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“So Yummy!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Green Door

The Green Door
Ranked #20 of 2,699 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$13
Cuisines: Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.
Ottawa, Ontario
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“So Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

There's almost always a line up here. Great fresh food and so tasty! Organic and vegetarian, all dishes have signs telling you what's in them in case you need to avoid eggs, wheat, or other things. Ingredients are seasonally fresh with a few standard dishes served year round. The selection is not all tofu based either, like some other vegetarian places. The food is priced by weight which may appear expensive, but you couldn't make the same variety of quality food like this yourself for less. You can dine in or take out using their takeout containers, or bring your own - just get your containers weighed first. Desserts are delicious and bread, by the slice or the loaf, is hearty and solid. Choice of coffee, tea, some juices and filtered water (free) also available. The organic wine wasn't our thing though. There's a rotation of art on the walls by local artists which is interesting and fun to look at. Closed Mondays.

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  • English first
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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728 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Fabulous Choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I love this place. Every now and then I want to put down my steak knife and have vegetarian food. I'm never disappointed. There is a wonderful variety of tasty and fragrant dishes and because it is set up cafeteria style you can have a little of everything if you'd like. You'll be charged by the weight of the food on your plate so don't fill up with too many heavy items! I'm don't normally like tofu but try the tofu and broccoli dish if they have it - it's so good! Remember to save room for dessert!
Seems to me that whenever I've gone the average cost of my lunch is about $12.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantsatsic, fresh vegetarian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

my favourite restuarant in Ottawa, my daughters' favourite as well. Very easy to eat here with kids as the food is all prepared. It is buffet style but they serve it in small dishes, so the food remains fresh, it is not sitting out for hours and hours...the food is really high quality, excellent, interesting for vegetarians and non vegetarians.

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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great value, but busy on Fridays!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Pros:
- Good selection of hot food (quiche is terrific, and so is the spinach lasagna) and cold (sesame noodles are awesome!). Although we didn't have dessert, the selection seemed impressive. Even though it's pay by weight, you get great value for the amount you get.
- Fair-trade organic coffee was amazing! As an avid coffee drinker, it was one of the best cups I've ever had.
- Staff were very friendly, although you don't have to deal with them all that much.
- For cafeteria-style seating, the atmosphere was nice. Very casual setting.

Cons:
- We went on a Friday, and the line to get food was huge (luckily we beat the rush). If we got dessert, it probably would have been 10 minutes in line. We also felt pressured by other patrons to vacate out seats.

Overall:
If it's not busy, the Green Door is a must-visit for excellent vegetarian fare.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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163 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Awesome food, no preservative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is a restaurant that you pick up your food like a cafeteria.

All food is organic and made in their large kitchen fresh every day.

They offer anything from salads, pasta to deserts.

Their parking is limited so street parking is the easiest.

The name really means green, good for you.

Its a bit on the pricy side for what you get but you know you do not get the bad stuff anywhere else puts in their food.

A must try at least one time.

I think they are closed on Mondays.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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