More than 20 years after Ocado made its name as the first well-known UK supermarket delivery service, there are now dozens to choose from. Most supermarkets deliver and offer collection services for groceries now, including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer (via Ocado), Asda, Iceland and Morrisons – though not yet Aldi or Lidl.
In fact, plenty of grocery delivery services, from Amazon Fresh to Abel & Cole, don’t even have a bricks-and-mortar storefront, so relaxed have we become about ordering our food online. Meanwhile, there are the growing ranks of “instant” delivery services like Getir and Gorillas, whose bikes and scooters are an increasingly familiar sight on city streets.
With so many options, it’s no wonder there are conflicting views about which supermarket delivery service is fastest, which is cheapest and which has the best range. Further down this feature we’ll explore the pros and cons of all the UK’s top delivery services in detail. But if you’re in a hurry, here’s a quick look at our top five:
Best UK supermarket delivery services, at a glance
- Best overall supermarket delivery service – Tesco
- Best UK supermarket delivery service for choice – Waitrose
- Best UK supermarket delivery service for dietary needs – Sainsbury’s
- Best UK supermarket delivery service for choice – Ocado
- Best UK supermarket delivery app – Gorillas
Which supermarket does free delivery?
Iceland is the only supermarket delivery site to offer free delivery, but it’s not a blanket rule for every slot. You’ll have to spend a minimum of £40 if you want free next day delivery. Other orders between the minimum spend of £25 and £40 cost £3.