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Weekday Lunch

geeksaregoodfun Jul 2, 2009 09:36 PM

I'm looking for a lovely weekday lunch. I am in Ottawa on work and this will be my one indulgence. I'm vegetarian, will be dining alone and I'm looking for casual chic. I really liked Black Cat Cafe the last time around but they don't do lunch :-( Locations near Parliament Hill / University of Ottawa would work best. Thanks in advance!

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    cyberveg RE: geeksaregoodfun Jul 3, 2009 04:59 PM

    If you're willing to go just a bit further, Zen Kitchen, a "high-end vegetarian" restaurant, just opened on 27 June. I'm not sure if they're open for lunch, but you could check out their website:


    I haven't had the chance to eat there yet, but I sampled some of their food at Ottawa's Vegfest, and it was delicious. Here are a few quotes from a recent review in the Ottawa Citizen:

    "We sampled and enjoyed so many dishes at our table, I have space to cite only a few. Pity.
    I particularly enjoyed a starter of tomato pesto tartlett where the fruit was slow-roasted to concentrate its flavour, served with pesto cheese, acidulated daikon, caramelized onions and marinated olives – really, a symphony of flavours, textures and colour......Among the mains, I was served a substantial portion of seitan piccata with lemon caper sauce perched on a bed of spiced rice fragrant with caraway, alongside fresh asparagus and baby carrots."


    634 Somerset St. W. in Ottawa’s Chinatown

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      geeksaregoodfun RE: cyberveg Jul 4, 2009 08:13 PM

      Thanks so much Cyberveg!!

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        LesleyO RE: geeksaregoodfun Jul 5, 2009 04:48 PM

        Zen does not do lunch sadly :(

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          geeksaregoodfun RE: LesleyO Jul 9, 2009 07:03 PM

          Noticed that on their website :-( Will keep my eyes peeled for other options. Thanks LesleyO.

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