Fall Flavors from Seattle Chocolate

Celebrate sweater season with the fall collection of truffle bars from Seattle Chocolate. Pumpkin Spice Truffle Bar is the perfect salve on a brisk Fall day. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice perfectly blended in creamy milk chocolate. Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffle Bar is a mouth full of peanut butter and salted pretzel combined in dark chocolate. (available in our candy display at checkout)

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend

Grilled sweet corn on Street Market in Thailand.
The last big weekend of summer is here and Stewart’s is your shopping destination for the best Labor Day essentials, from farm fresh local ct produce, the finest cuts of grill-ready Certified Angus Beef steaks, to a great selection of fresh-made deli salads, sides and grab ‘n’ go entrees, and ice cold craft brews and chilled Rosé wine right next door!
We are open Labor Day! Walter Stewart’s: Open 8 am – 2 pm; Stewart’s Spirits Open 9 am – 2pm.

NC Waveny Family Fourth Fireworks – CANCELED

New Canaan Family Fourth @ Waveny! CANCELED
The town has canceled the 2021 Family Fourth Fireworks Celebration that was rescheduled for this weekend. Besides an unsettled weather forecast for Saturday, the town decided to cancel out of an abundance of caution due to the uncertain evolution of the Delta variant in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Family Fourth Committee regrets any inconvenience this may have caused you and the Town will honor all 2021 passes at the 2022 Family Fourth Fireworks Celebration.
The fireworks have been canceled.

NC Waveny Family Fourth Fireworks – Sunday July 11th POSTPONED

New Canaan Family Fourth @ Waveny! POSTPONED again (July 11th)
The Family Fourth Fireworks at Waveny have been postponed to Sunday July 11th due to inclement weather. NC residents may purchase passes at Walter Stewart’s. Cash or check only. $35.
The fireworks have been rescheduled to Sunday July 11th.

Just in time for Grilling Season: Wildwood Grilling Planks, Wraps, Smoking Chips!

New to WSM: Wildwood Grilling Planks and Grilling Wraps! We’re excited to offer grilling planks and wraps to help you take your grilling to the next level!

It’s More Than Wood for Grilling

Cooking on fire and wood immediately re-connects us to our ancestry. To simpler times. And sharing that food – seasoned deeply with the flavor of wood smoke – builds a profound connection with the friends and family who we value and hold dear. That is the Wildwood Grilling experience.

Grilling Planks

Use planks to cook food directly on a piece of hardwood, infusing your favorite food with the plank’s natural flavors. Available in Cedar, Alder, Cherry, Hickory, and Maple.


Wrap grilling infuses smoky flavor into your favorite food while keeping it moist & juicy.

Why buying kiln dried smoking chips is the way to go.

  • Not packaged wet, no chance of mildew.
  • No filler in NW blend, Hickory, Maple, Alder and Wild Cherry
  • Actual honest weight of product, not watered down.

Just in time for grilling season: WSM Spice Blends & Marinades

We’ve been busy in our Meat & Seafood Department creating a line of proprietary spice blends and marinades just in time for grilling season! We’ve created a few outrageously delicious grill and oven ready dishes – from refrigerator to table in under 30 minutes! 
*New* WSM’s 1907 Proprietary Blend Dry-rubbed Pork Chops! These grill-ready duBreton Center Cut Bone-in Pork Chops are certified-humanely-raised and hormone & antibiotic-free. We’ve rubbed these premium chops with a bright, citrusy garlic and herb spice blend to enhance their sweet and tender flesh. We’ve included a dollop of Garlic and Herb Compound Butter to finish the dish.
* New* WSM’s 1907 Proprietary Blend Dry-rubbed Salmon Fillet!  Our fresh Norwegian Salmon center-cut fillet (rained in the pristine water of the North Atlantic) is coated with a bold, spicy, brown sugar and savory herb butter to create a crunchy caramelized crust. We’ve included a dollop of Garlic and Herb Compound Butter to finish the dish.

