Support Local : Chatham

Good morning, hope everyone is staying well. Every week I go to our local bakery to pick up bread and then pick up groceries. It’s always important to support local but especially now during the COVID pandemic. We need to support small business as they are feeling the most pressure not to mention how much better it is for the environment (less packaging, less carbon emissions from shipping etc.). I always post about supporting local, so I decided to compile a list of local businesses to support in Chatham-Kent. (there will also be one coming next week for my Ottawa friends). Save this page and please please share, I would really appreciate it and I’m sure the businesses would as well. If you own your own small local businesses in the Chatham-Kent area (or have a recocmendation) and would like to be included, please reach out to me via social media or my contact page. Most of the places I’ve including I have personal experience with but some are recommendations from my family and friends. Located in the city of Chatham

Please Note : When ordering delivery, try to order directly from that place instead of using a delivery service (eg. Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes etc). For some small businesses, they barley break even on orders and have advised to order right from the restaurant.

Prepared food + takeout :
Glitter’s Fun Eatery : one of my all time favourites
Mama Maria’s
Kung Fu Chinese Food
The Centro
Mike’s Place
Comfort and Soul
Chilled Cork
Tokyo Sushi
Rice and Noodle
The Garage Restaurant
Churrascaria Steakhouse & Takeout
Craves Poutinerie
Zee’s Bistro
Sakura Sushi
Riverside Ice cream : They even have drive thru right now!
Parkside Restaurant

Cafe + lunch + Bakery
William St. Cafe : I recommend a London Fog with Toasted Marshmallow!
Maple City Bakery : Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my fav
Sam’s Percolator/Hungry Sam’s : when they have it, their apple and Brie Grilled Cheese is the best (trust me!)
Homebaked : They have amazing mini cupcakes (lemon is my fav)

Food – Produce + Meat
Pardo’s Berrie Farm
Grateview Orchards
Park’s Blueberries 
Delhaven Orchards : Their apple cider is awesome
Schinkels Gourmet Meats : They even carry products from other local businesses!
Roesch Meats and More
The Pickle Station

Plants + Garden + Outdoors :
De Gooey’s Nursery 
The Purple Pansy Flower Boutique
Pizzaz! Florals and Balloons 
Glasshouse Nursery
Stan’s Flowers
Sarah’s Fram Market 

Environmentally Friendly / Health  :
Mindful Market 
Van hyfte’s beeswraps
Homegrown Health and Wellness

Alcohol :
Son’s of Kent Brewing Company : Love their Berry White
Bayside brewery 
Early Acres Estate Winery

Other :
The Booney’s Drive In : (not currently open though)
Platinum Boutique
Whittal + Company Law
The Book Brothers : My favourite used bookstore!

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I'm 22 years old and starting my Masters in Biology at the University of Ottawa in September. I just recently graduated with my Honours BSc - Biology. I love photography, baking, plants & adventures!

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