If you have ever spent time on the NCVA Facebook group, you’ll know that NCVA members are incredibly knowledgeable about veg-friendly businesses around Ottawa. And they’re always willing to point people to the best restaurants, bakeries, and specialty stores in their neighbourhoods. Our veg business directory is an attempt to capture that knowledge and make it easily available to Ottawans and visitors alike.
Newly added to the directory this month:
Grow Your Roots is a 100% vegan vendor at the Carp Farmers’ Market. Get there early because their homemade burgers, sausages, and baked treats have been known to sell out fast. GYR’s deep-fried avocados are already famous.
Kothurotti is located just east of the Rideau Centre. Their menu has a whole vegan page with 20 items including appetizers, soups and mains. I admit I have a weakness for the Sri Lankan dish they are named after! Take-out or delivery (minimal seating).
Rideau Bakery is a kosher bakery, so it’s easy to find dairy-free breads there. Inquire about the egg-free selections. If you’ve ever had spinach dip in a bread bowl at an NCVA event, the pumpernickel bread probably came from Rideau Bakery.
Vegan Cuts is an online marketplace with food, beauty, and lifestyle products, plus subscription boxes of snack and beauty products. Did you know it’s headquartered in Ottawa? Check out this fun article on vegan power couples to meet the founders (you have to scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page).