Planning on taking a trip to Canada’s capital? Good choice! Now if there’s one thing we can suggest, it’s to travel on an empty stomach! Once arriving you’ll be overwhelmed with endless options of; side street cafes, hidden lunch nooks, and unique dinner spots. BUT, no need to worry… we’ve made your trip easier by putting together a list of our top 5 choices to fill up on good eats in Ottawa:

1. 107 Fourth Avenue Wine Bar & Café107 Fourth Ave #1

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Fourth Avenue Wine Bar - Ottawa

Open 7 days a week from 11:30am – late while offering a FULL food and drink menu, this small wine bar in Ottawa (The Glebe) is definitely a spot worth visiting! Their covered street side patio, and backyard deck set up will quickly turn your “Let’s just stop in for a glass of wine” into, “Let’s just have a FEW more” (trust us… speaking from experience!) View full menu.

2. Supply and Demand | 1335 Wellington St. W

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Supply and Demand - Ottawa

Supply and Demand is one of our favourite spots to enjoy seafood in Ottawa! From pasta’s, salad’s and fish dishes they’ve got something for every foodie, whether you like seafood or not. Which coincidentally brings us to our next topic… ICE CREAM CAKE! If you’re not into seafood, we won’t judge as you inhale their most popular ice cream cake dessert – “The Baked Alaska”. View full menu.

3. The Green Door Restaurant198 Main Street

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The Green Door Restaurant - Ottawa

Calling all of our vegetarian/vegan foodies, (or if you’re simply just looking for somewhere to eat clean), we highly recommend making a stop at The Green Door Restaurant Ottawa! Everything organic, local and fresh can be found here – buffet style! The more food the better, right? View full menu.

4. Fairouz | 343 Somerset St W

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Fairouz - Ottawa

Although you may be vacationing in Ottawa, your tastebuds will think otherwise as you explore Fairouz Middle East flavours! Just imagine – traditional cooking, local, and fresh ingredients. This restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a unique dining experience, casual environment and darn good food. View full menu. 

5. Hokkaido Sushi | 272 Dalhousie Street

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Hokkaido - Ottawa

Prepare yourself for a SUSHI-COMA! Let’s be honest, that sushi craving never really goes away – even when travelling. Hokkaido Ottawa stays traditional when creating some of the best sushi combinations, especially when it comes to All You Can Eat. There is always something new to try at Hokkaido, so step out of your sushi-zone! View full menu.