Stratford – Al Fresco! Patios and Takeout Food & Drink

Although restaurants may not be fully back to normal, there are a lot of exciting ways to EAT amazing food
from our incredible local restaurants in Stratford, Ontario! Check out Stratford Al Fresco so you can enjoy all of Stratfords’ restaurants’ dishes at outdoor seating in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island.

Order takeout from Pazzo for gourmet sandwiches, pizza, salads , pastas, cold beer and wine! AND Gelato. Conveniently located within walking distance to the open green space by the Avon River, get ready to have yourself a yummy little PICNIC. 

We recently picked up TAKE-OUT of Pazzo’s Antipasti platter, Cucumber Salad
and a couple bottles of their wine for a backyard Cocktail Hour.

We placed the already assorted Antipasti on one of our Once Upon a Tree live-edge walnut charcuterie boards
and set out individual small plates for guests for socially distanced backyard cocktails. 

Pazzo’s Patio and indoor seating is OPEN as well! Click HERE for more details!

Another perfect place for TAKE-OUT and a Stratford Favourite – York Street Kitchen

York Street Kitchen & Mercer Hall are two of our go-to’s for picking up our favourite gourmet sandwiches (York Street) and fried chicken with coleslaw (Mercer) and take it to Tom Patterson Island for a Lunch Date Picnic.  A stunning green space located in the heart of Stratford! 

A MUST visit is YSK Bistro A Secret Garden Patio. Located at 151 Albert St. Beautiful lunch menu for outdoor dining. 

We highly recommend ordering the Fresh Lobster Roll, if it’s still on the menu!

So many GREAT patios have been extended downtown – and we recommend them ALL. This is Mercer Hall, a great selection of on tap Beers and excellent food! 

Another AMAZING place for fresh pasta and salad take out is Stratfords’ AO PASTA. Now OPEN for Dining-In or order online, call ahead to pick up your order and eat Al Fresco in Market Square. Don’t forget to add a 4-pack of Dillon’s Negronis to be enjoyed with your meal!

Another one of our FREQUENT stops for lunch is Sirkel Foods – always the most delicious food and the best service.
OPEN for takeout and located right in the heart of Market Square in Stratford’s historic downtown core.

And if you are lucky you’ll see this cutie Ewan there, helping his Moms Kelly & Mel- Owners and Operators of Sirkel. 

So MANY amazing Alfresco options in Stratford. Be sure to Follow Visit Stratford – Stratford Tourism for all the updates. 

Braai House has extended their gorgeous Patio and it is a sweet haven in the city. Food is always incredible too! 

AND quite possibly the most delish cocktail list we have ever seen! We’ve sampled a few. 

Shakespeare Gardens is of course one of our favourite picnic spots in the heart of Stratford. Lush gorgeous gardens with plenty of green SPACE to enjoy a picnic AND a short walk from many of our fabulous take-out restaurants.

Grab some healthy selections from Edison’s Cafe and head to Shakespeare Gardens! 

So many ways and places to support our local restaurants and ENJOY!

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