Best of Ottawa 2021: Food trucks
After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
The Caribbean Cruiser
136 O'Connor St, Ottawa, ON
Stuck at home and dreaming of vacationing in the Caribbean? Try the next best thing, The Caribbean Cruiser! Known for their Caribbean-inspired dishes, this food truck serves fried plantains, fish cakes, goat curry and more. Offering vegetarian options, there is something for everyone!
Photo: The Caribbean Cruiser via Facebook
298 Preston St. Ottawa
Sink your teeth into a Torta Boyz massive, flavourful sandwich with a side of fries — if you have room! The newly established Torta Boyz food truck in Little Italy offers delicious meals for affordable prices. But get there early, it is so popular that they often close up shop early because they run out of supplies!
Photo: Torta Boyz – Gladys C. via Yelp
Falafel on Wheels
1649 Montreal Rd, Gloucester
Serving fresh homemade falafel, Falafel on Wheels, offers something for everyone! With great prices and even greater taste, this food truck is perfect for catering to private events. If you’re looking for healthy fast-food, this vegan friendly truck will satisfy your cravings!
Photo: Falafel on Wheels via Facebook
Ad Mare Seafood Truck
2265 Robertson Road, Ottawa
Using only fresh seafood, Ad Mare Seafood is located in the parking lot of Kichesippi brewery (Ottawa's original craft brewery) in Bells Corners. Ad Mare Seafood cooks up your favourites with a twist — including lobster mac and cheese. If you love their menu items, you are in luck because they also cater!
Photo: Justin Hempell via Google review
2003 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans
Coming from a family that operates taquerias, restaurants, and patisseries throughout Mexico, Linda Maria has brought authentic Mexican food to the Ottawa area. A vast array of flavours, Linda Maria offers hand made tacos and tortillas using the best ingredients!
Photo: Linda Maria food truck via Facebook
Angry Dragonz Food Truck
1426 Scott St, Ottawa
Fusion food truck with a twist, Angry Dragonz serves high quality meals and caters to office parties, events, festivals and weddings. Known for their delicious dragon bowl, Angry Dragonz is a great place to stop by for a mouth watering meal!
Photo: Angry Dragonz – Mimi J. via Yelp
6001 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville
The original Bonita’s Cantina shares their passion for Mexican cuisine with Stittsville residents. With a diverse menu, Bonita’s is the perfect place for a tasty authentic Mexican meal. As the province reopens, look for their catering truck at events all over Eastern Ontario!
Photo: Bonita's Cantina via facebook
Jerk on Wheels
1533 Merivale Rd, Nepean
If you love spicy food, Jerk on Wheels is the place for you. This truck offers wings, tacos, poutine and grilled chicken sandwiches, topped with spices and Jerk sauce. If you can't get enough of their sauce, buy a bottle of Jerk on Wheels mayo to take home!
Photo:Jerk on Wheels via Facebook
1082 Somerset Street West, behind District Realty on the parking deck. (Corner of Bayswater and Somerset)
Serving a variety of tacos, Yakko Takko is a great place to stop by for lunch or dinner. This Mexican truck serves mouth watering meals, including burritos and quesadillas!
Photo: Yakko Takko via Facebook
Keep an eye out for them in your neighbourhood!
In the mood for roasted marshmallows without the campfire? La Guimauverie offers summer camp classics. Roasted marshmallows with a variety of toppings, from graham crackers and chocolate to bananas and hazelnut, are available on their gooey-licious menu.