Vancouver residents have a new way of going grocery shopping.
Earlier this July, G3 by Fed opened to the public, offering what they call the city’s first-ever drive-thru grocery store. The shopping experience, which opened on July 2, offers groceries from local vendors, household essentials, ready-to-eat meals, and protective equipment such as masks and gloves.
The drive-thru grocery store is an expansion of Fed, a meal delivery service that offers dietician designed dishes. Saba Marzara, Co-Founder and CEO of the company, says that she was becoming “increasingly frustrated with grocery shopping.”
“Long lineups, product availability issues, and the risk of exposure to the virus pushed me to order groceries online,” she says in a statement. “Even then, I was met with a lack of delivery time slots and inaccurate arrival times.”
Marzara says that her service eliminates the need for time slots, ordering food in advance, and having to change schedules to accommodate a grocery delivery.
“Our customers can safely shop for groceries in their own vehicle and on their own schedule,” she says.
Items can be viewed via QR code and include a number of local brands such as Yoggu, Avalon Dairy, Nelson the Seagull, Argo Coffee Roasters, and Two Rivers Meats. Naturally, the majority of products are kept in a cooler or freezer, and the grocery keeps overflow products at a kitchen which is steps away.
“As a food producer, we have ready access to fresh ingredients and the artisan products that our customers are craving, so it only makes sense to offer them what they are searching for in a convenient and safe manner,” Marzara adds.
The drive-thru grocery is located at 845 Terminal Avenue and is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Address: 845 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver