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Celebrate Strawberry Season! 🍓 Hartville Kitchen Brings Back Its Best Strawberry Treats.

Last updated on May 15th, 2023

For Ohioans, strawberries represent more than just a tasty bite—they are a sweet, quintessential reminder of the joys of springtime and early summer in the Midwest. The arrival of these ruby-red gems remains a cherished tradition, a moment that signifies the return of warm days, backyard gatherings, and the simple delight of fresh, local produce.

At Hartville Kitchen, strawberries return to our menu each in April, and this year, we've brought back all our customer favorites, including:

  • Summer salad
  • Fresh strawberry pie
  • Strawberry delight
  • Strawberry rhubarb pie (limited time)
  • Strawberry homestyle lemonade

Enjoy our standout summer salad, the perfect blend of textures and tastes

One of our most in-demand seasonal dishes, the summer salad is built on a bed of crisp mixed lettuces. Strawberries, of course, take the lead, delivering the sweet, slightly tart punch strawberry lovers crave. As the star of the show, their vibrant color and juicy freshness usher in summer vibes.

Rice noodles provide a delightful crunch, and the Mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks lend their own citrusy flair. Dried cranberries are the surprise element in this salad; their chewy texture and candy-like flavor complement the fresh fruit while adding another layer of visual appeal.

This salad, drizzled with our famous sweet and sour dressing, is served with a fresh, warm roll, a comforting accompaniment that's perfect for mopping up any leftovers. Both refreshing and satisfying, the summer salad hits all the right notes. It's more than a meal—it's a seasonal experience.

Choose a slice of pie that's bursting with strawberries (and rhubarb!)

Pie is one of Hartville Kitchen's most sought-after desserts, and the ones we feature during strawberry season—fresh strawberry and strawberry rhubarb—are no exception. Both include our flaky, buttery, golden-brown crust made from scratch in our kitchen.

The fresh strawberry pie is, naturally, filled to bursting with fresh strawberries, carefully selected for their ripeness. But the real magic is in the glaze: a shimmering layer that holds the pie together and makes it shine, sealing in the strawberries' freshness and giving each piece we serve a pop of bright color.

Another seasonal sensation, which brings together contrasting flavors, our classic strawberry rhubarb pie combines the sun-ripened sweetness of fresh strawberries with the mouthwatering tartness of rhubarb, resulting in a pie that's harmoniously balanced, baked to perfection, and utterly delicious. Only available for a limited time, this pie is a fleeting taste of spring that's quickly gone before the heat of summer.

Both pies are delicious on their own, but for those who want to add an extra touch of indulgence, we suggest a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. The cool, creamy richness of either addition provides a lovely contrast to the fresh fruit. Together, they are a testament to the simple pleasures of life.

Strawberry delight: simple, balanced, delicious

Our strawberry delight dessert truly lives up to its name. With a foundation of angel food cake—light, tender, and expertly baked to achieve a texture that's airy yet substantial—each bite will dissolve gently on your tongue. Layered atop the cake are the stars of the show: our fresh, juicy strawberries. It's crowned with a generous dollop of whipped cream, making it a marvel of balance and simplicity. Simultaneously comforting and refreshing, our strawberry delight will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you feeling weighed down.

So, stop by and get a little slice of spring at Hartville Kitchen. Whether it's your first visit or your hundredth, we're confident our seasonal strawberry menu will give you yet another delicious reason to keep coming back.

All the items on our seasonal strawberry menu, including strawberry homestyle lemonade, are available for dine-in and online carryout ordering. While you're here, visit our bakery and take home treats for the whole family!