In September, I raved about Instacart, a national grocery delivery service that had arrived in Denver to ferry goods to your doorstep from King Soopers, Safeway, Costco, and Whole Foods Market. I put the company to the test, comparing their within-the-hour delivery to my own store run during a milk emergency (toddler + bedtime + no milk). From a parent’s perspective, Instacart was the clear winner.
Today, Instacart just got better by expanding to include Marczyk Fine Foods, one of Denver’s go-to markets since it opened in 2002. Marczyk’s eclectic (of course you need curried pickled beets) and curated (see: the store’s cheese section) selections always inspire me to try new ingredients and update classic dishes. But, if I’m being completely honest, I love their house-made options the most and was keen to see if those items would also be available on Instacart.
The good news? Yes, you’ll have access to many of the premade dishes—and more—that prove why Marczyk is this cook’s secret ingredient. This holiday season, if you’re too tired to cook after a day of gift shopping, have a surprise houseguest, or need more eggs for your holiday brunch, don’t fret. Just hop online, order with Instacart, and the provisions will be at your house in a jiffy.
To get you started, here are a few ideas to make the season a little more cheerful: