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National Cookie Day

It is National Cookie Day: Félix & Norton and Foodora join the excitement.

Did you know that it December 4 is National Cookie Day?  I was never aware such a day even existed.

So in Montreal when we talk cookies, which one comes to mind? If you said Félix & Norton step to the front of the class. Launched way back in 1985 with one delicious cookie, the owners set out to make the very best homemade cookies anyone’s ever tasted. Their single shop on the corner grew into a chain of 45 specialty, destination stores that changed the way people enjoyed cookies forever.   Félix & Norton became a chosen gift. Next came cookie gifts such as the Cookie Bouquet and the Cookie Magnummmm (a champagne bottle designed to hold 24 cookies).  In 2008 a custom built and environmentally friendly, solar and propane powered food truck was introduced to bring delicious fun to the streets of Montreal.   In 2010, ready-to-bake cookie dough enabled people to enjoy this gourmet cookie experience fresh and warm, straight from their own home ovens. You can find them in the frozen sections of IGA, Metro and Provigo. Freshly baked cookies are also available at retail outlets throughout the city. Just check their website for locations.

When I found out that for National Cookie Day, foodora would be bringing  the Félix and Norton food truck out of hibernation (it is generally a  summer months kind of thing)  I immediately accessed  their full menu on foodora’s platform, pondered pick-up and delivery and given the fact I had a busy day chose the latter.

Busy baking away on the food truck was Sue O’Neil, the director of Business Development for Félix & Norton.  She has a long history with the company, founded by Michael Ashkenazy. In 1985 she opened her own franchise, then known as Monsieur Féix & Mr. Norton, on Sources Boulevard in Dollard des Ormeaux. She did this for 10 years, moved to California and returned to the team two years ago in her new capacity.

Félix and Norton’s environmentally friendly, solar and propane powered (not to mention, bright pink!) food truck will be located at 3425 rue Saint-Dominique (corner of rue Saint-Dominique & rue Sherbrooke), on Monday, December 4 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The food truck is a hot commodity. You can find it at the Old Port during the summer months and at corporate and fundraising functions.  Local schools are great customers. O’Neil says that organizations seeking fundraising opportunities should contact her office. For National Cookie Day you can only make your orders via the Foodora app. Foodora was launched in Germany in October 2014, backed by Rocket Internet in April 2015 and merged with Delivery Hero in September 2015. The on-demand delivery service currently connects high-quality restaurants and foodies in 10 countries and is changing the way food delivery is viewed and experienced globally. Previously known as hurrier in Montreal, foodora’s restaurant assortment provides a glimpse into Montreal’s eclectic dining scene.

“Foodora has been just great for us,” says O’Neil. “I remember back in the day when we would have to send orders out by courier.”

Keep in mind that Félix & Norton are only on Foodora for December 4, returning again on a daily basis in the summer.

By Mike Cohen