Judaica & Jewish Shops in Ottawa
Since this might be the first year in a long time that families can gather for holidays, why wouldn’t you want to freshen up your Judaica and stock up the pantry? If you’re prepping for Passover or Hanukkah, have a love for delicious food staples like Challah and matzo ball soup, or are in search of some fantastic books to read, there are several Judaica and Jewish shops n Ottawa that have you covered, so why not shop local?
For the holidays and every day, check out our list of Judaica and Jewish shops in Ottawa for Jewish supplies, treats, and more.
Kosher Food & Jewish Shops in Ottawa
The Loblaws at College Square has a Jewish section, with multiple frozen and prepared items. They stock yahrzeit candles and menorah candles and the largest selection of kosher food in Ottawa with meat, deli, dairy, groceries, baked goods, and prepared holiday foods.
Rideau Bakery was a beloved Jewish bakery in Ottawa that shuttered a few years ago. Farm Boy bought their recipes and now produce their own Rideau bakery challahs and baked goods.
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli on Wellington has delicious bagels (obviously) as well as good options for Kosher treats, menorah candles, and holiday supplies.
Strawberry Blonde Bakery
A vegan, gluten free, nut free, bakery with two locations (Kanata and Westboro). Strawberry Blonde Bakery offers all types of sweet treats like muffins, squares, cakes, and pies, as well as savoury baked goods like scones, pot pies, and pizza buns. (OVH).
Shillow Beer Co.
1458 Cyrville Rd.
Supervised by both COR and OVH, Shillow Beer Co. was founded in 2014 by Jamie and Ben Shillow, who moved to Ottawa with their daughter in 2017 to plant roots and build the first and only certified kosher craft brewery in Canada. Shillow Beer Co. opened in the spring of 2021 with a wide selection of beer styles and a taproom planned for the future.
Cedars & Co
(Alta Vista Location)
A small local chain that specializes in ethnic spices and produce, Cedars also has a small kosher section that sells a number of specialty kosher items, including grape juice, Shabbas candles, couscous, cookies, crackers, and (everyone’s favourite) Wacky Mac! This store also carries Montreal Kosher challahs and breads, Amsallem deli, and Bothwell cheese.
Based in Montreal, Rodals is Canada’s #1 Judaica store with a great selection of Jewish books and gifts. Rodals does regular deliveries to Ottawa.
Did we miss any of your favourite Judaica or Jewish shops in Ottawa? Please let us know in the comments!
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