There is a deli very close to my house that I used to go to all of the time. When it changed owners and they were renovating the store and making other updates, I got out of the habit of visiting this shop. A couple of months ago I was driving by and I thought, “Hey, I really need to check them out again.”
In I went and I was delighted to see the great changes that were made. Along with the deli counter, they now had a large freezer, an ice cream case, and a bakery shelf.
These exciting additions can be found at Olde Riverside Schwab’s at 5410 Wyandotte Street East (corner of Thompson Street) in Windsor. The staff is extremely friendly and their butcher, Roy, is very knowledgeable.
All of the meat at Olde Riverside Schwab’s is from Ontario and their chickens come from Amherstburg. Their hot dogs, smokies and pepperettes are from Schinkels in Essex. There are ready-made meals available, they make their own burgers, and the bread is proofed and baked on site.
Other local items available at Schwab’s include Walker’s Sundae Topping (made in Windsor) and Valerie’s Original Flavours sauces and spices (made in Tecumseh). Schwab’s has some Ontario cheese available including Pine River Cheese from Kincardine. The store also offers desserts, gift baskets, party trays and catering.
What to try? It’s all been delicious so far! If you are having a BBQ you should definitely stop in for your supplies. Last Saturday Schwab’s had their own BBQ so we got to try the Schinkels hot smokies with Valerie’s Original Hot Sauce; delicious with just the right amount of “kick”.
Here’s what I walked away with on a previous trip:
- bacon – $9.27 for 2.065 lbs ($4.49/kg)
- 4 lbs. ground beef – $12.00
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut fresh while I waited!)
- Pine River Monterey Jack Cheese – $4.95 for .198 kg ($24.99/kg)
- Homemade pierogies – $0.49 each
- Schinkels hot pepperettes – $2.04 for 4 ($9.07/kg)
- Schinkels ball park franks
- frozen burgers (package of 10)
Olde Riverside Schwab’s is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm. On Tuesdays Seniors enjoy 10% off and Thursdays the students get a 10% break. Call the store at 519-945-2538 or stop in to experience local. Don’t forget to add your name to their email list!
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