It's really no secret that Ottawa is home to some truly delectable food. From fine dining to roadside food trucks and every restaurant in between, there's no shortage of places to satisfy your hunger in the capital. But, if you're getting sick of the same-old, same-old, don't worry. There's so much crazy food in Ottawa that is totally worth trying at least once.

So, whether you're looking for an incredible new flavour profile or simply want to find the most elaborate, Instagram-worthy meals, the capital certainly has you covered.

From the ever-so-Canadian poutine cake to Asian-inspired hotdogs and even deep-fried bacon, you're sure to find something to satisfy both your hunger and your curiosity.

We've all taken a side in the great pineapple-on-pizza debate, but what about pineapple poutine? Yeah, we said it.

With bright colours and interesting combinations, you can make all of your wildest food fantasies come to life.

Lucky for you, we've dug up some of the wildest drinks and eats in the city so that you donโ€™t have to.

Now, all you need to do is grab your BFF and your best stretchy pants and get ready to eat yourselves into an epic food coma.

Macaron Milkshakes @ Quelque Chose Pรขtisserie

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Macarons

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: With an incredible variety of flavours and unique combinations, you're sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth here. So 'Gram-able, too.


Earl Grey Chocolate Fondue @ Cacao 70 Eatery

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you love tea and chocolate, then this delicious pink fondue is calling your name. You can dip fruit, waffles, and other treats in this Earl Grey tea-flavoured chocolate masterpiece. Yum.


Gravy Pizza @ House of Georgie's & Sorento's Pizzeria 

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Pizza

Address: 211 Gilmour St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gravy on pizza sounds pretty weird, but locals have been coming to Georgie's for years to get this unusual treat. So, if you haven't already, get on board that gravy train.


Green Tea & Redbean Shaved Ice @ Sugar Marmalade 

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 180 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sugar Marmalade is known for putting a unique spin on classic favourites. Beans might not be your first choice for ice cream toppings, but they are surprisingly sweet and delicious. 


Poutine Cake @ The Cake Shop

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Cakes

Address: 1200 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Don't worry, you won't find any gravy in this cake. But you will find a delicious chocolate or vanilla filling and some seriously impressive cake artwork. 


Burger of the Month @ Burgers & Fries Forever

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Burgers & fries

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can always find something outrageous and tasty at BFF with their burger of the month. Most recently, they featured this Rick & Morty burger that's topped with teriyaki fried chicken, siracha pickles, and ginger-lime slaw.


Pancake Batter Deep-Fried Bacon @ Flapjacks Canadian Diner

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Diner food

Address: 354 A Preston St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Pancakes and bacon go hand in hand, so naturally, covering your bacon in pancake batter and deep-frying it all is an instant win. Except maybe in the healthy stakes.


Pumpkin Spice Bagel @ Kettleman's Bagel Co. 

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Bagels

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Kettleman's is a local favourite with tons of classic bagels to enjoy. But these bright orange pumpkin spice bagels spoke directly to our hearts and our tastebuds. Unfortunately, they are only available seasonally. 


Giant Candy Cocktails @ Pudgyboy's Diner

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Diner food

Address: 311 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: With a menu full of mini treats, these giant cocktails surely stand out. These sweet drinks come filled with some of your favourite candies and booze. A winning combo in our eyes. 


Gourmet Hotdogs @ Tavern on the Hill

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Hotdogs & tacos

Address: 1223 Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Move over ketchup and mustard, it's time we top our dogs with some gourmet ingredients. We're talking kimchi, pulled pork, crispy onions, pickled jalapenos, and more.


Hawaiian Poutine @ La Poutinerie 

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Poutine

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While we were all distracted by the great pineapple on pizza debate, this tropical fruit somehow made its way into poutine. The Hawaiian poutine at La Poutinerie comes topped with pineapple, fried ham, cheese curds, and gravy. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it, we say.



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