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Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Organic Food,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Products and Services

  • Offbeat,
  • Restaurant,
  • Organic Food,
  • Vegetarian,
  • Vegan,
  • Cuisine,
    • Health Food,
    • Local Food,
  • more...
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Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1230 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A1
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  • $11 To $25,

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It’s lunchtime in a busy downtown restaurant and children are running around, forks and food flying in all directions as busy parents try to tame their excitement and appetites. But this is not your average scene from a fast-food joint. Nothing is monotone, deep fried beige and breaded. Instead, there’s real, local, organic, healthy and absolutely scrumptious vegetarian and vegan fare in all colours of the rainbow: green avocado, yellow peppers, red tomatoes and blueberries. This is The Table.

Founded in 2001 by Simon Saab, The Table serves fresh, organic food for the community in a pay-by-weight, self-serve buffet style so busy patrons can eat healthy, quickly. It is now an institution in Ottawa, offering a combination of tried and true crowd pleasers like their famous tofu fritters with sweet onion chutney, perfectly ripe avocado salad, their rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake, and new dishes (including gluten-free options) based on what’s locally in-season – all of which will fill up even the most ravenous and skeptical meat eater.

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mich8768
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Excellente nourriture, prix raisonnable compte tenu de la qualité, menus variant selon la saison, personnels sympa, parfait pour pause santé....J adore.....

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Mara M
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Some food items had a very weird taste and the ingredients and spices didn't match together, but other items were ok (not more). I'm not sure though if the food is actually organic, because locally sourced it most definitely isn't, even though they advertise it as such. I'm pretty sure avocados don't grow in the Ottawa Valley... Other than that, it's a subpar push-the-tray canteen, where you serve yourself various items on a plate. While it's nice that there are lots of options, a restaurant sh

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Restaurantica12
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Best Veg food in town!

This place is a veg./vegan paradise with lots of options and a really great down to earth atmosphere. I love how each dish has a full list of ingredients with lots of options for special diets like dairy free and gluten free. I have a dairy allergy and there is always more delicious options than I have room for on my plate. That isn't even taking into accounting the dessert, which are to die for amazing, and mostly dairy (and often gluten) free. The atmosphere is really laid back and relaxing with lots of interesting local artwork to look at while you're eating. My only advice would be to get there early because this place fills up fast after 6!

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Restaurantica12
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we had heard so much about the Table so my...

we had heard so much about the Table so my expectations were high! My first impression was the delicate odour of vegetarian cuisine wafting from the kitchen! Yum! The service was excellent and the cashier was friendly and knowledgeable. I had alot of questions about gluten as I have non-celiac gluten disorder. My friends were also impressed and we've been back at least 3 times! The prices are definitely too high which is the only drawback. I thought they could also use some spicier food . Overall great and best of all I didn't have to clean my own table ( they have this at other vegetarian restaurants and I think thats ridiculous). Love it!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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My wife is vegetarian, and we had high hopes for...

My wife is vegetarian, and we had high hopes for this place based on what we'd read here. Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations. While it looked nice looking in the windows from outside (paintings, wood tables), the overall ambiance was very disappointing. There was no music, it was so quiet in there you could hear a pin drop, and the lone staff member just stood behind the counter staring at everyone or fiddling with his cellphone. We knew that it was buffet style, which would have been ok, but the hot food was luke-warm at best, and the stuff that was supposed to be cold was so cold that you couldn't taste anything (a lot of it was also rock hard). If you are not familiar with the place, you pay for food by weight. I really wish they would have a scale out by the food so you could see how much it will cost you as you put food on your plate. My jaw dropped when I went to the cashier and found my plate (which wasn't even that full) came out to $19! I know you are paying a premium because it is all organic, etc. but it still seemed a little extreme. Pro's: -healthy food Con's: -it has the feel of a school cafeteria -quite expensive for what you get -poor ambiance -the food is bland (contrary to popular belief, healthy food does NOT have to be bland!). Even the tikka masala just tasted like tomato paste with a bit of curry powder tossed in. -attitude of the employees -hot food was not hot, cold food was hard Overall, I'd recommend giving the place a miss. We live right up the street, and we won't be going back.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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There is not much service as it is a serve...

There is not much service as it is a serve yourself model. But the cashier has always been very freindly and they are wonderful at answering your questions!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Find great vegan food in Ottawa

Find great vegan food in Ottawa

The Table is a buffet-style restaurant, where the weight of your plate determines what you pay. While it bills itself as a vegetarian restaurant, there are plenty of options for the vegan-minded (and gluten-free) among us. Come try the Tamale Pie on a cold winter afternoon, and finish it off with the delicious agave squares. If you prefer to follow pie with pie, you'll discover there are dozens on the menu. You won't want to miss the raw chocolate banana.

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Vegetarian cuisine for the masses in Ottawa

Vegetarian cuisine for the masses in Ottawa

This spot is similar to the Green Door, in that your plate is weighed. Unlike the Green Door, there is something about the cosiness that encourages diners to sit and chat for as long as they please. The broccoli stir fry and tamari, tofu fritters and kebabs keep me coming back. And, I always leave full, which is certainly a good sign.

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