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Our favourite places to eat

Charcuterie board at Ciel et Bois

If you’re anything like us, you love some good food. Luckily there are many options for you to choose from while staying at Ciel et Bois. If you feel like staying in, you can use apps like Uber Eats to find delivery options. If you’re up for a drive, you open up a whole new world of options.

Below we’ve organized the top food recommendations based on location. Chelsea, QC and Wakefield, QC are smaller towns if you want to stay out of the bigger cities. However if you’re looking to venture into Ottawa we have great recommendations to share. If you’re looking for activities to pair up with your dining experiences we have a list of trails you can hike or bike in the summer or a list of winter activities like skating, skiing, or fat biking.

Delivery Options:

Uber Eats + Skip the Dishes

Sometimes a place is so comfortable you just don’t want to leave. We’ll take that as a compliment. Uber Eats has a variety of options including Chinese food, pizza, Mexican, poutine, burgers and more.

Don’t forgot to change your address to 80 Rue Dupéré, Cantley, QC J8V 2V4.

Best places to eat in Chelsea, Quebec (20 minute Drive)

Chelsea, QC is a small town located only about 20 minutes from Ciel et Bois. Closer if you are going into Old Chelsea. It’s a perfect area to grab some food on the way into or out of Gatineau Park.

As Chelsea is a smaller town you won’t find any fast food chains but more family run restaurants. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are a few of our favourites.

1. Les Fougeres

A fine dining experience. Seasonal dishes crafted with local ingredients. Also has take-home three course meals available Thursday to Saturday and a shop with their jams and oils.

Address: 783 Quebec Rte 105, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1P1

Drive: 20 minutes (16 KM)


2. Palmier

A café that has cocktails, coffee and good food. Located conveniently right outside Gatineau park so you can stop in before of after visiting the park!

Address: 40 Chem. Scott, Chelsea, QC J9B 1R5

Drive: 20 minutes (14 KM)


Best places to eat in Wakefield, Quebec (20 minute drive)

Wakefield, QC is a charming riverside village located along the shores of the Gatineau River and very close to Centre Vorlage ski resort. Again, this is a smaller town with more family run restaurants than chains, however there is a Tim Hortons and Subway on the way into Wakefield. Below are a few of our favourite places to eat.

1. Café Le Hibou

Lots of great options here. Burgers, fish, mussels, and butter chicken poutine just to name a few. A review from the Ottawa Citizen says “Intricate, colorful, made-from-scratch creations, skillfully and intriguingly seasoned, locally sourced yet global and thoughtful in their perspectives.”

Address: 757 Chem. Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

Drive: 27 minutes (27 KM)


2. La Maison De Village (The Village House)

We would describe La Maison De Village as having chic comfort food. They keep their menu and you can guarantee everything on it was carefully crafted. They have great places to eat at the restaurant with views of the river, but they also have take home meals. We have a partnership with them and you can have them cook a meal for you at Ceil et Bois!

Address: 759 Chem. Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

Drive:  28 minutes (27 KM)


3. Wakefield Bakery

The Wakefield Bakery is a well-known classic bakery spot. You can’t go wrong stopping to grab something here.

Address: 813 Chem. Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

Drive:  26 minutes (26 KM)


4. Pipolina Bakery

A more refined bakery with really good soups and chilis.

Address: 757B Chem. Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

Drive: 27 minutes (27 KM)


5. Juniper Farms

A real farm-to-table experience available in the spring, summer and fall. You can visit their hundred-year-old farmhouse, walk through the fields, visit the farm animals and also stay for a soup, sandwich or seasonal snack.

Address: 375 ch Shouldice Rd. Wakefield,QC J0X 3G0

Drive:  28 minutes (29 KM)


6. The Blacksheep Inn (Live music option)

If you’re a fan of live music, The Blacksheep Inn is a well-known venue for travelling and local artists. Catch a concert and enjoy good pub fair at The Blacksheep Inn.

Address: 753 Chem. Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

Drive:  28 minutes ( KM)


Ciel et Bois’ top 5 places to eat in Ottawa

Below is a list of some of our favourite places to eat in the city. Just because they are our favourite doesn’t mean they will be yours. If you aren’t getting inspired with our list, you can take a look at Ottawa Tourism’s list of 8 Ottawa Restaurants that make the list of Canada’s 100 best restaurants.

1. Heartbreakers Pizza

Their main things are pizza and wine. What’s not to like. Has options to dine in or take out.

Favourite order: the Heartbreaker.


Drive: 25 minutes (20 KM)


2. New Pho Bo Ga La

If you are a fan of Phở you can’t go wrong with this place.  

Favourite order: Rare Beef, Slightly Fat Beer and Beef Brisket Rice Noodles.

Address: 763 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1

Drive: 25 minutes (20 KM)


3. Island Flava 

Find all your favourite Caribbean foods. Meal and roti options including curry goat, jerk chicken, oxtail and more.

Favourite order: Jerk chicken roti and we love their plantains.

Address: 409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9K4

Drive: 20 minutes (17 KM)


4. Di Rienzo’s Grocery

Di Rienzo is the best place to grab a sandwich in the city. While they are known for their deli meats and cheeses, they also have some great pasta dishes.

Favourite order: Number 14.Soppressata calabrese, extra-hot capicollo, prosciutto cotto, havarti, lettuce, mayo.

Address: 111 Beech St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4P1

Drive: 20 minutes (17 KM)


5. Ottawa Farmers’ Market (specifically Lansdowne Market)

Lansdowne Market is located in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. Open Sunday’s year-round. Over 75 local producers have all your grocery needs covered. Hot meals, seasonal produce, baked goods and more.

Favourite order: They have a great selection of hot meals ready to eat!

Address: 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7

Drive: 30 minutes (21 KM)


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