Food trucks are definitely a hot topic at the moment. Just before the popularity of food trucks blew up, a new food truck in Ottawa opened up. Bite this is one of very, very, very few food trucks that tries to have healthy options on the menu. As much as I love poutine and hot dogs, they get old, quick! Especially when the food sucks.
Bite This, located across the street from Trailhead (across the street from 1960 Scott St.), is a super cool food truck serving everything from a Thai-One-On (Pad Thai) to the Zorba Sandwich (a Greek styled wrap). I have known about this food truck for a while (I love all the outdoors stores in Westboro!) but have never had the chance to sample their menu. Then this weekend, my girlfriend and I were on our way to MEC to pick up a bike rack, I noticed that Trailhead was having their annual Spring Runoff Sale. Being someone who can’t miss a good sale (I wanted to get a canoe!) we stopped to take a look. While looking at all of the great sales, I got a waft of delicious smelling food. So I went in search of this delicious smelling food and found Bite This. Bite This is a super cool graffiti covered food truck. When we visited, the weather was super nice, so it was really busy. The menu is interesting, the vast majority of the choices are different then your normal food truck. They have Asian inspired noodle dishes and a number of different sandwich options. They also have some of the more typical Ottawan food truck fair like fires, poutine, hot dogs and hamburgers. From everything I’ve read online, the typical food truck menu items were only added to the menu after a number of people came up and asked for them (something I find disappointing).
On Saturday I had the Thai-One-On (Pad Thai). The food was great, it was a little bit sweet, a little bit sour and a lot spicy (I asked for spicy!). Not only was the food yummy, it was a HUGE serving, I couldn’t finish it all! My girlfriend had the Zorba sandwich. The sandwich was very good, there were lots of veggies, the sauce was tasty and the chicken was grilled perfectly. The only problem with the sandwich was the fact that it was very saucy and at the end it squirted all over the place. While the food was good, that wasn’t what impressed me about Bite This. What impressed me was the fact that Bite This does more than poutine and hot dogs. It shows the rest of Ottawa that food trucks can do more and it can be tasty. Bite This is an example of what Ottawa street food should be!
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Here are the hours for the Bite This food truck:
- Monday – 11:00am – 3:o1pm
- Tuesday – 11:00am – 3:o1pm
- Wednesday – 11:00am – 3:o1pm
- Thursday – 11:00am – 3:o1pm
- Friday – 11:00am – 3:o1pm
- Saturday – 11:00am – 3 or 4:00pm
- Sunday – closed and resting
Just an FYI there is a great note at the bottom of the sign with the hours of operation.
“Bite This reserves the right to close early and open late or remain closed any day for any reason. This includes but is not limited to bad weather, beautiful weather, bad bicycle days, good bicycle days, exhaustion, hangover or a good party.”