East Bay Home Delivery & Services Guide - 510 Families

East Bay Home Delivery & Services Guide

Whether you’re a super busy parent driving everywhere or stuck at home and can’t leave the house, you will be psyched to learn about these creative and helpful home delivery services. These businesses will bring everything from diapers to dessert right to your front door in Berkeley or work on your car while your child naps in Oakland. Click on the category below or just browse the listings. Check something off your to-do list without leaving home.

Thank you to REDYPER™ SF for sponsoring our home delivery guide. REDYPER™ SF offers weekly diaper delivery, pickup, and composting.

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 Groceries | Prepared Meals | Mobile Car Services  | Baby Delivery (heh) | Other Home Services

Baby Essentials

Diaper delivery is an essential business. Having diapers and supplies delivered directly to my home or daycare feels like it saves so much more than a single errand — it is almost life-changing! Enjoy the convenience of these other cool services for babies and tots.

  • REDYPER SF. REDYPER SF offers weekly diaper delivery, pickup, and composting, diverting 14 tons of diapers from landfills every week. Plus, their plant-based diapers are free of fragrances, dyes, lotions, and phthalates so they’re gentle on baby’s sensitive skin. Sign up at dypersf.com >
  • Loop. Rent top-rated baby gear by the month. The tagline says it: All The Things Your Kid Needs, ‘Til They Don’t. Visit website >
  • Poppytots. Rent modern soft play equipment for crawlers to five-year-olds. Great for a preschool break or event. See website >
Get 50% off a New Baby Starter Pack from REDYPER™ SF (2 packs of diapers, 2 packs of wipes, and 1 pack of compostable collection bags) and your first 4 weeks of service FREE with the code EASTBAYBABY.
Learn more and sign up at dypersf.com >
The offer expires on 11/30/24. Terms and conditions apply.
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Grocery delivery services

The range of grocery delivery services has exploded in the past few years. You can choose from several different options for timing, prices, and selection. I have tried many of these. Find your perfect fit!

  • Acta Non Verba’s BeetBox CSA. The ANV Youth Urban Farm Project delivers CSA boxes or shares weekly to subscribers. Proceeds benefit Oakland youth. Visit website.
  • Farm Fresh to You. Delivering seasonal, organic fruits and veggies right to your doorstep. Optional grocery add-ons include additional fridge and pantry staples. Visit website.
  • Good Eggs. Good Eggs brings farm-to-fridge groceries right to you. Order online from the best local farmers & food makers and have them delivered to your door. Visit the website to get started.
  • Guerilla Organics. Seasonally available local organic produce is delivered to Berkeley and Oakland. You select one of four boxes and they fill it with what’s best. Visit website.
  • Imperfect Foods / Misfits Market. Specializes in delivering “ugly” fruits and vegetables like curvy carrots and tiny apples at a discount, but has a full array of other grocery foods. Subscribe and customize each order. Visit website.
  • Instacart. Shoppers will go to various grocery stores, including Safeway, Sprouts, Berkeley Bowl, and many more, and bring the bags to your door for a markup and fee. It’s so helpful in a pinch and the Costco run is totally worth any fee. Visit website.
  • Jupiter Grocery offers both regular subscription delivery of your favorite foods and add-to-cart features of a database of recipes and ingredients inspired by popular content creators. Visit website.
  • Marin Sun Farms. Purchase a whole, half, or quarter of either beef, lamb, goat, or pork to be butchered and delivered to your door. Visit website.
  • Real Good Fish. Have fresh seafood delivered to your door weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly direct from local fishermen. Visit website.
  • Whole Foods. Whole Foods will deliver within four hours for no fee if you’re a Prime Member. Start your order on Amazon.

Prepared Meals

In the name of research, I have patronized many many (many!) meal delivery services. Some favorite restaurants are also doing direct delivery (like my favorite pizza places).

  • DoorDash. Mobile app and website that enables ordering from local restaurants including some places where you don’t want to park to deal with take-out. See the options >
  • GrubHub. Lots of fast food and slow food options. It is the same basic model as DoorDash but with different restaurants and fees. See the choices.
  • Jessie Et Laurent. Let Jessie Et Laurent fill your fridge or freezer with a variety of mealtime options. Made daily from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, meals are ordered by the week, ready to eat in minutes, and modifiable for most dietary needs. Visit website.
  • Planted Table. Bay Area, plant-based meal service with a la carte ordering or discounts for subscriptions. Visit website.
  • Thistle. Order healthy salads and bowls delivered to your house once or twice per week. Choose vegan or carnivore. Visit website >
  • UberEats. One more gig economy delivery business that will bring East Bay restaurant fare to my house. Find out which fast food places are included.

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Automotive Services

I freaking love these businesses that will work on my car while I am free to move about my home getting other stuff done rather than hanging out in their waiting rooms.

steam cleaning car interior
Steam cleaning car interiors | Photo: Clean Green Mobile via yelp

More Clever Home Delivery Services

The following home delivery businesses and services defied my tidy categorization. Mobile haircut, prescription meds, and a gin & tonic? Sure, come on over.

  • Alto Pharmacy. Same-day pharmacy delivery accepts most insurance. See website.
  • Canology. Eco-friendly scrub down of your compost, recycling, and trash bins to remove the icky goo. See website.
  • Drizly. Want alcohol delivery within the hour? You’re welcome. See website (search for first-order deals, too!)
  • Family Laundry. Let this family-owned laundry business pick up, wash, and fold your dirty clothes on a weekly basis or as needed. They can even return your stuff on the same day! See website.
  • Sharp Brothers. Based in Oakland, the Sharp Brothers make house calls by appointment to sharpen your knives and shears at home. See website.
  • Birthday stuff. Order birthday yard signs for the day with set-up and breakdown included. Find entertainers who will come to your house.

Did we miss your favorite home delivery service? Please share it in the comments! I’m game.

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Thank you again to our sponsor, REDYPER SF. Get 50% off a New Baby Starter Pack from REDYPER™ SF (2 packs of diapers, 2 packs of wipes, and 1 pack of compostable collection bags) and your first 4 weeks of service FREE with the code EASTBAYBABY.
Learn more and sign up at dypersf.com >
The offer expires on 11/30/24. Terms and conditions apply.

All decisions for this guide were made by Heather and Whitney (with a little help from our friends), founders of 510families.com, we apologize for any errors or glaring omissions. If you’d like to be considered for future East Bay Guides, please contact us at ads@510families.com for information.

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