April 8, 2016

Relay Foods MD Review: Healthy Groceries for Busy People

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Relay Foods. I received a complimentary $50 gift card  from Relay Foods MD in return for my review. As always all thoughts & opinions are my own. 

The past couple of months have been ridiculously busy and kind of a mess as far as planning ahead goes, especially when it comes to packing lunches and making dinners! That means lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast or lunch (like at least one a day, most days) and throwing together whatever I can in 10 minutes for dinners.

I was really excited when Relay Foods MD reached out me to work together. 
Basically, Relay Foods is an online grocery store-they are allowing you to shop at your convenience from their stock of over 200 local farmers and vendors.  Most of their foods are organic, local, or all-natural and allow you to just fill up a virtual shopping cart online and either pick-up your groceries for free at their set pick-up spots around the city or have them delivered right to your door for a small fee.  There were plenty of spots in Baltimore City and county that I could've chose from, but I didn't have to go far and picked a spot right in my neighborhood!  

I love it because I don't have time to be driving to a bunch of different stores and seeking out all the fresh, healthy ingredients I want. I also love that there are local vendors that I haven't been aware of whom I can learn about and whose products I can order! 


I had ordered once from them a few years ago and just never happened to again.  They were one of the first places online nationally to stock Gundalow Juice so of course I was a fan! They have redone their website and it's so much cleaner-looking and more user friendly! On the website you can shop by item type, what's on sale, what's in season, featured products, organic products, or even specific meals. 

I also love that you can keep lists and add favorite items so ordering something again or at another time is made easy.  All of the prices are clearly labeled so you'll know how much you are spending. As a bonus, you can change your order by adding an item you might have forgotten up until midnight the night before your delivery!

You can get $20 off your first order with my Relay Foods link!

Here's a screenshot of the website homepage so you can see what I mean!

I found most of the prices reasonable for local and organic groceries. I also took advantage of some of the sale items to try out. Below I included the current prices of the items so they are subject to change. 

Check out what I purchased in my first order!


Some great snacks that I ordered to try out were: 
 Hummus & Turkey Snack Pack ($5) 

I loved having the snack pack to take with me to school for one of my longer days on campus. Everything tasted really fresh! Besides the hummus & turkey snack pack, the website offers a great list of other lunchbox solutions you can order for the week. The website also includes an awesome meal-planning section that I need to order from-it includes the recipes and all the ingredients you can order in a click of a button.  

Look out for a future post on using that feature!


Some great ingredients for dinners I ordered include: 
1/2 lb. of Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp ($9.50)
The Spice Diva Applewood Smoked Salt ($1.80)

The raviolis are locally made in the Maryland and were SO delicious with the marinara sauce. I ended up making a shrimp scampi with the shrimp and the smoked salt which was also a fresh and easy dinner. 

I'm definitely excited to use Relay Foods again to help keep me on track with meal prepping as well as making it easy for me to pick-up local, fresh groceries each week that I can order at my convenience. Definitely check out Relay Foods. If you are curious, remember  
you can get $20 off your first order with my Relay Foods link!

Have you ever ordered groceries online? What is your favorite local product?


  1. I have never heard of Relay Foods. Sounds like a great option when you have a busy schedule. -L

    1. It is really great! Also good when you don't have time to go to farmer's markets or are travelling!

  2. This looks great! We used to order our groceries online from Harris Teeter and pick them up when we lived in Fed Hill. It's nice to know this is an option all over Baltimore!

    1. Ooh I've done Peapod before but not Teeter. It's nice to have this option for some more local ingredients too!