New Additions to the Veg Business Directory


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).

Fiazza has been generating some buzz on the NCVA Facebook group. They will top your pizza with Daiya vegan cheese, and they offer vegan treats from Strawberry Blonde Bakery for dessert.

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.

Snack box
Snack box

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).

Vegan Cooking Class


Support Sit With Me Shelter Dog Rescue and learn how to cook a vegan meal. By the end of the class, you’ll enjoy a prepared meal and take home a recipe book of all the delicious foods you learned to make that day. The course will include an appetizer, soup, main course, dessert and a snack!

All cooking skills and tastes are welcome to participate! The instructors will go through each step of each recipe.

*Please note that this is not a hands-on cooking course. The instructors will be up front explaining the steps and cooking and participants will watch and ask questions. Volunteers can help out when required.

When: Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
Where: Beaver Barracks at 464 Metcalfe St.

**The tickets are sold out.**

If you’re on Facebook, click Join on the event page to get notified when the organizers make announcements or answer questions.