Red Deer Reality Rant #46 - Hash: A Rave Review
Hello fellow Red Deerians. It’s great to be back on this rather tropical Monday, sharing my experiences, usually as how they relate to the city of Red Deer. For today’s post, I would like to give a rave review of a local restaurant that has been nothing but a fantastic experience the few times I have been there. I plan on going back more often in future, it’s really an awesome place!
I mentioned it in a previous blog, Red Deer Reality Rant #2 to be exact, you can check it out here.
Without further ado, the place I am reviewing today is Hash Breakfast Eatery located just off of 67 street in front of and across from the Comfort Inn and Suites. I was just there this past Saturday around 11am for some brunch fare. The place is very busy, so reservations are recommended. I had to wait for a table because I just showed up but it was not very long, not much more than 5 minutes.
The staff are excellent, the servers are extremely assiduous and for good reason, the place was hopping busy. The atmosphere was still cheery with good natural light, and very retro decor and design. Our server was awesome, she was quick and efficient and also very warm and friendly in a way that was genuine which speaks volumes for the management. Must be a great place to work as well.
When our food arrived I was impressed. I am a vegetarian most of the time but on occasion I eat seafood, so that actually makes me a pescatarian, but I am trying to cut down even more on the amount of seafood I eat. I ordered the mushroom and kale benny with rosemary smashed potatoes and a powerhouse smoothie. It was amazing, the eggs are poached in a traditional way and done perfectly, on top of the kale and mushrooms with an awesome hollandaise sauce piled on top of hash brown cakes.
The portions were not large, but I was nevertheless satisfied after eating and did not require dessert. Their side dishes are very reasonably priced, maybe next time I will try a cinnamon bun or French toast. The smoothie was awesome, obviously prepared with fresh ingredients and served cold blended with ice. It was overall a great experience, our server even mentioned their appreciation for our business and seemed very down to earth and not snobbish.
I will return again and again, the meals are average price but the quality is outstanding. They mention on their website that they source local ingredients and it definitely shows because everything is so fresh. There’s a lot of variety on the menu for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and even gluten free options. I definitely give the place five stars on all aspects of the experience.
If you haven’t already checked it out, you should they are only open for breakfast and brunch 7am to 2pm, but they are open 7 days a week and there’s a lunch and dinner spot behind called Forno and it’s excellent as well. I may review that place in future, but for now, that’s it, my rave review of Hash Breakfast Eatery. Here’s a link to their website if you are interested: https://hashbreakfasteatery.com/