For some, summer is a time for relaxation, venturing outdoors, and recharging after a long winter. For us at the Fritter Shop, summer is one of our busiest times of the year! It’s GO GO GO all summer long! From the shop to the markets to all the events in between, we’re always on the go.
…And we wouldn’t have it any other way! We love the summer because it means so many more opportunities for us to connect with you and share the love of fritters.
So, where can you find us this summer?
1. UWO Farmer’s Market Tuesdays 9 AM – 2 PM
We kick off our weeks at the UWO Farmer’s Market located right on Western’s beautiful campus. No student ID required – you don’t have to be a student to stop by and enjoy the local vendors. But fritters do make a nice study break snack if you happen to be on campus for summer courses!
2. Masonville Farmer’s Market Fridays 8 AM – 1 PM
Nothing says summer like the Masonville Farmer’s Market! After a shopping trip to Masonville mall, step into the parking lot for some amazing local produce as well as a variety of other vendors (including some yummy fritters served by yours truly).
3. Horton Farmer’s Market Saturdays 8 AM – 12 PM
On Saturdays, we like to hang in the place where it all started, St. Thomas! You can find us every Saturday at the Horton Farmer’s Market, along with other local artisans and vendors.
4. Art in the Barn July 13 – 14
Taking place in Dorchester, ON, Art in the Barn is Southwestern Ontario’s largest summer arts and crafts festival and we’ll be there, serving fritters the whole weekend!
And as always, we’ll be in our regular spots…
5. The Market at Western Fair District Saturdays 8 AM – 3 PM / Sundays 10 AM – 2 PM
Spend your weekends with us at the WFD Market! You can find us there on Saturdays and Sundays all year long!
6. The Fritter Shop (St. Thomas) Mon – Wed 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM / Thurs – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM / Sun 10 AM – 4 PM
Of course, our St. Thomas location is open every day of the week if you can’t make it to one of the markets!
Come say hi and grab a fritter or two (dozen)! Where are you meeting us this summer?
It’s The Fritter Shop dropping off your delivery order!
You read that right! We now offer delivery *cue applause*
We’ve heard your requests for a delivery service loud and clear. Well, now it’s finally here! When we first made the announcement on Instagram, you guys had a lot of questions for us. So, we thought we’d take a minute to tell you everything you need to know about our delivery service…
What area do you service?
London, ON (for now).
How much is the delivery fee?
$15 (no minimum order)
Does it increase based on distance?
Nope, it’s a $15 flat rate anywhere within London!
How do I order?
All orders must be placed online through our shop: https://www.thefrittershop.com/shop
Please allow 24 hours!
What payment methods do you accept?
We only accept credit cards and/or PayPal because we only accept online orders.
What are the delivery hours?
Deliveries take place Wednesdays – Fridays from 7:30 am – 5 pm.
Which flavours are eligible for delivery?
All flavours are available for delivery!
Do you deliver to businesses/commercial buildings?
Yes! We deliver to both residential and commercial buildings.
And I can get coffee with my order?
Yes! We have partnered with Commonwealth Coffee Co. for coffee + fritter bundles. When you place your order, you have the option to add on coffee.
Okay, now that you know the facts, it’s time to order! Whether you’re hosting an event, or just need a box to satisfy your cravings, we will bring fresh fritters directly to you! We hope you’re as excited as we are. We’ll see you at the door!
Fritter Fam! We’ve been working on a special partnership that is near and dear to our hearts, and is sure to hit close to home for many of you!
We’re partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society to raise funds in support of their local London branch! During the month of April, $1 from each lemon fritter purchased from The Market at the Western Fair District will go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Who is the Canadian Cancer Society?
The Canadian Cancer Society is a charitable organization made up of dedicated volunteers, located in communities across Canada. Through generous donations and fundraising, they are able to help fund cancer research projects, as well as provide support services to those living with cancer and their loved ones.
Like any charitable organization, the Canadian Cancer Society needs funds to operate. That’s where we come in!
We are fortunate enough to have such a great group of customers and we thought, why not mobilize our audience for a good cause? We know how kind and giving you all are and knew we’d have no problem getting the Fritter Fam involved!
