A Quick Guide to Ottawa’s Poutine Fest on Sparks Street

Anyone who knows me knows that poutine ranks very high on my list of favorite foods and Ottawa is the absolute best place to find poutine! In fact, the city hosts several annual poutine fests including the Poutine Fest on Sparks Street that’s being held this weekend from April 27-30.

Poutine Fest on Sparks Street is three blocks of artery-clogging goodness that runs along Sparks Street from Bank St. to Elgin St. and features vendors from all across Canada. Entry to Poutine Fest is completely free, you only pay for what you eat! The Sparks Street Poutine Fest has an open patio area for guests to sit down to enjoy their creations as well as musicians and street performers providing entertainment all day.

If you’re checking out Poutine Fest be sure to come on an empty stomach because these vendors do not mess around! While the poutine’s at Poutine Fest tend to be a little more pricey and run in the $12-$16 range, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth and the containers they’re served in are HUGE and all the creative toppings will go a long way to filling you up!

For those of you who aren’t sure what poutine is, it’s a delicious dish that originated in Quebec, made from French fries, gravy, and cheese curds. However, at Poutine Fest, vendors like to get as creative as possible and put their own unique spins on poutine. In today’s post, I’m going to share some of the most popular, must-try poutines at this year’s Poutine Fest on Sparks Street!

Golden Fries – Lobster Bacon Poutine 


Fat Les Chip Stand – Fried Cauliflower Poutine and Fried Pickle Poutine


Big D’s Doghouse & Poutine Emporium – Popcorn Chicken Poutine 


Big D’s Doghouse & Poutine Emporium –  Mac n Cheese Poutine

 Lou’s Fast Food – Bacon Cheeseburger Poutine 


Lou’s Fast Food – Deep Fried Cheese Curd Poutine


Green Papaya – Pad Thai Poutine


Big D’s Doghouse & Emporium- Pulled Pork Poutine

If you’re heading to the Sparks Street Poutine Fest, let me know what crazy poutine’s you’ve tried in the comments down below!

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  • Reply Rosie May 2, 2017 at 8:15 am

    We tried poutine in Jasper last year and we loved it. I definitely get the hype and I love that there’s a festival for it.

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