Let’s be honest. There aren’t too many places in Charlestown where you can go to pick up prepared foods. Yes, the Charlestown Mini Super does a great job of filling some market needs, but otherwise the pickings are slim. Enter the Breachway Gourmet, and offshoot of The Breachway Grill that recently celebrated its five year anniversary. Owner Craig Marr saw an opportunity to tap into the prepared foods market, and since he already had a full kitchen and a restaurant to utilize, the pieces quickly fell into place.
“We make [the prepared foods] next door in the restaurant kitchen,” Craig explains. “Deli Manager Donnie Mattera, thankfully more of a morning person than me, arrives around 7am and prepares the food.” While the items change with the season, there are a number of comfort food staples they consistently carry such as lasagna, sausage and peppers, meatballs, and grilled and fried chicken cutlets. This time of year they’ll serve several soups and a few hot items like pot roast or shepherd’s pie. They also have some more interesting dishes like sesame crusted tuna, sauteed broccoli rabe and an antipasto bar.
Then there’s the deli where you have your choice of a number of sandwiches. There’s hot Italian beef, chicken cutlet Parmesan and hot pastrami, to name a few. What’s special though is that he brings in his grinder rolls from A&M Bronx Bakery everyday, a must for him to build an incredible sandwich.
Craig says that the Breachway Gourmet can even provide some catering needs, with a few days notice. He can put together a cheese platter with imported Provolone or some aged English cheddar in flavors like black truffle, garlic and onion and Cabernet. He also carries some RI-made products, like Fox Point Pickling Company, Richard Alan Coffee and Tito’s chips and salsa. Overall he’s excited to fill this niche in Charlestown, and hopes that everyone enjoys the food and comes back for more.
1 Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown