Pancit and longganisa - Divisoria Market
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Divisoria Market

Address: 1743 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11am – 6pm (Sun & Tues); closed Monday; 11am – 7pm (Wed – Sat) Website: Facebook only   After donating blood in the west end, I wanted to take the opportunity of being outside my usual environs to try some new food and to replenish my lost red blood cells. Filipino market/restaurant Divisoria […]

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Rare and beef flank pho - The Noodle House
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The Noodle House

Address: 775 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm daily Website: https://thenoodlehouseottawa.wordpress.com/   Xiao long bao, Chinese soup dumplings, have become a bit of a culinary white whale for me. Discussed frequently on food shows, blogs, and the interwebs in general, these dumplings remained elusive while I was living on the east coast. With my move up to Ottawa […]

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Momos - Sula Wok
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Sula Wok

Address: 184 Main St, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sat); 11:30am – 7:30pm (Sun) Website: http://sulawok.com/     Now that the blog is up and running, a new dilemma has now presented itself: my wife/blog editor tends to get food cravings after proof-reading my reviews. Review a donair place? Cravings for east coast grub ensues. Chinese place we […]

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Ottawa Perogies

Address: 1129 Baxter Road, Ottawa, ON Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm (Sun – M), 10:00am – 7:00pm (Tu – Fri), 10:00am – 6:00pm (Sat) Website: http://www.perogi.ca/   You know what they say – when life gives you lemons, go buy perogies. Wait…that’s not how the saying goes, but when my wife and I were in the west end and looking for food […]

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Grilled chicken and plantains - Africa Slow Food
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Africa Slow Food

Address: 460 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sat) Website: Facebook only   Located on the corner of Bronson and Gladstone, I had been awaiting the opening of Africa Slow Food after seeing signs about their charcoal-grilled chicken, and African and Caribbean food. Making the walk up the street on a cold winter evening, it was only upon […]

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Meryenda Ottawa
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Meryenda

Address: 1448 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm (M); 11:00am – 7:00pm (Tue-Sat); 11:00am – 4:00pm (Sun) Website: http://infomeryenda.wixsite.com/kainpo Green factor: Compostable and recyclable containers; garbage and recycling bins only   Tucked away in the commercial expanse and generic, concrete apartment buildings that populate the corner of Prince of Wales and Meadowlands, lies a food truck. […]

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Cochinita and barbacoa tacos - Yakko Takko
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Yakko Takko

Address: 25 Hamilton Ave N, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm (M-Sat); Sunday the same but opens at noon Website: Yeah, but it’s way out of date. Check their Facebook for quasi-accurate information. Green factor: Styrofoam containers   In this day and age of technological hocus pocus, it’s rare to see a food truck vendor that isn’t actively on […]

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Tacos - Nacho Cartel
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Nacho Cartel

Address: 200 Wilbrod St, Ottawa ON Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm (M-Th), 11:00am – 7:00pm (F), 1:30pm – 6:30pm, (Sat), closed Sundays. Also on Street Food App. Website: https://www.nachocartel.com/ Green factor: Metal trays for dining in, not sure about take-out. Garbage and recycling bins, no compost.   Coming from Halifax, where there’s not a lot of good options for Mexican or […]

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Tamis Cafe

Address: 103 Fourth Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 9:30am – 7pm (M, W-Th); closed Tues; 9:30am – 7pm (F-Sa); 10am – 6pm (Sun) Website: www.tamiscafe.ca   As with many things in life, when you have your established paths and businesses that you frequent, it’s easy for the rest to pass you by in the blur of your peripheral vision while you go about […]

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Korean fried chicken - Table 85
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Table 85

Address: 610 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa Hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Tue-Fri); 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Sat); closed Sunday – Monday Website: No website, Facebook only   Wanting to go out for dinner, but being motivationally restricted by a flash freeze and freezing rain, I remembered that Table 85 was just a block away from our apartment. I’d read good things about this […]

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