Fred and Michele Bialek are life long residents of the Valley. Like most people, they were bored with all the old ideas for lunch in Downtown Shelton. “Pizza, burgers, or Chinese?” seemed to be the question in everyone’s mind. And then the ensuing SIGH immediately followed. If there were only a place to get a good bowl of soup and a healthy sandwich! Then they realized that it was up to them to make the change that was so sorely needed in the area. That is when Liquid Lunch was born. (It may have also been the nudging from Fred’s friend RJ that helped!)


Farm To Table

Born in Shelton and raised in Seymour, Fred is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He has a rare talent for making soups that are out of this world! Put a pile of odds and ends ingredients in front of him and he’ll make magic with it! Fred has always wanted to be his own boss, and the world of corporate America was a place that he never saw himself fitting in.
  • Local Cuisine
  • Healthy Daily Specials
  • Organic Produce
  • Fresh Meat, Poultry & Fish

How It All Began...

Fred and Michele stumbled upon each other when they were both working at Bertucci’s restaurant in Shelton where everyone told them they would eventually run their own place. Fred in the back, and Michele in the front. How foreshadowing that turned out to be! They got married and immediately started a family. With their sons Jacob, Jackson, Samuel, Rowan and daughters Sarina and Bridget as their inspirations for success, and their three Jack Russells Monday, Jameson and Rocky as their nagging reminder to get a bigger house, the Bialek’s are determined to make Grow the best place to come get breakfast or Lunch in the whole Valley, make that the whole world!
I am so proud of what we have created and am amazed at the amount of Love that flows through our door each and every day. Thank you for being a part of our journey thus far and we hope to see you soon.
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About Us

Farm To Table, Featuring Locally Inspired Dishes

Daily Specials

Lunch, Dinner And Appetizer Specials Changed Everyday

Made With Love

Inspired And Prepared By Chef/Owner Fred Bialek