Friday, November 17, 2017

Vegan Eats in Ottawa

Back in the summer, we went with our mom to Ottawa for a little family reunion type thingy to celebrate the 70th birthday of our Nannie's (read: grandmother's) sister. It was pretty emotional for us because our Nannie passed away last year and she has 7 sisters who all share a slight resemblance to her, but we got through it and had a nice time with everyone. While we were there, we had the opportunity to check out the vegan scene in Ottawa, and let me tell you, we were impressed.

The first place we checked out was Pure Kitchen. This isn't exclusively vegan, they have vegetarian options as well but they do right by the vegans! We all enjoyed our food and it wasn't just because we were starved after our five hour drive. 

Caitlin had the buffalo cauliflower wrap and the cauliflower was so flavourful and crispy. They put all of the other buffalo cauliflower wraps we've had to shame.

This is the Royale with Cheese and OMG it was amazing. I don't think I've had a better burger! A walnut-mushroom patty with russian dressing and cashew cheese. Decadent? Yes. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY. I also had a kale cesar salad on the side so I clearly was in it to win it.

Next stop was some vegan ice cream! This ice cream is from Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen and it's made from beans. Pretty wild, huh? I really enjoyed the chocolate but not the avocado one. Too savoury for me.

We stopped into a local grocery chain - Farmboy - because we love grocery stores. They had this line of vegan cakes, so we couldn't pass up the chance to taste some baked goods. There were other flavours but we thought this was the most different. It was kind of disappointing. Pretty dry and also really sweet.

Oh, Little Jo Berry's I wish you were closer!!! I follow on Instagram and it's absolute torture. They have such unique treats that are absolutely delicious. 

Treats, treats, so many treats! And they also have savoury options, too, like sandwiches and handpies.

This was the best scone we've ever had! Chocolate and coconut never tasted so good. It was crumbly yet buttery, exactly what I look for in a scone. I dropped this on the ground but that couldn't stop me from gobbling it up!

That little cookie sandwich was minty and buttery and chocolatey. The coffee cake on top was pretty good but I've had better. I think it was gluten-free, so that explains a lot.

Seriously, give Little Jo Berry's a follow on Instagram and if you're close by - GO THERE NOW. lol. 

Okay, this one is outside of Ottawa but still close enough that you should try to visit if you're in Ottawa. I also wish this place, Grow Your Roots, was closer. All of these sandwiches were scrumptious! 

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