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Gretchen's Shoebox Express is a division of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants

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Gretchen's Shoebox Express specializes in the retail and wholesale delivery of box lunches, casual catering and a la carte entree and snack items. Gretchen's Shoebox Express is a locally owned and operated innovative food company, committed to providing our customers consistent high-quality products and responsive service. We offer platters and box lunches straight to your door!  Place your order with us via phone - 206-623-8194 or online.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM.  Delivery hours are 7AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday, and 7AM to 12:30PM Saturday & Sunday.

Platters & Salads: Gretchen’s deliver incomparable taste and impeccable presentations with our creative platters, inspired salads, even freshly baked pastries & desserts. Ready-to-serve, for groups large & small.

Box lunches: Gretchen's Shoebox Express turns the ordinary lunch into something extraordinary. And when your occasion calls for going the extra mile, Gretchen's goes the distance.  Enjoy the freshest ingredients made to order and packed by hand.  Choose from our Classic sized box (entrée, water, fresh fruit, cookie or brownie, & gourmet popcorn) or Café sized box (entrée, fresh fruit & cookie or brownie).

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express has been operating for 18 years and currently consists of 300 Team Members. Gretchen’s facility, centrally located in Seattle, is USDA inspected with approximately 35,000 square feet, including over 6,000 square feet of prep area and 26,400 square feet of refrigeration storage. We currently produce over 40,000 high quality, fresh sandwiches, salads, and snacks per day, seven days a week!


We pride ourselves on our integrity and reputation in the industry. We have a mission statement that all our Team Members take very seriously.


Gretchen's of Schwartz is a locally owned and operated, innovative food production company with strong community involvement. We are committed to providing our customers consistent high-quality products and responsive customer service.

Our team is passionate about our exceedingly high standards. Our commitment to always putting the customer first and surpassing customer expectations results in increased customer loyalty. We believe that it is important to treat each person, whether customer, Team Member or vendor, with honesty, courtesy and respect.