Across from the Superstore at Richmond/Kirkwood.

Their menu includes curry, Thai noodle dishes, a variety of sandwiches and sausages (with quite the list of toppings).

Prices range from $3-6. A range of drinks are also available.

Pad Thai at Bite This
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Comments

2011 Apr 29
I was intrigued by the idea of a chipwagon with healthier options, and since I walk past it on my way home every day, I finally decided to try it. Unfortunately, my experience was somewhat mixed. I don't know if I just showed up at a bad time, but it was total chaos when I arrived. There were two people working (besides the woman doing the cooking), but they didn't really seem to know what they were doing. It took quite a while for anyone to notice that I wanted to order, and then when I received my food, I had to remind them that I hadn't paid yet. I could have walked away with a free lunch! When one of the guys finally took my money, he gave me far too much change. Hopefully they'll get their act straightened out quickly, or I don't see how they'll make any money!

As for the food, I ordered the "Zorba" Greek chicken pita. It was good - not outstanding, but good. The chicken was neither over- nor undercooked and the toppings were plentiful. They had a good selection of juices, too. I wasn't overwhelmed by my experience, but I've heard good things about the Pad Thai, so maybe I'll give them another try.

2011 Apr 19
Yes, Bite This is open again now (actually I drove by last week and believe I saw it open then). I had lunch there for the first time today and had the Greek chicken pita (with feta and tzatziki). It was very good (not to mention nice and warm after the chilly wait) and a nice change from the usual food wagon menu, not to mention healthier.

2011 Apr 12
I see the concession trailer in the parking lot early in the morning.(Scott St.@ Trailhead) But I don't go by for the rest of the day, so .....

Is Bite Me open yet this year?


2010 Nov 4
I truly enjoy the food and service from Bite This.

A breath of fresh air to Westboro.

GET IT WHILE YOU CAN !!!

This is their (Donna Kyd et. al.)last week before closing down for the winter.

Plans are to re-open next spring.


2010 Oct 17
For the record, Donna usually closes up shop at about 3 each day.

2010 Oct 16
REVIEW ON OTTAWAMAGAZINE.COM/RESTAURANTS

Food truck fever is everywhere these days and by all accounts Canada is lagging behind. In Toronto, many are lamenting the failure of the “A la Carte” program that was designed to broaden the variety of food cart options (read: hot dog fatigue) on Hogtown streets. A decided lack of choice is said to define Vancouver’s vendor scene as well. In Ottawa things are equally dire; the number of food carts has dwindled in recent years and most of them serve only fries and/or hot dogs.

Meanwhile, cross the border and you’ll find fewer wieners and an astounding array of authentic multi-ethnic and even health-conscious menu options being served out of the windows of vehicles. In fact, the trend towards culinary-genius-in-a-parking-lot has reached fever pitch. Places like Portland, New York, and San Francisco are being celebrated as pioneers in a brave new world of mobile eats — offering everything from cupcakes and waffles to bulgogi and fish tacos. Street food festivals and culinary cart tours in these cities are bringing street culture to the forefront. It has even spawned a Food Network show, The Great Food Truck Race, hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence in which America’s best food trucks cook their way across the country to compete for the $50,000 grand prize. Even more delicious were the rumours that Friends actress Courtney Cox-Arquette and hubby David Arquette were developing a show about food trucks in New York called Eat Street. Fans were devastated when that news was eclipsed by the announcement this week that the couple has split. But I digress…

Finally — Ottawa has some food truck news to report. In the parking lot at the corner of Scott Street and McRae Avenue (across the street from Trailhead) you can now find one of Ottawa’s first bona fide food trucks. Owner Donna Kyd was determined to bring healthier options and more creative cooking to the streets of the capital. Open since June, Kyd serves her own version of pad thai (“Thai-one-on”) and sesame ginger noodles (“Momo-Chow-Wow”) out of her sassy sleek black graffiti-and-stainless steel truck. She also makes sandwiches and wraps featuring fresh grilled meat and wok-fried veggies along with Greek, Asian, and Mediterranean flavours. If none of that strikes your fancy, she grills up a “Big Honk’n Juicy Burger” or a “Big Honk’n Sausage.”

I have sampled several dishes and have no doubt that the fresh food and great prices will make Kyd’s “Bite This” truck popular over time. But like all great food carts around the world, it’s the character of the owner that counts. As its name reveals, there’s a wonderfully witty and feisty host at the helm. It’s funny to hear Kyd tell the story of her plans to keep fries off the menu when she first opened. It broke her heart when customers approached the window and then promptly walked away when they learned she wasn’t running a chip truck. Eventually she buckled and began making fries, but vowed to draw the line at poutine. But it didn’t take long before the pleas for curds and gravy wore her down. She strikes me as a woman who genuinely takes pleasure in feeding people and if it’s poutine they want, well, she’ll give it to them.

Unsure of what it will be like to cook inside the truck over the winter, Kyd says she plans to stay open until the end of October and then take it week by week as temperatures drop. I hope City Bites readers will run down to Scott Street to show her some support so we can keep this hip new food cart around.

2010 Jun 4
Went by this place at lunch time yesterday. It was closed up tight with no signs of life - couldn't see any posted hours either. To bad, Pad Thai would have been nice.

2010 Jun 3
Not sure, but I'll check into this tomorrow on my way home from work...assuming their still open.

2010 Jun 3
Any idea of the hours? Each time I've been by it was closed. Is it lunch only?


2010 May 30
Yum. It's a blessing and a curse that the newest food wagon in Ottawa is less than a block away.

I was startled and thrilled to see them in the empty lot across from Trailhead yesterday and figured that a late lunch was a good chance to try some of their offerings this afternoon.

The Pad Thai-style dish ("Tie One On") comes wth chicken or tofu, coriander, peanuts and sprouts. I'm not sure how the sauce normally tastes, but she asked if I wanted some spice. I got 'some spice'. Nevertheless, it was fairly balanced and not too sweet.

Portion size is certainly reasonable; it's as much if not more than what you would get from a food court Thai place, but much better quality.

There's not much else to say, other than I'm over the moon that there's another food wagon in Ottawa, one that's providing a healthier options than the chip wagon would.

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Aug 31
I somehow have never been to this place but glad I finally did. I tried the pad thai which is now $11. It is a good deal as it is served in the take out paper box, so there is a lot. I also agree that it is the best take out pad thai. It is a bit tangy, a bit spicy and a little bit sweet. It is tomatoey, just as I prefer pad thais to be.

2011 Apr 23
Best Pad Thai I ever had from a street vendor ... the again, I've never been to Thailand .... yet.