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  • Writer's pictureJosh Reyes

8 places you have to eat in Hintonburg

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

Thinking about moving to Hintonburg? I don't blame you. Hintonburg has some of the best local finds here in Ottawa. Once you drop by once, I guarantee you'll be back for more.

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Not sure where to start? Check out these 8 places you have to eat in Hintonburg.

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SuzyQ Doughnuts

If you love donuts (and who doesn’t?!), you need to try Suzy Q. People come from all over the city to give them a try, and you can even find them in other cafes because they are just so damn good.

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Bar Laurel

A small space with small plates brings a big atmosphere. Bar Laurel is the sister restaurant to Bank Street’s Fauna which was recently listed on Canada’s top 100 restaurants. This Spanish influenced restaurant is perfect for an intimate catch up, a second date, or a night out with your long-time partner in crime.

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Tennessy Willems

Down for pizza? Hit up Tennessy Willems for sure. Tennessy Willems focuses on creating authentic wood oven pizza with local ingredients. Their goal is to support as many local producers as possible, and the payoff for you is some real delicious pizza.

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The Third

This hidden little gem is hard to spot if you’ve never been, but once you know, you really know. According to their motto, The Third is the neutral public places where people can gather and interact. Unlike the first place (home) and the second place (work), the third place allows people to put aside their concerns and simply enjoy the pleasure of good company.

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Carben Food + Drink

Whoever said Ottawa was boring is seriously disturbed. Carben Food + Drink is a husband-and-wife run facility with a modern and ever evolving menu.If you’re looking for some exciting new food and cocktail combinations to try, Carben is your spot.

Photo by Martin Perras, @oaktree_martin

SimplyRaw Express

Catering to dietary needs is not something new for SimplyRaw Express. They’ve been serving Ottawa as a vegan and gluten-free eatery and boutique for years now. To put it simply, they were eating kale and drinking kombucha well before it was cool.

Stop by and learn from the pros!

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Ministry of Coffee

Working from a coffee shop or looking to meet up with a pal? Ministry of Coffee is a dream. They’ve got lots of different table options from group seating, single booth tables, and two levels of bar style stools. They’ve always got the best playlists, friendliest staff, and yummiest treats. You can work in the coffee shop vibe all day long and even stay for drinks once 5 p.m. hits!

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Art-is-in Bakery

Art-is-in is unlikely any other bakery you’ll find in Ottawa. Inspired by classic boulangeries of Paris and wild cafes of Brooklyn, this husband and wife knew the exact atmosphere they were building with Art-is-in. Whether you want to grab a loaf of fresh bread, sip on a coffee or join them for their famous pizza nights, you’re guaranteed to be glad you went.

Let me know if you give any of these spots a try and let me know what you enjoyed most! Tag me in your Instagram stories if you stop into any - hope you love them as much as we do!

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

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