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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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Donair - Bread By Us
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Ottawa Donair Quest – Bread By Us

Address: 1065 Wellington St W, Ottawa Hours: 8am – 5pm (Tue – Fri); 8am – 4pm (Sat); 9am – 4pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: http://breadbyus.com/   My Ottawa Donair Quest – a gastronomic hunt for the best Halifax-style donair in Ottawa – hasn’t been the easiest. Other than one shining star of donairness, it’s been a slog through disappointing donairs […]

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Shanghai buns - Yen Fung Ding
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Yen Fung Ding

Address: 628 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON Hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat); closed Tue Website: http://yfddumpling.com/ or their Skip the Dishes template site http://www.yenfungding.com/   After some failed starts due to hours that don’t run very late, (including one which led us to tasty neighbour Roku Bar) my wife and I made a successful visit to dumpling house Yen […]

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Rare and beef flank pho - The Noodle House
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The Noodle House

Address: 775 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm daily Website: https://thenoodlehouseottawa.wordpress.com/   Xiao long bao, Chinese soup dumplings, have become a bit of a culinary white whale for me. Discussed frequently on food shows, blogs, and the interwebs in general, these dumplings remained elusive while I was living on the east coast. With my move up to Ottawa […]

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Small combo - Chess Pizza
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Chess Pizza

Address: 1227 Kilborn Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 3am (Sun – Thu); 11am – 4am (Fri – Sat) Website: http://chesspizza.ca/   Note: After getting curious after visiting the restaurant and writing this post, I put all of Chess’ Instagram pictures through Google’s reverse image search. Six out of 27 came back as being definitely not original pictures despite being passed off […]

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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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Tacos - Nacho Cartel
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Nacho Cartel

Address: 200 Wilbrod St, Ottawa ON Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm (M-Th), 11:00am – 7:00pm (F), 1:30pm – 6:30pm, (Sat), closed Sundays. Also on Street Food App. Website: https://www.nachocartel.com/ Green factor: Metal trays for dining in, not sure about take-out. Garbage and recycling bins, no compost.   Coming from Halifax, where there’s not a lot of good options for Mexican or […]

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