Amazon’s new grocery delivery service is now available in Boston

AmazonFresh launches in Boston.
–Courtesy of Amazon

After eyeing the area for months, Amazon officially launched its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in Boston Tuesday.

The service, which costs $299 a year—or $200 for people who already have an Amazon Prime membership—offers over 95,000 products ranging from groceries and prepared meals to beauty products and household goods for same-day or next-day delivery, Amazon said in a statement.

An Amazon spokeswoman said the service is available in and around Boston neighborhoods, including: Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, City Point, Dorchester, Forest Hills, Jamaica Plain, Orient Heights, and South Boston.

The service will also be available in all three of Roxbury’s zip codes. Amazon came under intense criticism earlier this year for originally excluding the predominantly black neighborhood from its other same-day delivery services.

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In addition to Boston, the service will also be available in: Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Everett, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, and Winthrop.

All grocery orders made by 10 a.m. can be delivered by dinner and all orders made by 10 p.m. can be delivered by breakfast, according to the Seattle-based online retail site.

Numerous local food retailers are also working with the delivery service.

Amazon said Cambridge butcher Savenor’s Market, Hardwick livestock farm Chestnut Farm, Boston fish supplier Red’s Best, and merchants at Dorchester’s nonprofit incubator, CommonWealth Kitchen, will all be providing products for the service’s Local Market, which is delivered as part of customers’ AmazonFresh orders.

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