Home Delivery

Some sources say home delivery is safer than shopping excursions. If you opt for this method, there are several options available in and around Back Bay, including wine and beer, which are now permitted delivery to home. Most of these have a “Leave at My Door” feature to socially distance yourself from the delivery person. Do plan ahead, though – extra time will be required and articles may not be available.

Eater.com provides an updated Boston-area grocery guide for safe shopping, grocery delivery services, meal kits, senior hours at stores, and other intel for cooking at home during the pandemic. For those of you who use Facebook, check out the public group: Boston Area Groceries & Essentials Updates. They post a lot of tips on which stores are delivering, how long it takes, and alternative resources and articles posted for local farms (thanks to NABB member, Rachel Whitty Haj, for providing this and other information on this site!).

Finally, please remember that cardboard may hold the virus for up to 24 hours, so exercise proper hand disinfectant procedures immediately after contact and dispose of the packaging. For more details, see this New England Journal of Medicine study on the stability of the virus on various services.

Local Food & Home Supplies Stores

Bacco’s Fine Foods
31 St. James Ave.
Bacco’s Fine Foods is a European-style neighborhood market featuring fresh meats, fish, fruits, and vegetables, as well as hot lunch (M-F), prepared foods, sandwiches, and salads.
Delivery & curbside pick up: Every day, 10am-6pm

Bacco’s Wine & Cheese
31 St. James Ave.
Bacco’s Wine & Cheese is an artisanal food shop offering a large selection of imported wine, beer, cheese & charcuterie.
Delivery, in-store & curbside pick up: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm

Bauer Wine & Spirits
330 Newbury St.
For over 50 years, Bauer has been providing Boston with hand-picked and value-focused wine, beer, and spirits.
Delivery & in-store: Mon-Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 12pm-8pm

Quality Mart
21 Mass Ave.
Quality Mart has been providing the neighborhood groceries, deli, household supplies, frozen food, liquor and many other products since 1992.
Delivery, in-store & curbside pick up: Every day, 6am-11pm

160 Charles St.
A Boston family tradition for more than 75 years, Savenors is a gourmet butcher shop and high-end grocer providing customers with the finest meats and produce.
Delivery & curbside pick up: Every day; call 11am-4pm, pick-up 12pm-4pm, delivery 2pm-4pm

Local Restaurants & Retailers

Operating hours for pick-up and home delivery options for our local restaurants. Thanks to the Back Bay Association for providing this list.

Operating hours and virtual services for our local retailers. Thanks to the Back Bay Association for providing this list.

Locally-Dedicated Delivery Services

The Boston Public Market is a year-round marketplace featuring 35 Massachusetts and New England artisans and seasonal, locally sourced food producers offering fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood, baked goods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items.
Delivery only (via Mercato): Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm

Evergreen Delivery
EverGreen Delivery has been servicing the local food community for over 5 years delivering fresh fish to hundreds of fish lovers, typically via bicycle.
Delivery only: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm

Market 2day, an app for busy people who love local food, connects local Massachusetts producers with residents in Greater Boston by delivering fresh local food from farmers markets straight to homes, workplaces and other communities.
Delivery only: Thu to Back Bay (must order by Tue). Use promo code COPLEY20 for $20 off first order. April delivery fees discounted to $4.

Mercato connects its customers to premier farmers markets, artisans, purveyors and merchants (e.g. Savenors, Formaggio, Siena Farms) in eastern Massachusetts.
Delivery only: Usually a week, hours depends on merchant. 14-day trial, then subscription fee.

New England Country Mart Premium is a new home-delivery service of fresh groceries and more from J.W. Lopes, premier supplier of farm-to-table produce to the restaurant industry, and other featured stores.
Delivery only: Once a week. Membership waiting list.

Boston Organics provides access to fresh, organic produce to promote and support healthy living in a mindful and sustainable way that respects the environment, supports local farms, local businesses, and fair-trade practices.
Delivery only: Tue to Back Bay, existing customers only, NOT ACCEPTING NEW CUSTOMERS

Major Grocery Chains & Delivery Services

The delivery services listed in this section are all over-scheduled, so when you’re ready to select a delivery time you’ll likely find there is nothing available. A little patience is required here: leave your online shopping cart filled while checking frequently for a time to free up (Peapod is a little different: reserve your delivery time and then fill your cart). It may take a few days or even weeks but it will happen. If it does, book quickly because it can disappear even during the process. Checking early morning or late at night often improves the odds.

H Mart
Market Basket
Roche Bros.
Shaw’s, Start Market
Stop & Shop
Trader Joe’s
No home delivery at this time.
Whole Foods
Packaged goods
GoPuff (deliver directly from their own warehouse)

Home Supplies

Instacart1, Shipt4 (prescription delivery is separate: see below)
Postmates (prescription delivery is separate: see below)

1 Instacart: Express subscription optional: $99/year, $9.99/month, 14-day trial
Delivery fees (non-member): $3.99 or more (surge pricing)
Delivery fees (members): free for orders >$35, $3.99 otherwise
2 Peapod: PodPass subscription optional: $55/year for Tue-Thu; $119/year for full week
Delivery fees (non-members): $6.95 or higher depending on order value
Delivery fees (members): free for orders > $100, $6.95 off normal sliding cost otherwise
3 Amazon Pantry, Amazon Fresh, Prime Now: Amazon Prime subscription optional for Pantry, required for Fresh and Now (Fresh is only available to Prime members who have already used it, waiting list otherwise): $119/year (students: $59), $12.99/month (students: $6.49), 30 day trial
Delivery fees (non-members): $5.99 for all orders
Delivery fees (members): $5.99 up to $35 order, free otherwise
4 Shipt: Subscription is required: $99/year, $14/month, 14-day trial
Delivery fees: $6.95 up to $35 order, free otherwise

Drug Stores & Services

Walgreens – allianceRx
Most pharmacies and medical offices – Express Scripts