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Knock, Knock: 6 Home Delivery Services to Try

You’re a lean, mean errand-running machine. But doing the car seat shuffle day in and day out can get a little old. Take a break from life’s crazy dance, stick around the house, and get the jobs done using delivery services. We found businesses that will bring just about anything to your door, from binge-worthy gelato to prescription drugs.

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Groceries

Artizone makes dinnertime a breeze by ferrying over fresh ingredients and prepared foodstuffs from local and artisanal vendors and purveyors. So if you can’t get to the farmers market because Junior took a tumble at soccer practice, don’t worry. Shop everything from ground beef from Gepperth’s Meat Market to seasonal fruit pies from Bang Bang Pie Shop to icy treats from Black Dog Gelato. For just $5.95 per delivery (in addition to the price of groceries), we love this service because it helps us spend less time wandering the aisles and more time at home where we’re needed most.

To order, go to artizone.com.

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Medicine

Rejoice in the fact that flu season is over. Then celebrate Barry’s Drugs (1370 N. Milwaukee Ave.), which is there to help if another crazy bug leaves you or your kid housebound. The longstanding drugstore and pharmacy offers free home delivery anywhere in Wicker Park and some surrounding areas. Call in anything from prescriptions to over-the-counter medicine to Band-Aids and they’ll get it to you, every day except Sunday.

Call in your prescriptions to 773-278-8419.

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Coffee

Sleepless nights require caffeine to make it through the days. Make sure your filter never runs dry with Metropolis Coffee Company. Through its subscription service, the local roaster delivers an assortment of freshly roasted coffee and tea (everything from their signature Redline Espresso to Kenyan Kambaa), brewed locally or sourced from sustainable-minded importers. The goods get to your door on a schedule of your choosing (weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, etc). That’s one big perk.

For delivery, go to metropoliscoffee.com.

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Clean Laundry

Where’s the laundry fairy when you need her? She’s busy working for Dolphin Laundry Services, a reliable biz that picks up your dirty clothes and brings them back squeaky-clean. They’ll do the washing, dry cleaning, ironing, starching and folding. We love the next-day turnaround.

To arrange laundry service, call 773-862-6000.

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Dinner

Getting dinner on the table can feel like a climb up Kilimanjaro. That’s where Seamless comes in. The secret on this great online ordering delivery service has been out for awhile, but we can’t stop raving about it. It works like this: Enter your address and see restaurants near you that deliver (feel free to narrow down your search by type of food). Then place your order; it gets sent to the restaurant and you, in return, get a confirmation email with a delivery estimate. The search we did from Fullerton and Western Avenues turned up more than 178 restaurants with innumerable choices, including $2.25 empanadas from 5411 Empanadas (shown in photo above) to $7.25 tuna melts from Letizia’s Natural Bakery.

Check out menus and order online at seamless.com.

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Anything and Everything

Sometimes, you just need another set of hands to control the chaos. Rely on those of Alter Ego Concierge, a lifestyle management concierge service. Its staff of nannies, chefs, baby nurses, doulas, and personal assistants are there to make your life easier and more organized. Along with helping around the house, they’re happy to get out there and retrieve just about anything you need, from diapers and wipes to light bulbs and lunch. If you need help for the long haul, they can also come onboard part- or full-time.

To find out more, call 312-346-2032 or go online to alteregoconcierge.com.

What’s the one thing you’d like delivered to your door? Tell us in the comments section below.x

–Rachelle Stoller

Photos: Courtesy of Artizone, Barry’s Drugs, Metropolis Coffee Company, Dreamtime Stock Images, Empanadas 5411 & Alter Ego Concierge

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