ByWard Market Square

Top choice market in Ottawa

Anchoring the market district, this sturdy brick building is the perfect place to stop when hunger strikes. Aside from the fresh produce and cheese, an array of international takeaway joints offers falafel, spicy curries, flaky pastries, sushi... the list goes on. Look for the stand selling beavertails, Ottawa's signature sizzling flat-dough dish. Between William, Byward, George and York Sts.

There are also rich culinary pickings in the surrounding outdoor market, one of North America's largest outdoor farmers markets.