Note:

The information and photos on this page are meant to give examples of the kosher food products available in Ottawa at the time of website publication (May 2021).  Please note that store stock and availability are subject to change at any time.  If you are seeking out a specific product, we recommend that you confirm the availability of the item with the food provider directly.

Please note that at the time of writing, COVID-19 restrictions are in place, limiting dining in options at many of the following establishments.

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Kosher Food & Drink

Kosher caterers, grocery stores (including a 24-hour Kosher Loblaws!), a bagel shop and a gluten free bakery. And coming very soon... our own local kosher brewery!
See what Ottawa has to offer in terms of Kosher delights.

Kosher in the Capital!

There are many options for terrific take out, beautiful baked goods, and inspirational ingredients of all kinds.

On this page you will find an overview of the different kosher-friendly food and drink, out-of-town options, a quick guide for essentials, and a list and resource link for Canadian Hechers.

Ottawa’s local kosher establishments are under the supervision of the Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut (OVH). Information about the OVH can be found on their website by clicking the link below.

ovhkosher.ca

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GroceryCatering & TakeoutBakeries & Ice-CreamBeer, Wine, & Liquor

Grocery

Loblaws College Square

The largest kosher market in Ottawa with a full selection of cholov yisroel dairy, meat, freshly baked bread, frozen foods and canned goods. There are also takeout options like fresh rotisserie chicken and a few other cooked items (OVH certified), along with deli meat and a selection of packaged soups and salads. There is also a small selection of ritual items such as yahrtzeit and havdallah candles. Outside of the kosher market, the rest of the store (this, and other locations) contain many kosher products as well.

Nepean
1980 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 0C6
+1-613-723-3200
loblaws.ca

Metro on Greenbank

Includes an aisle of kosher products, as well as a limited refrigerated case with cheese, packaged deli, and a few other items, including baked goods from Montreal Kosher. The rest of the store (this, and other locations) contain many kosher products as well.

Nepean
250 Greenbank Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8X4
+1-613-828-9321
greenbankhuntclub.com

Farm Boy

Primarily a produce store, with locations all over the city, Farm Boy carries a number of kosher products under their house label such as dips and dressings. Farm Boy also carries a number of local kosher brands like Strawberry Blonde and HFT, as well as producing the legendary Rideau Bakery bread including rye, challah, cinnamon raisin, and more.

Various Locations
15 locations in Ottawa
Check Website for Store-Specific Contact Info
farmboy.ca/stores

Cedars & Co

(Alta Vista Location)

A small local chain. Specializing in ethnic spices and produce, Cedars also has a small kosher section that sells a number of specialty kosher items, including grape juice, Shabbas candles, couscous, cookies, crackers and also everyone’s favourite – Wacky Mac!  This store also carries Montreal Kosher challahs and breads, Amsallem deli and Bothwell cheese.

Alta Vista
1793 Kilborn Ave, Ottawa, ON K1H 6N2
+1-613-422-6526
facebook.com/CedarsCo/

Produce Depot

Almost entirely a produce store, Produce Depot also carries a limited selection of baked goods from Montreal Kosher. Also carries Bothwell cheese, certified under the OU (not Chalav Yisrael).

Westboro
1855 Carling Ave, Ottawa K2A 1E4
+1-613-722-6106
producedepot.ca

Orleans Metro

Includes an aisle of kosher products, including baked goods from Montreal Kosher. The rest of the store (this, and other locations) contain many kosher products as well. This Metro location is an e-commerce location for all of Ottawa.

Convent Glen
6509 Jeanne D'Arc Boulevard, Orléans, ON K1C 2J1
+1-613-837-1170
metro.ca/en/find-a-grocery/280

Catering & Takeout

A Dashing Pinch Village Cafe

Located in the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, A Dashing Pinch is a social enterprise focusing on diverse employment and inclusion. Catering and curbside pickup. Sushi, pizza, Shabbat meals and rotating daily specials. (OVH) You can find them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/adashingpinch

Westboro
21 Nadolny Sachs, Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9
+1-343-988-1587
adashingpinch.ca

Loblaws College Square

The largest kosher market in Ottawa with a full selection of cholov yisroel dairy, meat, freshly baked bread, frozen foods and canned goods. There are also takeout options like fresh rotisserie chicken and a few other cooked items (OVH certified), along with deli meat and a selection of packaged soups and salads. There is also a small selection of ritual items such as yahrtzeit and havdallah candles. Outside of the kosher market, the rest of the store (this, and other locations) contain many kosher products as well.

