Are you looking to keep your family nourished throughout the Los Angeles County pandemic restrictions? I personally recommend that you take a look at Doorstep Produce home delivery service! Doorstep Produce provides exceptional service to the Los Angeles South Bay and select nearby cities.
Due to my love of Doorstep Produce, I approached the company owner asking to work on a collaboration. This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are completely honest and my own. If this post comes across as a love letter, that’s because it kind of is!
My personal experience with Doorstep Produce
If I had one word to sum up my experience with Doorstep Produce? DEPENDABLE. I cannot say it enough. This company was there for my family early on when LA County enacted strict Stay At Home Orders in March 2020. I have been using Doorstep Produce since Spring 2020 and have come to respect Doorstep Produce as a company for both its excellent customer service and my ability to depend on Doorstep to deliver fresh produce to my door as promised.
My experience with “the other guys”
I will never forget this time in history (March 2020) when nobody knew enough about the Corona virus, there were long lines to get into stores, and often one would find empty shelves at the super market. I had a terrible time finding the produce and supplies my family needed.
Experience #1: I placed an order for drive up grocery service at a local market. I drove up at my specified pick up time only to find that my order (and all others) had been cancelled because food delivery was sporadic and unreliable at the time. Don’t believe me? Check out my “Covid-19” stories highlights on Instagram from that morning.
Experience #2: My next experience? I placed an order for a produce delivery service box to be delivered to my door. Although I was paying for the service, I didn’t get to choose what would be in the box or how much the box would cost. Nevertheless, I was desperate from some fresh produce and excitedly waited an entire week for my scheduled delivery to arrive. The day it was supposed to arrive at my door, I received an email (not even a call), letting me know that the company could not deliver to many people that had placed orders. The company cited the pandemic and excessive demand as the cause. “Stay on our waitlist,” the email stated.
Doorstep Produce to the rescue!
I was in a local South Bay online group when I saw pictures of beautiful produce that made everyone ask, “WHERE and HOW did you get that?!” The original poster shared that she had ordered this fresh produce from a local small business, Doorstep Produce. She placed the order the day before and received it the next day. The produce looked fresh, tasted great, and was produce she had personally selected off of a list of available products. She shared an email and I got in touch with Doorstep.
I placed my first order and the rest is history! I ordered a produce box and got to personally choose what the contents of the box would be. My family didn’t have to pay for veggies or fruit that we do not like or would never include in our recipes. Better yet, it came the next day and was beautifully fresh.
Did I mention that I was also able to order eggs at a time where you could not find them in the store? I’ll never forget the look of absolute joy on everyone’s face when they saw those eggs on the kitchen counter.
Needless to say, Doorstep Produce gained a loyal customer. I have continued to order from them for multiple reasons that I’ll share with you now.
What makes Doorstep Produce special?
Sure, the produce is beautiful. However, there are many reasons why I sing praises about this produce home delivery service.
Exceptional Customer Service
Doorstep Produce started home delivery in April 2020. However, Doorstep’s parent company, LA Produce, has been in the produce wholesale business for 22 years providing its services to a wide range of restaurants around Southern California. This experience has made it possible for Doorstep Produce to deliver quality products at competitive prices.
If you’re wondering how this company handles customer concerns, I can tell you that customer satisfaction is high on their list. I personally emailed Doorstep regarding a piece of produce in one of my orders. As can happen due to the nature of fresh produce, I found one piece that needed replacement. Doorstep Produce responded immediately and had a replacement for that piece of produce delivered to my door the next day.
On another occasion, I saw a coconut milk product in the news that local stores were pulling from shelves due to inhumane practices. I messaged Doorstep Produce to make sure they were aware. The owner’s immediate response? “Thank you for bringing to my notice the controversy regarding [the product]. We will have it removed from our website as of now. Even one customer addressing an issue is taken into consideration by us. ”
Frequent promotions for customers!
From time to time, Doorstep Produce offers some great promotions for customers. For example, Doorstep is currently offering a FREE carton of 12 medium white eggs with every $35 order every time. This offer is valid until April 30, 2021.
