About us

Located at the corner of Phillip and Albert streets in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Brady’s Meat & Deli is proud to have served our community with quality local meats, friendly service and more since 1999.

The owner, founder, and head butcher, Rob Brady, grew up in the small town of Corby, Northamptonshire, England. He knew he wanted to be a butcher at age 14, and, when he was done school, he apprenticed for 3 years at Dewhurst, the largest butcher chain in the UK. As a journeyman, he worked for various stores, from small, family-run butchers to large grocery chains, both in England and Waterloo Region.

After immigrating to Canada, Rob worked for The Veal Shoppe, a butcher shop that sold food at many of the local markets in Southern Ontario. Always dreaming of owning his own shop, Rob approached Herb Benkner, the retiring owner of Benkner's Sausage and Meats, and worked closely with Herb to learn his techniques and the preferences of his customers.

In 1999, after owning the store for a year, Rob changed the name to Brady's Meat & Deli, to give the new business it's own identity. Brady's continued to sell meat as The Veal Shoppe in the main building of the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market until the market building burned down in September 2013.

Brady's is proud to be family owned and operated, Canadian, and committed to quality meats and good service. We try to support our community though our charity work and buying locally-farmed products when we can.

We are the place where quality and service meat!