Sometimes you just can't ignore a craving for fries, gravy and cheese curds even if it's snowing and below zero. There's definitely no better way to warm up than with a fresh, hot fry dish. Thanks to some brave Ottawa chip trucks you can still get all the poutine you want during the winter.

Finding a chip truck that serves up the Candian delicacy is pretty easy in the summer because of the warm weather but in the winter food trucks are harder to come by.

With frostbite worthy temperatures, people are less likely to line up for the salty snack in the middle of winter and fewer places are open.

In an Ottawa Reddit thread, one user asked, "Any chip wagon poutine places open for business during the winter?"

"A late-night question, fueled by months of withdrawal," the Reddit user went on to explain. "I really need a good poutine, but don't have it in me to have the kind that the pizza places and other fast food places serve."

If you're like that Ottawan and desperate for a french fry fix, here are 6 Ottawa chip trucks that are open in the winter to satisfy all of your poutine needs. 

Crispy Chips

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1820 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This chip wagon has been around the block a couple of times. It opened in 1989 and now you can get regular order or specialty ones like a tater tot version, one with bacon and even something called heart attack poutine.

Crispy Chips is open every day of the week even in the winter.

M & G's Chip Wagon

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1089 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This place is open seven days a week all year long. Rain or shine โ€” or snow โ€” you can get your poutine fix at this cute little yellow truck.

S & G Fries & Burgers

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1845 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: At S & G Fries & Burgers you can get a regular sized poutine to help with winter hibernation or just a mini one if your craving hasn't grown into a monster yet.


Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 2442 St Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, ON

Why You Need To Go: Fritomania opens at 11:00 a.m. every day because it's never too early for poutine. You can top your order with bacon, mushrooms and sausages.

Lou Fast Food

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 275 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Lou Fast Food has been around since 1987 and is open Monday to Friday. This place serves up poutine so many different ways like spicy Italian or a double bacon cheeseburger one!

The Magic Fryer

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 330 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Magic Fryer is a pretty magical place and is people's go-to chip truck in the area for delicious poutine, according to the original Reddit thread that started this hunt. 

Comments are now closed.
Account Settings
Share Feedback
Log Out

Register this device to receive push notifications