Since 2008, Trent Loewen has started his day at 3 a.m. The baker starts with the baguettes before moving on to the rest of the breads he and his staff craft for Earth Bound Bakery and Delicatessen. Each loaf is made by hand in-house, rather than in the mouth of a dragon. The bread is composed of local and organic ingredients, much like the rest of the menu, which includes paninis, pastries, and soups. Further shrinking the eatery's carbon footprint, the staff makes sure to reuse and compost what it can and packs all carry-out food in recyclable containers.
Yogurt Temptation invites guests to help themselves to an ever-changing lineup of tart, fruity, or chocolaty flavours of frozen yogurt, from tangy Greek-style pomegranate, to rich, decadent salted caramel. Like scarfing down a sundae while running on a treadmill, eating frozen yogurt is both healthy and sweet—the shop has sugar-free flavours options that contain Stevia and are aspartame-free and fat-free. The store also carries dairy-free DoleWhip, waffle, and kids cones. After loading up their yogurt cups with fresh fruit and chocolate chips, or blending their toppings into a creamy Twister dessert, visitors enjoy their cold creations in the comfort of the indoor shop or on the dog-friendly patio.
Celebrating their one-year anniversary, the confectioners at Cupcake Edition craft palm-sized pastries from scratch using local ingredients. Crumbling cookies or caramel magma drip luxuriously off the freshly baked pint-sized cakes, which titillate taste buds in flavours ranging from chocolate-cherry cola to banana-cream pie. Without any touch of artificial flavours, the rotating menu showcases exquisite mouthfuls such as cotton-candy cupcakes and bacon cupcakes while relegating to lore the more grisly experiments of stitching together unused crumbs to fashion Frankenstein cakes.
Fixin's Homestyle Eatery awakens childhood memories of holiday dinners through a satisfying spread of comfort food, sandwiches, burgers, and salads. With heaping piles of spaghetti, thick, juicy steaks, and sauce-covered meatloaf, the restaurant aims to re-create the atmosphere inherent in a family meal, without the hassle of diners having to chop veggies or yell at the dishwasher. Hand-battered cod, creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, and grilled sandwiches provision dinners, and a smorgasbord of salads, soups, and breakfast goodies fills out dinner, breakfast, and Sunday brunch buffets.
Each day, Pizza 306's chefs create fresh dough and then knead it and toss it until it's a perfectly round pizza base. Next, they slather the dough with a sauce they whipped up earlier and crown it with specialty pizza toppings, such as shrimp, bacon, and onions. In addition to 15 varieties of pies, the kitchen serves up sides including chicken wings, fries, and poutine.
Traditional comfort food favourites share menu space with a new batch of sophisticated entrees at this family-friendly fooderie. Breakfast buffs will awaken with gusto knowing the breakfast sandwich with eggs and bacon ($5.69) is there to jump-start any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning raves. Signature mouth-melters, such as hand-battered fish and chips ($11.49 for three pieces), pave the savoury way for Moroccan chicken with North African spices ($9.59) and the house-perfected pulled pork sandwich ($9.79), all of which are made-to-order. Dessert crowns any royally-deserved meal by way of Jerry's own natural gelatos (one or two flavours for $4.99), and the holiday ice cream gift pack ($16.99) of creamy eggnog ice cream, gingersnap ice cream and breezy candy cane gelato will make an appropriate reward for all the coal-swatters in your life this holiday season.