Tucked beside the nicely refurbished Winston Square, just off Richmond Road in Westboro, is one of Ottawa’s top culinary destinations.
The Piggy Market opened its doors eight years ago and quickly became popular among food aficionados from all across the region, thanks to an amazing selection of house-made and locally sourced products.
The shop includes a craft butchery, where meat from trusted suppliers is cut or ground fresh to order. With spring in full swing, there are loads of great options for the barbeque, including marinated whole chickens, Korean- style shortribs, handmade burgers, house-made sausages and more.
The wide range of delicious items prepared in-house are another feature that sets the Piggy Market apart. A guaranteed nut-free facility, their bakery turns out fresh baked loaves each day, in addition to cookies, muffins, cinnamon buns and more. These quality baked goods are so exceptional they have become staple items at several local, high-end food shops, cafes and restaurants.
To complement the butchery and bakery, the Piggy Market is also known for its many delicious take-home options for lunch and dinner. Its Jamaican patties are justifiably famous, as are the tacos, sandwiches and salads. Dinners are available in one or two person portions, with a new menu each day; menus also change each week.
Co-owner Dave Neil explains that a guiding principle behind the Piggy Market is developing close relationships with area farmers. “With our commitment to local and seasonal foods, our menus will always reflect the changing seasons and ways that we eat,” says Dave.
Charcuterie and cheese are two of Dave’s personal passions and they are well represented at The Piggy Market. You’ll find housemade pate, terrine and rilletes as well as duck confit and roast beef, not to mention a selection of delicious products from some of Ontario’s finest artisanal producers. The same philosophy applies to the cheese cooler, as the Piggy Market deals directly with the best, small-scale cheesemakers in Ontario and Quebec. A rotating stock of over 100 cheeses can be found, including many international award winners. Visit The Piggy Market for loads of delicious inspiration!
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