Let’s Get Local Ottawa! Your Covid-19 Guide to What is Open.

12/05/2020 | Community

There are multiple businesses open and ways that we can still support local during this time.

It’s as simple as this:

  • Whenever possible, buy locally
  • Order from local businesses online
  • Purchase gift certificates now to use later
  • Order meals for takeout or delivery
  • Send messages of support on social media


Below are a few fun opportunities, that you and your family may not know of are available, during Covid-19.

The city of Ottawa has actually developed a website, where you can search small and locally owned businesses, that are open in your area. These businesses are woven in to the fabric of our city and we can help by supporting them during these challenging times. The page below is separated by areas of Ottawa, to make it more user friendly to find what is open in your area.


Here are a few of our favorites:

Vehicle Service:

  • Frisby Tire frisbytire.com – Don’t worry about those winter tires, let the folks at Frisby Tire take care of them for you. All locations are open, by appointment, from Monday – Friday (8 am – 4 pm). Don’t forget to shop online and take a look at the “Shop for Tires” option on their website.



  • Giant Tiger gianttiger.com – Free pick-up in store, when you shop online!
  • The Butchery thebutchery.ca – Open with a limit of 5 customers in store at a time. Also offering contactless curbside pick-up information please call: 613-829-9133
  •  Farmers Pick farmerspick.ca – Open at their 1430 Prince of Wales Drive location
  • Ottawa Valley Meats ottawavalleymeats.com – Farm -to-Table meat delivery! Order combo boxes or fresh protein and get it directly to your front door.
  • La Bottega labottega.ca – Delivery and curbside pick-up on all of your favs! Special curbside pick-up grocery baskets and delivery list available online.
  • Natural Food Pantry naturalfoodpantry.ca – All four locations remain open for your health food needs. Home delivery also available.
  • Rainbow Foods rainbowfoods.c0 – Open for your shopping needs. Curbside pick-up and home delivery available.
  • Fruits Express fruitexpressltd.com – ANY TYPE OF FRUIT YOU’RE CRAVING, can be found at Fruits Express. Create your own order, or pick from one of their seasonal baskets and have it delivered right to your house!


Coffee and Bakeries:

  • Voila Gluten Free Bakeree voilaglutenfreebakeree.com – Orders available for pick-up and limited delivery available. Cakes, breads, meals, and so much more!
  • Bridgehead bridgehead.ca – Free coffee delivery with the purchase of any two bags or two boxes of pods. Now offering a “Pop-Up Bake Sale”. Get your favorite baked goods delivered to your door too, to make that coffee even sweeter!
  • Happy Goat happygoatcoffee.com – Free shipping on orders of $40 or more; Free delivery on orders of $50 or more!
  • Little Victories lvcoffee.com – Use discount code ‘COMMUNITY’ for free shipping locally and on orders of 3 bags or more Canada-wide.
  • Planet Coffee planetcoffeeottawa.com – Offering coffee, prepared baked goods, grocery and pantry products as well as meat and produce boxes for delivery. Amazing things to excite your home!
  • Equator Coffee Roasters equator.ca – Free shipping on coffee orders over $59.



  • Supply and Demand supplyanddemandfoods.ca – Now offering take-out!
  • The Wellington Diner wellingtondiner.com – Phone in your order and pick it up! Or order through ubereats and get your favorite diner meals delivered.
  • Poco Pazzo pocopazzo.com Pocopazzo Stittsville pick up from 4 to 8pm Monday to Saturday. They take orders starting at 1pm everyday only by phone 613-836-7100.
  • The Senate thesenate.ca/online-store – Not comfortable going to the grocery store, bakery, LCBO? Allow The Senate to take of it all for you! Order one of their grocery baskets, some baked good or one of their signature cocktail packages for pick up or delivery.
  • Bella’s Boys Italian Kitchen bellas.ca – Take out available for all your Italian cuisine cravings! Lasagna, Gnocchi, Cannelloni, you name it…. They got it!
  • Elgin Street Diner elginstreetdiner.com – Phone in your order and pick it up! Or order through skipthedishes and get your favorite diner meals delivered.
  • The Grub Carleton Place Food Truck – Great summer food deals and daily specials like Buffalo Chicken Poutine.



  • Big Rig – FREE home delivery on orders of $40 and more (Tuesday – Saturday). They even have sanitizer to purchase! With each batch produced, a portion of the volume will be donated to local organizations in need.
  • Beyond The Pale – FREE home delivery (orders of $60 or more), Monday – Friday, from Kanata to Orleans. Curbside pick-up available too, so hop in the car for an adventure.
  • Dominion City – Next business day delivery, pick-up and drive thru option available. You can also make a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank upon check-out!
  • Bicycle Craft Brewing Inc. – Drive Thurs, contactless pick-up and delivery available. Please note free delivery within Ottawa on a minimum purchase of 12 cans or a flat rate of $50.
  • Whiprsnapr – Order online before NOON and get FREE same day delivery on all orders above $35 in the Ottawa area. Deliveries Wednesday – Sunday. Pick-Up Friday and Saturday; 12 pm – 5 pm.
  • Orleans Craft Brewing Company – Delivery within 30 km (FREE on orders of $40 or more) or FREE pick-up.
  • Ridge Rock Brewing (Carp) – Delivery offered 7 days a week, within 30 km of brewery. Take a look at their pub party packages (ex. Pub Party in a Box, Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day), or even their virtual brewery tour online!
  • Broadhead – Curbside pick-up and home delivery available. Get a free Broadhead tank-top on any orders over $80!
  • Brew Revolution (Stittsville) – Free porch delivery to Kanata/Stittsville. $5 Delivery to any where else in Ottawa. Place your order today for curbside pick-up or delivery today.
  • Tooth and Nail (Westboro) – Curbside pick-up, Tuesday – Saturday; 12 pm – 5 pm


Family Activities and Treats!

  • Urban Element theurbanelement.ca/pages/ue_at_home – Bring the best of cooking into your home with Urban Element’s Weekly Recipe Meal Kit. It’s fun, fresh and interactive. Receive your food, a virtual cooking class and a complete contactless experience.
  • Yogatown myyogatown.com – They have a number of classes we are running Live through their Instagram account myyogatown. They have also uploaded several classes to our YouTube channel. The classes are all free and want any and all to have access, but for those that have the means, purchasing virtual drop in’s are incredibly appreciated.
  • Merry Dairy themerrydairy.com – Order by 2 pm for next day pick-up or delivery. Order one of their famous ice cream sandwiches or unique ice cream combinations and make your day a little sweeter.
  • Fred Astaire – Let’s Dance! Don’t dance alone! Remote lessons 7 days a week – private, group or Latin Dance fitness all from the comfort of your own home. Better call the rug guy, cuz you’ll be tearing it up. Email ottawastudio@fredastaire.ca.
  • PaintNite paintnite.com– Virtual classes available now! Either use your own supplies, or order what you need online. It’s a great way to spend an evening with friends.
  • Michaels Canada.michaels.com– order online and pick-up curbside. Keep those kids entertained, or your creative juices flowing, with Michael’s curbside pick-up.


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