Verde and Sweet
Fans of the Colombian and Latin American-inspired fare at Hamilton’s Petrichor & Co. were given reason to be extra excited in 2021 – the team behind the beloved Racecourse Road cafe opened its own artisan kitchen and pantry concept just around the corner in late September. Verde and Sweet is geared towards making the lives of locals easier, stocking everything needed to make lunch or dinner a cinch. A range of ready-to-eat items like fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, cakes, savoury treats and acai bowls are be available alongside a growing range of pantry stuffers such as gourmet cookies, artisanal crackers, granolas, spice mixes, spreads, relishes, jams and dips. Verde and Sweet also stock take-home dinners (think slow-cooked pork-and-beef lasagne, chicken cacciatore, potato-and-cauliflower bake) and hampers for special events and home entertaining.