Kathy Ferguson is a local food blogger and contributor to the Food Network’s Eat Street. This article was originally posted on her blog, Kathy Eats – Adventures of a street food geek, and is reproduced here with her permission. All photos by Kathy.
Food trucks – the newest, trendiest weapon in the foodies arsenal – are conquering taste buds across North America, but appear to be having trouble infiltrating the national capital. The lack of street food options in Ottawa has been a constant source of irritation for local foodies, leading to a petition and other forms of advocacy. This comprehensive list from local street food expert Kathy Ferguson gives us a taste of what we can expect once the city decides to fully bring bylaws up to date.
OTTAWA AREA FOOD TRUCKS
|Name: Bite This
Location: Corner of Scott St and McRae St. (across from Trailhead)Hours: Monday to Saturday 11-3pmMenu: Asian influenced
|Name: Stone Soup FoodworksLocation: uOttawa campus during school year. Festivals in the summer.Menu: Soups, tacos, other local and sustainable treats
|Name: The Merry DairyLocation:Roaming (often west end communities)Menu: Frozen custard
|Name: RelishLocation:Various festivals/eventsMenu: Rotating menu with flavours from Canada, Mexico, and Asia.
|Name: Wanna Wafel
Location:Bank St/5th Ave. As well as some festivals.Hours:Weekdays 3-8pm. Weekends 10-5pmMenu:Liege and Brussels style waffles
|Name: B. Goods BakeryLocation: Saturday Main St Market. Festivals/eventsMenu: Fresh baked cookies, coffee, espresso
|Name: Flatbread Pizza CompanyLocation: Ottawa Farmers Market Sundays 8-3pm. Various festivals/eventsMenu: Wood-Fired Pizza made with local and seasonal ingredients
|Name: The Hot Potato CompanyLocation: Ottawa Farmers Market Sundays 8-3pm. Various festivals/eventsMenu: Baked potatoes/wedges (bother regular and sweet), lemonade, other random treats.
|Name: Chef on WheelsLocation:Weekdays (lunch) Lisgar St at Elgin St.Menu:Viet-Thai, and “chip truck” favorites
|Name: Strata PizzaLocation: Fesivals/eventsMenu:Wood-fired pizza
|Name: Pascale’s All Natural Ice CreamLocation:Ottawa Farmers Market Sundays 8-3pm. Various festivals/eventsMenu: Homemade Ice Cream, Popsicles
| Name: Trailer Pork BoysLocation:Corner of Carling and Merivale at the Macies Best Western HotelHours:Weekdays 11-7pm. Saturday 11-6pm
Menu: BBQ/Smoked Pork
|Name:Crispy Spring RollLocation:Main St. Stittsville beside the TD bankMenu: Viet-Thai, and “chip truck” favorites|
|Name: Pizza & PaniniLocation:Various Events/FestivalsMenu: Wood-fired Pizza and Panini