【Ottawa】Best Known Vegetarian Restaurant, “The Green Door Restaurant”


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Are you vegetarian? Do you have allergies or do you have specific dietary restrictions? Then, the Green Door Restaurant is exactly the place for those who need to know and care about their meal.

The Green Door Restaurant offers a broad range of dishes which suit varying tastes and diets in the buffet style. If your dietary is limited for any reasons, The Green Door Restaurant will give you more options!

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​About The Green Door Restaurant

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The Green Door Restaurant was opened in 1988 and is qualified as Ottawa’s oldest vegetarian restaurant.

Their mission is “to create delicious and wholesome food that is as close to its natural state as possible” and they have been giving wide options of food to those who have special dietary restrictions.

Hence, they have a lot of regular patrons, and for some of them it has to be The Green Door Restaurant, nowhere else, to enjoy food with secure.

They finished renovations in 2014 and welcome you with more spacious and enjoyable space with an open kitchen, beautiful counters and tables.

Seasonal, Freshest and Natural Products

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The Green Door Restaurant does not have a set menu. They use seasonal and locally grown organic products.

Their repertoire has reached 1000 dishes which are based on the principle of macrobiotic diet.

Every morning from 6 am, they start preparations with assessing products and creating new menu.

This is why the lineup is changed daily and you can enjoy freshest products in the season.

Buffet and Pay by Weight Style

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At The Green Door Restaurant, you can choose dishes and quantity you like, you can eat and you pay by wight.

​The price is varied based on which categories you choose from, such as hot food, salads and desserts. Some desserts are sold by unit, as are soups, spanakopitas, samosas, bread.

Each dish is labeled with ingredients, which mentions organic, vegan, gluten-free, or contains dairy, egg, gluten, wheat, nuts, soy, sesame or sweetener .

Hence you know exactly what you can eat or not.

Also you may check all details about ingredients they use on their website, if you want to know in advance.

Popular Dishes

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They have different dishes on the counters everyday, however there are some stable popular dishes as well.

Such as broccoli tofu stir-fry, quiche, lasagna, spanakopita, vegetable curry and mashed potato-kale.

When you have no idea which you try, they can be good options.

And be sure to check out their extensive dessert selection as well. They are made of only organic and quality ingredients, and spelt instead of wheat.

Additional Information

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Knowledgeable staff

Every staff at The Green Door Restaurant is knowledgeable and able to answer detailed questions. They know what ingredients they use, what all dishes and recipe have and how they cooked. It allows you to make sure what you exactly eat.

Bring your own containers

If you take-out foods, bring your own containers. They provide containers to  take out, however bringing yours helps to reduce. If you do so, please take it to one of the cashiers before filling them, so that your containers’ weight can be subtracted.

Free water

They provide filtered water for free. The filter is a combination of charcoal and ceramic system and the water is also used for washing and cooking at kitchen.

Now you know that how The Green Door Restaurant care about their dishes, customers and the environment.  The Green Door Restaurant is trustful and the best place to enjoy foods suiting your diet.

Restaurant Details

【Address】198 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6
【TEL】+1 613-234-9597
【Open Hours】11 am – 9 pm
【Official Website】http://www.thegreendoor.ca/