the best places in ottawa for lunch

We all have our favourite places for lunch, here’s a few places that Ottawa loves!

93 Holland Avenue  (613) 695-9190
The SOCA Kitchen is Ottawa’s best Spanish fusion cuisine restaurant, where Chef Daniela Manrique blends flavors from Spain and Latin America, bringing something new to Ottawa. Conveniently located on Holland in Wellington West, SOCA is a place where you can relax with one of Gustavo Belisario’s unique natural cocktails and enjoy many fresh and different tapas, including tons of vegetarian options.

Thyme & Again 
1255 Wellington West  (613) 722-0093
Thyme & Again is Ottawa’s preeminent corporate event caterer as well as a lovely place for lunch and prepared take out foods – right in the heart of Wellington West.

Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
1084 Wellington Street  (613) 728-2848
Oysters for a nice Friday lunch pared with a nice crisp white wine or craft beer!

Wild Oat Bakery + Café
817 Bank Street  (613) 232-6232
Ottawa’s best gluten and vegan friendly bakery with great sandwiches and soups – and of course great coffee right in the heart of The Glebe.

Von’s Bistro
819 Bank Street  (613) 233-3277
A small European feeling bistro on the corner of Bank & Fourth Avenue in the heart of the Glebe. They make one of the best caesar salads – great for a light lunch!

The Spring Roll House Cafe
1093 Wellington St. West  (613) 728-3544
(This is one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants in Ottawa, and I’m lucky enough for it to be in my neighborhood in Hintonburg! The food is always terrific and super friendly service.) And yes, their spring rolls are the best in Ottawa! :)

Art-Is-In Bakery
250 City Centre Avenue, Unit 112  (613) 695-1226 x801
Inspired by the fine boulangeries of Paris and the funky cafés of Brooklyn. Art-Is-In Bakery is an edgy gastro-bakery built to satisfy any craving. Its unique character draws on a mix of wanderlust and a passion for the pursuit of pleasure in everyday life.

The Red Apron – lunch to go
564 Gladstone Avenue  (613) 695-0417
Everyday is different for lunch at The Red Apron – lunch is available in their retail store Monday to Friday between 11am & 2pm, and Saturday between 10am & 2pm.

Liquid Nutrition Ottawa
829 Bank Street  (613) 695-7337

Kiko Sushi Bar 
349 Preston Street  (613)-695-3143
If you’re craving Sushi in Ottawa, Kiko Sushi Bar is a cool little lounge style sushi bar – I absolutely love their Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box.

The Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West  (613) 421-5087
The Hintonburg Public House is one of Ottawa’s coolest restaurants in Hintonburg. Awesome food and great friendly staff that will make you feel like a regular right away!

Café My House
1729 Bank Street  (613) 733-0707
Café My House is a vegan restaurant in Ottawa with the goal of making creative vegan food that is appealing, approachable, and exciting to both vegans and non-vegans alike.

538 Rochester Street  (613) 680-8336
This cool modern café located in Little Italy has great pressed sandwiches and healthy salads to go. Try the Australian Long Flat White latte, it’s so good!

121 Bank Street
102-99 Metcalfe
240 Sparks Street
Portage III – Gatineau
LUNCH Truck – Albert, between Lyon and Kent
Central Kitchen – 60-A Lebreton