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day PosterWalter Stewart’s has long been committed to offering eco-friendlier products and eco-responsible practices.

  • US Food Rescue Walter Stewart’s has teamed up with US Food Rescue and their volunteers to tackle the problem of food waste head on. Food Rescue US picks up all of their edible perishables every day, and transports the food to local food pantries and social service agencies. 
  • Curbside Compost program The rest of our food waste, approximately 20 bins a week, is composted by Curbside Compost.
  • Compostable Produce Bags Walter Stewart’s offers the only compostable produce bag approved for use in New Canaan’s Food Scrap program. 
  • Re-Usable Bags We offer an excellent selection of re-usable shopping bags, including the exclusive New Canaan tote, proceeds of which go to support the New Canaan Nature Center!  Use your T-Bill rewards towards the purchase of our reusable totes.  
  • Sustainable and Eco-Friendly products

You’ll find greener household cleaners and laundry detergents, we use eco-friendly compostable produce bags instead of plastic, we offer a glass bottle deposit/return program with organic glass bottled milk from Trickling Springs Creamery, we of course also offer re-usable shopping bags and we are committed to offering the best selection of local fare from the finest CT producers (East Coast Kombucha, Simply Delicious, Millstone Farm, Il Palio Fresh Pasta, Baldanza Soups, Whistle Stop Bakery Pies, Wave Hill Breads, Four Plus Granola, Shearwater Organic Coffee, Fat Stone Farm, Gilbertie’s Herbs, Arethusa Milk and so many more!), as well as organic and sustainable foods, and bio-dynamic wines. We recently replaced all of our inefficient fluorescent lighting with LED lighting and upgrading our refrigerated cases to new more-efficient models (check out our Dairy Doors!).

Compostable Biodegradable Produce Bags

New to WSM: Compostable Biodegradable Produce Bags
Walter Stewart’s compostable produce bags are the only produce bags approved by Curbside Compost for use in New Canaan’s Food Scrap program!
Why we made the change:
Our new bags are:

  • Fully biodegradable and compostable and as such, can be reused for the separate collection of organic waste.
  • Certified for home composting and  the food scrap program at the Transfer Station
  • BPI Certified
  • Vincotte OK Compost HOME certified

They replace conventional plastic bags, which are bad for the environment because they take between 500 and 1,000 years to degrade. And much of the plastic we use ends up in our oceans.

SilverTek’s Nano Fit Masks – with the fit & filtration capacity of a double-mask built-in

Understanding double masking
Double masking is a trending topic that has brought awareness to the main stream that regular cloth masks (and surgical masks) alone are not always sufficient protection. Walter Stewart’s has Silvertek’s NanoFit Masks in stock – with the fit and filtration capacity of a double-mask already built in. SilverTek started creating their mask prior to the pandemic, and as such they had many months to research and properly think through its design. That is why it is:
◼️Scientifically-vetted and environmentally-certified
◼️Fits properly (no gaps or air leaks, staying on the face)
◼️Has advanced nanofiber filtration (longer lasting than surgical masks and N95s) which functions like a built-in double mask.
In addition, the NanoFit is made from three layers of antimicrobial fabric specifically spec’d for masks. Combined with the insertable 4-layer nanofiber filter, the NanoFit provides 7 total layers of protection.
We greatly care about the sustainability aspect of this situation as well. 🌏 Globally, 129 billion disposable masks are being discarded every month. Surgical masks are made of plastic (not paper) and are significantly contributing to the plastic pollution crisis.
With more people upgrading to a SilverTek mask, they will properly protect both themselves and our planet!
WSM also offers SilverTek’s STOGO All-Day antimicrobial gloves. Multi-functional and touchscreen friendly.  ViralOff® reduces SARS-COV-2 by 99% on the gloves within two hours, meeting the ISO 18184:2019 standard (Determination of antiviral activity of textile products).