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The 7 Best Takeout Spots In Ottawa That Will Keep You Coming Back

Ottawa’s Takeout Treasures: A Guide for Foodies

In this guide, we’ll explore Ottawa’s diverse takeout scene, uncovering the best spots for delicious meals to enjoy at home. From classic comfort foods to exotic cuisines, get ready to discover the city’s top takeout options. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, let’s dive into Ottawa’s tasty takeout treasures together!

The 7 Best Takeout Spots In Ottawa


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There are a lot of places to choose from so here’s our list of favs:

1) Chez Lucien


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In the heart of Ottawa’s vibrant ByWard Market, Chez Lucien‘s eclectic ambience sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. Owned by Gerry Daoust since 2004, this cozy pub exudes a welcoming charm, drawing in a diverse clientele. Louis Armstrong’s tunes fill the air as patrons enjoy pints poured from the bar’s taps. Renowned for their burgers crafted from locally sourced organic beef, Chez Lucien prides itself on quality ingredients as well as attention to detail. The menu caters to all tastes, with options like the juicy organic beef burger and the flavourful tofu burger. Each meal comes with piping hot shoestring fries and a fresh green salad, all served with a side of the restaurant’s famous creamy garlic dressing. Beyond the food, Chez Lucien’s free jukebox and relaxed atmosphere attract a varied crowd, from students to families to local celebrities. Despite the diversity, harmony reigns, fostering a unique sense of community that keeps guests coming back for more.

2) La Bottega Nicastro, ByWard Market


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Since 1972, the Nicastro brothers have been a culinary cornerstone in Ottawa. Beginning with their first store in Little Italy, they quickly became known for supplying top-quality Italian foods. Over the years, their influence expanded with another location on Merivale Road. In 1995, Pat Nicastro, Joe’s son, answered the demand for Italian cuisine in downtown Ottawa by opening La Bottega Nicastro in the ByWard Market. Today, La Bottega is a beloved local favorite, renowned for its gourmet offerings and Nicastro brand products. The Nicastro family’s dedication to excellence ensures a legacy of fine food for generations to come.

3) Shawarma King


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Established in downtown Ottawa in early ’95, Shawarma King has thrived. Specializing in Lebanese cuisine, they pride themselves on traditional recipes and unwavering quality. With nearly 30 years of service, they cherish their loyal customers and strive for excellence in every dish. Whether dining in, taking out, or getting delivery, Shawarma King guarantees an outstanding Lebanese dining experience that keeps patrons coming back for more.

4) Union Local 613


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Union Local 613 is a vibrant after-work hotspot in Centretown, offering a speakeasy-like ambience that surprises and delights. With rotating drink specials and a menu inspired by Southern cuisine, it provides a unique dining experience amidst eclectic art. Downstairs, a secret speakeasy awaits, serving exclusive cocktails alongside boiled peanuts. Perfect for gatherings with friends or romantic evenings, it’s a top choice for food and drink aficionados seeking a great space to eat or grab some take-out..

5) La Bonita Restaurant Wellington


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La Bonita traces its roots to Jalisco, Mexico, famous for Mariachi and tequila. Founded with a passion for authentic Mexican cuisine, it now boasts two locations in Ottawa. Each site, whether in Cadboro or Wellington, reflects Mexico’s vibrant culture through decor, music, and cuisine. La Bonita sources premium ingredients and trains its chefs to honour Mexican culinary traditions.

6) House of Georgie Sorento’s Pizza


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House of Georgie Sorento’s Pizza in Centretown offers generations-old family recipes, from pizzas to pastas and burgers. They prioritize high-quality food without artificial ingredients, providing a guilt-free indulgence. With its cozy ambience and friendly staff, this restaurant delivers an exceptional dining experience. Their menu features a variety of delicious pizzas made with fresh ingredients, ensuring something for every palate.

7) Yang Sheng Chinese Restaurant


Located in Ottawa’s vibrant Chinatown, Yang Sheng Chinese Restaurant offers a delightful dining experience, boasting a diverse menu as well as authentic flavours. With a warm ambience and welcoming staff, guests are treated to a memorable meal. Their extensive menu features a variety of Chinese dishes, from traditional favourites to unique specialities, ensuring a satisfying experience for every diner.

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