By Adam Slight
Ottawa is enjoying a food explosion, with awesome restaurants opening up all over the city, and gourmet food trucks wrapping up their first summer season on Ottawa streets. There on the ground to document Ottawa’s diverse food offerings are a number of excellent food bloggers, diligently savouring the city’s finest food, and not skimping on seconds, so that we can all share their food wisdom.
Here are a number of great Ottawa food blogs, however, we’d like to keep this list up-to-date, so please share any Ottawa food blogs that we can add to the list!
Whenever we decide to highlight a certain genre of restaurant in Ottawa, FoodiePrints is always there to suggest three more excellent Ottawa restaurants that we managed to miss. Their passion for food is apparent. The team of three pursues all things food purely as a hobby, and their deep findings can be discovered by extensively perusing their blog’s archives.
Not eager to label herself as a food blogger specifically, Where the Locals Eat explores Ottawa’s culinary side by neighbourhood, using the adventure as a means of self-growth. Her posts are often first-hand accounts of local restaurants, allowing readers to experience the food alongside the writer.
The premise set out by Sheltered Girl Meets World is that the writer led a sheltered upbringing, never travelling far from Ottawa and never diverging from the same reliable food. In adulthood, however, she has learned to explore her boundaries through adventurous food, drink, and travel. She loves craft beer, and has had her writing featured in several local publications.
Relative new-comers to the Ottawa food blogging scene, Turnip and Bean ensure that there is a continuous stream of drool dripping from my mouth when I refresh my Facebook feed. Their home-made creations are imaginative and delightful, and they make sure they’re always pursuing different foodie adventures
throughout the year (and document them in their blog). Be sure to check back on Turnip and Bean regularly!
If you find foodie culture to be a bit pretentious for your tastes, The Waffle’s “pragmatic, politically incorrect view from the left” might be the Ottawa food perspective for you. The Waffle investigates Ottawa’s food for the people, including local poutine, cheese dogs, different flavours of Lays, and even the famed McLobster.
Local traveller Katie Shapiro brings a bit of international flavor to Ottawa food blogging with a series of recipes inspired by her world travels, particularly in Spain. Drop by Kate’s Plate if you appreciate a personal take on international food, and generally enjoy the frustration of wanting to reach into your computer screen and eat Instagram photos.
Brought to you by OAK Computing, Byward Eats had a limited run that began and ended in 2011. That said, while they were pursuing this project they were able to document some of the Byward Market’s signature flavours, in a nice concise format.
The Gouda Life is a beautifully presented Ottawa food blog, with gorgeously photographed whole-foods dishes put together by the passionate blogger/cook. Dishes originate from the writer’s imagination as well as from magazines and other blogs across the web. Looking at some of this food will bring a tear to your eye and a rumble to your tummy!
While the couple behind Nineteen Twenty Four London have just announced that they will be moving from Ottawa to Vancouver, check out their food blog for an extensive list of recipes for desserts, drinks, lunches, and more, as well as reviews for various down town locations.
Don’t forget about Nineteen Twenty Four London! http://1924london.wordpress.com/
Added you to the list!
Thanks Adam! That’s awesome!
Thanks so much for the mention and kind words! I’m a fan of most of this list already, but was happy to discover even more local food enthusiasts. Happy to be included