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Previously famous only among Italian immigrants of Ottawa, La Bottega Nicastro has quickly carved a niche for itself as one of the premium delis and dinners in the neighborhood. This charming gourmet shop wafting with aromas of fresh homemade delicacies lures customers as they shop for specialty goods imported from Italy. Choose from a range of staples of the cuisine such as salads, pastas, soups, pizzas and custom-made sandwiches. Take it up a notch by combining good food with excellent Illy premium espresso or fine Italian wines and beers for an authentic experience. Open all days of week, stop by for an unforgettable treat sure to keep you coming back for more.
Bread & Sons Bakery has an earthy look to it that is appealing as well as welcoming. This popular breakfast spot has an unusually long and narrow shape to it. It is also known for their delectable sandwiches, pizzas and other baked goodies. Everything is freshly prepared on-site and chances are that their food might run out if you drop in late. They also have a lot of options for vegans and vegetarians. Using only organic ingredients, their dishes are not only delicious but also cheap. Dig into their famous breakfast sandwich, croissants, vegan pastries, pizzas and sticky buns. Their espresso drinks are also noteworthy. Take a sip of their caffe latte, mochachino or cappuccino to awaken your morning drowsiness.
More than four decades since it opened in central Ottawa, Di Rienzo is still one of the city's top places to grab a hearty sandwich. The grocery store and deli offers a diverse selection of sandwiches in all manners of meats and cold cuts, made with the freshest ingredients and cheeses. Besides their usual selection, they also offer a choice of custom and daily special sandwiches. For a little variety, you can also try their delectable pasta specials, offering such delights as Jumbo Cheese Stuffed Ravioli, Lasagna as well as Risotto. They offer a very popular catering service as well.
Try out delicious bagels Montreal-style, made using traditional methods of baking in hand-picked, wood-burning ovens. Open 24/7, Kettleman's Bagel Co. is an old-fashioned bagel store where authenticity of recipe and freshness of ingredients is guaranteed. An array of delicious spreads, sandwiches, salads and other house favorites offer ideal accompaniments as does the specialty coffee served here. Add a touch of deliciousness to any event, by opting for the excellent catering services offered by this bagel institution of sorts.
A master bakery were scones are taken seriously, this popular quick bread takes a whole new meaning at The SconeWitch. Pick from an array of delicious sweet and savory freshly baked scones with flavor combination unlike ever seen before. Fresh fruit platters, salads and brownies also feature on the limited menu here. Combine these refreshing delights with a hot cup of tea and coffee and you've got yourself a winner. So if scones make your world go round, SconeWitch is the place for you.
This is unlike your ordinary butcher shop. Opened in 1980, The Butchery/Veras Burger Express is a great place for meat lovers. This huge meat market with various sections for their meat displays not only sells quality meat cuts but also serves food. The rustic chandeliers, black and white tiles and wooden accents of this establishment, give it a welcoming look. Enjoy quality burgers from their on-site Veras Burger Express or for a more meaty platter from the butcher, you can try their dinner specials from Wednesdays to Saturdays.