Now that subzero temperatures and snowstorms have returned to Montreal, you may be feeling a little reluctant to leave your room. The following services will deliver right to your doorstep, whether you’re sick, hungover, or just a typical lazy student.
Scenario: It’s 3 a.m., and you want fettuccini alfredo
Company: Chef On Call Call: (514) 844-2044
Chef on Call is a gourmet delivery service started by students at McGill and Concordia. Located on Sherbrooke near Avenue du Parc, they deliver primarily to students living in the McGill ghetto. With a new and improved winter menu and fairly reasonable prices, Chef On Call will satisfy even your most sophisticated late-night cravings. Choose from soups, salads, pastas, gourmet poutines, burgers, wraps, and more. Best of all, they’re open Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. – ideal munching hours.
Scenario: It’s Sunday, and you haven’t done laundry in three weeks.
Company: Nettoyeurs ExpressCall: (514) 937-7377
Nettoyeurs Express offers a Fluff N’ Fold service. This means they will wash, dry, and fold all of your laundry for a rate of $1.28 per pound. Yes, you could do the job yourself, but when was the last time your clothes were properly folded? Regular service takes between 48 and 72 hours, but there are faster, pricier options available. They offer free delivery and a 15 per cent student discount before taxes.
Scenario: It’s dinnertime, and you want Indian, Thai, Italian, or Chinese.
Company: Ã La Carte ExpressCall: (514) 933-7000
Ã La Carte Express is not your normal restaurant take-out. With over 80 restaurant menus at your disposal, you can easily order a variety of food from more than one Montreal restaurant at a time. You can even place a group order. The only downside? Delivery time is not guaranteed, so your order might take longer than the typical 45 minutes to arrive. Visit http://alce.dtsc.net/ to browse menus or to order online.
Scenario: It’s snowing and icy, and you have absolutely no groceries to speak of.
IGA Online Grocery lets you purchase groceries online. Orders include everything available on the store’s physical shelf space, and the staff are usually good about calling to double-check any substitutions. There is a minimum order of $35, and be prepared to pay $10 fee for processing and delivery. Check your schedule before ordering, as a precise delivery time is not given.