Let’s help the Canadian Cancer Society do good with fritters! By purchasing a lemon fritter in April, you are supporting an organization that is working to eradicate cancer and create an overall better quality of life for all Canadians.
If you want to participate, please use the hashtag #FrittersGiveBack and #Frittersbitecancer when you post photos or stories of your lemon fritters this month!
So Fritter Fam, are you ready to get involved? Our goal is to raise $1,000 for London’s chapter, which means we need to sell 1,000 fritters during the month of April. We can do it, but not without your help! We’ll be baking all the delicious fritters, but we need people to eat them of course!
This month, please consider purchasing the lemon fritter during your trip to the Market – a tasty flavour perfect for Spring and it contributes to a good cause. A win-win! Whether it’s one fritter for yourself or a few dozen for an event, each purchase makes a difference!
Do you want to help the Canadian Cancer Society beat cancer? Follow our socials for campaign news and updates!
Do you have a thing for sauces? Because we do!
With fries, it’s ketchup…
When you buy a bag of tortilla chips, you MUST have salsa…
Carrots and ranch dressing…
Everyone has their favourite type of sauce. Something to spice up a snack every once in a while.
Fritters go well with just about everything, although we have never tried them with ketchup… Let us know if you have!
Here is our list of must-try sauces with fritters!
Our #1 topping for fritters is…
A freshly heated fritter with a scoop of naturally flavoured vanilla ice cream is THE BEST! It’s perfect for the Spring and Summer months (or any time of the year really)! If you’re feeling saucy (see what we did there?), pair different ice cream flavours with different fritter flavours.
Strawberries & Cream + Strawberry Rhubarb Fritter
Vanilla + Maple Pecan Fritter
Chocolate Chip + Brownie Fritter
Seriously the options are endless…
Maybe you’re looking for something a little more low key
You can never go wrong with whipped cream!
Mix up your event desserts this year and include apple fritters instead of apple pie. With your homemade whipped cream it’s just as delicious as apple pie, but with a twist!
Also! Now you can get VEGAN apple fritters! Perfect for your guests who typically can’t have dessert!
The ultimate treat is a fritter with a dollop of ice cream, topped off with whipped cream! Done and Done!
Slim’s Cranberry Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce with Blueberry (it’s a mouthful right?)
And no, we’re not joking.
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! The Fritter Shop has partnered with Slim’s Pepper Co. to bring you the best hot sauce to pair with your fritters! If you’re a hot sauce fiend, then this is for you!
It offers the perfect pairing of sweet and spicy! Not to mention, you can put it on just about anything!
Now… if you’re REALLY feeling spicy! Add a little to your apple fritter and ice cream… Now that would be the perfect pairing!
You can find Slim’s Cranberry Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce with Blueberry at The Fritter Shop’s booth located at The Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.!
Enjoy your fritters friends!
What’s your favourite part about the Holidays? Is it staying in cozied up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book, getting messy in the kitchen decorating gingerbread men, or spending valuable time with your loved ones? It’s hard to pick a favourite activity, but no matter what you love, fritters can make the perfect pairing for all of your favourite festivities this Christmas season.
Read on to find out how you can incorporate fritters into your Holiday activities, this is snow joke!
Serve as Dessert at your Family Christmas Dinner
Christmas dinner is arguably the best part of Christmas day (mostly because that means it’s time for wine), but what kind of Christmas dinner would it be without dessert? This is the time when the laughs are flowing like the booze and everyone is in a great mood. Don’t worry about running to the store to buy that last minute pie for guests, when you could have a dozen fritters ready to go!
They’re simple, delicious, and sure to please everyone’s taste buds. Fritters pair great with festive drinks and fit the holiday mood perfectly, especially our cherry cheesecake fritter or our classic apple dusted with cinnamon sugar. Put a scoop of ice cream on the side for a little something extra!
Pair them with your favourite hot cocoa on a cold winter day
The cold can be a pain, but isn’t it just the best feeling when you can stay inside and cozy up with a good movie or book, and a warm beverage?
The only thing that gets better than this, is adding a yummy snack into the equation. Pair our maple pecan fritter and with a warm cup of your favourite hot cocoa or latte! The snuggle is real.
