Veggies. Photo by Lydia Bociurkiw. If this photo is making you hungry, check out our list of 20+ Ottawa-area farmers markets.
Ottawa Food & Restaurant Guide
Ottawa loves to eat out. We've got a restaurant to represent just about every nationality — from African to Vietnamese. Whether you're looking for fine dining or take-out, you'll find lots of delicious choices in the city.
- Jane Elizabeth's Allergy Safe Foods
Jane Elizabeth's Allergy Safe Foods is an Ottawa-based enterprise committed to finding and creating good-tasting and allergy-safe foods. Baking is done by hand and overseen by the mother of a food allergic child. The allergen control policy of suppliers is researched before ingredients are included. An organic option is offered when possible.
- Make your business stand out from the rest.
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On this page (and beyond)
Our favourite restaurant listings
This directory lists
nearly 400 local restaurants. You can search the restaurants by area,
price or type of food. This directory is created entirely by food
fans like you: each restaurant is rated and reviewed by customers.
There are no snobby food critics here at all and you can help
out by adding your review today. If you don't see your favourite eatery
listed, you can log in and add the information to the listings.
"A community of dedicated food enthusiasts sharing our knowledge of Ottawa restaurants, shops and individual menu items." Anyone can participate and contribute.
An automated Twitter feed that re-posts food safety violations, based on the City of Ottawa's inspections of local restaurants and food service providers.
Ottawa Food Blogs (and drink blogs too)
More Local Restaurant Info
- 24 hour restaurants (list of restaurants that are open 24 hours a day in Ottawa)
- Bon Appetit Ottawa
Sample food and drink from over sixty restaurants, hoteliers and caterers,
along with and dozens of wineries and breweries.
by Anne DesBrisbay.
Ottawa’s top restaurant critic and the author of the Citizen’s
popular “Dining Out” column, Anne DesBrisay recommends
over 150 restaurants in the National Capital Region. This is the second
edition of Capital Dining—new and updated for 2008.
From fine dining to the best of bistro fare, Thai cooking to French
cuisine… this delectable guide is your passport to Capital Dining
See also: CapitalDining.ca
- cheapeats ottawa (ottawa's guide to good inexpensive restaurants)
- Eat In Ottawa (photos
of local restaurant food)
Any restaurant, grocery store, cafeteria, or business that serves
food to the public has to be regularly inspected by municipal officials.
This web site lists the results of the latest inspection for every
one of these food businesses. Read
- FoodMODE Magazine
- Food Trucks
A list of the electic collection of new food trucks coming to Ottawa in 2013
- Fyood Ottawa
- Menu Ottawa (web site for ordering delivery online)
You'll find over 1,200 local restaurants listed in this comprehensive
guide. It's a "new kid on the block", which means that it's
growing all the time. Restaurants can add a basic listing for free,
or pay up for a featured listing.
Restaurants @ Restaurant.ca
Who has the best chicken wings or dim sing in town? This nifty little
directory lets you vote on various aspects of the restaurant, ranking
their specialty on a scale of 1 to 10. Most listings Include a map
so you can find where you're going
- Ottawa XPress
- Patios in Ottawa, from Let's Go Ottawa
- Pizza Ottawa
in Ottawa via YellowPages.ca.
- Savour Ottawa
- Specials Today
lists food & drink specials at local bars & restaurants
Bakeries, Cakes, Sweets
Specialty Foods & Services &
- All Things Food SDG Community Food Network
- Back Of The House (chefs / jobs)
- Balderson Cheese
- BelKraft (kitchen & dining
- Camellia Teas
- Dinnerworks.ca (social club)
- Dobson's Grass-Fed Beef
- Equator Coffee Roasters
- Francesco's Coffee Company
- The Gluten-free Guru
- Island Spiced (Jamaican hot sauces)
- Just Food
"Working towards a just and sustainable food program in Ottawa."
- M & M Meat Shops
- National Capital Vegetarian Association
- Natural Food Pantry
- Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
Owner and manager Vincenzo Piazza remembers that first day of business:
"When we first opened twenty years ago, the most common reaction
was, 'What's a bagel?'" The shop now stands as an art gallery,
a coffee shop, a restaurant, a deli, a gourmet food emporium, and
more. (And the bagels are good, too!)
- Ottawa Good Food Box
A nonprofit community-based program, bringing neighbours together
to buy delicious and nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Ottawa Veg2!
- The Single Gourmet
A social dining club for upscale singles. Members gather at top
restaurants and hotels several times a month for gourmet dinners,
dinner dances and exciting gala evenings.
- Simply Fresh Roastery (coffee)
- SimplyRaw Living Foods
- Wow Mom - Homemade... To Go (Facebook page)
Street Food & Food Trucks
Drinks (Wine, beer, and more)