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18 Top Restaurants Open for Take-Out in Ottawa and Gatineau

What to eat if you’re living in and around the capital

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Just like anywhere else in the country, many restaurants and all bars around the Ottawa-Gatineau region are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

But in both Quebec and Ontario, restaurants are still allowed to open if they’re only offering take-out and delivery options. Please note that this map is not an exhaustive list of restaurants currently open around Ottawa — it’s best to check different restaurants’ social media pages to find out if they’re open. If your favourite is closed, there are likely still ways to support them: some restaurants sell their own merch (such as t-shirts and tote bags), and most establishments offer gift cards.

Even more importantly: it is not recommended that you cross between Ontario and Quebec to visit restaurants, nor should you order delivery food across provincial borders. As of this week, Gatineau police set up checkpoints at bridges from Ontario, and Ontario residents should not attempt to enter the province for non-essential reasons (needless to say, that includes take-out food). Quebecers can more easily cross into Ontario, but may be asked to explain themselves as they cross back to Gatineau.

Now with that out of the way, here are some top picks around the National Capital Region.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Shawarma Chelsea

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7 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea
QC J9B 1K1, Canada
(819) 827-5333
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Quebecers need not cross to Ottawa to pick up juicy shawarma or garlicky potatoes — this affordable spot in Chelsea is open for take-out seven days, although with slightly reduced hours.

2. Chelsea Pub/Biscotti & Cie.

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238 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea
QC J9B 1J3, Canada
(819) 827-5300
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This anchor of Old Chelsea has morphed into a take-out and delivery operation with comforting pub fare like burgers, sandwiches, and fish and chips, plus craft beers to go, although only from Friday to Sunday. Around the corner (and working with the Chelsea Pub), café Biscotti & Cie. is open all week long with coffee, pastries, pizza, and pasta.

3. L'Orée du Bois

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15 Chemin Kingsmere, Chelsea
QC J9B 1A1, Canada
(819) 827-0332
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This Chelsea restaurant is mixing Québécois and French touches on a hearty sugar shack menu that features a meaty duck confit and pork belly dish (both in the one dish, that is) and pea soup with smoked duck, plus an array of sweet maple treats. It’s available Tuesday to Sunday for pick-up; an advance order is required.

4. La Pataterie Hulloise

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311 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau
QC J8Y 3Y6, Canada
(819) 778-1659
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These are anxiety-inducing times. Comfort yourself with a hulking pile of fries, curds, and gravy from Gatineau’s premier poutinerie. Burgers and steamés are on the menu too; delivery is available via Uber Eats.

5. Kothu Rotti

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408 Dalhousie St, Ottawa
ON K1N 9J9, Canada
(613) 680-7812
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This no-fuss south Indian and Sri Lankan spot on Dalhousie is open daily from late morning to mid-evening every day. Expect fluffy dosa, spicy kothu rotti (a stir fry of sorts with roti mixed in), among plenty of other options on an extensive menu.

6. The King Eddy

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45 Clarence St, Ottawa
ON K1N 5P4, Canada
(613) 680-1700
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New-age Byward Market diner the King Eddy continues to dish up burgers, fried chicken, and an array of Southern-leaning fishes like shrimp and grits — the restaurant’s very late hours have been understandably dialed back, but the hours are still fairly extensive. Delivery is available via Uber Eats and Doordash.

7. Sansotei Ramen (multiple location)

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153 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1P 5N7, Canada
(613) 695-1718
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Slurp up soul-warming tonkotsu or miso soups with pork from this excellent Toronto ramen import. Both the Centretown and Nepean locations are open regular hours for take-out.

8. Bread & Sons

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195 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1W7, Canada
(613) 230-5302
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Fresh bread, pizza, and sweet treats (plus some frozen options) are still coming out of the oven at one of Ottawa’s best bakeries, for take-out only. Hours are fairly restricted — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekdays only.

9. North & Navy

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226 Nepean St, Ottawa
ON K2P 0B8, Canada
(613) 232-6289
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This fantastic Centretown Italian resto has a simple yet refined take-out menu of soups, salads, and pasta (made in-house, of course), plus wine to-go, and family meal packs suitable for four to six people. Delivery available on request: it’s best to call them.

10. Tamis Cafe

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374 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Y4, Canada
(613) 567-7550
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Centretown Filipino go-to Tamis is offering delivery of dishes like spicy adobo chicken, lechon kawali (crispy pork belly), and other spicy, (mostly) meaty treats. Get it via Doordash or Uber Eats.

