Happy Family Day from all of us at Vince’s! We hope you enjoy this day and spend it with loved ones. Stay safe and warm! All Vince’s Market locations are open today until 5pm! This week our blog is aimed at discussing what is seasonally available and in demand in our Deli department. Below are 3 customer favourites.
At Vince’s Market, our deli department consists of sliced deli meats and cheeses, cured meats, select local, national and international cheeses, dips and spreads, made in store pizzas and much, much more.
The deli department in the grocery store has morphed in recent years from being a place to get lunch meat, to a destination for all meals. Speak to our team members to receive suggestions for a great soft cheese to accompany your breakfast or hard cheese to pair with a great bottle of wine. Having company and want to do a charcuterie plate? It’s not as hard as you think! We have a wide selection of local and international cured meats that can be sliced in advance for you so all you need to do is the plating. We have selected some key accompaniments and sell them in the deli department so you can take the guess work out of it.
So what are the popular deli items at this time of year….?
1. Pizza Dough and the Fixings
Homemade pizza is one of those meals that are quick, gets the family involved and is a pure comfort food for these winter months. Vince’s Market prepares fresh pizza in a variety of arrangements daily! If you like to get into it yourself, start off with a basic pizza dough from Nino D’Aversa. Make sure you allow the dough to come to room temperature before you start working the dough and shaping – that will ensure your base stays spread after you roll it out. Cold dough leads to thick, overly doughy crust. One pizza dough can easily make 2 medium sized pizzas or up to 4 personal size. Recently, Vince’s introduced an extension to the Fantino & Mondello line of pizza pepperoni’s with the spicy pepperoni – quickly becoming the fan favourite.
2. Dips and Crackers
In the past, dips and crackers were often only brought home when you were preparing a spread to watch the big game or to host friends and family, however these items have become staple items where health and diet are concerned. Yogurt and bean-based dips have tons of health and nutrition benefits without the fat and calories. Paired up with vegetables instead of fruit, and you have one of the best fresh snacking combos available. We now stock a number of different brands of dips – from the healthy to the indulgent. Try our VMO Hummus line for a limited number of high quality varieties. There are so many different varieties of dips and hummus offered by Summerfresh. Continuing into our fresh guacamoles, salsas and bean dips from Mad Mexican. The nice thing about dips, hummus, salsa and guacs is the versatility in eating them. There’s the classic dip for crackers and veggies or try using them as a condiment in any wrap or sandwich. They add so much extra flavour and nutrition!
Maybe it’s the -22 degree weather, but we are definitetly craving a hot bowl of soup on a daily basis. It is warming, comforting and a simple dinner for the family. Made from scratch offers you complete control in your flavouring. If you don’t have the time, but still want that homemade quality and taste, we brought the local Farmers Market favourite to Vince’s. “Family Kitchen Soups” are offered at Vince’s Market year round and our top four best sellers include:
- Roasted Pepper Sweet Potato
- Carrot Coconut Curry
- Butternut Squash
Any of these mentioned soups are great paired with ACE Crostinos on top and some grated Gruyere cheese.
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Stay warm be safe and enjoy the company of friends and family on the holiday Monday.