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Help me get Excited about Ottawa's Food Scene!

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Help me get Excited about Ottawa's Food Scene!

brooklynsabra | Aug 2, 2014 08:42 AM

I posted a few weeks ago re: food recs for visiting Ottawa and thought I'd give it another shot. In the interim, I've had a chance to "research" possibilities for our upcoming 3 day visit and at least from the menus I have seen, it *seems* like Ottawa may be much like D.C. (Washington) in the sense that restaurants are very pricey, with food that may not always live up to expectations. I have tried to whittle down some options.

Here is my list so far: Sidedoor, Next, and/or Murray's for dinner: I would really love a more affordable (entrees in the teen range rather than 20's and 30's) option or 2, but cannot ocme up with any, so any recs would be so appreciated...or feedback about my 3 choices...

I would also like to hit Susi Q. Donuts, Scone Witch, Art Is In, BeaverTail, the Byward Market.... Someplace for Ottawa's famed eggrolls (recs?) and also, Schawarma (recs?) Butter Tart recs would also be very welcome...even on the way to Montreal... I was also reading about the Westport Bakery, which sounds amazing. Is that on our way to Montreal? or perhaps on the way to Ottawa, coming from NYC?

What I'd love most though are some affordable dinner options. We will be staying near Byward Market, but will have a car and we're willing to travel for good *affordable* eats. We will be hitting Montreal after Ottawa, and I don't want to blow our food budget right away.

Thanks in advance!

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