Truck - Tommy's Chip Wagon
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Tommy’s Chip Wagon

Address: 1249 Wellington St W, Ottawa (by the BMO) Hours: 11am – 5pm (Mon – Fri) Green factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils, no waste or recycling bins on site   While Tommy’s Chip Wagon certainly isn’t made out of marble, it is just as much a fixture on Wellington Street as the eclectic sculptures that dot this west end neighbourhood.  […]

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Kim’s Chip Wagon

Address: 1532 Lapierre Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 6pm (Mon – Sat) Website: Oh god no Green factor: Styrofoam container, garbage bin on site     I first noticed this chip wagon a couple of years ago when taking the bus to my sister’s place. It’s a bit off the beaten path, on a commercial/light industrial street just off Carling, […]

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BB Chips Chip Wagon

Address: Cooper at Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm (Mon – Fri); closed Sat – Sun Website: Ha! Green factor: Styrofoam containers for poutine and burgers; plastic utensils; no waste bins on site     It’s hard to go more than a block or two in Centretown without hitting a chip wagon, and BB Chips lays claim to the […]

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The truck - T&D Chips
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T&D Chips

Address: Lisgar at Bank Hours: Lunch-ish on weekdays for sure. Otherwise…*shrug emoji* Website: Ha! Noooo Green factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils; No garbage or recycling on site   As I continue to work my way through the chip wagons and food trucks of Ottawa, I stopped by T&D Chips for lunch in warmer times earlier this year. This orange and […]

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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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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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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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Donair platter - Mr Poutine
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Mr. Poutine

Address: 1075A Bank St, Ottawa, ON (next to TARG in Old Ottawa South) Hours: Lunch until late Website: Ha! Green factor: No recycling or composting. Styrofoam containers.   Long after the hip and cool gourmet food trucks that feed the downtown lunch masses have gone home for the day, their culinary forefathers – the old school chip wagons – remain. […]

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Poutine - Crispy Chips
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Crispy Chips

Address: Uh, the parking lot in front of Canadian Tire on Merivale – 1820 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm (M-F), 11:00am – 6:00pm (Sat), 11:00am – 5:00pm (Sun) (according to Google, no hours on their Facebook page) Website: https://www.facebook.com/crispyswagon/   Last autumn, on a magical journey to the miles of strip mall wonder that is Merivale Road, I came […]

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