Since the start of Covid, a lot of people have been asking me about food shopping online in Israel. As the weeks turned to months, I've learnt more and more about the huge variety of online grocery choices in Israel, some veteran operations, others new initiatives as businesses pivot to adjust.

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are a lot of options out there and I'm learning about new ones every week.

I have no connection to these businesses other than having shopped at some of them. My goal is simply to provide a useful resource for English speakers during this crisis as Covid cases rise dramatically in Israel, with growing numbers of Israelis shopping online to reduce exposure or because they are in quarantine or facing possible lockdowns.

Caveat: I have not tried all of these myself. YMMV.

While I keep strictly kosher and most of the sites listed are kosher certified, be aware that some of these shops do also sell non-kosher items or imported items without kashrut certification. Similarly, some sites which sell mostly non-kosher items may also stock hekhshered products. Don't make assumptions, though. Always ask about kashrut if this is important to you.

If you are searching for a very specific item you may need to look at sites you wouldn't usually select. For example, last year I was trying to find a certain brand of kosher sugar-free gefilte fish for an elderly relative and the only place which turned out to stock it was a non-kosher supermarket.

Prices vary considerably. Some of these are quite expensive, others are very good value. Some have a mix of price ranges. Pay close attention.

Make sure to check delivery zones before ordering. Some are countrywide, but others only deliver to limited areas.

Because of lockdowns and Covid restrictions, some shops are doing special delivery runs to regions they do not usually serve. It is worth directly contacting businesses to find out if they may be prepared to do a special group order to your area even if it is not listed.

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Updated 2021-09-10 02:00:39.051348