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JJ’s Wings

Address: 1442 Baseline Rd, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (M – F), 1 – 9pm (Sat), 5 – 9pm (Sun) Website: Socials only – Instagram and Facebook Green factor: Compostable and recyclable containers, garbage bin only on site   I love that the food truck scene in Ottawa has gained enough critical mass over the years that there’s some really […]

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Seven Tea Miles

Address: 1507 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 4 – 9pm (Tue – Thu); 4 – 10pm (Fri); 12 – 10pm (Sat); 12 – 9pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: https://www.seventeamiles.com/ Green factor: Compostable/recyclable food containers; plastic drink cups; garbage bin on site     While out in Nepean recently, I tried an intriguing food truck that I had noticed last year […]

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Vivaan

Address: 225 Preston St Unit 3, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 10pm (Tue – Thu, Sun); 5 – 11pm (Fri – Sat) Website: https://vivaanottawa.com/     Like everything in the pandemic, the opening of Vivaan in Fall 2020 seems like it was both a long time ago and that it only just happened. Similarly, while I’ve been wanting to try this […]

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Raphael Express

Address: 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 232, Ottawa Hours: 3 – 9pm (Wed – Fri), 2 – 9pm (Sat), 12 – 8pm (Sun); closed Mon – Tue Website: https://raphaelperuviancuisine.ca/     After seeing Raphael Express’ pictures of their beautiful Peruvian food show up on Instagram, and a glowing review in the Citizen, my wife and I finally made our way […]

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Cochinita pibil - Margarita Restaurant
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Margarita

Address: 895 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun, Tue – Wed), 8am – 2pm (Thu – Sat), closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.margaritamex.net/     In late 2020, Margarita took over the short-lived Bowman’s location at Bank and Clarey in the Glebe, expanding beyond their first restaurant in the neighbourhood, Mona’s Taqueria. It has always […]

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Saffron arancini - Ayla's Social Kitchen
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Ayla’s Social Kitchen

Address: 338 Preston St, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 11pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: http://www.aylassocial.ca/     Ayla’s Social Kitchen is one of the handful of Ottawa restaurants that opened just before or in the early days of the pandemic, and the adjustments for a nice restaurant like this were surely even more pronounced […]

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Mezbaan Restaurant

Address: 3098 Carling Ave, Unit 8, Ottawa Hours: 11:45am – 9:30pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://mezbaan.restaurant     After reading good things about Mezbaan Restaurant in the Ottawa Citizen’s review, as well as on social media, I added them to my never-ending list of restaurants to try. I was finally able to make […]

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Samar Kabab House

Address: 1729 Walkley Rd, Unit 1, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm daily (may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.samarkabab.com/     Ottawa, you sure like your kebab/kabab/kabob houses! I don’t know why this particular type of structure, but if you Google “kabab house Ottawa”, you will find no less than eight houses which sell kababs. However, there is not a single […]

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Beer and chapati - Asli Dining
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Asli Dining

Address: 2019 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 9am – 7pm (Sun – Thu); 9am – 8pm (Fri – Sat) (hours may change during/after the pandemic) Website: Social media only, although not very active currently – Facebook and Instagram   Asli Dining recently became the second Somali restaurant I have ever patronized in Ottawa (read about my first here). It’s another small […]

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Hey Kitchen

Address: 710 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8pm (Daily; hours may change during/after pandemic) Website: Nope! Just Skip and Uber pages   Ever since I learned that Hey Kitchen in Chinatown has a dish that’s fairly unique in Ottawa, omurice, I have been wanting to try it out. And there was no better time than during the pandemic […]

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