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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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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