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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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 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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Poutine - Crispy Chips
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Crispy Chips

Address: Uh, the parking lot in front of Canadian Tire on Merivale – 1820 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm (M-F), 11:00am – 6:00pm (Sat), 11:00am – 5:00pm (Sun) (according to Google, no hours on their Facebook page) Website: https://www.facebook.com/crispyswagon/   Last autumn, on a magical journey to the miles of strip mall wonder that is Merivale Road, I came […]

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