion for Qualityfood.ae? I love that you use reusable cardboard or plastic carriers to deliver the groceries from your refrigerated van, but can we find a way to use less packaging around your produce – or paper packaging? There is an awful lot of waste that results! Just a thought.
Regardless, if you are wanting to make life a bit easier, I’d recommend trying Qualityfood.ae out for a delivery. Their extensive range, quick and friendly service and excellent prices make it a great option for home delivery in Dubai.