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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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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Back lit cocktail - North and Navy
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North & Navy – Sunday Gravy at NoNa’s

Address: 226 Nepean St, Ottawa Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sat); 4:30pm – 9:30pm (Sun) Website: https://northandnavy.com/   When looking for a nice place to go out for dinner, and to pare back my seemingly endless list of places to try out, my wife and I went to North & Navy to get our fix of Italian eats. Shoehorned […]

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Donair 2 - Down East Foods
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Ottawa Donair Quest – Down East Foods

Address: 613 Flea Market at the Aberdeen Pavilion Hours: 10am – 4pm, check the 613 Flea Market page for the next monthly event Website: Instagram only   Ninety-nine percent of the time, scrolling through the posts from the several hundred restaurants, foodies, and food-related social media accounts which I follow is nothing but a huge time sink. On rare occasions […]

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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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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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Grafton Street donair - Gracie`s
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Ottawa Donair Quest: Gracie’s

Address: 1151 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:30am – 12:00am (M – Thu); 8:00am – 2:00am (F – Sat); 8:00am – 11:00pm (Sun) Website: http://www.gracieseast.ca/     When I first moved to Ottawa, east coast-themed Grace O’Malley’s (now Gracie’s) seemed like one of the more promising targets for finding an authentic, Nova Scotian-style donair. The old menu had items like fried […]

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Donair and fries - Gabriel Pizza
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Ottawa Donair Quest: Gabriel Pizza

Address: 175 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Sun – Tue), 11:00am – 12:00am (Wed – Thu), 11:00am — 1:00am (Fri – Sat) Website: https://gabrielpizza.com/   It can be hard to try to remain unbiased and objective when you’re dealing with something near and dear to your heart, or in my case, belly: trying to find the best East Coast-style donair […]

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Donair platter - Mr Poutine
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Mr. Poutine

Address: 1075A Bank St, Ottawa, ON (next to TARG in Old Ottawa South) Hours: Lunch until late Website: Ha! Green factor: No recycling or composting. Styrofoam containers.   Long after the hip and cool gourmet food trucks that feed the downtown lunch masses have gone home for the day, their culinary forefathers – the old school chip wagons – remain. […]

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Donair - Centretown Donair & Pizza
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Ottawa Donair Quest: Centertown Donair & Pizza

Address: 422 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (M-Thu), 11:00am – 10:00pm (Fri), 4:00pm – 10:00pm (Sat), 4:00pm – 9:00pm (Sun) Website: http://centertowndonair.com/   When I first began taking action (re. cruising Google for info) on finding the best donair that Ottawa has to offer, a name that came up consistently was Centertown Donair & Pizza. It’s impressive that they […]

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