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Linda Maria Food Truck

Address: 2003 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans, ON Hours: 11am – 3pm (Tue-Wed, Sat), 11am – 5pm (Thu-Fri) Website: https://www.lindamaria.ca/ Green factor: Garbage bin on site, no recycling; compostable container, plastic utensils   Earlier this year, during the spring of ‘Rona, I found out about a new taco-focused food truck out in Orleans – Linda Maria. Being car-less, and living and […]

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The spread - Lola's Kitchen
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Lola’s Kitchen

Address: Delivery and pick-up only Hours: Thursday – Sunday Website: Social media only   Social media isn’t always a bad thing, and I was recently reminded of this when I discovered Lola’s Kitchen while cruising my blog’s Instagram account. It turns out that following over 1000 local restaurants and foodies is a good way to hear about new openings (and […]

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Ceylonta

Address: 403 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 2pm, 5 – 9pm (M – F); 5 – 9pm (Sat); 12 – 2pm, 5 – 9pm (Sun) Website: https://www.ceylonta.com/en/     I recently met my wife at this hole-in-the-wall on one of Somerset’s less glamourous sections. It was one of those rainy weekday evenings when you just don’t want to […]

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Mi Bello Colombia - La Fiesta Latina
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La Fiesta Latina

Address: 565 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tue – Sat)’ 11am – 6pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: https://www.lafiestalatina.ca/     It’s always exciting when a new restaurant opens near your home, and all the more when it’s Latin American – at least in my opinion. La Fiesta Latina opened on the eastern edge of Chinatown in the […]

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Izakaya Shingen

Address: 201 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Sun – Thu); 5pm – 1am (Fri – Sat) Website: https://izakayashingen.com/     Earlier this winter, my wife and I stopped by Izakaya Shingen to refuel and reheat after taking a stroll downtown to see Christmas lights. The décor eschews the typical clean-cut, minimalist design of sushi restaurants, with an eclectic […]

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Storefront - Polka Delicatessen
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Polka Delicatessen

Address: 1574 Walkley Rd, Ottawa Hours: 10:30am – 6pm (Tue); 9:30am – 6pm (Wed); 9:30am – 7pm (Thu); 9am – 8pm (Fri); 8:30am – 4pm (Sat); closed Sun-Mon Website: Ha!     While looking up directions to the Drive Test Ontario office on Walkley to complete my bureaucratic transition to being an Ontarian, I noticed that Polish deli Polka Delicatessen […]

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Ochos Rios

Address: 1800 Bank St, Unit #15, Ottawa Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Tue – Thu); 11am – 9pm (Fri – Sat); closed Sunday – Monday Website: https://www.ochorioscaribbean.com     While heading to Billings Bridge, I made a side excursion to Ochos Rios, a small, Caribbean restaurant located in a strip mall near Bank and Walkley. I arrived in the early afternoon, […]

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Jigg's dinner - Petit Bill's
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Petit Bill’s Bistro

Address: 1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon), – 9pm (Tue), – 9:30pm (Wed-Thu), – 10pm (Fri-Sat); 4 – 8:30pm (Sun) Website: https://www.petitbillsbistro.com/     Ottawa, being the national capital of a bilingual country, and just across the river from Quebec, has plenty of French restaurants. It doesn’t have much in the way of Newfoundland cuisine, and […]

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Si Senor Mexican Street Food

Address: 506 Rideau St, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (Tue – Thu); 12pm – midnight (Fri – Sat); 12 – 4pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: https://www.sisenor.ca/     Possibly the best thing about Rideau Street as it currently exists is that it’s a great incubator for mom and pop restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. Take a stroll […]

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Tacos - Ola Cocina
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Ola Cocina

Address: 62 Barrette St, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Tue-Thu); 11:30am – 9pm (Fri); 11am-9pm (Sat); 10am – 3pm (Sun); closed Mondays Website: http://www.olacocina.ca/     One rainy evening after I got off work, my wife and I made our way to try out the tacos at Ola Cocina in Vanier. By the time we arrived, the rain had let […]

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