New Canaan’s oldest retailer, Walter Stewart’s Market was founded in 1907 when Walter Stewart, an enterprising young grocer, bought out the George Wilser grocery store founded decades earlier by Seymour Comstock, which was located opposite the present Town Hall on Main Street. The seventh son (of a seventh son) of a Northern Irish Farmer, Walter Stewart had migrated to the United States and found employment with a New York City grocer. Once he had saved up enough of his earnings, he headed north on the train to look for an opportunity to start his own business.
Juicy hamburgers, veggie burgers and snappy hot dogs cooked to order, loads of toppings, crispy hot French fries, salad, thick milkshakes and ice cold beers.
Owned and operated by the inimitable Emad Aziz, Apple Cart Food Co. operates the “upscale snack shack” at Mead Park as well as Waveny Pool. Both are open seasonally.
Located in the heart of the 100-year-old Silvermine district of New Canaan, the market serves an extensive selection of breakfast plates, sandwiches, salads, wraps and fresh soups. It’s a restaurant at night.