I’ve been getting groceries from Weee! every week or so for about 2 months now, and I’ve actually been quite impressed. When I was first deciding whether or not to give them a try, I remember having a hard time finding reviews online, so if you’re in the same boat, hopefully this review helps!
Weee! primarily specializes in Asian groceries, but they are expanding to include food from other cuisines as well. They have both an app and a website, and in Weee!’s case, the app is actually 100x better than the website. I was skeptical at first of having to download a new app to access this grocery delivery service (in general I prefer websites), but the app is just so much more organized and easier to navigate than their website. So get the app!
Quality / price point
We mostly just buy vegetables, so I can’t really speak to the quality of their meats, fruits, etc., but the couple times when we did buy shabu meat for hotpot (beef and lamb), it was pretty good. The vegetables here, though, are SO fresh!! I don’t know where they’re getting the produce, but the bok choy, for example, is way better quality than what you would find at Marina Foods or 99 Ranch, and it comes in a HUGE 2-lb bag. The price point is just as good, if not better. Their pea shoots (豆苗) are also really good. I usually don’t get these unless they’re on sale (and sales happen pretty often so you can save 15-20%), but they are so tender! And I think these are also better quality than what you can get in store. My must haves for every order:
In general, you can find just about everything you would be able to at an asian grocery store, and I’ve never had an issue with the quality. They have flash sales almost every day, but even without, the prices are already pretty good. Hotpot ingredients, seafood, meat, frozen dim sum, even boba ice cream!
They also have deals with some local restaurants where you can bundle set meals into your grocery purchase and get them delivery on the same (or different) day. Honestly, the set meals haven’t been that enticing though…the prices definitely seem to be marked up. So wouldn’t recommend going for those.
Delivery is free if you order at least $35 worth, which usually isn’t that hard if you’re buying say a week’s worth of groceries. Everything comes very nicely packaged, with frozen goods in their own separate bag with dry ice to maintain the low temperature. You can usually get things delivered the next day, but sometimes, certain products don’t come back in stock until later in the week. Whenever that happens, I usually just opt to push out the delivery date. One small downside is that you can’t choose a specific time for delivery – you just know that it’ll come sometime between 11am-8pm. In my experience, they usually deliver by mid-afternoon, but just something to keep in mind in case you plan on using the groceries the same day.
They also send you text/app notifications so you can track when your order is about to arrive and when it’s actually been delivered.
- You can get $10 off your first order!
- (Optional) VIP Plan: I personally haven’t really looked into this. Basically, you pay either $11 a month or $99 for a whole year to get VIP membership, which gets you:
- 2% points back on each purchase (1000 points = $10)
- VIP pricing (see screenshot above; up to ~30% off)
- Free shipping 2 times per week with no minimum purchase required (I could see this being pretty convenient, but I usually don’t have an issue with hitting the $35 minimum)
- “Special VIP-only events, free giveaways and sales, many more exclusive benefits” – yeah not sure what these are
- If you refer a friend, you each get $10!
- You can also write reviews on the app for items that you have bought – each approved post gets you 5 Weee! points ($0.05). Another way to save a small amount on your next order.
I don’t think Weee! is available everywhere in the states, but if you’re in the bay area in California, definitely give it a try! I haven’t missed going to the grocery store at all. This is basically Amazon but for asian groceries, lol.