“Collaborate, Not Compete” is the motto of the newly formed Haddonfield Food & Beverage Collective, a group of Haddonfield restaurant owners and other food and beverage based businesses that seek to shine a bright spotlight on the town’s burgeoning food scene. In fact, the historic town is experiencing something of a restaurant renaissance.
In the past couple of years alone, approximately 12 new restaurants have opened in the town, a brewery opened in 2017 and then expanded in 2019, and a winery tasting room is opening all just a few blocks from each other.
Founding members of the Haddonfield Food & Beverage Collective consist of:
Marcello DeFeo (Valente’s Italian Specialties, Cilento Sandwich Co.) – President
Bob Hochgertel (King’s Road Brewing Company) – Vice President
Walter Gouldsbury (The Custard Cart) – Treasurer
Dave Murray (Denim BYOB) – Secretary
Kathy Gold (In the Kitchen Cooking School) – Board Member
Haddonfield Restaurant Week
Haddonfield Restaurant Week is Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. It is a celebration of food and beverage in historic Downtown Haddonfield. Participating restaurants will feature specials including two items for $20 and/or three items for $35; food boutiques and the brewery will offer specials at the same price points, highlighting some of the best of what Haddonfield’s food scene has to offer.
This event includes all participating food and beverage businesses in Downtown Haddonfield, including those on Kings Highway, Haddon Avenue, King’s Court, Ellis Street, Mechanic Street, and Tanner Street.
Grubr Kitchen currently operates a grab-and-go storefront offering healthy prepared meals that are 100% gluten-free at 13 Jackson Road in Medford. After two very successful years, the meal plan and catering company is in expansion mode.
Chef and owner Ed Mangione announced last week his plans to open a full-service cafe next door at 15 Jackson Road. The sit-down restaurant will offer a scratch-free menu featuring 100% gluten-free, soy-free, antibiotic-free, sustainable ingredients that will meet the needs for a variety of dietary restrictions. It’s a dream come true for those with health issues that require them to be on a gluten-free diet. But also good for those following popular diets such as Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, and more. There will be options for vegans and vegetarians as well.
He’s expecting Grubr Sit & Eat to open in April sometime. The BYOB cafe is expected to seat 30. Hours have yet to be determined and will be announced closer to the opening so stay tuned! Follow them on Facebook or Instagram.
Grubr Eats offers home delivery of reheatable prepared meals on Wednesdays and Sundays. Delivery is available throughout South Jersey. A minimum order of $50 is required for home delivery. Orders can be placed via the website or app.