These Waterloo area eating places will serve up heat meals this vacation weekend

These Waterloo area eating places will serve up heat meals this vacation weekend

With Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas upon us, festive meals are centre-stage this season, whether or not it is candied yams and hoppin’ John, latkes and sufganiyot or turkey with the trimmings.

Relating to a day of cooking an enormous vacation meal, nonetheless, some individuals would favor to not undertake the duty — or maybe they merely don’t desire turkey.

Apart from pizza takeout joints and Chinese language eating places, listed below are a couple of full-service eating places open for enterprise on December 25 and 26. (Please examine with particular person venues for altering hours of operation and dish availability.)

Take a look at Arabesque Household Restaurant on Victoria Road, specializing in Lebanese fare. The big menu consists of household platters from $49 to $97 for a “full combined grill.” Their wood-fired pita with baba ghanoush dip is scrumptious simply by itself.

A white bowl filled with baba ghanoush, from Arabesque restaurant in Kitchener, sits on top of a grey and brown speckled counter.
Munch on some Lebanese fare like baba ghanoush at Arabesque. Or carry the entire household to dine on the center jap restaurant’s household platters that features a full combined grill. (Andrew Coppolino/CBC)

Bombay Delicacies on King Road E. in Sportsworld Crossing is open, and phrase is, their butter hen poutine may be very fashionable.

With places in Cambridge and downtown Kitchener each open on Christmas Day, Ace Shawarma and Burgers is a fusion of Center Jap and Indian flavours. Strive the shawarma cheeseburger with beef from Ammar’s and a brioche-style bun from Grainharvest Breadhouse, each native companies.

The Symposium Café Restaurant and Lounge in Cambridge is open December 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and till 11 p.m. on Boxing Day.

You too can discover the Purple Lobster, on King Road E. in Kitchener, open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Waterloo, Proof Kitchen and Lounge is serving up a turkey dinner with sticky toffee pudding December 24 to 26 for pick-up or dine-in. Portions are restricted, so name forward.

The restaurant at Langdon Corridor Nation Home Resort and Spa is open Christmas Day; a Relais and Châteaux property of 30 acres. The boutique resort’s kitchen and eating room are ranked fifth finest within the nation by Canada’s 100 Finest journal.

In Fergus, the Breadalbane Inn has 9 menu decisions on their particular Christmas Day menu together with pan-seared scallops, turkey dinner, beef Wellington (or “veggie Wellington”) and sticky toffee pudding. Serving 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., reservations required.

Eating places give again this vacation season

Many individuals in Waterloo area are lucky to have the ability to purchase ample meals throughout this vacation time: many others will not be.

Quite a few eating places commonly, and beneath the radar, provide meals to our group’s weak and unsheltered residents and they usually achieve this with out fanfare or acknowledgement.

That is the case at Slices Restaurant in downtown Kitchener and their neighbouring restaurant Ace Shawarma, each of whom commonly serve meals to people who find themselves unable to pay.

Store front - ACE Shawarma fast food restaurant in downtown Kitchener on King St. W.
ACE Shawarma’s downtown Kitchener and Franklin-Bishop Cambridge places will likely be open Christmas and Boxing Day. Pop in for some Center Jap – Indian fusion meals. (Andrew Coppolino/CBC)

When requested about this, Ace proprietor Irfan Darsot says they help The Meals Financial institution of Waterloo Area, A Higher Tent Metropolis and Home of Friendship and have made a number of money donations to numerous causes in Waterloo area.

Frannie’s Restaurant and Bakery in Breslau is elevating and donating cash to Meals 4 Children Waterloo Area. Proprietor Fran Adsett is at the moment placing collectively a meal for teenagers early within the new 12 months.

Hemlock Barn in St. Jacobs introduced knapsacks stuffed with toothbrushes, socks, hats and scarves and loads of snacks to oneROOF Youth Providers.

“We additionally introduced 40 meals to them earlier this week,” says Hemlock proprietor Josh Perovic.

Sari-Sari Filipino Delicacies usually feeds people who find themselves meals insecure of their neighbourhood and asks common clients to allow them to learn about households needing help.

“We at all times attempt to assist through the vacation season,” says Ylynne Rosales Enriquez of Sari-Sari. “The thought of household and gathering is essential in our Filipino tradition, and we wish to share our blessings with our neighbours.”

In Ayr, chef and restaurateur Steve Psaroudis has been opening Gus and Guido’s Yard to weak and unsheltered individuals for 3 years — and for eight years earlier than that when he had a Gus and Guido’s in Brantford.

This 12 months, Psaroudis is as soon as once more providing a free turkey dinner on Christmas Day to weak and unsheltered individuals ($20 cash-and-carry for many who will pay).

Gus and Guido's owner Steve Psouradis stands in the restaurants kitchen with a big smile on his face.
Gus and Guido proprietor Steve Psaroudis opens his doorways to the weak and unsheltered each vacation season as a result of “individuals want. I’ve.” he says. (Andrew Coppolino/CBC)

“I’ve made Christmas dinner for over 300 individuals yearly. Folks want. I’ve. That is all there may be to it. There are such a lot of of us who’re rich, so I give,” he stated.

Psaroudis has additionally organized a drive which collected and delivered about 300 winter coats to individuals in Kitchener who want them.

In Belmont Village, Kyle Stewart owns and operates the small take-away store The Munch Field.

This Christmas, for the primary time, Stewart has organized a Christmas pay-what-you-can soup and cookies occasion on December 25 from 12 midday till 4 p.m. (or whereas provides final).

“Everybody in the neighborhood is invited. I am hoping everybody can sort of rub shoulders, have a bowl of soup and stroll up and down the village,” says Stewart.

Store front - The Munch Box
This 12 months, The Munch Field in Belmont Village will maintain a “Christmas Pay-What-You-Can Soup and Cookies” occasion on December twenty fifth. (Andrew Coppolino/CBC)

He notes that different companies normally provided by varied organizations could also be restricted through the holidays and desires the soup and cookie occasion to fill that hole whereas on the similar time it creates a way of group.

“I am at all times in search of concepts to make use of my enterprise as a useful resource for the group versus one thing that at all times capitalizes on group,” Stewart stated.

“This concept popped into my thoughts and I had the chance, so let’s make it play.”

Proceeds and donations go to Lutherwood Employment Providers and are earmarked to assist unhoused individuals in downtown, Stewart stated.