Ol' Boothy in the flesh
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Ol Boothy

Address: Booth St at Norman Hours: No name, no hours. My best guess is just before lunch to mid-afternoon. Website: Ha! Green factor: Aluminum foil for burgers, Styrofoam for poutine, paper containers and bags for fries. Garbage bin only.   At the end of Booth Street near Dow’s Lake, amidst brick buildings full of diligent bureaucrats, are two chip wagons. […]

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Dora-Don food truck
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Dora-Don

Address: 42 Holland Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11am- 2 pm, 4pm – 6pm (Mon – Fri) Website: https://dora-don.business.site/ Green factor: Compostable container and utensils; recycling and composting bins. Bravo!   Not all parking lots have food trucks in them. Not all parking lots have wood-clad food trucks in them. But located steps away from the transit and civil servant hub […]

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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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S&G Fries and Burgers - in all its orange glory
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S&G Fries and Burgers

Address: 1845 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm daily Website: Oddly, yes: http://www.sgfries.com Green factor: Recycling, no composting. Styrofoam containers.   What’s one to do when they’ve just donated half a litre of blood? If you’re me, you walk a kilometre up the road in the blazing hot sun to try out chip shack S&G Fries and Burgers. […]

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Bite This - the shack section
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Bite This

Address: 181 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm (M); 11:00am – 7:00pm (Tu – F); 11:00am – 5:00pm (Sat – Sun) Website: https://www.bitethis.info/ Green factor: Reusable baskets and plates for eat-in; recycling and garbage bins   On a hot summer day, my wife and I stopped by Bite This to refuel. The food-truck-wrapped-in-a-shack-attached-to-a-house is hard to miss when […]

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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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Spicy sausage sandwich - Mr. Panino
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Mr. Panino

Address: Corner of Preston and Louisa in Little Italy Hours: 9:00 – 4:00pm (Mon – Fri) Website: mrpanino.ca Green factor: Recycling available. Styrofoam containers and plastic utensils.   When it comes to food trucks, there’s varying degrees of how easy it is to discover them. Some have an active presence across all the big social media platforms, plus up-to-date schedules […]

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The orange truck itself - Mexigo Cabana
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Mexigo Cabana

Address: 1217 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00 – 7:00pm (Mon-Sat); closed Sunday (hours from their infrequently updated Facebook) Website: No, sir Green factor: Recycling for bottles. Styrofoam containers.   When you’re a mobile food vendor, you have to use all the available tools at your disposal to make your (literally) small business as visible as possible. Mexigo Cabana puts their best digital […]

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