Save Time with Grocery PickUp at Penquin

Groceries from Grocery Pick Up at Penguin
Groceries from Grocery Pick Up at Penguin

During the holiday season when I was busy picking up last minute gifts, baking Christmas cookies and wrapping presents, I was approached by to try their new Grocery PickUp service at Penguin locations in Toronto! What a great time saver! Here’s how it works: You go online at or on the Walmart mobile app and click on Grocery PickUp. You then select the items you want to purchase, choose a date/time slot and pickup location that is convenient for you and then you pay with your credit card. There is a $3-$5 service fee that is added to your total and your grocery order has to be a minimum of $50. You choose the Penguin/UPS Pick Up location nearest you to pick up your groceries. The program operates seven days a week during Penguin/UPS PickUp locations’ operating hours. After that, all you have to do is drive to the Penguin PickUp location you have chosen on the date and time you have preselected and your groceries will be ready for you!

Penguin Pick-Up at the back of 629 Eastern Avenue, Toronto
Penguin PickUp at the back of 629 Eastern Avenue, Toronto

Penguin PickUp in Leslieville

Since I live in Leslieville, it was very convenient for me to choose the Penguin PickUp location at 629 Eastern Avenue in Toronto, which was just a five minute drive from my home. It was a particularly frigid day when we ventured out to pick up my grocery order, so I really appreciated that once we arrived at the Penguin PickUp, the Penguin employee came out to my car, asked to see my photo ID, then proceeded to carry my groceries and place them in my vehicle. After I signed the receipt, we were done. The process took less than four minutes!

Penguin/UPS PickUp Locations in Toronto

Other convenient Penguin/UPS PickUp locations in Toronto include:

Harbourfront: The UPS Store, 264 Queens Quay West

Yonge & Davisville: The UPS Store, 6 Belsize Drive

Yorkville: The UPS Store, 110 Cumberland St Lower Level Grocery Delivery to Specific Toronto Condos

If you live in the following Toronto condos, you can receive delivery of your Walmart groceries right at your door on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a $10 delivery charge:

Aura Condo, 386 Yonge Street

Iceboat Terrace Condos, 15 Iceboat Terrace and 21 Iceboat Terrace

The Met Condos, 21 Carlton Street and 25 Carlton Street

Once we were back home, I checked all of my grocery bags to 1) make sure that what I had ordered was indeed in the bags and 2) check the quality of the items. There is an option that you can select when placing your order for Walmart to substitute items should the items you choose not be in stock; however, I did not choose this option because I didn’t want substitutions. I was very pleased to see that I had received all of the items I had ordered online. If I wasn’t satisfied with the items, Walmart offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Groceries from Grocery Pick Up at Penguin
Groceries from Grocery PickUp at Penguin

I then examined the freshness of produce, meat and seafood and looked at expiry dates. My two Striploin steaks looked fresh and had expiry dates of Dec. 24, 2016, which was six days away, so that was great. My Caesar Salad Kit had an expiry date of December 29, 2016, which was 11 days away. Fantastic! My Clementine oranges were all firm…not one mushy one in the bag! My box of fresh white mushrooms were in pristine condition…I couldn’t have chosen better if I had handpicked the mushrooms myself at the grocery store.

Organic Whole White Mushrooms from Windmill Farms at Grocery Pick-Up
Organic Whole White Mushrooms from Windmill Farms at Grocery PickUp

Look at the deal I got at on Royale Original 2-ply Bathroom Tissue. I paid $7.93 for 24 double rolls!

Royale Original Bathroom Tissue 24 Double Rolls from
Royale Original Bathroom Tissue 24 Double Rolls from

Other great deals at included 1 kg of Kraft Crunchy Peanut Butter for $3.97, a gorgeous 454 g Our Finest Shrimp Ring with seafood sauce for $10, and striploin steaks for less than $10 each.

Fresh Market Angus Beef Striploin, $9.13, from Grocery Pick-Up in Toronto
Fresh Market Angus Beef Striploin, $9.13, from Grocery PickUp

I was able to create this steak dinner from the Fresh Market Angus Beef Striploin, Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kit and Windmill Farms Organic Whole White Mushrooms:

Striploin Steak with Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kit and sauteed fresh white mushrooms from Grocery Pick-Up
Striploin Steak with Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kit and sauteed fresh white mushrooms from Grocery PickUp

I also purchased .70 kg package of fresh Atlantic salmon for $14.74! The great part about shopping online at is you get the same low prices as you do when shopping in the store.

Here is how I prepared the Atlantic salmon, which tasted delicious. It’s so easy.

Recipe: Baked Salmon in Parchment Paper

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees C.
  • Rinse and pat dry filet of salmon.
  • Place salmon on large enough piece of parchment paper. (You are going to be wrapping the fish in the parchment paper into a packet.)
  • Drizzle 3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on salmon.
  • Grind some fresh black pepper on salmon.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of dried Basil on salmon.
  • Sprinkle 4 Tablespoons of green onion on salmon.
  • Top salmon with 2 lemon slices.
  • Wrap and fold parchment paper into a small packet.
  • Place in uncovered casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes.
Your Fresh Market Atlantic Salmon on parchment paper from Grocery Pick-Up
Your Fresh Market Atlantic Salmon on parchment paper from Grocery PickUp about to be placed in the oven.

I was very pleased with my experience of shopping online using’s Grocery PickUp. The quality of food was better than I expected, the prices were very competitive and you can’t beat the convenience. For a $3-$5 service fee, using’s Grocery PickUp is worth it when you consider the great time savings! You can skip driving to Walmart, finding a parking space, spending 20-25 minutes shopping and then another 10 minutes in line, spending 5 minutes to get back to your car and packing your groceries in the trunk and then driving home from Walmart. Plus, you can shop any time you want! I will definitely use’s Grocery PickUp again.

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This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Grocery PickUp program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. My fingers are crossed that one day my local Walmart will have grocery pickup. My sister in Colorado has been enjoying it for a while now. How great that you can pick up your Walmart groceries at Penguin!

  2. I would LOVE this. I am all for anything that makes my life easier. What a great convenient service.

  3. Walmart Grocery Pickup is such a convenient service. It is making grocery shopping so much easier for busy people, parents, and disabled people.

    • Yes, you’re right. It’s a great service for people who don’t have time or aren’t able to get to the actual Walmart store! Cheers, Lori

  4. I only recently heard about this option. I haven’t had the chance to check my Walmart to see if they offer it. With as much time as I’m not home, I’m hoping they do offer it. It would be a great time saver!

  5. This sounds like such a great thing to help busy parents and others with a million things on their to do list. I am all about anything that makes running errands easier.

  6. Walmarts pick up service is such a convenient way to shop in my opinion. I loved it when I used it. It saves so much time for any busy mom etc. and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for sharing the service and your experience.

  7. I have never heard of Walmart doing a grocery pick up, but man that would save time. Specially, when you are busy with kids and other stuff to go to the store.

  8. I have to give this a try. My local Walmart is participating in this program so that’s awesome. Talk about convenient.

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