So I tried the pick up from Fresh "Indirect". I ordered everything Saturday and scheduled the pick up for Monday. I got 90 bucks worth of food, including Skirt Steak, Chicken Breast, Frozen Stuff, Par-baked Bread, fruits, loads of veggies, dairy (cheese & eggs), pasta, vinegar etc. Here's what I found:
-Meat: Looks very good, to be cooked tonight
-Veggies/Fruit: huh, they picked really good herbs and I got a lot of it, probably 4 times as much for the price as I would normally get. However, I let them pick garlic for me (just to see what I would get) and I have to say I am not 100% happy. One head has a sprout coming out of it - not good of course. The other head is fine. The rest of the veggies are nicely chosen. The strawberries I got might last a day in the fridge. Although I am sure they are very sweet & juicy, they are on their end of their lifecycle.
-Cheese/Dairy: nice, me likey
-Eggs: none broken (even after the bumpy ride through industrial LIC)
Prices: Some of the stuff was really cheap, much cheaper than anywhere else in NYC I have shopped.
Packaging: I have to say I was a little disappointed with the packaging, I thought they'd do more, but then again, they can't be making much from it, so I guess I shouldn't complain.
Pick Up: The pick up was great. I walked in, gave them my name and my stuff was out within 20 seconds. They brought it to my car and actually put it in. No tipping allowed which was strange of course. I asked the guy at Pick up if they had gotten many pick up orders yet, he said I was one of only 40 customers who opted to do this. The place is really easy to find, the drive took me about 15-20 minutes with a little traffic.
So there you go. I will do this again, if it's still available in a few weeks, that is. Perhaps I'll do it twice a month or so.