Easy peasy

Favorite Texas supermarket rolls out $5 curbside pick-up to select shoppers

Texas supermarket rolls out curbside pick-up to select shoppers

H-E-B Curbside
H-E-B Curbside makes grocery shopping easy. Photo courtesy of H-E-B

Braving the grocery store aisles is rarely a winning proposition after a long day at work, especially when there’s a fast-food drive-thru right next door. And if we are trying to save money, using a shopping delivery service doesn’t makes sense either. What we need is a middle ground.

Luckily, H-E-B is the latest grocer to answer our call with the H-E-B Curbside service, an alternative to apps like Instacart. The service is simple. Create a shopping list on the website, select a pick-up time in 30 minute increments, and let the grocery store’s staff do the rest. If an order is placed by 9 pm, it can be picked up as early as 7:30 am the next day. Same-day pick-up is available if an order is placed by 9 am. Bonus? The service costs $4.95.

The selections are organized via aisles (there’s even an option to donate to disaster relief), quick links for specialty products like gluten-free food or local products, or “collections” like Christmas (a section that includes everything from stocking stuffers to wines). There's even a section devoted to Meals in Minutes to help focus your efforts. The system also saves previous orders to make shopping for staples quick and easy.

The service is now available in select stores throughout Texas, including those in Burleson and Granbury.

To find out if your neighborhood H-E-B provides the service, you can check here. The grocery chain says more stores will be added in the coming months.