A Burrito for All Seasons– Good Food Company




Photos by Linda Secaspina


Hola amigos! I have someone from California who misses Mexican food, especially burritos. He misses the standard burrito and the cheap food stands that are on every corner in the bay area. Myself, I was always worried, as surely there had to be some “shifty” food handling behind the counter in places that looked like it should be torn down.


So now he resides in a town with no burritos, and when I saw that the Good Food Company in Carleton Place had breakfast burritos I decided to take him there on a burrito quest. I wondered if it  was going to be like my friend Cookie who had a food cart called Guerrilla Grub and their motto was to satisfy the people on the streets of Oakland, one $3 breakfast burrito at a time. Surely someone had to have something similar somewhere?






I had the usual as I am not really a fan of the burrito, but the bacon was deemed fabulous by us both, (right up there with Berkeley’s Rick and Anne’s) and we do not lie. Also gluten- free options such as the english muffin were gladly chosen.


So here is that breakfast burrito stuffed with eggs, red peppers and cheddar. I worried he might not like it. But, it was fresh, made-to-order and healthy –and it was love at first bite. We should remember a burrito is a delicious food item that breaks down all social barriers and leads to temporary spiritual enlightenment. Or so they say.

It was cold outside Thursday morning, snow piled up along the curb. But when two people are cuddled close, they can really warm up a burrito. It may take all night, but I like my cheese melted. Unfortunately he ate it all before the test of melting cheese could be taken. Maybe next time!

Thumbs up for The Good Food Company!


  • 31 Bridge Street
  • Carleton Place, Ontario
Phone (613) 257-7284
Website http://www.goodfoodcompany.ca
Status Today 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Tue – Sun: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Photos from the Carleton Place Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum –August 1997

Read about the history of the building here

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The Carleton Place Food Menu Challenge

Ted MacDonald’s $20 Dollar Challenge–St. James Gate

The Eating Place! You’ve Got to Eat in Carleton Place!

Shake Your Bollywood Booty! It’s Indian Food Day— Friday at the Ginger Cafe!

Before and After in Carleton Place — Mac Williams and The Good Food Co

The Carleton Place Ale Trail — What “Ales” You Asks The Ted Report?

Hurry my Curry! You’ve got to Eat in Carleton Place!

Good Eats Survey of Carleton Place Restaurants — Thanks to The Ted Report

The Carleton Place Ale Trail — What “Ales” You Asks The Ted Report?

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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