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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Bavarian meatloaf - European Delicatessen
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European Delicatessen

Address: 1568 Merivale Rd, Nepean Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon-Fri); 10am – 5pm (Sat); closed Sun Website: Nooope   Historically, I haven’t been a huge fan of deli sandwiches. Other than the magical wonders of overloaded smoked meat sandwiches, I can take ‘em or leave ‘em. Generally, I leave ‘em. Subway? Haven’t been there in over a decade. Legendary Halifax […]

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Storefront - Subito Sandwich
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Subito Sandwich

Address: 389 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon); 10am – 8pm (Tue – Fri); 11am – 6pm Sat); closed Sun Website: http://www.subitosandwich.com/   I don’t come from a place with a strong culinary tradition of cold cut sandwiches. Nova Scotia has its seafood, donairs, Acadian cuisine, and even a shocking assortment of styles of pizza – but beyond […]

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Donair - Shawarma Andalos
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Ottawa Donair Quest – Shawarma Andalos

Address: 407 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 6pm (M-F); closed Sat & Sun Website: http://www.shawarmaandalos.com/     Tucked inside the charming Minto Place retail level, I noticed Shawarma Andalos while taking refuge from the rain and eating some pizza from a food truck. Still feeling a bit hungry, I noticed that Andalos had a sign advertising that they […]

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Two-taco platter - Tacolot
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Tacolot

Address: 999 Wellington St W, Ottawa Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Tue – Sun); closed Mondays Website: Facebook only   After trying and failing to hit up Bread By Us for their weekly donair lunch special (which I eventually tried successfully), I went to the nearby Tacolot for some taco consolation. I’ve been by the Tacolot shack several times but have […]

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Korean fried chicken - The Fry
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The Fry

Address: 280 Elgin St, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 12am (Mon – Thu); 11:30am – 2am (Fri); 12pm – 2am (Sat); 12:30pm – 12am (Sun) Website: https://thefry.ca/     Like any other sane, honest human being, I thoroughly enjoy fried chicken. I’ve eaten my fair share of KFC and even the stuff in the deli section at Sobeys. In more recent […]

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Harmony Restaurant

Address: 769 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon, Wed-Sun); closed Tue Website: http://tdrharmony.com/     While looking for a restaurant to ring in the Chinese New Year (re. gorge), I came across Harmony Restaurant and its northern-Chinese fare in my internet research. With a solid reputation, and close proximity to our apartment, it was an easy choice to […]

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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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Dumplingtown - Roku bar + bites
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Roku bar + bites

Address: 610 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 6 – 10pm (Tue – Thu); 6 – “late” (Fri – Sat); 11am – 3pm (Sun); closed Mon Website: https://www.rokubarbites.com/     Procrastination rarely works out, and that’s certainly true for food bloggers as memories fade, and all you’re left with are vague feelings and a bunch of pictures on your phone. Such […]

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Fried chicken bao - Gongfu bao
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Gongfu Bao

Address: 365 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm (Tue – Fri); dinner: 5pm – 9pm (Wed – Sun) Website: https://www.gongfu.ca/   You’ll have to forgive me for being late to the game on Gongfu Bao, but to be fair, its existence as a food cart primarily occurred before I lived in Ottawa, and since its transition to brick-and-mortar, […]

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