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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.

Shawarma Chelsea

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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.

Chelsea Pub/Biscotti & Cie.

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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.

L'Orée du Bois

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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.

La Pataterie Hulloise

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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.

Kothu Rotti

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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.

The King Eddy

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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.

Sansotei Ramen (multiple location)

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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.

Bread & Sons

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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.

North & Navy

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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.

Tamis Cafe

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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.

Co Cham

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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.

Shawarma Palace (multiple locations)

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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.

New Mee Fung

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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.

Farinella

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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.

Sen Asian Cuisine

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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.

Pure Kitchen (multiple locations)

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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.

Table Sodam

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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.

Aladdin Convenience & Bakery

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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.

Shawarma Chelsea

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.

Chelsea Pub/Biscotti & Cie.

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.

L'Orée du Bois

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.

La Pataterie Hulloise

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.

Kothu Rotti

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.

The King Eddy

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.

Sansotei Ramen (multiple location)

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.

Bread & Sons

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.

North & Navy

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.

Tamis Cafe

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.

Co Cham

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.

Shawarma Palace (multiple locations)

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.

New Mee Fung

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.

Farinella

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.

Sen Asian Cuisine

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.

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Pure Kitchen (multiple locations)

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.

Table Sodam

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.

Aladdin Convenience & Bakery

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.

Related Maps