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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!

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.

Wholesale: Gretchen’s also supplies several wholesale accounts in the Seattle area with high quality, fresh sandwiches and salads. Our most notable accomplishment is our growing partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company. We were selected by Starbucks in 1999 to provide fresh sandwiches and salads for their lunch program. We currently produce over 12,000 fresh sandwiches and salads per day, 7 days a week, servicing over 475 retail stores.

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express has been operating for 14 years and currently consists of 150 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 3,000 square feet of refrigeration storage. We currently produce over 20,000 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.




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