Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Meals in Windsor-Essex: Healthy Mama, Paramount Windsor, and Stacks

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While exploring a few attractions in Windsor-Essex, we stopped for lunch at Healthy Mamas, had dinner at Paramount Windsor, and brunch at Stacks. Here is the scoop on what is special about these foodie spots.
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The Healthy Mama menu has a wide range of vegan choices. The colourful meals are loaded with fresh flavours from vegetables, fruits, lentils, spices, and sauces.
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We tried the Mediterranean Bowl, a delicious salad that hit different flavour buds – the colourful salad had chickpeas flavoured with sumac, roasted vegetables like zucchini, romaine lettuce, kale, grape tomatoes, cucumber, pickled turnip, hummus, and tahini dressing. The Spicy Sushi Bowl was a filling meal, which had good portions of organic brown rice, sesame seeds, avocado, carrot, cucumber, red pepper, mango, green onion, sriracha mayo, and maple tamari. 
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The Ultimate Backyard Burger had a delicious thick burger patty, lettuce, tomato, vegan cheddar cheese, pickles, onion, grilled Portobello mushrooms, BBQ sauce, and chipotle mayo – the flavours in this burger was unlike other vegetarian burgers we have had, with this burger you will not miss the meat.
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The hibiscus iced tea made with organic hibiscus, cinnamon, orange, cardamom, and cloves has a refreshing flavour, a perfect way to end a meal or enjoy with the meal. At Healthy Mama we can dine inside the restaurant or outside in their patio, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere has a very laid back, healthy feel that we enjoyed! 
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We also had a neat experience of getting to know that some of the vegetables at Healthy Mama came from Lee and Maria’s farm we visited – more about it soon! They also sell a number of their own house made frozen products we can purchase and enjoy at home. The best thing about the colourful menu at Healthy Mama's is that even picky eaters will like the presentation and enjoy the flavours of the meal. We really enjoyed how the flavours complemented each other and worked beautifully to give each dish a unique wholesome taste.
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Paramount Windsor is wonderful place to enjoy healthy authentic Middle Eastern dishes! They have an array of flavourful dishes for every palate made without additives or preservatives using fresh local ingredients.
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We started off our meal with a freshly prepared mezza plate, which comes with hummus, moutabbal and hand chopped tabbouleh salad that goes well with their warm stone-baked pita bread. 

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We think food is about sharing, which brings everyone closer. We love how Paramount creates this feeling common to many cultures, with their shareable platters. Their colourful mixed barbecue platter is a perfect way to taste the different barbecued meat and chicken skewers. The platter comes with charcoal grilled kafta skewers, shish tawouk skewers, beef tenderloin skewers, pickles, onions, tomatoes, and sauces to go with it.
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They also have unique wraps like the Saj which has either seasoned chicken or beef shawarma wrapped in grilled Saj bread, authentic Lebanese thin crust bread, that comes with fries, tahini sauce and pickles served on a wooden tabliyeh. 
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If you love poutine then you will enjoy the shawarma poutine which has french fries topped with our choice of seasoned chicken or beef shawarma, gravy and cheese curds. 
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The variety of flavourful drinks go well with the meals. For dessert they have a variety of irresistible traditional and non-traditional baklava, and cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Even if you are full with their satisfying meal, you will still want to have dessert! We like the variety of meal choices at Paramount, both meat enthusiasts and vegans alike can enjoy a healthy meal. 
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Apart from the delicious food, Paramount in Windsor has a family-friendly atmosphere with lively music, and amazing friendly staff! Kids will be entertained with colouring activity sheets and a fun play area. They also host fun children's birthday parties in partnership with Fun In a Box where children get to make their own pizza. We are looking forward to returning soon for another satisfying meal!
windsor stacks
We stopped at Stacks for brunch before heading to Leamington. Stacks is a must stop for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Once you visit Stacks, your perception of pancakes will change, it certainly did for us!   
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We now have a whole different view of pancakes. The homemade flavourful batter is used to make a variety of creative gourmet pancakes.
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We tried the Birthday Confetti from the kid’s menu, which is a stack of classic pancake with confetti sprinkles topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream severed with either meat or seasonal fruit. There are other choices in the kid’s menu for children under 12 years that include rainbow mini stack, mini chocolate chip stack, PB and J mini stack and more.
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Each of us enjoyed a mini stack and chose three different flavours; cinnamon swirl, carrot cake, and chocolate. We all felt like we were eating dessert. The simple laid back fun atmosphere of Stacks is very inviting. We can't think of another pleasant breakfast to start off the day.
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Disclosure: This post is created in partnership with Tourism Windsor-Essex. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2019. Please Ask First

