The Culinary Traveller’s Guide
BEECHWOOD An emerging Ottawa Eat Street with pubs, coffee shops, a kitchenware emporium, bakeries and a number of noteworthy restaurants. BYWARD MARKET The area surrounding the ByWard Market is one of Ottawa's hottest and most central 'hoods. Along with the farmers' market itself, some of Ottawa's best restaurants and shops can be found here.
CHINATOWN Somerset St W. between Rochester St and Bay St is the best place to get your fill of cheap and tasty Asian eats. Just look for the opulent archway near Bronson Ave to know you're in the thick of it.
LITTLE ITALY Preston St (dubbed Corso Italia) is chock full of Italian pride — as well as some of the best eats in town. Keep an eye open for local events throughout the year.
MANOTICK Just south of the city is the charming riverside village of Manotick. Spend the day exploring the heritage district's boutiques, restaurants, cafés and specialty food shops and visit the historic Watson's Mill for a sack of stone-ground flour or a loaf of wholewheat bread.
THE GLEBE/OLD OTTAWA SOUTH While they're technically two separate neighbourhoods, both share a common main street (Bank St) and offer a plethora of fantastic restaurants and shops.
Wellington St W. encompasses the eclectic neighbourhoods of Wellington West and Hintonburg — two hot spots that are currently enjoying some serious gentrification.
WESTBORO The stretch of Richmond Rd between Island Park Dr. and Golden Ave is known for its tight-knit community vibe, as well as its ever-increasing array of great eateries and boutiques.
LE CORDON BLEU OTTAWA Day classes and workshops as well as professional courses. 453 Laurier Ave E. www.lcbottawa.com OTTAWA CHINESE COOKING STUDIO Asian
cuisine, evening classes. 211 Black Sage Cres. www.chinesecookingstudio.com THE CULTURAL KITCHEN Specializes in
Mexican cuisine. 836 Como Cres., Orleans. www.theculturalkitchen.com THE URBAN ELEMENT Weeknight and
weekend classes. 424 Parkdale Ave. www. theurbanelement.ca C'EST BON COOKING Market tours and French cooking classes led by Chef Andrée Riff Riffou. 361 Daly Ave. www.cestboncooking.ca
CHEF'S PARADISE This Old Ottawa South staple is heaven for amateur and professional chefs alike. 1314 Bank St. www.caparadis.com
J.D. ADAM John and Jennifer Adam's store crammed with kitchen and home accessories has been a fixture in the Glebe since 1988. 795 Bank St www.jdadam.ca
KITCHENALIA Small in size but still packed with all the gadgets and cookbooks you could ever want. 274A Richmond Rd. MA CUISINE A huge shop with an equally huge selection and a great downtown location. 269 Dalhousie St. JACOBSON'S A family-run emporium stocked with quality kitchenwares and gourmet treats. 141 Beechwood Ave. www.jacobsons.ca
BYWARD MARKET Open daily, 6 am–6 pm (hours vary depending on weather), year round. www.byward-market.com OTTAWA PARKDALE MARKET Parkdale Ave. at Wellington. 7 days/week, 7 am–6 pm, late April–Dec. 24.
OTTAWA FARMERS' MARKET Lansdowne Park,
Ottawa. Winter Market: Sundays, 10 am–3 pm, January–April. Summer Market: Sundays, 9 am–3 pm, May– November. Byron Park, Westboro. Saturdays, 9:30 am–3 pm, May–October. Centrum Plaza,
Orleans. Fridays, 11 am–6 pm, May–October.
OTTAWA ORGANIC FARMERS' MARKET Open Saturday, 10 am–2 pm, year round. Behind the Canadian Tire store at the corner of Heron Rd and Bank St (indoors in winter). www.oofmarket.ca
For a complete listing of Ottawa area farmers' markets see www.farmersmarketsontario.com