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Great vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 10 July 2012 16:50
Vegetables like kale, Brussels sprouts and carrots are the mainstay of some travellers' diets, yet when traveling to unknown cities, finding a veggie- or vegan-friendly restaurant may pose a few challenges. If vegetarians are traveling with meat-eating friends, things can get especially tricky.
Given the city's reputation for fine food, vegetarians who travel to Ottawa shouldn't simply pass up the opportunity to stuff their faces. Rather than opting for the house salad once again, here's a guide to some of the best vegetarian eateries in Ottawa:
The Table Restaurant
Health buffs can eat to their heart's content at this organic and locally sourced restaurant in the heart of the city. Recently recognized by Best Health Magazine for being one of Canada's healthiest restaurants, The Table is a mecca for vegetarians and vegans. With massive dishes like tempeh stew, tofu kebabs and Mexican polenta, diners can fill their plates with mouthwatering delights that will surely keep them full all day long.
Cafe My House
With monthly events like the recent Vegan High Tea Party, Cafe My House is not only a vegetarian restaurant, it is also a gathering place for health-conscious locals and visitors. Travellers looking for a perfect brunch stop don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy thick Belgian waffles, which are served with Earl Grey salted caramel and fresh fruits.
This high-end restaurant offers a more upscale menu that's perfect for romantic dinners or intimate get togethers. Using only all-natural and non-GMO ingredients, each dish is filled with nutrients and provides just the right amount of satisfaction. Zen Kitchen already has a handful of accolades, including a silver medal from the Gold Medal Plates competition held last November. Visitors can also check out local artwork, which changes every month, in the dining room.
The Green Door Restaurant
As the oldest and most popular vegetarian restaurant in the city, The Green Door is a haven for locals who simply can't get enough vegetables. The menu takes inspiration from Ottawa's diverse ethnic cultures, with dishes like tofu and broccoli stir-fry, spinach mushroom and tofu lasagna and seaweed salad. If diners are looking for even more nutrients in their meals, The Green Door also offers a number of probiotic sides like homemade sauerkraut and kimchi.