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531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
+1 705-728-8474
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“carrot cake” (8 reviews)
“soups” (10 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
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Canadian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We regularly go to Fresh-A-Fare usually for lunch and often with good friends. The service is friendly and most accommodating. The food always is generous in portion sizes and delicious! The pulled pork is my usual choice.

Thank Tomas93
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Hello Tomas93, Happy to see your review! Our staff in the front as well as in the kitchens will be thrilled to hear about your comments. Cheers:)

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fourteen of us had lunch. They knew we were coming and had set up a long table. This was the first time they had done anything like this before. They welcomed us and provided table service. We first all enjoyed their small pretzel buns. Everyone...More

Thank Walter R
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Dear Walter, I am so thrilled that you had a good time at fresh a-fare:) It was a pleasure looking after your group! Tammy was quite excited as she genuinely loves looking after our guests. I will make sure to pass your comments on to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat is always busy but serves patrons promptly. A busy place always has fresh food. The salads are huge and the sandwiches are mouth watering. You can build your own salad. The staff are friendly and helpful. Do you need any...More

Thank Al K
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Hello Al K, Thank you so much for your kind review. Did you visit our Bayfield or Welham location? It thrills me to see when a customer recognizes that we really MEAN FRESH ... and thank you for having such a good sense of humour!...More

Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Wish we lived closer to this place. Their food is really good and a nice change from the usual fast food. Someone made a comment about it being pricey.... I think it's reasonable for the quality. I don't mind paying more for good, homemade healthy...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 25 March 2016

First time visiting this establishment - recommend by a friend. Nice friendly service, great salads prepared fresh and in front of you - good bang for the buck. The sandwiches and soups were excellent - nicely done. I'll be back - very soon.

Thank Repsol_SP
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Hello and thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Ester Sattler

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This place has always been a favourite of ours and it's time we review it. The cure their meat, bake their own bread and make their soups. The cheeseburger soup is their special soup but I've discovered that the chicken pot pie soup is amazing....More

Thank kenandelsa
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for a take out sandwich and salad. There are lots of choices for both. Definitely a place to get a healthy choice. The house dressing is great. The service is quick and friendly.More

Thank LLMSOntario
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Dear LLMS: Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience at fresh a-fare :) Happy to hear that you like the menu choices. Check out some new and exciting food being launched after our Christmas break! And .... please ........More

Reviewed 6 December 2015

I was disappointed by the poor selection of buns. They did not offer any whole grain options and the one that I chose did not taste fresh. The soup was bland and was served lukewarm. A rather disappointing lunch. I will not be back.More

1  Thank iav8
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2015

Dear iav8, I am truly sorry that your lunch was a disappointment. Would you help us by giving us a little more information? Time and day of your visit? Name of your server? Our bread selection does include a multigrain bread, were you told we...More

Reviewed 17 October 2015

Have picked up things for lunch on a few occasions. Everything is really tasty, interesting specials and friendly staff. Plan on about $40 for some takeout itemsMore

Thank DebE225
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Hello Deb, Thank you so much for your review. We love it that you take the time commenting on our food! The staff will be thrilled to hear about your kind words about our service. We just found out that we won this year's Reader's...More

Reviewed 8 October 2015

Been into Fresh A Fare on Bayfield a few times. Was hoping for a good sandwich and a relaxing environment to enjoy it in. Only one of these things was true. The sandwich was good, a little pricy, but worth it. I had the reuben....More

Thank Jennifer L
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear customer, Thank you for your review. Your kind comments on our food are much appreciated. I am sorry you had a disappointing experience in our restaurant and will definitely follow up with the staff and managers at our Bayfield location. I would like you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-728-8474
We take great pride in our food because it is OUR food. We cook, cure and smoke our own meats. We make our soups from scratch using recipes we create. We make our doughs and bake our breads. We select our produce and our meat cuts. We don't offer food we don't love ourselves. We believe in making good, honest food with lots of flavour. Eat and enjoy.
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