Eating out is one of life’s pleasures. But for people with food allergies or sensitivities, it can be a challenge. Now a café in Grand Bend is answering this challenge with a variety of delicious, healthy choices. Highway Girl Café offers a range of menu items to suit all lifestyles and includes options for vegan, raw and gluten-free diets.
“I really want to provide an opportunity for people to eat well and have healthier options,” says owner Rebecca Towns. For Towns, who is unable to eat wheat, dairy and sugar, understands this challenge from personal experience. She is also a mom of six children who have a variety of food sensitivities. “My children and I can’t just go and eat anywhere. I’ve always made our meals from scratch and I’m incorporating that into the cafe. This is something I’ve wanted to do for many years.”
Since the launch of Highway Girl in September of 2017 providing food at the highest quality while supporting other local businesses has always been a major focus. Highway Girl supplies coffee from O-Joes in Mount Brydes, teas and wellness products from New New Age in Otter Fiver Valley, kombucha from Booch in London, pressed juice from Pulp and Press in London, fresh baked bread from Downie Street Bakehouse in Stratford, fresh greens from Plover Mills Farm in Thorndale, salsa and guacamole from Bushy’s in Grand Bend, dips and cheeses from Carmela’s in London, and coconut yogurt from Deebs in Toronto.
In September of 2019, Highway Girl found it’s new home on 18 eighty-one crescent in Grand Bend, Ontario. Highway Girl Café continues to offer excellent coffee and espresso, healthy smoothies, a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan baked goods and deserts and delicious sandwiches!