We’ve got a new eatery in Onanole this summer. Sisters Quinn and Jasmin Greavett have launched an alternative to the often poor quality, fast food chains that typically accompany tourism travel routes and destinations. As many writers and investigative journalists are uncovering, our “Fast Food Nation” does not often provide the most nutritious foods, and many of them have high food miles associated with them (imported from other countries with a high carbon emission associated with the distance they travel to get to our province). If you are interested, you can learn more about FOOD MILES and calculate food miles for individual food items.
Quinn describes their approach, “.. .When creating our menu, we really wanted to have something that was a bit different that people would be interested in trying, and that would taste great. We wanted to branch away from the typical burger and create a menu where each burger had a distinctive flavour. All our burgers, sandwiches, and deli salads are home-made and we use only fresh ingredients, which we try to purchase locally.”
This is great. The tourism industry needs more of this type of food service and entrepreneurial approaches. It supports local producers, is better quality and nutrition, and offers alternatives to the fast food formulas and supply chains that often accompany many restaurants and chains. We wish them well. “…Our deli salads are family favorites and some we have created. We basically got the menu ideas from things that Jasmin and I like, and we also did a few trial and error taste tests on people and adjusted our menu based on their feedback. But, so far, so good!”
The following is their current menu (obviously, subject to change, as they learn and get feedback from customers). We hope that you will try out the new Deli in Onanole this summer.
MenuMexi burger – a spicy beef burger served with guacamole, refried beans, salsa and cheese
Greek burger – beef patty served with feta cheese, tatziki sauce, fresh cucumber, red onion,lettuce and tomato
Canadian burger – a beef patty mixed with a sweet maple bbq sauce topped with cheddar cheese, smokey maple bacon, and fried onions
Classic burger – our most traditional beef patty lightly seasoned
Chicken burger – an all white meat chicken breast served with mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion
Veggie burger – a vegetable patty made with fresh cick peas, cous cous, spinach, cilantro and spices.
Thai Tuna burger – tuna mixed with ginger, soya, flax seeds, and carrots served with a home made teriyaki sauce