Ottawa – Pure Kitchen

Looking for something super tasty without the guilt? Well then Pure Kitchen is the place for you. This veggie/vegan restaurant is one of the yummiest places I’ve been to in Canada, the food was so fresh and made me feel so satisfyingly full feeling. Rather than the sluggish full feeling you get after going to a pizzeria or a burger joint.

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Pure Kitchen Ottawa – Vegan & Veggie restaurant

I know you mightn’t think a veggie/vegan restaurant is for you but trust me on this one, it is so good I have gone twice this week.

The first time I went I had the ‘Neatball’ Sub which was called ‘The Righteous’ on the menu. The veggie ‘neatballs’ were covered in marinara sauce and served on a ciabatta with the option of fries or a side salad. I ditched the top half of the ciabatta and got the side salad instead of the fries. If you are looking for more tips on how to make ‘cleaner’ choices when eating out be sure to check out my post 10 Step Guide to #FitSpo Dining. The second time I went I got the ‘Splendid’ sweet potato and quinoa burger, it was so yummy but not as filling as the ‘Righteous’.

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Righteous ‘meatball’ sub with a garden salad
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‘Splendid’ sweet potato and quinoa burger with a side salad (warning, it’s a bit spicy)

My friend got the Falafel wrap which is called the ‘Peaceful’ on the menu the first time we were there. It too looked so yummy, she also loved the almond milk hot chocolate (which was pink for some reason, but none the less delicious). The second time we went she got ‘The Liberty’ which was buffalo deep fried cauliflower wrap. She loved both but we both agreed that ‘The Liberty’ was nicer than the falafel wrap.

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‘Peaceful’ Falafel Wrap with half and half
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‘The Liberty’ buffalo deep fried cauliflower

There are two restaurants in Ottawa, I went to the Elgin Street location. It is really modern and bright, perfect for the dull Canadian winter days. They also have a take-away bar which you can get juices and coffees to go. I got the ‘flush’ juice to go which I drank the following morning, it still tasted super fresh a day later. According to their website they do both juice detox programmes and catering so if that is something you are looking for check out their website @ Pure Kitchen Ottawa.

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Pure, nourishing food for the way we live today, always fresh and always evolving

We finished our meal with a salted caramel almond tart, which was small to share, would have preferred a full tart to myself (being the fatty that I am). The second time we were there the lady serving us very kindly gave us a Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut butter cup. Super rich, yet super delicious. Fun fact they also do cocktails, which I will be back to try.

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Salted Caramel almond tart

Food:                   8/10

Atmosphere:    7/10

Price:                  $12 – $18 CAD (Main courses)

This place is totally down my alley, I absolutely love it and will be back. I would definitely recommend Pure Kitchen Ottawa to a friend.

The Girl on the Go xx

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