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In Finland, it's very convenient to order food online. We can order meals in restaurants or food for your fridge in online grocery shops. You can choose to pick it up or have home delivery.
The tricky thing about shopping online is the Finnish language. It would be great if there were companies that made the site or app available in English because it is tough to find an online store with English language preferences. However, by ordering online, you will learn the Finnish vocabulary in no time! Here, we will guide you where and how to shop online and what are the most convenient and unexpected places to order food and groceries.
Food Delivery from Restaurants to your doorstep
Both deliver food directly to your doorstep so you can order practically any food, specifically to your preferences. However, the availability depends on your location. The great thing in ordering food through Foodora or Wolt is helping couriers be employed, and small restaurants have a steady flow of orders.
ResQ is saving the surplus of food in restaurants and cafes. By buying food from ResQ, you will also save the food from wastage.
Online Grocery Stores
Foodie.fi and K-Ruoka are the main competitors for physical grocery stores and also for online grocery shopping. Some say that these shops are more expensive because customers can collect card points, Plussa or Bonusta. Shopping online, you can have your groceries packed, and you pick it up on your way home or delivered directly to your doorstep. Foodie.fi encompasses the Alepa, S-Market, and Prisma stores, while K-Ruoka includes K-Market and Citymarket. Both of the store's apps can be downloaded from their websites and orders made directly from your phone.
Many foods go directly to the garbage bin due to overproduction. The idea of Matsmart is to buy food cheaply through the internet that would go to the garbage bin. Even though Matsmart is not as well known as K-ruoka or Foodie, it is less expensive, at least around 20-90% cheaper, so they say. You cannot find products that need cold storage. However, you can find pasta, canned goods, baby food, sports drinks, cleaning products, and even toilet paper. They also deliver all over Finland, and you get to save the food that will go to the waste bin.
Small convenience stores
There are likely many niche food and ethnic shops or restaurants nearby your home or office. If you are interested in supporting them, the best thing to do is pick up your mobile phone and order from them directly.