We’re two Stratford Chef School grads that opened up a small self-run sandwich shop in August of 2013. We love making inventive, healthy and tasty food from wholesome ingredients, and then figuring out how to best put that between two slices of bread. We’re proud to use only Ontario produce and livestock, make everything from scratch, and to be able to tell you all of the ingredients used in our preparations. Our food is tasty enough to feel guilty, but healthy enough not to.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far. On Saturday August 11th, we’ll be having our 5th anniversary of opening the restaurant! We’d like to reward all of our customers over the years that have helped make our place a success, even if in a small way. On that day, we’ll be giving out free 4oz. samples of Four All ice cream with all purchases. Come celebrate with us for lunch if you’re passing by.
We’re doing the usual thing around here and taking a bit of a break from the shop mid-August. After Saturday the 11th, we’ll be taking two weeks off, Saturdays inclusive, for some family/vacation time. We’ll be back at it on Tuesday, August 28th. Have a great summer and see you on the flip!
Summer 2018 is here and we’re looking forward to all the awesome produce that will become available at the market. We’re going to do two small menu changes throughout the Summer months to reflect the quickly passing vegetable seasons. The first iteration sees the Ms. Piggy yield to the new BLTC and the Brit to the new Tom-yum chicken. These new items aren’t so new for us, they’re tried and tested, but they do reflect the early Summer months very well. Look for another change-up coming in late July or early August.
Gearing up for Steps for Kids again this year, we’ll be there providing fresh chicken and veggie wraps for participants and volunteers. Hoping for some great weather this year and even better fundraising results. The bar keeps getting higher and higher in terms of pledges and goals – a good thing to be sure.
We’re working out the kinks for our Summer menu as well, which will be going into effect at the beginning of June, with some prototyping sure to happen in May. We’re getting busier with lunch deliveries as well so make sure to give us a good heads-up if you’re hoping to order for you and yours.
That’s all folks, ’til next time!
We’re gearing into spring despite some still-snowy days with a menu change! We’ve ousted the wintery likes of the Reuben, the B.B. Squash, and the Julius sandwich. Moving on to the menu are a few spring favourites. We’ve got the roast beef sandwich with house-roasted medium rare Ontario eye of round with a tangy horseradish mayo. The Brit is back for the spring as well, a portable take on a British favourite, butter chicken curry with a complex house-made sauce – pictured, searing spices. Rounding out the menu changes is the Med – grilled marinated vegetables served warm on toasted bread with a generous slap of our lemony hummus.
Happy new year! We’re getting back into the swing of things here after a bit of a break. We had a refreshing time over the holidays with some much needed family time and a break from cooking – thanks moms/dads!
We’re stocking back up on bacon after the holiday depletion. We had many great reviews about the holiday bacon and are looking forward to a bigger year-end in 2018. Speaking of bacon, there’s a new Four All ice cream flavour featuring our bacon! We’ve got a few other bacon related cross-promotions to be announced yet.
Looking forward to a great start to the year – weekday delivery bookings are starting up strong. Have a group looking for lunch during the week? Check out our online order form before things book up completely!
Our winter menu sees the departure of the more warm-weathered Tom-Yum and the Feta, and heralds the return of the Baroness and the Julius. Respectively, they are a black bean and roasted vegetable burger and a chicken Caesar salad sandwich. Both items are back by popular demand, and even us non-vegetarians love this veggie burger. Winter sandwich selections can be tough to keep in season, but these ones are looking great.
We’ll be open on Saturday, December 23rd and then closed for the following week. We’ll be open again Saturday, December 30th and then re-opening on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Wishing you a great end to the year and an easy ramp into the Holiday season.
On Sunday, November 26th will be the second annual Kidney Foundation Christmas Market at the Kitchener Market. We’ll be around offering food for purchase for hungry attendees. With 50 vendors, a bake sale, children’s entertainment, and door prizes, this is a fun event for the whole family – proceeds go towards the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Look for some of our cookies in the bake sale as well, we’ll be donating some to help support the cause as well.
Hope to see you there. Check out the Kidney Foundation’s website for more info.
We had a busy Thanksgiving weekend and we’d like to give our thanks to the fantastic organizers and staff who ran the Craftoberfest event on Friday and Saturday for making it that way! We’d also like to thank you, for keeping us hard at work cutting French fries and making delicious sliders well into the night. We’re very excited for next year’s event, having made it through the inaugural year at Kitchener Market and gotten a feel for it. We heard a lot of good things about our food, had a great time despite long hours, and got to try a lot of amazing beers from local producers.
Speaking of which – coming up next Thursday evening, the 19th is Taps and Apps at the Walper Hotel which has many more participating local restaurants and benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. We’ll be there doing some crostini versions of Tom Yum Chicken, Roast Beef and Horseradish, and Brown Butter Squash to pair with the delicious beers being offered.
The official page here has more info and ticket sales, please check it out - http://www.bbbswr.org/en/Home/events/tappsapps.aspx
This year’s Craftoberfest event is coming up this weekend – October 6th and 7th. Organized by Together We’re Bitter brewing co-op, the event brings an astounding local craft beer selection together under one roof for you to sample. Fantastically for us, that roof happens to be the same one we operate under – the Kitchener Market. We’ll be busy this week cutting french fries, braising brisket, roasting squash and filleting fresh trout to stock up for hungry attendees this weekend. It will be a long weekend for us in both senses of the word, but we’re super excited. Here’s what we’re offering to pair up with some of the great beer you’ll be trying -
~ Sliders – on a 2oz whole-wheat bun
Reuben – slow-braised Ontario beef brisket, dijon mustard, caraway slaw
Fish - locally farmed pan-fried trout fillet, julienne veg, house tartar
Squash - roasted butternut squash and goat cheese purée, sunflower sprouts, pickled carrot, brown butter
~ Fries – hand-cut Yukon gold from New Dundee
Homestyle – kosher salt, pickled pepper mayo
Bistro – truffle oil, shaved parm, chopped chive
Hope to see you there!
We’re bringing back some big hitters for our fall menu this year. Rotating on to the menu we have some customer favourites – the brown butter squash, the pulled brisket reuben, and the ms. piggy. We’re instituting a delivery menu which curates delivery-friendly sandwiches year-round.
Some awesome events coming up – Taste Local, Taste Fresh, Craftoberfest, Taps and Apps, and more. Details coming soon.