Fresh veggies a click away

Jun 11, 2013, 00:51 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

This monsoon, you don't have to step out to visit the vegetable market. Instead, log on and get it home-delivered, at competitive rates

If the start of the monsoon is making you feel lethargic and you don’t fancy a visit to the vegetable vendor, worry not as there are websites that can help you buy vegetables and fruits from home, and at reasonable rates. Most of these websites provide free home delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables. They also ensure that they stock only fresh supply.

The website PuneMandai delivers fresh produce directly to your doorstep. If you find an unsatisfactory item they will credit the corresponding amount towards your next order. Product availability and product charges change every day depending on the season and market conditions. You can order via the web portal or call them. They deliver in Aundh, Baner and Pashan among other areas.

Another such portal is Owner Pralhad Deshpande, says he started it a year ago and has got a good response so far. “This system is famous in other metro cities, so I thought it can be replicated here as well.  As of now, I cater only to the Hadapsar area and we get 20-25 orders daily. We accept orders till 2 pm and deliver from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Earlier we used to provide regional specialties as well but we did not get a good response so we decided to stop it. We provide vegetables and fruits that are fresh and at a competitive rate as per the local Mandi,” he states, adding that they get more orders from people who live alone. They also offer replacement in case the vegetables are not up to the mark.

Brown Tree Retail, a fitness store brand has extended its presence through the launch of their online shopping platform. “Along with a wide range of dry fruits, the site also provides options of purchasing products like spices, organic food, health food, roasted snacks, sugar-free products, low-fat products, coffee, tea, chemical-free vegetables, juices and syrups, imported chocolates, biscuits, gift hampers and other provisions. We are getting a good response from all over India,” said Ramesh Kumar, online manager of

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