Enjoying Swiss Mennonite Food at Stone Crock in St. Jacobs!

This Mennonite stuff is really getting into our heads. It’s gotten to the point that we’ve begun planning our vacations around learning about Mennonites! And so, this past summer, Andrew and I embarked upon a very short, very busy visit to Ontario Mennonite country.

We had learned that Stone Crock was a MUST to visit. So when we drove our rental car to St. Jacobs on Canada Day, we wasted no time in locating this fabled eatery.

Initially, we were confused and ventured into the bakery side… which to be honest, I quite enjoyed. The heavenly aromas and tempting baking was everywhere. I was thrilled to be at a bakery for lunch!

From the bakery counter you can see Mennonite women working in the kitchen.

But Andrew had planned to enjoy a meal at the sit-down restaurant. This is how we learned that this place is pretty big. After a bit of exploring, we found our way into Stone Crock restaurant.

I ordered the Jager Schnitzel, because I love mushrooms. Is this Mennonite cusine?

For his Country Platter selection, Andrew enjoyed a smoked sausage and cabbage roll… which he devoured.

As you can see, the portions were huge, and the food was hearty. I can see why this place is so popular!

I’d heard a lot about their pies… but the sad part of this story is that we were too full for dessert! So even though we were at a location known for their tasty pies and baking… we did not get to try them.

They had a buffet area, which we investigated and our gazes lingered over the selection of slices. We knew we were denying ourselves… but alas! We cannot say yes to everything.

Venturing into the Eby Room. That’s a Swiss Ontario Mennonite kind of name.

But if you ever find yourself in St. Jacobs, I highly recommend you say yes to Stone Crock!