Ottawa’s Zen Kitchen in a vegan paradise


If you are looking to add a little pep in your step and enjoy eating healthy meals, one Ottawa restaurant can definitely fulfill all your needs.

Zen Kitchen (634 Somerset St W, Ottawa ON) is an all-vegan fine-dining restaurant that takes vegetarian cuisine to the next level and completely pushes the envelope past vegetarianism’s bland granola beginnings.

The brainchild of Chef Caroline Ishii, the restaurant doles out grilled seitan cutlets with fondant potatoes and horseradish crème fraiche. It also dresses hand-cut tofu-filled ravioli along with a smoky tomato puree (which is said to be the restaurant’s specialty).

It’s recommended that you go with a big appetite as the desserts are just as delectable as the dinners themselves. Make sure to save room for the delicious dairy-free Mexican chocolate cake that comes complete with a warm chocolate-chili sauce.

Mmm, I am getting hungry just thinking about it. Aren’t you?! For more info, visit