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Scratch Box Gastro Truck

Address: 1280 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville, ON Hours: 11:30am – 6pm (M – W), 11:30am – 7pm (Th – F), 12 – 7pm (Sat), closed Sunday Website: https://scratchboxgastro.powerpages.ca/ Green factor: Compostable containers     Stittsville has lots of two things – dull suburban housing and food trucks. Unsurprisingly, it’s the latter of the two that brought me to Scratch Box […]

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The Garlic Press

Address: 1426 Scott St, Ottawa Hours: 4 – 7pm (Tu – W), 11am – 7pm (Th – Sat), closed Sun – Mon Website: https://thegarlicpress.ca/ Green factor: Mix of compostable/recyclable/regular trash containers; garbage and recycling bins on site     Earlier this year, The Garlic Press – a brand-new food truck – opened on Scott Street where trucks have been setting […]

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JJ’s Wings

Address: 1442 Baseline Rd, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (M – F), 1 – 9pm (Sat), 5 – 9pm (Sun) Website: Socials only – Instagram and Facebook Green factor: Compostable and recyclable containers, garbage bin only on site   I love that the food truck scene in Ottawa has gained enough critical mass over the years that there’s some really […]

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That Food Truck

Address: 2160 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orléans Hours: 11am – 7pm (M – W), (Th – Sat), closed Sunday Website: Socials only – Instagram and Facebook Green factor: Garbage bin only on site, compostable container for poutine, foil and paper wrap for sandwiches, plastic utensils     “Hey, you wanna get something to eat at that food truck down the street?” […]

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Vivaan

Address: 225 Preston St Unit 3, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 10pm (Tue – Thu, Sun); 5 – 11pm (Fri – Sat) Website: https://vivaanottawa.com/     Like everything in the pandemic, the opening of Vivaan in Fall 2020 seems like it was both a long time ago and that it only just happened. Similarly, while I’ve been wanting to try this […]

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City Goose

Address: 478 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 4 – 11pm (M), 3 – 11pm (Tue – Wed), 12 – 11pm (Thu – Sun) Website: https://www.citygoose.ca/     Other than seafood, one of the East Coast’s biggest exports has been its people – travelling westward for opportunity, adventure, and love. But when the sons and daughters of the seabound coast pick up […]

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Club sandwich - Reynold's Restaurant
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Reynold’s Restaurant

Address: 874 Clyde Ave N, Ottawa Hours: 6am – 9pm (Mon – Fri); 7am – 2pm (Sat – Sun); Hours may vary during pandemic Website: https://www.reynoldsrestaurant.com/     For my first time at Reynold’s Restaurant, I was there for my usual reason at a new-to-me, west-end eatery – refueling after donating blood at the nearby Canadian Blood Services office. If […]

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Lou Fast Food

Address: 30 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 4pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sunday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Social media only – their Instagram is your best bet Green factor: Styrofoam for burger and poutine, plastic utensils, paper for fries and sausage   Sometimes reviews get lost in the digital ether and/or to the wondrous mix of procrastination […]

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Cochinita pibil - Margarita Restaurant
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Margarita

Address: 895 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun, Tue – Wed), 8am – 2pm (Thu – Sat), closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.margaritamex.net/     In late 2020, Margarita took over the short-lived Bowman’s location at Bank and Clarey in the Glebe, expanding beyond their first restaurant in the neighbourhood, Mona’s Taqueria. It has always […]

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Saffron arancini - Ayla's Social Kitchen
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Ayla’s Social Kitchen

Address: 338 Preston St, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 11pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: http://www.aylassocial.ca/     Ayla’s Social Kitchen is one of the handful of Ottawa restaurants that opened just before or in the early days of the pandemic, and the adjustments for a nice restaurant like this were surely even more pronounced […]

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