Takeout available during the 2020 crisis.
This is not a comprehensive list, it’s just ones I’ve noticed, mostly on Twitter.
Note that restaurant offerings are changing rapidly as the situation in Ottawa and Ontario evolves.
Open For Takeout
Ceylonta Sri Lankan restaurant – call 613-237-7812
Island Grill Caribbean restaurant – call 613-565-3030
Whalesbone on Bank (430 Bank Street, Bank near Gladstone) – Take-out lunch now available, Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-3pm. Call 613 231 8569 to order. Also has weekend special dinner takeout sometimes.
If you’re interested in seeing the weekly specials (things like tuna poke bowl kits, lobster Mac + cheese, frozen fish, steak, oysters & more) available at The Whalesbone shop on Kent Street (504a Kent Street, Kent near Arlington), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- In general see Twitter @TheWhalesbone and Instagram @thewhalesboneonbank
- Elmdale Tavern (1084 Wellington St. West) check Twitter @ElmdaleTavern and Instagram @elmdaletavern Takeout available Saturday & Sunday 2pm-7pm.
- On rare occasions they also post about the Kent Street location (504a Kent Street, Kent near Arlington) on Instagram @thewhalesboneonkent Now open to the public again Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
Whalesbone on Elgin (231 Elgin Street) patio is open Mon-Thurs 4-11pm, Fri-Sun 3-11pm. Call to make a reservation: 613-505-4300.
Fauna at 425 Bank Street (Bank near Gladstone) is open for takeout orders, with dinners available Thursday-Sunday. Free Curbside Pickup 4pm-10pm Thursday-Sunday. Also see their Instagram @faunaottawa The (small) patio is available for reservations for dinner Thursday-Sunday. Call (613) 563-2862 for reservations.
Fairouz Middle Eastern Cuisine at 343 Somerset Street West is open for takeout Wednesday-Sunday 5pm to 8pm. Phone 613-422-7700, starting at noon. They have also opened their patio Wednesday-Sunday 5pm to 8pm, call to reserve. See their website https://www.fairouz.ca/ for more info. Also see their Instagram @fairouzottawa
Union 613 is open for pickup and delivery Wednesday through Sunday starting at 5pm. Call 613-231-1010. Food and cocktails to go. Patio is also open, weather permitting. I can’t do any better than just quoting them:
Take away wed-sun starting @ 5pm and going until we run out of food. all profits are going to the ottawa food bank. Give us a call… . longest waits are usually 30 min. you can also order using uber eats. yes we hate them also but when you cannot beat ‘em…
Bread & Sons – open 9am to 1pm (weekdays only I think) – takeout only, card payment only (not accepting cash) – pizza, sandwiches, delicious baked goods
Gongfu Bao is open for scheduled pickup and delivery. For pickup orders call 613-454-5963. Limited time slots available for pickup. Delivery is by Uber Eats. Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm. Same-day orders only. Order at least an hour in advance.
Warning: The website has autoplay video in the background, which may trigger motion-sensitivity disorders.
Coconut Lagoon South Indian Cuisine has temporarily relocated their pickup and delivery to Thali Ottawa at the corner of Laurier and O’Connor – 136 O’Connor. Check Thali Ottawa for the new menu. Call 613-594-4545 or 613-742-4444 to order. You can pay over the phone. Pickup and delivery (delivery starts at 4pm). Hours approximately 11am to 8pm.
North & Navy – 226 Nepean (Nepean between Bank and Kent) – Wednesday to Sunday 4pm to 8pm through Love Local Delivery. The menu on the Love Local Delivery site is out-of-date, see the current menu under “Take Home Menu” on the North & Navy website. Call 613-232-6289. Also has online shop offering meal kits. Ideally order a day in advance; order by 2pm for same-day pickup. See their Twitter @northandnavy for updates.
Pho Bo Ga LA – 784 Somerset Street West – call 613-230-2931 – takeout, and delivery over $30 – 5 to 10pm
Mazarine – 282 Kent Street – has reopened with a takeout menu including coffee. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-2pm. Check their Instagram @mazarineottawa for updates. June 13, 2020 menu posted. To order call (613) 514-0153. Payment over the phone.
