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  • Writer's pictureJosh Reyes

11 restaurants you have to visit in the Glebe

Looking for your next meal in the Glebe?

We've got 11 fresh finds for you that are some of the best restaurants in the Glebe!

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Created by Ottawa locals, JAM Cereal (‘Just Add Milk’) is the host of Ottawa’s famous cereal milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and even cereal to-go treats. They’ve got some of the rarest cereals you can’t find in Canada, and the purple and black vibe of the shop is perfect for any Instagrammer.

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The Rowan

Created by the Fraser brothers of Fraser cafe, The Rowan features a menu that changes with the seasons. With a front window that opens all the way up garage-style, you can enjoy the Glebe nightlife while catching up with friends at this trendy gastropub.

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Banditos is a self-described Southern California Inspired Street Food restaurant, with a sleek decor, great atmosphere, custom cocktail program and a night market patio - and we couldn’t agree more!

This is definitely a great atmosphere for those summer nights you want to spend outdoors while having some drinks (and tacos!) with friends.

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Kettleman’s Bagel Co.

Nothing says the Glebe quite like a midnight bagel at the iconic Kettleman’s Bagel Co.. Open literally 365 days, 24 hours a day, you’re not really from Ottawa unless you’ve chowed down on a Kettleman’s sandwich.

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Feleena’s Cantina

Craving Mexican food? You’re in luck!

Feleena’s owner has been in the Mexican food business in Ottawa for over 38 years and brings his childhood memories from East Los Angeles into his craft. Their focus is on creating an authentic Mexican experience: from the drool-worthy food to the icy margaritas and charming bright colours.

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Mad Radish

“Healthy food for busy people.” Mad Radish hits the nail on the head with this one. With a variety of dishes for all diet needs, Mad Radish gives you hope that food can be fast, healthy and filling.

Fun fact: Mad Radish’s founder is the same mastermind behind the famous David’s Tea, David Segal!

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Little Victories

Little Victories Coffee is a small, independent specialty coffee roaster owned by one roaster and one barista. Little Victories is “dedicated to elevating the coffee culture in Ottawa” and a perfect spot to catch up with an old friend. And the best part? You can treat yourself to a fresh Suzy Q doughnut!

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Local Lansdowne

The whole Lansdowne area calls for a good time, but Local Lansdowne takes the cake with its large patio, activity space, and good time vibes. According to local, they’re “kind of like your living room, with better food and people to serve you beer.”

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CRAFT Beer Market

Originally born in Calgary, Alberta, CRAFT Beer Market is a premium casual restaurant with a passion for fresh local food and great craft beer. If you like to have beer options (or have a big group of friends), this place is for you!

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Erling’s Variety

Though I haven’t had the chance to try it myself, I’ve heard great things about Erling’s Variety. This Glebe restaurant is focused on small plate, Tapas-style service and creating simple yet totally delicious family meals.

Disclaimer: These recommendations are purely personal opinion. Any businesses mentioned have not endorsed this post.

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