• By: OLM Staff

BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Vegan and vegetarian restaurants

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!

Green Door

198 Main Street, Ottawa

This health focused restaurant is famous for their vegetarian meals and gluten free options! Served cafeteria style, The Green Door offers food made from scratch sourced from local ingredients and products.
Photo: Green Door via Facebook

Pure Kitchen

Multiple Ottawa locations

First established in 2015, Pure Kitchen values quality ingredients brought to you from local farms. This local eatery encourages their customers to support small businesses and to nourish their bodies with good food.
Photo: Pure Kitchen via Facebook

Mad Radish

859 Bank Street, Ottawa

Known for their gourmet fast food, Mad Radish is a takeout restaurant specialising in health-conscious vegetarian and vegan meals. Be sure to try one of their famous protein bowls and don’t forget to take a bite of their delicious cookies!
Photo: Mad Radish via Facebook

The Table

1230 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

Over 20 years old, The Table is one of Westboro’s favourite vegan friendly restaurants. With affordable prices, this restaurant is guaranteed to have something for everyone, without having to worry about dietary restrictions!
Photo: The Table via Facebook

PiRho Grill

346 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Inspired by Greek cuisine and culture, PiRho Grill offers a wide selection of fresh foods that are healthy and eco friendly. Made with ingredients you can pronounce, this restaurant provides vegan and vegetarian options. This restaurant doesn’t sacrifice the taste, while offering nutritious meals.
Photo: PiRho Grill via Facebook

Paradise Poke

134 Bank Street, Ottawa

Craving Hawaii’s most famous dish? Paradise Poke is the place for you. Located on Bank Street, this Ottawa restaurant offers Hawaiian inspired meals with tons of protein, flavour and fresh ingredients. The restaurant also has a catering service!
Photo: Paradise Poke via Facebook

Copper Branch

3161 Strandherd Drive, Nepean

With the mission of empowering their customers by making the best choices for their body and health, Copper Branch serves whole foods that are not only good to eat but are good for the environment! Their 100% plant based menu is sure to fill you up and put a smile on your face!
Photo: Copper Branch via Facebook

Kallisto Greek Restaurant

2950 Bank Street, Gloucester

Offering traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, Kallisto Greek Restaurant gives dining in a whole new experience! Catering and takeout is also available. Check out this local eatery for their classic Greek meals, healthy salads, and wraps.
Photo: Kallisto Greek Restaurant via Facebook

Mehfil Indian Cuisine

792 Somerset Street W, #790, Ottawa

Mehfil Indian Cuisine offers spectacular vegetarian options. Their recipes revolve around beautiful, balanced blends of flavours created by spices hand-picked, dried, and ground by the chef. Each dish demonstrates this careful, delicious balance. The Chana Masala is an OLM favourite!
Photo: Grace Giesbrecht


212 Rue Somerset Street E, Ottawa

One of Ottawa’s oldest vegetarian restaurants, Govinda’s now offers takeout meals for people on the go. With quality ingredients and vibrant recipes, this non-profit restaurant promises their customers delicious meals.
Photo: Govinda’s via Facebook