Tag Archives: local food

Life of Pie's signature fruit cake December 04

Ottawa’s Christmas markets: Will you or won’t you?

The thought of battling the overheated malls to buy more stuff for my friends and family has not been an appealing activity for me in the past few years – that’s why I love hitting up local markets, and supporting local artisans. At the perfect holiday market, I can buy gifts that will tantalize taste buds, […]

Easter2 March 22

Ottawa food producers deliver a taste of Easter

Nicola Maule is a local writer who is always looking for new events that bring excitement to Ottawa. A couple of years ago I decided I was going to start trying to live my life a little more green. This included riding my bike to work more than once a month (in the summer), improving […]

gezellig October 22

Ottawa’s newest restaurant Gezellig opens today

Sometimes we feel a little spoiled.  On Friday, a group of Local Tourists were absolutely delighted to be invited to the pre-opening party for Gezellig – entrepreneur Stephen Beckta’s brand new restaurant.  If you’re a fan of Play Food & Wine (as we are) or Beckta (also delicious) you’re probably already trying to get a reservation […]

Chef Carmichael prepares dishes behind Mellos cramped counter. (Photo credit: The Mellos Pop-up Facebook page) July 24

A moving feast: Mellos Pop-Up to serve its last dishes tonight

Amy (Twitter) is one of the co-creators of Local Tourist Ottawa, moving to the city nearly a decade ago to attend Carleton University. Originally hailing from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she loves everything about Ottawa, from the buzz of Parliament Hill to Dalhousie’s local shopping and the thriving food scene. Ottawa’s food scene […]

Napoli pizza February 05

Tasting gourmet pizza across the National Capital Region: Geneviève Brisson visits Dantessa

Geneviève Brisson (Twitter) is a master’s student in communication at the University of Ottawa, working on a thesis on gastronomic tourism. An Ottawa native, she has an appetite for discovering everything the National Capital Region has to offer, especially its burgeoning food scene. I had been meaning to pay Dantessa Italian Restaurant & Bar a visit […]

Introducing… Ottawa’s Locavore Artisan Food Fair!

Nicola Maule is an event planner who is always trying to bring a bit more excitement to Ottawa. In recent years I have been struggling with the overwhelming commercialization of Christmas. Everywhere I turn, I feel as though I am bombarded with ads for new technology gadgets and latest toys.  This year, my eight year […]

Mangia! Gen goes dishcrawling on Corso Italia

Geneviève Brisson (Twitter) is a master’s student in communication at the University of Ottawa, working on a thesis on gastronomic tourism. An Ottawa native, she has an appetite for discovering everything the National Capital Region has to offer, especially its burgeoning food scene.  Here at Local Tourist Ottawa, we love discovering our city’s food establishments. And […]

Cuban comfort food as the snow flies: Yuko finds big flavour at a small price with Havana Cafe

Yuko Inoue (blog) came to Ottawa from Japan one year ago to study at Carleton University. After a summer serving as photo editor of The Charlatan, Carleton’s student newspaper, she’s now starting her second year of journalism. In her spare time, Yuko likes art, live music and exploring the city’s food scene.  Snow finally fell […]

The Ottawa Foodie Challenge: a delicious day for an excellent cause

Carolynn Lacasse is a 24-year-old marketing manager at SWIX. She’s also the founder and director of the Ottawa Foodie Challenge, a coffee addict, fashion enthusiast, rookie foodie and token geek. We asked Carolynn to tell us a little more about a delicious upcoming event – the second annual Ottawa Foodie Challenge happening on Sunday, November […]

Harvest Noir, Take II: Fiona finds it a great chance for the city to shine, if a bit hectic

Fiona Tapp is a British Elementary School Teacher, who has called Ottawa home for the past 5 years. As a native Londoner, she tries to explore and enjoy Ottawa as a tourist, and so far is pretty impressed with this “tiny but brilliant” city! I often scour the “cool kids’” Facebook pages to scoop out […]

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