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Carleton Fries

Address: 1170 Heron Rd, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 5pm (daily); (Hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Nada, not even social media Green factor: All Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils, garbage bin on site     You’ve likely seen the blue and yellow trailer of Carleton Fries if you’ve ever gone past Bank and Heron, and I recently stopped in to see […]

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Pong's Poutine food truck
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Pong’s Poutine

Address: 2079 Carp Rd, Carp, ON Hours: 11am – 3:45pm (Mon – Tue, Sat – Sun), 11am – 4:45pm (Wed – Thu), 11am – 6:45pm (Fri); (Hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Social media only, mainly their Facebook Green factor: Compostable containers, plastic forks, garbage and recycling bins on site     This summer, I made an effort to finally […]

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Mr. Hot Potato

Address: 17 Bullman St, Ottawa (behind the Beer Store next to Holland’s Cross) Hours: 11am – 5pm (Mon – Fri); 12pm – 5pm (Sat); closed Sunday Green Factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils; recycling and garbage bins on site     It’s funny how places can be “off the beaten path” when they’re only a couple blocks from the heart of […]

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The truck - Le Snack Attack
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Le Snack Attack

Address: Corner of Nepean at Elgin, Ottawa Hours: Unlisted, but standard chip wagon hours of 11am – 2pm on weekdays is a safe bet Website: Haha nope Green factor: Styrofoam for poutine, aluminum foil for burger, plastic utensils; no bins on site     When I was recently foiled by the inconsistency of restaurant hours during the pandemic, I knew […]

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Frenchie’s Super Fries

Address: 1145 Wellington St. W, Ottawa Green factor: Compostable container for fries-only, but Styrofoam for burgers and poutine. Garbage and recycling bins on site.   In front of the RBC on Wellington at McCormick in Hintonburg, there’s a blue and yellow fixture of the neighbourhood: Frenchie’s Super Fries. I’ve walked by the colourful chip wagon many times, but it was […]

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Thee Chip Shoppe

Address: 665 Booth St (across from the NRCan office tower) Hours: 11am – 2pm (M-F, unofficial, may change during/after pandemic) Green factor: Styrofoam containers for burgers and poutine, plastic utensils; no garbage or recycling disposal on site   Competing against a nameless chip wagon, Thee Chip Shoppe is the southernmost of the two stalwart chip wagons which typically set up […]

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Classic poutine - Northern Bites
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Northern Bites

Address: 298 Preston St, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 8pm daily Website: Social media only Green factor: Mix of compostable and Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils; garbage bin on site     This rustic-looking trailer set up shop on Preston Street in the spring in the spot which has seen food trucks like Real McCoy Burgers & Fries, and Mr. Panino in […]

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The truck - T&D Chips
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T&D Chips

Address: Lisgar at Bank Hours: Lunch-ish on weekdays for sure. Otherwise…*shrug emoji* Website: Ha! Noooo Green factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils; No garbage or recycling on site   As I continue to work my way through the chip wagons and food trucks of Ottawa, I stopped by T&D Chips for lunch in warmer times earlier this year. This orange and […]

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Trailer circa 2017 - Golden Fries and The Grilled Cheeserie
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Golden Fries and The Grilled Cheeserie

Address: 6505 Jeanne D’Arc Blvd N, Orléans, ON; also at events and festivals Hours: 11am – 8pm (Sun – Sat) Website: https://www.goldenfries.ca/ Green factor: Compostable containers, plastic utensils     When there’s an event like the Tulip Festival a few blocks away from your apartment, it’s not only a good chance to stop and smell the roses tulips, it’s also […]

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My Vina chip wagon
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My Vina

Address: 100 Queen St (between O’Connor and Metcalfe) Hours: 10am – 3pm (M-F); closed Sat-Sun Website: Nope Green factor: Styrofoam containers for burgers and poutines; plastic utensils; didn’t see any bins on site.   On a recent, spring-ish Ottawa day that appeared between our charming (re. morally devastating) April snowstorms, I was on the hunt to try a new-to-me chip […]

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