5 Reliable Places in Ottawa to Grab Munchies

Shay Forrester
June 19, 2019

Satisfy your cravings with the top munchies spots in Canada's capital city.


Honey, I shrunk the munchies! Lined with pink flamingo wallpaper and mid-century vintage flair, the aesthetic of this restaurant is super appealing to the social media eye. Serving mini food for big cravings, Pudgyboy's has a classic diner feel with a modern twist - no cashiers! Order through SkipTheDishes or pay at the store at McDonald's-style self order spots stationed directly in front of the door. Get old-school diner food like:

  • Mini cheeseburger sliders
  • Mini chicken n' mini waffles
  • Mini Sno-kones
  • Skini fries
  • Mini egg rolls
  • Mini donuts
  • Mini sodas
  • Cereal flavoured milkshakes

With almost everything $10 or less, you can still get mini munchies with a mini budget! Check it out the next time you're on Bank Street or order delivery for a bite-sized delight.

Pudgyboy's meal courtesy of @f0rty.seven (Instagram)
Trix Cereal Milkshake
Pudgyboy's Trix milkshake

Elgin Street Diner

You can't really say no to open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! With poutine the size of pumpkin, you'll never starve at Elgin Street Diner. Pair your mountain of cheese and gravy with a giant milkshake and those munchies will be satisfied in no time. Like it says on their menu, their walls and the front door, they are literally never closed. Check it out the next time your munchies are screaming at ungodly hours and you'll be tempted to go back for brunch!

Elgin Street Diner poutine and more! Photo credits: @aleezebalita

Kettleman's Bagel Co.

If you’re from Ottawa, or even if you’re just passing through, Kettleman’s is a go-to spot when you’re in the city. Satisfy your craving for something savoury with home-made cream cheese and a fresh bagel straight from the wood oven. If you’re looking for a meal, try one of their house sandwiches like the smoked salmon bagel or the breakfast bagel. Their success in Ottawa has been so great that they're becoming province-wide, soon to be opening location(s) in the GTA! Open even on Christmas, Kettleman’s is literally always there to meet your munchies needs.

A pair of Kettleman's menu sandwiches from @BagelOttawa

Flapjacks Canadian Diner

If your munchies are crying out for brunch, no matter what time of day, Flapjacks has a menu to satisfy every craving. From chicken and waffles to cereal milkshakes to pancake battered brownie bites, this Ottawa hotspot will leave you feeling full to the brim and satisfy your sweet tooth. The menu puts a sweet and savoury twist on classic diner offerings, such as buffalo chicken poutine and Oreo waffles. With extensive hours (open until 11 PM!) and take-out options, you can’t go wrong with munchies at Flapjacks.

Oreo waffles and bacon @FlapjacksCanadianDiner


Hangout takes Sunday night toast and tea to a whole other level - if you're looking for old-fashioned Orange Pekoe, you've come to the wrong place! They specialize in thick, loaded toast and specialty teas. Their menu includes milk tea/bubble tea, fruit smoothies, NY cheesecake and even shaved ice. Chill out on the couch with a movie on Sunday night with Hangout's easy order process, accessible through their website or SkiptheDishes. You can have your brick toast and tea delivered or pick it up at the store located on Somerset St W. For first-timers, the Nutella brick toast is highly recommended.

S'mores brick toast from Hangout Ottawa. Photo credits: @prettyontfood @tramnasaur

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