New street food…
Ottawa – Beginning in May, Ottawa will welcome 18 new and exciting food choices to the city’s streets. Following on the City’s commitment to promote small business opportunities in the local community, these new trucks and carts will increase street food vendor options for residents and tourists alike.
“Ottawa will have a full range of street food options from appetizers to desserts,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Regardless of your culinary preference, there will be new options for you to discover from Ottawa’s enhanced street food scene!”
Last fall, City Council approved the New Street Food Vending Program that provided for the opening of up to 20 spaces for new and diversified menus. A total of 61 applications were received and reviewed by a selection panel. These new options are in addition to the existing 44 licensed truck and cart food vendors.
- Layne Belcher and Mathew Hinds: Urban Cowboy – Texan street food – East side of Bank, north of Glen
- Mathew Gregoire & York Entertainment: Ragin’ Cajun – West side of Bank, north of Clemow
- Jake Thomas: Dosa Inc. – South Indian crepes – South side of Somerset, west of Lyon
- Kin Tran: Asian-Fusion with a twist – North side of Gloucester, east of Lyon
- Wasi Choudhry: Olive Green – The South Asian food experience – location to be confirmed.
- Rodney Cummings: Royi Fruta Bar – Baked empanadas and fruit drinks – East side of Elgin, north of Laurier
- Tarek Hassan: Gongfu Bao –Steamed buns –East side of Elgin, south of Slater
- Hana Jung: Roan Kitchen – Authentic Korean cuisine – West side of Bank between Albert & Slater
- Ulises Ortega: Churritos – Churro (traditional Mexican treats) – West side of O’Connor, south of Sparks
My low sodium diet will prevent me from partaking of these pavement treats very often, but it is nice to see Ottawa’s street food scene change with the times and offer more than just fries, hot dogs and sausages.
I guess this guy didn’t apply.
h/t to seealsoregret for the Simpsons montage.
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