Decorate your fritters with friends or family
Do you love decorating gingerbread cookies for Christmas? Well, your gingerbread man just got revamped. Bring out your creative side and decorate fritters instead! We design our fritters as stars, triangles, hearts and so many more shapes that you can choose from.
We lightly dust our fritters with fine sugar, but you can add icing, sprinkles, crushed up peppermint candies, Christmas candies, or whatever other toppings your creative mind comes up with! This is a great, kid-friendly activity too!
Give them as a Christmas gift!
As a business owner fritters would be a great gift to your clients to say ‘thank you’ for your business or your friendship over this past year. It’s unique and adds a personal touch that shows you put thought into your gift.
Fritters are also a great gift for any of your loved ones. I mean really, who can say no to freshly made dessert?! If you’re not sure what flavours someone will like or if you aren’t able to deliver the gift right away, we are selling gift cards too.
Not sure which flavours your clients and/or family would like or have to send their card through the mail? Consider purchasing a gift card!
Bring them to any holiday work party
We love holiday work parties, but it’s always a struggle thinking of what to bring that someone else won’t already have! If you want to stand out at your work party and bring something that everyone is sure to love, stop by or order ahead online.
Check out our recent blog post to read more on why fritters should be a staple dessert for any work or personal event!
Visit us at one of our many locations this winter:
Our bakery in St. Thomas, Ontario at 779 Talbot Street or Saturday and Sunday at The Western Fair Farmer’s Market
Happy Holidays, Stay Warm, and Fritter On!
If you’re looking to host an event, whether it be social or professional, desserts should never be a question. You see, a good dessert dictates the vibe of the event. Once everyone has gone home, its the last thing on their minds. That’s why nothing completes a dinner party or business luncheon like the perfect fritter.
You may ask, why do fritters make the perfect dessert for events? Let us tell you why…
To start off, fritters come in a variety of flavours to fit everyone’s taste preferences. Fritters can range from fruity, light, rich, savoury or sweet. They also offer a great twist to a holiday treat. For example, if you’re hosting a Halloween party with fritters – you might consider buying apple and pumpkin fritters to fit the occasion.
Another fantastic reason to consider fritters for your events is the fact that there is no mess or clean up. Let’s be real, with everything else that comes with planning an event, a delicious dessert shouldn’t be something to stress about. Fritters are easy to grab and eat. Plus, you can easily set up a beautiful display in only a few minutes.
Affordable, yet delicious
Another bonus, you won’t have to break your piggy bank to get your hands on these scrumptious fritters, compared to buying an expensive cake that will only end up half eaten!
Still not convinced? What if we told you that it will be something people won’t forget. Think about any recent event you’ve been to. Was there cake or fruit for dessert? Probably. Fritters are something that everyone will remember because they will stand out amongst the crowd. How can you go wrong with a deep-fried dessert, filled with goodness, and dusted with sugar?
You can create a stunning display with a range of shapes, and create a personalized, lasting impression on your guests. At the end of the day, it’s a fresh idea that hasn’t been overused!
They pair well with every occasion!
If you’re having a casual get together, this will most likely consist of appetizers, drinks, and desserts. Any fruity flavours in fritters will bring out the bitter flavours of beer and go together easily with any food served. Apple, strawberry, and blueberry are classic flavours to have with every occasion and will be sure to satisfy anyone who attends.
If you’re having a fancier dinner party, don’t cross fritters off your list just yet! In life, there are few things that go better together than chocolate and wine. Nutella or brownie fritters will pair perfectly with a glass (or two) of wine at a dinner party and are guaranteed to have everyone feeling happy.
Are you planning on meeting someone for coffee or a business meeting? This is the sweet spot for fritters. They are the perfect icebreaker for a quick meeting over coffee. They are comforting, easy to munch on and give a personalized touch to your get together. Maple pecan or almond deluxe would match flawlessly with a warm beverage.
The sweet news is that dessert is clearly an important part of any event! We highly recommend that planners and professionals consider fritters as a staple for any event!
If you live in the London or St. Thomas area, you can pre-order half a dozen fritters for $9.95 or a dozen fritters for $19.50, or come see us at any of our locations (The Market in London, Ontario and our Bakery in St. Thomas) to see what seasonal flavours we have!
Can’t wait to see you soon!