Well, you’re looking for a fun day out on the town with your special someone. Though you’re not too keen on being around other people right now. We get it, say no more. Here is a date idea that might just be able to bridge the gap between your two desires.  

So, what does a good date consist of? Probably some good food, some entertainment, and something sweet. Lucky for you there are plenty of options around town with curbside service.   

It’s always nice to try somewhere new when you’re out with your partner. Here are some options with curbside around central Ottawa you might want to try.  

If something hearty sounds right down your alley The King Eddy might be the spot for you. With burgers, fried chicken, poutine and more it might not scream romance, but will it ever be satisfying. Let’s be honest how many of us couldn’t use a little comfort food this time of year.  

If you’re looking for something a little less diner, then here’s an option for you. New Mee Fung serves Vietnamese food, they’re one of the best in Ottawa. If you like crisp clean dishes that pack a punch of flavor this is the spot for you. 


Still not hitting the mark for you, or maybe just the wrong time of day. Well, if you’re more interested in getting out in the morning Bread & Son is your spot. They have a little something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for a pizza, pastry or coffee you can get it here. If your ideal date starts in the AM you can’t go wrong here.  

Now that you have your food, you might want to go do something. What’s better than a car little car picnic. Find a park or somewhere quiet to pull off, and if you have a hatch back you can even tailgate a little. Just enjoy the surroundings, munch on some food, and take in each other's company. Stanley Park is a close place that can provide a nice spot to breathe some fresh air and relax.  

If you’re more of a night owl then maybe a little star gazing? It doesn’t take long to get out of the city, and into some dark sky. This can be hit or miss this time of year with the weather, but if you can find a clear day it's certainly a beautiful experience. You don’t even have to get out of your car in most cases, just leave the engine ideal, and stay warm as you peer out into the unknown. If you don’t mind travelling a bit North Frontenac is a great location to find some darker sky.  

Now what is a date without a little something sweet? Ottawa has dozens of spots for pastries, ice cream or any other sweet treat you can think of.  

If you’re craving some cake there are few better options than Oh So Good Desserts. They have a wide selections of different cakes, cheesecakes, and pies to choose from.  

If you are not a cake person, why not a frozen sweet treat? You can head over to Piccolo Grande Artisan Gelateria for a whole myriad of sweet treats. They have dozens of flavors of ice cream that will be sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.