Shop­ping and green spa­ces for na­ture lovers and cul­ture keen­ers

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Great shop­ping and green spa­ces come to­gether in this west-end neigh­bour­hood where its main street is abuzz with ac­tiv­ity

Veg­e­tar­ian Vict­uals

Pure Kitchen makes guilt-free com­fort food for ve­g­ans. Find dishes such as ta­cos, pou­tine, and buf­falo wings, all made with­out meat or dairy. Some of their most fill­ing meals are the bowls of veg­gies, pulses, and tofu, and they of­fer de­li­cious cold-pressed juices made in-house. When it comes to amaz­ing ve­gan fare, Pure turns scep­tics into believ­ers. 357 Rich­mond Rd., purek­itchenot­tawa.com

Brew Ha Ha

Be­fore every­one and their grandma brewed craft beers,

Clock­tower Brew Pub was al­ready serv­ing suds. West­boro’s Clock­tower, one of six Ot­tawa lo­ca­tions, fea­tures all its beers, in­clud­ing the Whales­bone

Oys­ter Stout, By­town Brown, and Rasp­berry Wheat — the ul­ti­mate thirst-quencher — to be en­joyed on its large pa­tio. 418 Rich­mond Rd., clock­tower.ca

Out­door STORE

A life­time mem­ber­ship is just $5 at Moun­tain Equip­ment Co-op

(MEC). That gives you ac­cess to a bounty of prod­ucts, from ca­noes to snow­shoes, by MEC’s own brand and by big out­door out­fit­ter names like Patag­o­nia, Prana, and Black Di­a­mond. While many Cana­dian shop­pers or­der from them on­line, it’s a treat to test out prod­ucts in-store. Cus­tomer ser­vice is ex­cel­lent, as is their “rock solid” guar­an­tee. 366 Rich­mond Rd., mec.ca

green re­tail

Proof that busi­nesses can be both hip and socially conscious, Canopy of­fers beau­ti­ful ap­parel made of nat­u­ral and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ma­te­ri­als. Of­fer­ing a range of cloth­ing for women and men, this shop also in­cludes or­ganic cos­met­ics and makes sure all its wares come from pro­duc­ers who prac­tice fair trade. 358 Rich­mond Rd.

brunch stop

Break­fast, brunch or lunch — the cof­fee is al­ways on at the

Baker Street Café. This half diner, half Bri­tish rock shrine is a lo­cal favourite for many rea­sons. Come back of­ten to to try their home­fries, French toast, Monte Cristo sand­wiches, and amaz­ing (see mas­sive) cin­na­mon buns. 385 Rich­mond Rd.

Moun­tain Equip­ment Co-op

Pure Kitchen

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