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A1 Cash & Carry is coming to Kitchener!

A1 Cash & Carry is coming to Kitchener!

A1 Cash & Carry is Ontario’s fastest growing foodservice distributor, with locations all across the GTA. A1 Cash and Carry, your favorite wholesale restaurant distributor Ontario, is excited to join the Kitchener Waterloo Community with our fifth store at 135 Gateway Park Drive, close to the 401 & King Street.

A1 has always been told by our customers that there was a noticeable void for restaurant supplies in Kitchener Waterloo, A1 Cash & Carry was determined to fill that void. As a wholesaler of all restaurant supplies, local restaurant owners would now have local access to over 7000 products aimed at fulfilling their daily needs in an ongoing manner. A1 has built their success on listening to their customers feedback, providing a wide variety of products, selling at the best market prices and by maintaining product availability.  With this approach they have guaranteed that their inventory is comprised of items desired by the restaurant owners themselves.



A1 Cash & Carry’s Kitchener location is very convenient as its only 15 minutes from downtown Kitchener and Waterloo, at the North Western Border of Cambridge and close to the 401, HWY 8 and king street making it an easily accessible location. The location is an attractive, bright, 22,000 square feet building with plenty of parking.


A1 Cash & Carry’s Kitchener location will carry a full range of restaurant products including; commercial cleaning supplies, restaurant equipment, kitchen wares, bulk ingredients, beverages, take-out packaging, fresh produce, fresh meats and a wide assortment of wholesale dairy items.



The vibrant Kitchener Waterloo area is recognized as the heart of Canada’s tech industry. Kitchener Waterloo also boasts a long and tasty history of cuisine that is unique to the city, thanks to early German and Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants, the town was named Berlin back then. These immigrants brought with them a cuisine that even today can be found in many area restaurants: schnitzels, kraut wickel (cabbage rolls), stuffed rolled ribs, sweet-braised pigtails, beef roulade with braised red cabbage, 'cook' cheese (koch kaese) and Limburger cheese sandwiches. Kitchener’s Oktoberfest, the largest in North America, has been a tasty celebration of food and drink for many years. Everybody’s taste buds are rewarded.

Starting in the 1990s a large influx of cultures from Asia, the Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean has created a multicultural bonanza for cuisine in the KW area. From pho to butter chicken to chow mein, from shawarma, burritos and guacamole to hot spicy rotis and the sweet apple fritters popularized long ago by the Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants of the 1800s. And to enhance all those mouth watering flavours, A1’s selection of hundreds of international herbs, spices and sweeteners is second to none.

With meat, dairy and fresh produce covered; as well as packaged and canned goods from all over the world, A1 Cash & Carry’s location in Kitchener is a convenient one-stop shopping location that will supply all Kitchener & Waterloo’s restaurants needs.

Along with the new Kitchener Location, A1 Cash and Carry offers convenient delivery right to your business. All orders placed on the website over the minimum amount ship for free, and under the amount for a nominal delivery charge. A1 Cash & Carry’s online ordering proudly delivers to Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge. All orders can be placed on our website by simply adding items to your cart and checking out!

A1 is excited to join the dynamic Kitchener Waterloo community.


Written By: Cary Hyodo

Edited by: Fahmad Parvaiz




with thanks to Andrew Coppolini

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