Nepean
1980 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 0C6
+1-613-723-3200
loblaws.ca

Ottawa Torah Centre

‘Kiddush at Home’: a rotating menu available by pre-order and on Fridays only. Check the website for details. Follow them on Facebook to see the menu! facebook.com/OttawaTorahCentre/

Barrhaven (delivery to Alta Vista and Westboro)
111 Lamplighters Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 0C2
Email: kitchenotc@gmail.com
OTC Menu on FB

Bakeries and Ice-Cream

Strawberry Blonde Bakery

A vegan, gluten free, nut free, bakery with two locations (Kanata and Westboro). Offering all types of sweet treats like muffins, squares, cakes and pies, as well as savoury baked goods like scones, pot pies, and pizza buns. (OVH).

Farm Boy

Primarily a produce store, with locations all over the city, Farm Boy carries a number of kosher products under their house label such as dips and dressings. Farm Boy also carries a number of local kosher brands like Strawberry Blonde and HFT, as well as producing the legendary Rideau Bakery bread including rye, challah, cinnamon raisin, and more.

Various Locations
15 locations in Ottawa
Check Website for Store-Specific Contact Info
farmboy.ca/stores

Healthy Food Technologies

A newly certified donut shop featuring lower fat (but still delicious!) donuts. The shop is located in Almonte, roughly 20-30 minutes from Ottawa, but the donuts are also available at Farm Boy. (OVH-Dairy, not Chalav Yisroel).

Rural Ottawa
25 Industrial Dr, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
+1-613-256-9900
facebook.com/HFTinc/

Ottawa Bagel Shop

Montreal style wood-fired bagels located on Wellington street. The bagel shop has an attached restaurant (which is NOT kosher) and carries grocery and deli items as well (some are kosher, many are not). Note that the OVH certification covers only the bagels in this establishment.

Westboro?
1321 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B2
+1-613-722-8753
ottawabagelshop.com

Baskin Robbins

Most (but not all) of the ice cream at this popular chain is kosher under the COR and this is indicated on the small flavour labels on the freezer. Any toppings or cones need to be checked independently.

Various
Various Locations
Check Website for Store-Specific Contact Info
baskinrobbins.ca/stores

Menchies

Similar to Baskin Robbins, many of the frozen yogurts are certified kosher. The flavours tend to rotate, so each would need to be verified, as would any sauces and toppings.

Barrhaven/Downtown
6-3091 Strandherd Drive (Barrhaven)
+1-613-825-1981
menchies.com

Beer, Wine, & Liquor

Shillow Beer Co.

Supervised by both COR and OVH, Shillow Beer Co. was founded in 2014 by Jamie and Ben Shillow. They moved to Ottawa with their daughter in 2017 to plant roots and build the first and only certified kosher craft brewery in Canada. Opening in spring 2021, the focus for the brewery will be retail sales of a wide selection of beer styles, with a taproom planned for the future. Shillow Beer Co is located at 1458 Cyrville Rd.

Gloucester
1458 Cyrville Rd Gloucester, ON K1B 3L9
647-836-6629
shillowbeer.com

LCBO

There are LCBO's all over the city, but the locations with the widest kosher selection are:

  • Rideau and King Edward (downtown)- check the ‘Vintages’ section on the lower level for some higher end choices
  • College Square (west end)
  • Bank and Walkley (close to Alta Vista).

Various
lcbo.ca
Check Website for Store-Specific Contact Info
lcbo.ca

The Beer Store

You can also purchase Kosher Beer at the Beer Store.

Various
Various Locations
Check Website for Store-Specific Contact Info
thebeerstore.ca

Missing Something?

If there are some favourite items that you can’t find locally, there are Montreal-based companies who deliver weekly to Ottawa, including Fooderie (a full service kosher market) and J&R Kosher (a butcher).

Ottawa is closely located to the United States border, with a very small town called Ogdensburg, NY just on the other side of that border. There is a Walmart and Price Chopper (grocery store) and some Ottawans make the 45-60 minute trip for food purchases when travel is an option, as there is a wide selection of kosher national and store brand items available.

Ottawa Kosher Foodies

Ottawa is full of kosher-keeping foodies who love to share what they know. Consider joining Ottawa Kosher Foodies on Facebook and join the conversation!

Canadian Hechshers

Please see the image for an overview of Canadian Hechshers. Click the link below for the website containing the Directory of Kosher Certifying Agencies.

crcweb.org/agency_list.php