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Best Take Out / Delivery in Ottawa

Thanks TorontoTips and ottawaoperadive, next time, we will make a point of trying Colonnade Pizza for a meal too. This was a quick trip and we didn't get the second vote for Colonnade until we were on our way home.

Best Take Out / Delivery in Ottawa

Follow up - we had a lovely dinner. The four of us couldn't decide so, since we were ordering in anyway, we tried both East India Co and a thai place (Som Tum) our friend had heard about, but hadn't had a chance to try yet. Both were very good. From East India Co, we tried the palak paneer, vegetable biryani and dhabba chicken. All were very good, flavourful and not at all greasy. We did not make a request for extra spicy, but were a little surprised with the lack of heat in the dishes, especially the curry dish (dhabba chicken). However, the flavours were very nice. From Som Tum, we tried the Cashew Chicken and the Green Curry Chicken. Both were very nice and flavourful, but again they were very mild in terms of heat. I'm sure both restaurants can make the dishes spicy, so now we know that for our taste, we need to request extra heat when we order! Overall, a very pleasant meal with more than enough leftovers to send home with our friend and nice flavours in all the dishes. I can see us returning to either in the future. Thanks for your help ottawaoperadiva!
P.S. I should also add that when we picked up from each restaurant, they were both very nicely decorated and welcoming and East India does deliver as well.

Paris: Best Foodie Neighborhood?

sidnek - I honestly can't think of anything that's a downside which is why we're staying in the 7e again this coming May. My sister lived in Paris for a year (in the Marais), but she recommends and stays in the 7e when she returns each year as well.

Nov 22, 2012
Linda_W in France

Paris: Best Foodie Neighborhood?

+1 for the Rue Cler area for reasons noted above.

Nov 21, 2012
Linda_W in France

Rude or Polite: Another Thanksgiving Family Debate.

The hair dresser was providing a general holiday greeting and was trying to be inclusive and warm, not to cause harm. The OPs family responded by intentionally excluding the OP from the hair dresser's best wishes for a nice holiday. Call is what you will, it was inappropriate.

Nov 21, 2012
Linda_W in Vegetarian & Vegan

Use for cranberries that ISN'T sauce

We keep frozen cranberries to make smoothies - same as above but add your favorite liquid and blend (cranberries, another frozen berry of your choice, greek yoghurt, ground flax seed, liquid). We tend to use either orange juice or almond milk depending on our mood.

Nov 21, 2012
Linda_W in Home Cooking

Suggestion for tonight, please

I see you've had tons of recommendations and it looks like you're set up. However, if you have another meal to arrange still (breakfast or lunch even) I suggest trying Greens if you haven't already. Our family loved it and none of us are vegetarian. We haven't been in about 5 years though as we don't live nearby.

What to eat in Moncton

We ate at Taj Mahal in September and we were very impressed. We found it better than most places in the Toronto area that we've tried. We ordered a variety of dishes and they were all very good, several were better than we've had before. We also loved the food, service and ambiance at Calactus Vegetarian Cafe even though we're not vegetarians. We will definitely return every time we are in the area. We didn't get a chance to try out the restaurant every local we spoke with highly recommended - Jean's Cafe. However, we intend to try Jean's next time too.

Nov 18, 2012
Linda_W in Atlantic Canada

Best Take Out / Delivery in Ottawa

Thank you very much for your suggestions! We will definitely try one of your suggestions for dinner. Probably either East India or Thyme and Again depending on how everyone is feeling. Hopefully, we'll be able to try a second one of your suggestions for lunch the next day before we need to head home. All the best and thanks again for your help.

Best Take Out / Delivery in Ottawa

We will be travelling to Ottawa in a few weeks (November) and will have the family dog along (long story). Given the time of year, we can't count on outdoor cafes as we usually do when traveling with the dog. We have a suite booked and are inviting our friend to join us for dinner at our hotel. Any suggestions on take-out or delivery. We find room service is often too boring. We like everything, but prefer to have spicy options available. Hubby loves good calamari. We like ethnic foods and also like vegetarian, but are omnivores. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.