11. Co Cham

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780 Somerset St W, Ottawa
ON K1R 6R1, Canada
(613) 567-6050

Whether it;’s a ridiculously cheap banh mi or something bigger like a bowl of beefy bún bò Huế, Chinatown’s Co Cham is still serving it from morning to mid-evening every day but Monday.

12. Shawarma Palace (multiple locations)

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464 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Z3, Canada
(613) 563-9533
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Ottawa is a shawarma town, and Shawarma Palace is among the best of the options still open. All four locations are operating on regular-ish hours, serving affordable Lebanese platters and sandwiches to go or for delivery via multiple apps. Healthcare workers with ID get a free sandwich throughout April, too.

13. New Mee Fung

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350 Booth St, Ottawa
ON K1R 7K1, Canada
(613) 567-8228
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New Mee Fung is much more than a pho place — its particularly long menu spans from rice paper rolls to vermicelli bowls and lemongrass beef or chicken. Call them for pick-up orders, otherwise delivery is available via Uber Eats and Doordash.

14. Farinella

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492 Rochester St, Ottawa
ON K1S 4L8, Canada
(613) 422-6462
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This fresh new purveyor of Roman-style pizza (al taglio) is baking its plus-sized pies for home consumption, and also has a few other options from arancini to gelato. Pick-up orders must be made over the phone; delivery is available via Uber Eats, and hours are fairly limited — 5 to 8:30 p.m. only.

15. Sen Asian Cuisine

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200 Marché Way Unit 103, Ottawa
ON K1S 5J3, Canada
(613) 232-0111
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This Glebe restaurant does a mix of Thai and Vietnamese options from curries and pad thai to vermicelli bowls topped with spicy, tangy meats. Open 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, and delivery is an option.

16. Pure Kitchen (multiple locations)

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357 Richmond Rd, Ottawa
ON K2A 0E7, Canada
(613) 680-5500
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All four locations of this vegan and vegetarian favourite are open and serving take-out and delivery, with a mix of comfort fare (poutine and veggie burgers) and wholesome options like salads and a tofu noodle bowl. Order online for take-out and delivery — they’re also selling beer and wine for those looking to skip LCBO lines.

17. Table Sodam

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1200 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1S 3Y1, Canada
(343) 488-8036
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Delicious Korean food is the name of the game at this Old Ottawa South establishment — fried chicken with sweet and spicy glazes is , but other options like rice cakes, bulgogi, and seafood pancakes shine too. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day but Monday.

18. Aladdin Convenience & Bakery

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1801 Carling Ave, Ottawa
ON K2A 1C9, Canada
(613) 728-5331
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This convenience store also carries an array of tasty, cheap manoush options (Lebanese pizza) topped with tangy zaatar, meat, and cheese — throw in some baklava for a rounded meal. They deliver via Uber Eats, too.

1. Shawarma Chelsea

7 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC J9B 1K1, Canada

Quebecers need not cross to Ottawa to pick up juicy shawarma or garlicky potatoes — this affordable spot in Chelsea is open for take-out seven days, although with slightly reduced hours.

7 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea
QC J9B 1K1, Canada

2. Chelsea Pub/Biscotti & Cie.

238 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC J9B 1J3, Canada

This anchor of Old Chelsea has morphed into a take-out and delivery operation with comforting pub fare like burgers, sandwiches, and fish and chips, plus craft beers to go, although only from Friday to Sunday. Around the corner (and working with the Chelsea Pub), café Biscotti & Cie. is open all week long with coffee, pastries, pizza, and pasta.

238 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea
QC J9B 1J3, Canada

3. L'Orée du Bois

15 Chemin Kingsmere, Chelsea, QC J9B 1A1, Canada

This Chelsea restaurant is mixing Québécois and French touches on a hearty sugar shack menu that features a meaty duck confit and pork belly dish (both in the one dish, that is) and pea soup with smoked duck, plus an array of sweet maple treats. It’s available Tuesday to Sunday for pick-up; an advance order is required.

15 Chemin Kingsmere, Chelsea
QC J9B 1A1, Canada

4. La Pataterie Hulloise

311 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau, QC J8Y 3Y6, Canada

These are anxiety-inducing times. Comfort yourself with a hulking pile of fries, curds, and gravy from Gatineau’s premier poutinerie. Burgers and steamés are on the menu too; delivery is available via Uber Eats.

311 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau
QC J8Y 3Y6, Canada

5. Kothu Rotti

408 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J9, Canada

This no-fuss south Indian and Sri Lankan spot on Dalhousie is open daily from late morning to mid-evening every day. Expect fluffy dosa, spicy kothu rotti (a stir fry of sorts with roti mixed in), among plenty of other options on an extensive menu.

