Why is the restaurant called Springhouse?
The word Springhouse refers to a small, one-room building, built over a spring with the purpose of keeping the water clean and free from debris. The spring would keep the building cool so people could store their food inside to keep it fresh. They were a popular necessity before modern refrigeration. It speaks to a time before food was overly processed, and filled with preservatives. Like us, the name is fresh and natural, creative and dependable. We are your Springhouse, providing you with genuine fresh food.
How and when did the business start-up?
We grew from humble beginnings in 2011, as a table vendor at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, selling our very first product: dehydrated kale chips. Within a year we had an on-site kitchen and a line up of over 15 different products, such as healthy bars, dairy-free dips, and salads. Patience, experimentation, intuitive growth and loyal customers have brought us to where we are today.
Do you offer catering?
We are able to cater small events, and you can find our product offerings on our menu page. They will be packaged in eco-friendly take-out containers. Please call or email us in advance for large orders. Our healthy and delicious products are an excellent choice for office meetings, parties and events. At this time delivery is not available - but we are working on it!
Do you have gluten-free options?
We sure do! In fact, most of our offerings are gluten-free. We do our best to prevent cross-contamination by using a designated space to prepare any foods that do contain gluten, however, it is possible that trace amounts could be present.
Is your food suitable for vegans?
Absolutely, we don't use animal products in any of our food.
Do you offer juice cleanses?
We feel that juice cleanses can be troublesome when used for the wrong reasons, or by folks who may have underlying health issues. Don't get us wrong - we love fresh-pressed juice, and we do sell it. We just don't promote long-term juice fasting for everyone. We press juice by the cup at our shop, and if you want a larger quantity we sell 1L jars of juice as well.
How do you make healthy food taste so good?
We get asked this a lot. Trust us, there is no magic involved! Healthy food can taste delicious. We just know how to create the right flavour profiles by managing the precise ratio of high-quality ingredients. And it's not all about flavours, the texture and presentation are a big part of why people enjoy our food. We've spent years perfecting our craft through trial and error, research and lots and lots of taste testing.