Donair - Romeo's Donair & Pizza
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Romeo’s Donair & Pizza

Address: 1580 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 11:30am – 10 pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sunday Website: Nope   Doing this #OttawaDonairQuest, has been a mixed bag, with a few highs and many, many lows. The worst offenders are often pizza/shawarma places; they typically aren’t trying to emulate the Halifax donair, but rather the word is used in the place […]

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Jigg's dinner - Petit Bill's
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Petit Bill’s Bistro

Address: 1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon), – 9pm (Tue), – 9:30pm (Wed-Thu), – 10pm (Fri-Sat); 4 – 8:30pm (Sun) Website: https://www.petitbillsbistro.com/     Ottawa, being the national capital of a bilingual country, and just across the river from Quebec, has plenty of French restaurants. It doesn’t have much in the way of Newfoundland cuisine, and […]

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Si Senor Mexican Street Food

Address: 506 Rideau St, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (Tue – Thu); 12pm – midnight (Fri – Sat); 12 – 4pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: https://www.sisenor.ca/     Possibly the best thing about Rideau Street as it currently exists is that it’s a great incubator for mom and pop restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. Take a stroll […]

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The truck - The Real McCoy
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The Real McCoy Burger & Fries

Address: 298 Preston St., Ottawa Hours: https://streetfoodapp.com/ottawa/the-real-mccoy Website: All of the social medias Green factor: Styrofoam for poutine, paper-lined foil for burger, plastic utensils; recycling bin on site     The mobile food game is as tough as any niche of the restaurant business, maybe even tougher than most with its dependence on the weather. As such, it’s never a […]

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Add-ins - Yunshang Rice Noodle
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Yunshang Rice Noodle

Address: 275 Bank St Unit 101, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu); 11:30am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat) Website: http://www.yunshang.ca/web-en.html     Ottawa has a bit of a thing for Asian noodle soups. From the daily line-ups at Sansotei, to the hand-made noodles at La Mien (RIP) and now at La Noodle in the Market, and of […]

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Patio - O-Frango
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O-Frango

Address: 151 Laurier Ave, Ottawa (in behind in the parking lot) Hours: 12 – 7pm (Mon – Fri); 12 – 4pm (Sat); closed Sundays Website: Facebook only     After a day of doing some local sightseeing with my wife, I wanted to use the opportunity of being in the Byward Market to make a small detour to check out […]

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Tacos - Ola Cocina
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Ola Cocina

Address: 62 Barrette St, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Tue-Thu); 11:30am – 9pm (Fri); 11am-9pm (Sat); 10am – 3pm (Sun); closed Mondays Website: http://www.olacocina.ca/     One rainy evening after I got off work, my wife and I made our way to try out the tacos at Ola Cocina in Vanier. By the time we arrived, the rain had let […]

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The truck - Dash Mobile Cookery
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Dash Mobile Cookery

Address and hours: Check out their Street Food app page Website: https://www.dashtruck.ca/ Green factor: Compostable containers, plastic utensils, no waste bins on site     Many food trucks have to compete against each other, and against brick and mortar places for the food dollars of the hungry masses – but some have a lock on their market. Dash Mobile Cookery […]

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Croquettes and grilled halloumi - Bar Laurel
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Bar Laurel

Address: 1087 Wellington St W Hours: 5:30pm – midnight (Mon – Thu); 5:30pm – 2am (Fri – Sat); closed Sunday Website: http://www.barlaurel.ca     When looking for a place to go for a nice anniversary dinner with my wife, one stuck out from my literal list of restaurants I have yet to try – Bar Laurel. We’re both fans of […]

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Donair and heirloom salad - OCCO Kitchen
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OCCO Kitchen

Address: 160 Bay St, Ottawa Hours: 7am – 10pm (Mon-Thu); 7am – 11pm (Fri); 8am – 11pm (Sat); 8am – 10pm (Sun) Website: https://www.occokitchen.com/take-out I heard from a co-worker who was aware of my #OttawaDonairQuest about the downtown location of OCCO Kitchen having a donair, so I made my way there for a lunch date with my wife to see […]

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