Brantford Eats Local

Brantford, ON – Today, the City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department launched the second edition of their popular Brantford Eats Local program, an offer booklet featuring unique offers from 35 small businesses in Brantford, available from November 1, 2021 until May 31, 2022. All proceeds from Brantford Eats Local booklets will be directed to Brant Food For Thought, a local agency that supports and facilitates Student Nutrition Programs in elementary and secondary schools in Brantford and the County of Brant. 

“We are excited to announce the return of our Brantford Eats Local program as a way to encourage residents to rediscover local restaurants and support a great cause,” says Sara Munroe, Manager of Tourism, Culture & Sport at Tourism Brantford. 

Last year’s pilot program included 21 partners and raised over $6,000 for Soup for the Soul. Several local businesses are participating again this year, including Mercasa Little Italy Eatery. “Brantford Eats is an amazing initiative that supports and brings awareness to small local businesses,” says Tom Mercante, Chef and Owner of Mercasa Little Italy Eatery. “We’re excited to be part of the program again this year.” 

The 2021-22 Brantford Eats Local booklet includes exclusive offers from the following partners:

  • Altitude Coffee Roasters
  • Bell City Brewing Company
  • Bistro Seven
  • Brantwood Farms
  • Dairee Delite
  • Good Friends Soup & Sandwich
  • Gran Sasso Restaurant
  • Hudson Public Kitchen & Bar
  • Indian Spice Sweets & Restaurant
  • La Bottega Italian Fine Foods
  • La Mia Cucina
  • Le Chocolat du Savoie
  • Lettuce Live
  • Lonnie’s On Market
  • Manns Distillery Ltd.
  • Mash Paddle Brewing Co.
  • Mercasa Little Italy Eatery
  • Momoko Snacks Land
  • Moon Tea
  • Myra’s Bar & Grill
  • Nine North
  • OMG Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
  • Our Kitchen Brantford
  • San Agostino Italian Bakery & Fine Foods
  • Seventh Coffee Co.
  • SkyWay Café
  • Soulful Kafe
  • Spool Gourment Poutine & Mac ‘N Cheese
  • Steve’s Tea Company
  • Strodes BBQ & Deli
  • Sweet Bakery
  • The Duke on Park
  • The Olive Oil Co.
  • Vintner’s Cellar Brantford
  • Wild Thyme Kitchen

A generous sponsorship from Enterprise Brant made the printing and advertising of these booklets possible. “We are pleased to partner with the City of Brantford to support local restaurants, many who have really felt the impacts of the pandemic,” says Andrew Haines, President of Enterprise Brant. “We hope that this will encourage folks to go out and dine again as we reopen.” 

Brantford Eats Local booklets can now be purchased for $10 at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts’ Online Box Office at sandersoncentre.ca or at any of the following locations: 

  • Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy
    Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts (Box Office), 88 Dalhousie St.
    Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (Pool Desk), 254 North Park St.
    Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie St.
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Select participating restaurants in Brantford will also be selling the booklets. Please visit discoverbrantford.ca/BrantfordEats for a full list of partners. 

All proceeds from the sale of Brantford Eats Local booklets will be directed to Brant Food For Thought, a local agency that believes good nutrition contributes to a child’s ability to learn and that all children and youth should have equitable access to the most nutritious foods possible. 

“Brant Food For Thought is thrilled that our community partners have chosen our charity to receive the proceeds of the Brantford Eats Local 2021 booklet sales in support of universal school-based nutrition programs,” says Gisèle Budgell, Program Director for Brant Food for Thought. “Thank you to each owner and customer for their part in maximizing the learning success of children and youth in our community.” 

More information about Brantford Eats Local, visit discoverbrantford.ca/BrantfordEats.