Your Guide to Getting Groceries Conveniently and Safely

As you do your part to stay healthy and stay indoors, the need for basic staples remains the same. Grocery stores are open for you to replenish your food supplies whenever needed. Don’t forget to wear a mask at all times while grocery shopping in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

However, there are plenty of alternatives to shopping in-store, so we want to share with you some resources that will help you to get food conveniently and safely.

It’s worth noting that it’s not always easy to get delivery and curbside pickup from the bigger box stores like Giant Eagle and Walmart. For this reason, consider more local services to meet your needs.

In addition to grocery shopping, you might be interested in fully-prepared meals from your favorite restaurants. Support local businesses if you’re able to as many restaurants are offering both takeout and delivery options.

Grocery Delivery Services

Best Grocery Delivery

You can order from this local independent service online or by phone. Best Grocery Delivery doesn’t offer same-day delivery, so place your order before 8:00 PM to receive your groceries the following day. A minimum of $60 is required and there is no extra fee for orders under $200. Orders over $200 will incur a delivery fee of 15% of the order.


Instacart will deliver within Pittsburgh from Costco, Aldi, Target, Shop ‘n Save, Restaurant Depot, CVS, and Petco. Delivery fees are anywhere from $3.99 to $7.99, but the membership service is $9.99/month or $99/year will allow for free delivery on orders over $35.


Postmates doesn’t keep inventory of store items in its app, so instead, you’ll keep a list of things you need in the app. Your delivery driver will text or call you about substitutions if need be.

Postmates pricing ranges from $0.99 – $9.99 plus a percentage of your cart total. With an Unlimited Membership at $9.99/month, there’s no extra delivery fee on orders over $12.

Grocery Curb-Side Pickup

If you prefer to drive to the grocery store and simply pick up your cart that you’ve put together online, then Giant Eagle & Market District, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods all offer options. Since demand is high, you may need to pick a time slot, and availability may be sparse, so be sure to plan ahead.

Restaurant Takeout & Delivery

There are many restaurants to choose from even now as many businesses are closed. There are frankly too many to list, but a few things to keep in mind are that some restaurants don’t have their own delivery staff. Look into which restaurants use Postmates, GrubHub, and UberEats to fulfill orders for if you are in need of delivery.

If you’re more flexible, then takeout is an option provided by most restaurants. Menus may be modified, but businesses are doing their best to meet the needs of their communities, so they appreciate your patronage.

Additional Resources

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list of all your grocery options, then be sure to take a look at this article from Very Local Pittsburgh for all the current offerings in Pittsburgh.
For a general list of restaurants open for takeout and/or delivery at this time, see this post from Pittsburgh City Paper or this list from

Enjoy Your Favorite Shadyside Restaurants with Delivery or Take-out

Whether you became your kids’ new teacher, shifted your work life into your home – or maybe both, your favorite local restaurants want to provide a little bit of comfort as you navigate this new normal. 

Many local establishments are continuing to offer takeout and delivery while their dine-in service is shut down due to the COVID virus. From options like contactless delivery to curbside pickup, you can still patronize your favorite places from a safe distance. 

Here are a handful of places that are offering takeout and delivery options: 


242 S. Highland Ave

A neighborhood favorite is still offering takeout – and a NEW delivery option! Avoid the normal line of waiting for a table and order online or use their new delivery feature. Check this Instagram post for all the details or give them a call at 412-295-4580. 

Photo Credit: Noodlehead via Instagram


5528 Walnut Street

Acorn is offering to-go orders by calling the restaurant directly at 412-530-5950. They are also offering delivery through GrubHub. To-go and delivery menu options include Shrimp & Grits, Tossed Chicken Salad, ‘Bubbe’s Matzo Ball Soup’, Cheeseburger, Fish Sandwich and more. Yum!

Photo Credit: Acorn Pgh via Instagram

Mad Mex

220 S Highland Ave

While we may have missed the cherished return of the Gobblerito, (which sold out in one day!) Mad Mex is still offering take out and even delivery to make sure you can get the Mexican food fix you’re missing. For more information visit their website here.

Photo Credit: Mad Mex via Instagram


5523 Walnut St

Pizza is the perfect takeout or delivery option and Mercurio’s won’t disappoint. They are offering both takeout and delivery during their normal business hours. Visit their website for additional details or to place an order. 

Photo Credit: Mercurio’s via Instagram

Bird on the Run

128 S Highland Ave

Guests will be able to order in-store for take-out, order online for pick up in the store, or order through 3rd party delivery partners like Postmates, DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats. Visit their website to order your favorite fried chicken in Shadyside. 

Photo Credit: Bird on the Run via Instagram

Millie’s Ice Cream


In addition to a delicious dinner, you need dessert too, right? Millie’s is offering mobile delivery right to your doorstep. They are pulling their ice cream truck from 2014 out of the archives to give the people what they want – ice cream! Visit their online store for more information or to place an order. 

Photo Credit: Millies via Instagram

These are just a few of the foodservice establishments still offering takeout and delivery. The best way to find out if your favorite place is still open is to check their social media. Many restaurants have been posting weekly specials or new features like local delivery to help their business thrive during difficult times. 

If you aren’t interested in dining out during this time, you can also buy gift cards from your favorite place to put some money in their pocket and a gift card in yours for a later date.