We're Spreading Our Wings!

We’d like to welcome Stone Crock inc. to our portfolio of restaurants. We’re really excited to be part of St. Jacobs as it continues to grow and prosper.

Nick and Taylor Make a Food Show

Our own chef Nick Benninger and Taylor Jackson explore the great food locations in and around Kitchener-Waterloo.
Nick and Nat's Uptown 21
Taco Farm
Harmony Lunch
Jacob's Grill
Stone Crock

Who Are We?

Owned, operated and nurtured by Chef Nick Benninger, his wife Natalie, and their partners, Fat Sparrow is a collection of several unique restaurants in Uptown Waterloo and Downtown St. Jacobs. The team is passionate about the food they make, the atmosphere they create and the experience they deliver.

Fat Sparrow does not seek uniformity among its restaurants, striving instead to offer a different twist on food and aesthetic at each location. Chef Nick is revered for his whimsical menus and artisanship; he personally contributes to the creation of every dish using ingredients supplied by local farmers and vendors.

Fat Sparrow does not have to look far for a source of inspiration. By drawing on the legacy of, and paying homage to Kitchener native Edna Staebler, Chef Nick continues to deliver an authentic dining experience with food that truly ‘schmecks’.

How are we different from the competition?

We use local, high-quality ingredients to handcraft memorable meals, even when that’s not the cheapest or most convenient way of doing things.

Fat Sparrow restaurants not only understand the value of using high-quality local food; Chef Nick is also informed and knowledgeable about food sustainability. This knowledge contributes to Fat Sparrow’s authenticity as a source of credible information, and will engage both “conscious consumers,” as well as connoisseurs of gourmet food and fine dining.

We rock four very different restaurants which means that we are versatile, well-equipped and diverse; everything you could possibly want in a caterer. We treat your conference, life event or wedding like it’s our very own. Fat Sparrow is open for catering… so sit back, relax and enjoy.

Chef Nick Benninger


Whether it’s at your place or ours, Fat Sparrow will be there with bells on. No event is too big or too small and we handle them all; from corporate gatherings, to weddings to an intimate dining experience for two. We’re Region-famous for our special events and funky themed gatherings so let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll cook you up something that’s guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

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General Inquiries

Nick and Nat’s Uptown 21
21 King St N., Waterloo

Taco Farm
8 Erb St W, Waterloo

8 William St. E., Waterloo

Harmony Lunch
90 King St. N., Waterloo

Stone Crock
1396 King St. N, St. Jacobs

Jacob’s Grill
1396 King St. N, St. Jacobs

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