Gift card option available, https://www.mazarinebrunch.com/shop
Som Tum Thai – “open Tues ’til Sat 5 pm to 9 pm for pickup (10% off) and free delivery through Skip the Dishes” – easy pickup ordering through their website, enter your information and select a time – pay when you pickup at the restaurant
J:unique Kitchen – “open for take-out and delivery. Get delivery through door dash, uber eats, skip the dishes. Our temporarily operating hours are Tuesday to Sunday 5PM to 8:30PM” – not sure if they are still open
Pure Kitchen has really sophisticated web ordering. Delivery or pickup available. I like that it includes the options to donate a meal and to set a tip amount.
You can also order some groceries from them using the Pure Groceries option.
Town is open for curbside pickup and delivery, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 4pm to 8pm for main menu, orders 613-422-6505 starting Thursday at noon. Meatless Sunday, orders 613-695-8696 starting Friday at 1pm. New menus posted Tuesdays maybe. Dinners for two. Menus are online at https://towncitizen.ca/#site-town-intro-take-out but I find access is a bit flaky. Main menu and Sunday menu are separate. You should check out Instagram @townlovesyou for more info.
Responsible Choice – Love Local Delivery https://responsiblechoice.ca/lovelocaldelivery/
includes contact information and menus. They now have more restaurants than I can list, they keep adding new ones. First check what days and times they are open. Contact each restaurant directly to order and schedule your delivery. Here are a few of them:
- Ola Cocina Taqueria
- Das Lokal
- Bibi’s Middle Eastern Kitchen
- East India Co.
- North & Navy – see their website and above for updated info; the menu on Love Local is out-of-date
- Gray Jay
- Pi Rho
- Bistro Ristoro
- Pascale’s Ice Cream
- Buchipop Burrow Shop
- La Fiesta Latina
Burgers n’ Fries Forever Byward Market location is open Thursdays-Sundays 2PM – 8PM for pickup using Ritual and delivery using Uber Eats.
Tokyo Sushi – 248 Kent Street – call (613) 233-3777 or order pickup and delivery online through Skip the Dishes.
Riviera is doing dinners for two and burgers. Also has steak and alcohol available for purchase. Orders by Wednesday at 4pm. Pickup and delivery Thursday & Friday 12pm to 4pm. Meal options seem to be for pick-up only.
Supply and Demand (1335 Wellington Street West) – a set take-out menu for two on Fridays and Saturdays with pre-scheduled pick up times booked over the phone only at 613 680 2949. They start taking orders at 10am on Wednesdays. Very high, err, demand, sells out within a couple hours. Check their Instagram @supply_ottawa for info.
There are many many other lists online. And I certainly don’t want to try to maintain a list of lists. I will point just to the Bank Street list; if you scroll down (past the gift cards section) there are links to businesses offering takeout or delivery. https://www.bankstreet.ca/businesses
Moo Shu Ice Cream – order through online store for pick-ups at the following times: Tuesday 12pm – 5pm, Wednesday 2pm – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm. Ice cream, flour (sells out quickly), Beking eggs (sells out quickly), Dairy Distillery hand sanitizer, a few grocery basics like chickpeas, etc. Easiest way to see everything is the All Products view.
Thimblecakes is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm for pick-up orders and deliveries are available Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Order online https://thimblecakes.ca/gallery/ and also see their Instagram @thimblecakes for info. Ice cream tubs may also be available for pickup only, call 613-695-0109.
Meow That’s Hot Small batch hot sauces are available to order online. As they have a kitchen + bar at 519 Bank Street they have also experimented with a Saturday takeout menu with with payment by etransfer and pickup only. Not sure if it will be available every week. Follow their Twitter @MeowThatsHot for more info
Saslove’s Meat Market (Byward Market) has partnered with neighbours Byward Fruit Market, House of Cheese and and Lapointe Fish and they can deliver your meat, produce, and cheese orders together. 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays.
