The food truck craze is obviously going haywire all around the globe and last summer in Ottawa our food truck network grew exponentially with the government encouraging the local business. We saw new, gourmet trucks popping up city-wide, in the core and in the valley, in quiet spots and in busy spots.

One such food truck was ‘Wiches Cauldron on Carp Road in Stittsville. Shelling out gourmet sandwiches, luscious soups and to-die-for desserts to hungry visitors, they became well known…and fast! To see a long line-up there at noon hour was par for the course and believe me, people waited…it is so worth the wait.

Closing food trucks down for the winter season is a typical choice by business owners, when the city of Ottawa freezes over and gives way to cozy restaurants with fireplaces and the famous winter festivals such as Winterlude. Wiches Cauldron also made the choice to “close” for the season….sort of.  Since December they have been offering a “Winter Soup Service”. There are two pickups a week with a choice of two soups each time. Every soup is homemade, creative and delectable. You place your order via email or Facebook and pick it up at the designated time for $10 per litre. The soups can be stored in the freezer or eaten right away.  I make my colleagues jealous by eating them all week long for lunch!

I think this is a creative way for ‘Wiches Cauldron to stay in the minds of their customers year-round rather than disappearing for months to pop back up in the summer. I’m already excited to see what kind of sandwich combinations the chefs will come up with over the winter after seeing the numerous soups they’ve delivered so far. Keep them coming I say! I wait with bated breath to see what the Sunday pick up will be.

Are you lucky enough to live in Stittsville and be close to this great culinary experience? If not, check out our listing at 56 Steggall Crescent in West Ridge Estates. This great family home is around the corner from ‘Wiches Cauldron and many amenities…plus, access the Trans Canada Trail minutes from your doorstep!