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“excellent lunch”
Review of The Bench Market

The Bench Market
Ranked #3 of 198 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: The Bench Market is set at the entrance to the much-travelled Naramata Bench winery route. The Bench offers daily breakfast, weekend brunch, baked goods, gourmet lunch, takeaway meals, catering, and grocery - along with the best coffee in town, made using locally-roasted organic beans. The healthy menu items are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. All meats and eggs are from BC-raised, ethically treated animals. And the shelves are stocked with a wide variety of unique, local artisan grocery items. Stop by and see how we're "keeping it local and making it fresh!"
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Had a delicious lunch here, wonderful sandwiches, the chicken pesto and egg salad. Great broccoli salad and outstanding coffee. Efficient and friendly service and great coffee too. Will be back!

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Love this place! Thanks to yelp, we found the great reviews and they were so right!

We happened in when it was super busy day (BC day long weekend) but we were still able to find a table inside. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. Order in the back at the counter and then you pay. There are a bunch of delicious snacks you can purchase along with your hot food. It's a perfect place to pick up picnic supplies along with some delicious sandwiches.

The egg salad sandwich was fantastic and must have had a dozen eggs inside of it. This is a seriously hearty sandwich! My chicken panini was WOW good. I could eat that every day. Because it's a grilled panini, I think it's not going to be as good if you take it to go and eat it cold. The Thai salad was also a hit. We ordered the fresh squeezed lemonade and it was seriously strong!

Parking is tough. If they are busy, you'll have to search a bit for parking, but it's worth it.

Something I would improve is the clarity in the ordering process. It wasn't clear where to line up or where to order. When it gets busy, everyone just looked confused.

If you do go, check out the cool map by the bathrooms of some of the local wineries.

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Thank MelissaTX
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed at Therapy Guesthouse and breakfast was catered by Bench. It was totally scrumptious - huge muffins, scones, meat, cheese, grapes, berries, raincoast type bread. Think I will stop by next time I am in Penticton.

Thank upendo
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Tasty sandwiches, salads and a good choice of beverages. Fast service. Very convenient for take aways - they will pack up everything, so you can just grab it and go to the beach! Pulled pork and roast beef sandwiches are the best!

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Thank lmitravel
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great combo daily special sandwiches; real lemonade was on offer on the hot summer day I was there; outdoor patio with shade & umbrellas. Fresh and creative choices.

Thank Flybynite59
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