Insider Edition: A Tour of the Middle East on Bank Street

Take a trip with us south on Bank Street for some hidden gems worth the trip. Plus, a fantastic vegan dish of the week, some sugar wedges you won’t want to miss, and plenty events for the days ahead.

Ralf Joneikies
19 May

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Good Morning,

It was certainly the week for getting things done in the garden. This time around there were three varieties of potatoes, a black currant bush, beans and even sweet corn that went in. We’ll see how that turns out. So far the usual backyard critters have not caused any damage and perhaps the natural pest remedy I purchased is actually working.

Here’s what we’ll cover today:

  • A tour of Middle Eastern businesses along Bank Street;
  • Some spiced sugar you won't want to miss;
  • And an appetizing okra dish.

So top up your coffee or beverage of choice and let’s get started.

—Ralf Joneikies, food and drink editor

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A Tour Of Flavours South On Bank

The interior of Sultan Nuts
Ralf Joneikies/Ottawa Lookout

Unless you know precisely where you're going, travelling south on Bank Street is often fraught with the frustration of missed turns and the impatience of drivers behind you. So many mini strip malls with narrow entrances and exits compounded by the occasional GPS direction that has you turning too early or too late, well — I admit that I've at times simply gone home and had a run at it another day. But despite that, there are so many fab Middle-Eastern businesses, there's plenty to discover along this strip and we just want to make it a little easier for you.

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