Pork rice bowl - Bap by Raon
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Bap by Raon

Address: 124 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 2pm (Mon – Fri) Website: https://www.raonkitchen.com/pages/bap-food-truck Green factor: Bowl was compostable, as are chopsticks   The Bap by Raon Kitchen cart is a familiar feature downtown on Bank Street, slinging their Korean food to the office lunch crowd. I was off from work on a sunny spring day, so I made the […]

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Cheeseburger - Big Town Burgers
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Big Town Burgers

Address: 680 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 7pm (Mon – Sat); 11:30am – 5pm (Sun) Website: http://bigtownburgers.com/ Green factor: Recycling and garbage bins on site; foil wrappers for the burger, styrofoam for the fries     The Glebe hasn’t exactly been friendly to food trucks, although outdoor gear fixture Kunstadt has made part of the parking lot available to […]

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Caribbean Cruiser food truck
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Caribbean Cruiser

Address and hours: O’Connor and Laurier, and they’re very good at keeping their Street Food app info up-to-date Website: http://thecaribbeancruiser.com/ Green factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils; no waste bins on site     After nearly two years of living in Ottawa, and another two making frequent visits, I’ve become acquainted with a lot of the food trucks in the city, especially […]

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Trailer circa 2017 - Golden Fries and The Grilled Cheeserie
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Golden Fries and The Grilled Cheeserie

Address: 6505 Jeanne D’Arc Blvd N, Orléans, ON; also at events and festivals Hours: 11am – 8pm (Sun – Sat) Website: https://www.goldenfries.ca/ Green factor: Compostable containers, plastic utensils     When there’s an event like the Tulip Festival a few blocks away from your apartment, it’s not only a good chance to stop and smell the roses tulips, it’s also […]

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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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