Ah, the morning-after hangover. We've all been to that unpleasant place at some point, and some of us way too often. While the pounding headache and uneasy stomach may not be the most glamorous way to wake up, the misery does provide the perfect excuse to slam down some epic food. From classic big breakfasts to bacon oatmeal, Gatorade smoothies, breakfast burgers, and more, there's no shortage of delicious hangover food in Ottawa.

Hangover Breakfast @ Elgin Street Diner

Price: $14.99

When: Available 24 hours a day

Address: 374 Elgin St.

Why You Need To Go: Elgin Street Diner was made famous by their epic all-day breakfast but the hangover version is even better. Here, you can satisfy your hangover-induced cravings for breakfast and poutine all at once! The dish includes your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage alongside two eggs served your way, poutine, house-made baked beans, choice of toast, and choice of beverage. Go steady now!

Hangover Burger @ Prime Burger Bar

Price: $16

When: Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Address: 780 Baseline Rd.

Why You Need To Go: Sometimes, a big juicy burger really hits the spot after a night of drinking. Topped with a fried egg, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, and dijon mayo, this burger is the perfect combo of breakfast and dinner and is all the restorative power you need.

Hangover Bowl @ Oat Couture

Price: $14 meal-size bowl

When: Daily 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Address: 1154 Bank St. 

Why You Need To Go: If the thought of an epic greasy breakfast makes your hungover stomach churn, then the hangover bowl at Oat Couture is here to save the day! A relatively healthy option, these savoury oats are topped with aged cheddar, julienne apple, and crispy bacon. To sweeten the deal you can stir in lemon juice, caramelized onion, thyme, and maple syrup! 

Hangover Helper @ The Burbs Pub

Price: $19.75

When: Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 501 Hazeldean Rd.

Why You Need To Go: If you've got a serious appetite the morning after a party, then The Burbs has you covered with this epic hangover feast! Honestly, get your takeout container ready because this meal comes with three eggs any style, home-fry poutine, toast, fresh fruit, bacon, ham, sausage, and two pancakes. You can even add blueberries or chocolate chips for $2 extra, if you think it needs ... more?

Colossal Caesar @ Churchills Pub

Price: $13

When: Daily 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Address: 356 Richmond Rd.

Why You Need To Go: Sometimes, the best hangover cure is just a little  (or large)hair of the dog. So, these gigantic caesars come topped with a celery stalk, pickle, spicy bean, horseradish, stuffed olive, lime wedge, and a homemade beef jerky strip.

Hangover Waffles @ Pressed

Price: $16

When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. except for Tuesdays (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sundays (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Address: 750 Gladstone Ave.

Why You Need To Go: Freshly pressed fluffy waffles are a treat all on their own, but when you top them with smoked brisket or chicken, fresh cheese curds, gravy, and a side of homefries or fruit, they become an incredible hangover cure! Honestly, almost any waffle on the Pressed menu would probably do the trick as well. 


Hangover Smoothie @ Juice Monkey

Price: Starting at $4.99

When: Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Friday until 6:30 p.m.

Address: 209 Slater St.

Why You Need To Go: It's no secret that our bodies need electrolytes after one too many tequila shots, and what better way to replenish those than a delicious Gatorade smoothie?! Blended with mixed berries and bananas, this sweet hangover cure will make you feel as good as it tastes. 


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