Additionally, I love to check out the “Weekly Special” on Doorstep Produce. Often, these are items that are in season and therefore taste great! You can check out Doorstep Weekly Specials here: Doorstep Weekly Specials
You’re supporting a local small business
Small businesses need all of the support they can get during these tough times. As my grandfather used to say, “You need to buy local if you want to continue having good businesses in your city.”
Doorstep Produce headquarters are in Torrance, California.
Dependable and Reliable
I can find what I need, and receive it when I want it. This is a huge sell for me as I can get the produce and eggs my family wants without standing in long lines or visiting multiple stores to get them!
YOU PICK what you get and receive it the NEXT day
If you have ever tried other produce box delivery services, you know that you often get whatever they TELL you will be coming in the box. You might get to choose the size of your box, or whether you want a fruit heavy versus vegetable heavy box. However, that’s the extent of your choice in the matter. I have also not seen the option to get the produce delivered the following day, in my personal experience, with other produce home delivery services.
In contrast, Doorstep Delivery delivers Tuesday through Fridays. Say you make your meal plan for the week on Monday and hop on to the website and place your desired produce order before 8 p.m. You will receive your delivery on your doorstep the very next day! That is pretty amazing if you ask me!
Enter your zip code into the validator on their website to determine if Doorstep delivers to your area! Doorstep Produce may be expanding its delivery area at some point in the future.
No delivery fee
Doorstep Produce does not charge a delivery fee. Instead, your order must be a minimum of $35. I have easily spent that amount at the market when shopping for produce. Doorstep delivers to my door and is fresh directly from farms.
NO SUBSCRIPTION is required!
You order when you want. You are not locked into a subscription service or receiving more produce than your family uses in a week.
Your box is dropped at your door. You do not even need to be home to receive your Doorstep Produce box.
My kids eat it!
Super fresh produce just tastes better. That is a fact! My kids started eating more veggies and I started getting more creative when preparing them. This is a win-win during a pandemic when I’m trying to up my family’s immunity.
Does Doorstep sell anything other than produce?
Yes! Doorstep has continued expanding its offerings since its inception in April 2020. Things you can currently find on Doorstep Produce include:
- Organic and non-organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
- Dairy and eggs
- Salad kits
- Pastas and tortillas
- Canned products
- Sauces and oils
- Recipes to try out with all of your fresh products!
Have more questions about Doorstep Produce?
Check out their Frequently Asked Questions page at Doorstep Produce FAQ Page.
Some facts about Doorstep Produce delivery:
- How to order: Visit www.DoorStepProduce.com
- Deliveries take place Tuesday through Friday. The company plans to expand their services to 5 days a week in the early part of 2021.
- Orders placed before 8 p.m. will be delivered the following day. However, orders placed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.
- Delivery notification: Delivery is contactless. Your box is left on your doorstep. You will receive an email letting you know that your box was delivered. You do not need to be home to receive your delivery.
- Produce is mainly from California, with some from Mexico, Central America, and Florida.
- Delivery areas: Doorstep Produce delivers to the following areas (as of December 2, 2020): Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Lomita, Hawthorne, Harbor City, Gardena, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Culver City, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Los Angeles, and Playa Del Rey.
- If there are issues with your order, email email@example.com within 24 hours of delivery. Your matter will be handled immediately.
**Want a chance to win a Doorstep Produce box?**
Doorstep Produce has graciously offered to giveaway a box of produce worth $25 to one lucky winner. Be sure to head over to @asocalwayoflife on Instagram to enter the giveaway.
This giveaway closes on December 9, 2020. You must be 18 years old or older to enter and reside within the delivery area of Doorstep Produce.
Follow Doorstep Produce to stay in the know!
Be sure to follow Doorstep Produce on Facebook @shopdoorstepproduce and on Instagram @shopdoorstep produce. You’ll find delicious recipe ideas and receive updates on current offers.
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