The Mitt Mobile is a new mobile cafe, set to open in June of 2019!
It will be our pleasure to provide you with a delicious lunch that you simply wouldn't prepare at home. Our menu will change regularly to ensure that you don't grow tired of the same options, every day. Using fresh ingredients to provide you with the best options, you will be spoiled with choice, whether you're gluten free, dairy free, vegan or a regular 'ole carnivore.
Since we're deeming ourselves a Mobile Cafe, we will be carrying a selection of toasted sandwiches, homemade soups, chilli, french fries, baked goods and delectable coffees -- all prepared by yours truly (Crazy Mitten Girl), on the truck!
While we may not be able to use solely local ingredients when we initially open, the end goal is to source everything that we can from local growers and farmers, and to use all compostable take away containers and utensils to ensure that we are as good to this planet as we can be!
Depending on where we're set up for business, it is our hope in future to provide our patrons with some seating options -- to ensure that our mobile cafe "pops up" wherever we go! Make yourself comfy! Bring a book or friend and enjoy the outdoors with some tasty treats and a coffee.
Although we have many different beverages to choose from, we also offer sweet and savoury items, so drop what you're doing and come by for a treat!
Serving up toasted sandwiches, soups, fries, desserts and drinks, we hope to have something for everyone. We aim to have gluten friendly, keto, dairy free and vegetarian options daily, in addition to "regular" stuff.
Crazy Mitten Girl (or Erin, as she was known then), was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia many years ago (ha). The youngest of 3 girls, she grew up in the country, frequently running around in the woods like an absolute nut (hence the "Crazy" in her future title; it was a long time coming).
Over the years, Erin developed a love for food; baking and serving people decadent offerings. The first thing she remembers making by herself is scrambled eggs, and next would likely be brownies found in her Mum's recipe box under "Chocolate Layer Cookies".
A huge combination of life-events and memories led to Erin's want to open her own cafe (as I'm sure can be said for most entrepreneurs in their paths). Some highlights are rainy day soup and toasted sandwiches with her Dad growing up, sneaking treats into friend's mail boxes and an overall feeling of comfort in cozy cafes that have been visited over the years.
Now, skip ahead to high school when Erin met some of her very best friends. During a visit, some of Erin's nuttiness surfaced in the form of some good old fashioned kitchen-dancing and she had mittens with her that she then proceeded to bop on the head of the youngest sister (you know who you are), during said dancing. And so, a new name was assigned (rightly so).
Eventually this name got shortened to "Mitten", or "Mitt" and anytime she was driving these friends around they exclaimed "To the Mitt Mobile!"
Pair all of this with super-supportive friends, encouraging feedback and wonderful experiences working with people in food and beverage settings and you have the beginnings of a business dream.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to find our new daily location!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Follow us @themittmobile on social media to see where we're parked, today! Frequent haunts include: Calgary Central Library, River Off Leash Park, McHugh Bluff. If you have recommendations for other destinations, please let us know!