Thankfully, somebody at Georgetown is looking out for us.
Last semester, Elizabeth Sabol-Jones (COL ’13) launched Nightly Noms with her friend, Rachel Hochstetler (COL ’13).
Sabol-Jones, a Compass Fellow, started the baked goods delivery service after getting rave reviews about her food.
“At the first Compass Fellows dinner, I decided to bake banana bread and everyone enjoyed it,” Sabol-Jones said. “[Rachel] said she’d help to deliver if I ever opened a bakery … I kind of started on a whim.”
Nightly Noms isn’t not just about the food, though; the company donates a portion of all profits to Operation Smile.
Every week, Sabol-Jones posts a menu on the Nightly Noms website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. She whips up the orders, then helps Hochstetler deliver the freshly baked goods from 10 p.m. until midnight. (While most orders need to be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, customers can order cookies until 11:30 p.m.)
The menu will be tweaked from week to week; students who ordered this week, for example, had their choice of chocolate chip cookies, banana chocolate chip muffins, and s’mores bars.
“That’s the thing about food on campus, like Leo’s,” Sabol-Jones said. “You get bored with your options.”
In hopes of attracting student groups and organizations, Nightly Noms plans to offer bulk orders as well.
“Large orders are definitely possible and are generally better priced than other…uh… famous cupcake shops,” Sabol-Jones wrote in an email. “Not that I don’t like cupcakes from there every once in a while!”