Tips for Foodies in Ottawa

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Tips for Foodies in Ottawa
Tips for Foodies in Ottawa

Tips for Foodies in Ottawa

With these tips for Foodies in Ottawa you will experience the city from its culinary side. Ottawa's Byward Market is just steps away from Parliament Hill, Canada's center of power. The parliamentarians like to come here for lunch. But even with tourists, the market is in the lower city of Ottawa very popular. Here you make a culinary stop on your city tour. Most of them stroll through the market halls in the center of the market. There, traders sell their goods to their customers over the counter. Appetizing sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables, imaginatively prepared salads, fresh fruit juice drinks and smoothies, fragrant breads and cakes fresh from the oven. A land of milk and honey for everyone who likes to eat well.

 

 

The treats are simply eaten during a market stroll or in one of the cafes. These usually set up their tables outdoors. However, you need luck to get one of them. The rush to the market is great. In front of the halls farmers from the area praise their harvest-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh flowers, which seem to attract the eyes - and cameras - of passers-by. A hustle and bustle prevails in the market of Ottawa.

 

Ottawa Courtyard Restaurant & Byward Market
Tips for Foodies in Ottawa - Courtyard Restaurant & Byward Market

 

Food Tour for Gourmets at the Byward Market in Ottawa

However, if you are looking for spices, fruits, cheeses of all kinds, tea blends or Italian noodles or salami, you are well advised to look around the small shops at the Byward Market in Ottawa. From the outside, these seem inconspicuous. However, if you open your doors and browse through their offer, there are many interesting things to discover.

 

goat cheese
goat cheese

 

Cheeses, teas and spices from all over the world

There's the cheese shop. In this one there are cheeses from the farms around Ottawa to buy as well as those from all over Canada. We even discover cheeses from the great cheese nations of the world. In addition, the door opens to a paradise for those who like to spice up exotic. Here you can find spice varieties from India, Arabia, from the spice islands, from Africa. You discover the smells of the world. The gourmet cooks of Ottawa know that too. They like to come here. Here you can order spices that do not exist elsewhere in the city.

 

 

If you ask the owner for exotic spice mixes, he almost knows them all. And if he does not, he sets all levers in motion until he finds the most extraordinary seasoning mixture. His customers are important to him. Interesting is a visit to the tea shop. Its owner comes from Germany. She sells tea blends like John Lemmon, Berry White or Red Zeppelin Tea. Even Queen Elizabeth is honored with a tea creation. Reason enough to get involved in a tea sample.

 

Adventurous tea blends
Adventurous tea blends

 

Shopping Tour at Byward Market

If you want to get to know the Byward Market in Ottawa with gourmets, you can do so on a food tour of C'est Bon Cooking do. Paola, our guide, shows us backyards with cobblestones. There I almost expect that a horse-drawn carriage will turn the corner. She introduces us to chefs who let us taste their delicacies.

 

John Lemmon Tea at the Byward Market in Ottawa
John Lemmon Tea at the Byward Market in Ottawa

 

The Courtyard Restaurant cooks on the principles of fusion cuisine. We also get to know the owners of small shops around the Byward Market. These give us an insight into their stores. We learn where they get their goods from. Again and again there is something to try. Here is a bit of cheese, there a cup of tea. In the next shop an extra hot spice. This makes us thirst for Italian baguette. We want to calm our burning throats again. Finally, we do it like President Obama. We conclude our shopping stroll through the market of Ottawa with Beavertails. This is puff pastry, which was invented on the Byward Market.

 

 


Travel Arrangements:

Getting there

Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines fly to Ottawa.

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Source: own research on site with the kind support of Ottawa Tourism

Text: © Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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Tips for Foodies in Ottawa

10 thoughts too "Tips for Foodies in Ottawa"

  1. Oh Ottawa, we felt very well and that was also because of the food. I remember that one day we had great breakfasts. In a big industrial hall. From the outside totally inconspicuous and rather uninviting, from the inside super cool and the breakfast was awesome, they baked everything themselves. After a visit to the museum (that was great) we are then, as you to the Byward Market. And I have to agree with you: this is a great place. So from my own experience, yes, Ottawa is really a great foodie place and I can only sign your tips.

    Best regards,
    Nicole from the travel blog PASSENGER X

    1. Dear Nicole,

      We are big fans of Ottawa and have been there many times. The proximity to Quebec may make sure that you can eat there so well. The French-Canadian influence is noticeable in the kitchens of the city.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  2. Such markets are totally my thing. The variety, the smells in the air, I just love food markets. Did you write the article exactly for me? It is already a bit far away from me, but definitely a reason to stop by there.

    Regards
    Victoria

    1. Dear Victoria,

      These markets are an experience all over the world. Not just for the food, but also for the people you meet there.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  3. Dear Monika,

    that sounds very exciting. I would definitely head straight for the cheese shop and the adjacent spice shop !! I love cheese and spices :)

    Best regards,
    Michaela

    1. Dear Michaela,

      the two shops were a real experience. Unbelievable, how many cheeses from all over the world were there. And the spices first! You would like that.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  4. Dear Ones,
    That sounds deliciously tempting. Especially the John Lemmon Tea I would like to try.
    Immediately I have the taste of fresh lemon herbal tea in the mouth.
    Best regards,
    Katja

    1. Dear Katja,

      that's it too. Not only the teas were seductive. In Ottawa, there are some culinary surprises to discover.

      Best regards,
      Monika

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