50 comments:

  1. Oh wow this looks like an amazing restaurant to visit with the family. The food looks delicious

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  2. I would love to go to these restaurants the food looks amazing

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  3. my kids would love the fact that the restaurant has a fun area

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  4. the meals are so fresh and colourful! Bet delicious and healthy!

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  5. ooooh, that shawarma poutine looks so good!

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  6. thank you. My mom in law lives in Windsor and I was needing some new places to take her.

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  7. Everything looks so delicious. The Ultimate Backyard Burger is making me hungry.
    Florence Cochrane

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  8. the hibiscus iced tea sounds delcious

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  9. I would love to try the vegan choices at the the Healthy Mama; They look so fresh and delicious

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  10. Loooks like a great place to eat. So many yummy dishes!

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  11. These all looks amazing and I love the idea of the shareable platters

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  12. It all looks yummy to me! Will keep these places in mind!

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  13. The pancakes look so delicious and colourful.

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  14. This food looks amazingly delish! The vegan options all look fantastic and healthy.

    form name is Anne Taylor

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  15. Paramount in Windsor looks like a fun place for a childs birthday party I like that they can make their own pizza

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  16. The Healthy Mama looks like a great place to eat

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  17. Would love to try the Saj wrap!

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  18. I would love to try a Mediterranean Bowl and a delicious salad It looks so good

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  19. I love that the Paramount Windsor has food made without additives or preservatives using fresh local ingredients.

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  20. Those pancakes look incredible and so yummy!

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  21. The shawarma poutine looks awesome too!

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  22. I don't live in the Windor area but you sure make me want to visit. Such delicious looking food!

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  23. Looks like a great place to eat, so many yummy options

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  24. I would love to try the hibiscus iced tea

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  25. What a great place to eat, the food looks delicious

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  26. Those pancakes look yummy;have never seen pancakes like those!

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  27. Wow that all looks really amazing.

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  28. wonderful looking food! that Ultimate Backyard Burger looks so good!

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  29. We will have to check this out next time we are over your way!

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  30. It would be awesome to buy the house made frozen products and enjoy them at home

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  31. The Backyard Burger looks yummy!

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  32. I would love to try the spicy Sushi Bowl

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  33. This place will definitely be on my places to visit when I am in the area next

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  34. I would love to try all the food at Paramount Windsor; It all looks so delicious and I love that it's made without additives or preservatives using fresh local ingredients

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  35. Looks like a great place for a meal

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  36. Love the look of the colourful meals!

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  37. That ultimate backyard burger looks absolutely fantastic.

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  38. The food looks healthy and tasty; I would love to try a freshly prepared mezza plate

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  39. The chocolate stacked pancakes with whip cream look so yummy!

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  40. Stacks looks like it has a cool atmosphere!

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  41. omgosh . . . this all looks DELICIOUS!!!

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  42. I would love to have brunch at Stacks The food looks so fresh and delicious

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  43. OMGosh those meals looks so so so good.

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  44. Those pancakes look amazing! So many delicious options by the looks of your pictures.

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  45. The hibiscus tea looks very refreshing!

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  46. Paramount fine foods looks right up my alley! Love middle eastern food! Love the idea of a shawarma poutine followed by a cheesecake. Yum!

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  47. I can see kids loving the Birthday Confetti!

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