If you don't have a nearby Whole food and don't want to pay for an Amazon membership, this is a great way to get pantry items delivered to your doorstep. If you've searched for food items on Amazon, chances are you've seen the little green “fresh” label underneath certain products.
That stands for AmazonFresh, a subscription service available to Prime members that delivers fresh groceries from Amazon fulfillment centers. The service will cost $180 a year, but if you have a valid SNAP Debt card, you can get free access to AmazonFresh without a monthly membership fee.
The service offers a wide variety of groceries, personal care items and household supplies, such as paper plates, kitchen cleaners and trash bags from all major national brands. In addition to delivery, Prime Now offers curbside pickup at Whole Foods stores in 22 locations, according to Supermarkets.
Unlike AmazonFresh, Prime Now groceries are typically sourced from nearby Whole Foods stores, so your options may be limited to products sold by the Austin, Texas-based specialty grocer. That means if you're looking for Dixie paper plates or Tide laundry detergent, for example, you'll need to substitute Whole Foods' more eco-friendly products that may be sold at slightly higher prices.
Prime Pantry also has an option for customers to pay a $4.99 monthly subscription fee so that all of your orders qualify for free shipping. Unlike AmazonFresh and Prime Now, this service doesn't offer fresh groceries and deliveries can take up to four business days to arrive.
At a Whole Foods Market grocery store in San Ramon, California, signage advertises new discounts for Amazon Prime members. As an Amazon Prime member, you receive Free Two-Day Delivery on over 100 million items, exclusive shopping deals, and discounts on diapers and baby food.
If you mainly use a thermos for quick food on the run, something small (possibly with included cutlery) might be the way to go. Larger thermoses and those with multiple compartments are better suited to main meals, while extra-large crocks are great for camping, tailgates, and Friends giving at any time of year.
No matter how many appetites you’re feeding, these five thermoses have the carrying capacity to keep your food at the perfect temperature until you’re ready to eat. Test kitchens from Epicurus to the New York Times Wire cutter, as well as the folks at Clean Eating and more than 2,000 Amazon reviewers, love the high-quality Zojirushi double-walled vacuum insulated food jar for its ability to keep food piping hot (without needing a reheat) for at least six hours.
The stainless steel body won top marks for its durability, and its indented screw-top lid proved comfortable to open, with a gasket seal that has a separate pressure release valve in case steam builds up inside (note: the gasket material itself isn't listed). A full-sized folding stainless steel spoon packs down neatly into its designated compartment, which has fingertip cutouts so it’s easy to grab.
This insulated lunch box is perfect for meals with more than one component that might otherwise be difficult to stash in a jar-shaped container, like chicken and veggies. Silicone gaskets between each level ensure a leak-proof seal bottom to top, while an air valve on the lid works to release steam.
Multi-layer insulation (although it's not noted by the brand if it's specifically double-walled) keeps everything plenty hot or cold for up to 3 hours, with a stainless steel body and colorful attached handle made from food -grade plastic. Pop this into the matching aluminum-foil-lined insulated carrying bag, complete with a handy shoulder strap, and you have an additional layer of temperature protection.
The quality looks great and it keeps the food at its temperature for a long time,” reported one shopper who bought theirs for daily use. In shades of cotton candy ombre, marble, and iridescent rose gold, this pretty food thermos is a crowd-pleaser for its gorgeous finish with high-quality construction.
The double-walled vacuum insulated stainless steel has a hidden layer of copper inside for extra thermal protection, and the jar's wide mouth is easy to pour from and clean. Both include a silicone gasket to ensure a tight, leakproof seal and the plastic components are all BPA-free.
For meal prep and chili contests alike, this extra-large food thermos clocks in at the size of a miniature Instant Pot to hold three quarts of your secret recipe. The lid itself is made from BPA-free plastic with a convenient hook built in underneath so it can hang off to one side.