True Loaf bakery – Tuesday to Saturday from 7am to 1pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Red Apron – “You can pre-order any of our prepared meals to be delivered to your door each Monday through Friday. Find the selection of available items on our Twitter feed @FreshontheShelf or website. Add in any multiple of our fresh baked goods, frozen cakes, lunch, preserves and shelf items.
Place your orders one day in advance if possible. The drivers start loading up the deliveries in our electric vehicles around 10am. 🚙⚡️ Call us with your specifics and we’ll help you place your order. 613.695.0417 ”
Seed to Sausage – Ottawa local delivery https://www.seedtosausage.ca/local-ottawa-delivery – curbside pickup at Gladstone location also available (call ahead for pickup) – meat and Bekings farm fresh eggs
Corner Peach now has an online shop https://cornerpeach.com/shop – check on Mondays for updates. Sourdough bread, sourdough bread kits (flour, starter and salt), and frozen chocolate chip cookies available, along with wine and beer (which must be bought with food). Also check their Instagram @cornerpeach for updates.
We deliver anywhere in Ottawa for between $8 – $15 depending on distance. Deliveries will be left on your doorstep and the driver will ring your door bell or buzzer number. Certain items, like ice cream, are not eligible for delivery. We currently deliver on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Café Delice has two locations, the original on Kent (197 Kent St., near Laurier) and the new one on Bank (100 Bank St., near Queen). They have a takeout menu (PDF). Both locations Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm. They also have an online store for chocolates and coffee cafedelice.ca/collections/
Bridgehead has coffee, tea, granola and other things available, including Dairy Distillery hand sanitizer. For delivery only. Pulldown the Shop menu in the upper left corner of the desktop website or shop their collections of products.
Happy Goat Coffee Company has, well, coffee, plus honey and maple syrup, for pickup or delivery. Pulldown the Shop menu in the centre-right of the desktop website or shop their collections of products.
Planet Coffee in the Byward Market has a wide assortment of groceries and some household items available for pickup or delivery from their planet groceries shop. (Yes, it’s not the world’s greatest URL for an online store, but it is a real site.)
Pressed – 750 Gladstone Ave. – Offering Goods in the Hood, “a walk, bike or drive thru no-touch grocery store” – Pickup only, Monday & Friday 2-6pm. Order through a Google Form, payment by e-transfer.
Also has Sunday brunch for pickup only. Orders due by 6pm Saturday. Pick ups available between 9-2pm Sundays. Payment by e-transfer.
Lunch Ottawa has reopened with two offerings of “LunchBox”, which is a a combination of pre-made meals and grocery items. Small LunchBox is $75. Curbside pickup available at Lunch Kitchen (250 City Centre Ave.) or delivery within the greenbelt for $10.
Spark Beer in Chinatown – 702 Somerset Street West – Wednesday through Saturday 12pm to 8pm – Order online – Pickup, or free local delivery (within 10km) Wednesdays and Saturdays on orders of $40 or more. NOTE: Closed June 1-8, 2020.
Jacobsons (103 Beechwood Avenue which makes it New Edinburg-ish) has a wide variety of food available for online order, along with some kitchenware.
Ottawa Valley Meats – “All of our farms … use no non therapeutic Antibiotics or Hormones, are free range, and 100% grass fed.” – beef, pork, chicken, dairy
Perfect Books has curbside pickup or delivery for book orders. If ordering by phone, call on weekdays only.
Scrim’s Florist – “Open 11am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday for contact-free pick-ups and deliveries. Call us at 613.232.1733 for any inquires.”
Bel Fiore flowers – 276 Elgin Street – call (613) 232-7673 for curbside pickup or delivery. Main site is on FB belfioreflowers.
terra20 offers environmentally-friendly products including unscented soap and dishwasher powder. They do postal mail deliveries, they are also now offering same-day delivery in Ottawa for orders over $50 placed before 10am.
Readi Set Go has online ordering. Travel (remember travel?), backpacks, water bottles, containers etc. Also face masks.