My Vina chip wagon
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My Vina

Address: 100 Queen St (between O’Connor and Metcalfe) Hours: 10am – 3pm (M-F); closed Sat-Sun Website: Nope Green factor: Styrofoam containers for burgers and poutines; plastic utensils; didn’t see any bins on site.   On a recent, spring-ish Ottawa day that appeared between our charming (re. morally devastating) April snowstorms, I was on the hunt to try a new-to-me chip […]

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Green Papaya Thai Wagon
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Green Papaya Thai Wagon

Address and hours – Varies; check their Street Food app page Website: https://www.greenpapaya.ca/     This mobile branch of local Thai food chain Green Papaya seems to set up primarily at festivals and events rather than a regular schedule, and it was on such an occasion when I caught up with it at last year’s Tulip Festival set up at […]

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Ad Mare

Address: 150 Slater St, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:30am – 2pm (Mon – Fri) Website: http://admareseafood.com/ Green factor: Compostable container, plastic utensils; no disposal bins on site when I was there   While the food truck industry is mainly a seasonal one in Ottawa, one of the few non-chip wagon trucks that toughs it out through the winter is seafood-slinger Ad […]

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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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