It’s no secret that Ottawa isn’t renowned for its food options, not to mention street food options (although we hear that the city’s following the street eats hype by opening some 20 lots for food trucks in the near future). Sandyhill is a particularly strange neighbourhood food-wise. It’s always intrigued us how a neighbourhood that basically blends into a university campus is still so void of spots to eat, other than a few pubs, some bland fast food, and Pavarazzi, a stand-out pizza joint that definitely deserves a special mention!
…enters Stone Soup Foodworks.
Most often parked across the street from the pharmacy parking lot on the uOttawa campus, this little gem of a truck cooks up homemade comfort food with a little flair for a reasonable price. O had tried their meat chilli (they’ve got veggie chilli too!) last summer and raved about it as we walked by last week. We weren’t planning on stopping but an item on the menu grabbed our attention, as it usually does on all menus: MAC N’ CHEESE. We’re fans as you can tell. Lucky for us, it was the truck’s first day making it, and so, we succumbed.
For 5$ a pop, this mac n’ cheese comes in a little rectangular cardboard dish, and is sized big enough to be considered a hearty snack. We picked it up at the counter and brought the bottle of tabasco with us (note: tabasco makes for spicy kisses post-meal, so be careful where you kiss). The mac n’ cheese was cheesy, although not nearly gooey or creamy enough, and the cheese was broiled long enough to give it a little crispy crust. It was gracefully topped with a few slices of roasted tomato and seasoned to our liking.
Stone Soup Foodworks is perhaps one of the best food trucks we’ve eaten at in Ottawa. It definitely lives up to its tag line “Slow Food Fast”. It was well worth the stop and definitely will be a repeated experience.
Location: Stone Soup Foodworks, various locations but often at the University of Ottawa during the school year
Damage: 10$ for 2 servings for 2 not very hungry but kind of hungry people
Rating: eight point five pies out of ten