408 Dalhousie St, Ottawa
ON K1N 9J9, Canada

6. The King Eddy

45 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4, Canada

New-age Byward Market diner the King Eddy continues to dish up burgers, fried chicken, and an array of Southern-leaning fishes like shrimp and grits — the restaurant’s very late hours have been understandably dialed back, but the hours are still fairly extensive. Delivery is available via Uber Eats and Doordash.

45 Clarence St, Ottawa
ON K1N 5P4, Canada

7. Sansotei Ramen (multiple location)

153 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7, Canada

Slurp up soul-warming tonkotsu or miso soups with pork from this excellent Toronto ramen import. Both the Centretown and Nepean locations are open regular hours for take-out.

153 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1P 5N7, Canada

8. Bread & Sons

195 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7, Canada

Fresh bread, pizza, and sweet treats (plus some frozen options) are still coming out of the oven at one of Ottawa’s best bakeries, for take-out only. Hours are fairly restricted — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekdays only.

195 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1W7, Canada

9. North & Navy

226 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0B8, Canada

This fantastic Centretown Italian resto has a simple yet refined take-out menu of soups, salads, and pasta (made in-house, of course), plus wine to-go, and family meal packs suitable for four to six people. Delivery available on request: it’s best to call them.

226 Nepean St, Ottawa
ON K2P 0B8, Canada

10. Tamis Cafe

374 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y4, Canada

Centretown Filipino go-to Tamis is offering delivery of dishes like spicy adobo chicken, lechon kawali (crispy pork belly), and other spicy, (mostly) meaty treats. Get it via Doordash or Uber Eats.

374 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Y4, Canada

11. Co Cham

780 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1, Canada

Whether it;’s a ridiculously cheap banh mi or something bigger like a bowl of beefy bún bò Huế, Chinatown’s Co Cham is still serving it from morning to mid-evening every day but Monday.

780 Somerset St W, Ottawa
ON K1R 6R1, Canada

12. Shawarma Palace (multiple locations)

464 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Z3, Canada

Ottawa is a shawarma town, and Shawarma Palace is among the best of the options still open. All four locations are operating on regular-ish hours, serving affordable Lebanese platters and sandwiches to go or for delivery via multiple apps. Healthcare workers with ID get a free sandwich throughout April, too.

464 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Z3, Canada

13. New Mee Fung

350 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7K1, Canada

New Mee Fung is much more than a pho place — its particularly long menu spans from rice paper rolls to vermicelli bowls and lemongrass beef or chicken. Call them for pick-up orders, otherwise delivery is available via Uber Eats and Doordash.

350 Booth St, Ottawa
ON K1R 7K1, Canada

14. Farinella

492 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4L8, Canada

This fresh new purveyor of Roman-style pizza (al taglio) is baking its plus-sized pies for home consumption, and also has a few other options from arancini to gelato. Pick-up orders must be made over the phone; delivery is available via Uber Eats, and hours are fairly limited — 5 to 8:30 p.m. only.

492 Rochester St, Ottawa
ON K1S 4L8, Canada

15. Sen Asian Cuisine

200 Marché Way Unit 103, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3, Canada

This Glebe restaurant does a mix of Thai and Vietnamese options from curries and pad thai to vermicelli bowls topped with spicy, tangy meats. Open 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, and delivery is an option.

200 Marché Way Unit 103, Ottawa
ON K1S 5J3, Canada

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16. Pure Kitchen (multiple locations)

357 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7, Canada

All four locations of this vegan and vegetarian favourite are open and serving take-out and delivery, with a mix of comfort fare (poutine and veggie burgers) and wholesome options like salads and a tofu noodle bowl. Order online for take-out and delivery — they’re also selling beer and wine for those looking to skip LCBO lines.

357 Richmond Rd, Ottawa
ON K2A 0E7, Canada

17. Table Sodam

1200 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3Y1, Canada

Delicious Korean food is the name of the game at this Old Ottawa South establishment — fried chicken with sweet and spicy glazes is , but other options like rice cakes, bulgogi, and seafood pancakes shine too. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day but Monday.

1200 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1S 3Y1, Canada

18. Aladdin Convenience & Bakery

1801 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 1C9, Canada

This convenience store also carries an array of tasty, cheap manoush options (Lebanese pizza) topped with tangy zaatar, meat, and cheese — throw in some baklava for a rounded meal. They deliver via Uber Eats, too.

1801 Carling Ave, Ottawa
ON K2A 1C9, Canada

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