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A Guide to Specialty Shops on Rideau

September 11, 2023

Looking for a specific ingredient for your next meal?

Chances are you can find it at one of these incredible specialty shops in the Rideau area! These are some of the most unique establishments in the city and are sure to help you discover new favourites.

La Bottega 

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the ByWard Market with a freshly crafted espresso in hand at La Bottega! This store is stocked with over 200 artisan olive oils, an abundance of aged balsamic vinegar, rustic pasta, sauces, and second to none deli and cheese counters.

📍 64 George Street  

⏰ Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

⏰ Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

📞 613-789-7575

ByWard Wine Market 

If you are a lover of wines and consider yourself a connoisseur, you need to head down to the ByWard Wine Market. Located next to La Bottega, the ByWard Wine Market is inside LOLLO and offers an array of wines from all over the world.

📍 60 George Street  

⏰ Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

⏰ Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

⏰ Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

📞 613-789-7575

X Market 

Head on over to the X Market to shop for all your favourite plant-based products! This vegan grocery is located inside Hudson Bay and offers a variety of specialty products like a variety of almond, oat and soy milks, delicious snacks, chocolates and of course plant-based meats and cheeses. 

📍 73 Rideau Street  

⏰ Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

⏰ Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

⏰ Sunday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

📞 613-241-7511 ext. 2416

Mergi Shop 

Looking to make your shopping spree a little more unconventional than what you’re typically used to? Spend an afternoon browsing the wares of Mergi Shop! This quaint little retailer near Rideau and Friel specializes in Asian household goods and is certain to carry products that you didn’t even know existed.  

In just one trip, you can find some meat-noodle flavoured pet snacks for your furry feline friends, a Pokémon mystery box for that person in your life who’s “gotta catch ‘em all” and some seaweed-flavoured potato chips for yourself! 

📍 308 Rideau Street

⏰ Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Asian Mart 

Searching for the best Asian ingredients for your next meal? Asian Mart has it all, especially those hard to find items! 

This little shop is filled with amazing Asian ingredients from every region of Asia you can think of, from Vietnam, Korea, China and Japan. After you’re done shopping, head right next door to Hong Kong Express for in our opinion the best authentic Chinese takeaway you will ever have! 

📍 242 Rideau Street

⏰ Sunday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

📞 613-241-4141

Thinking of driving down? Check out this handy resource that lists all the available parking spots in the area – please have a designated driver!

And check out our Events page to see everything else that’s happening on Rideau Street!