Kettleman's Bagel Co.While other cities may roll in the sidewalks when night falls, Ottawa knows its citizens and visitors are just getting started. This city offers a myriad of unique attractions and fun entertainment throughout the late afternoon, evening, and even into the night. If you want to explore Ottawa after 6:00 pm, though, you need to know exactly where you’re going. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are a few place you can’t miss if you’re going to spend an enjoyable evening in Bytown. Read more

ottowa cateringWe’re an understanding bunch here at Kettleman’s.

We realize some of you have never tried a Kettleman’s Super House Special. Without first hand (or mouth) experience of the tender and delectable Montreal smoked meat, you may not fully understand the reason why our customers come from miles away, and always stop in when on vacation. I guess you could say, “It’s a Montreal Smoked Meat Thing.”

  • The Reuben
  • The Super House Special (with cheese)
  • The Super House Special (without cheese)

Why are these sandwiches three of the most popular on the menu? Could it be the mouthwatering crunch of the pickle spear that is served with them? Or what about the sweet tang of Kettleman’s honey mustard? These may influence the decision, but the real winner is the hot Montreal smoked meat. The delicious superstar meat is what makes these sandwiches so delectably scrumptious and addicting. Read more

 Hey foodie, hipster, photography lover, techie! We just want to say thank you for making Kettleman’s Bagel Co. so #Instagood!

Instagram & Kettleman’s – A Match Made in Heaven

Even if you’re not a self proclaimed foodie or photographer, there’s a good chance you’re aware of Instagram, the popular photo app that lets users engage with a worldwide community. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram effortlessly brings out the hidden photographer (and videographer) in all of us, and according to Instagram, images of food and pets are the top two favorites.

If you haven’t tried Instagram yet, you might want to set aside a couple of hours. It’s pretty addicting. Personally, I love it. Instagram provides me with the ability to snap a photo with my phone, throw on a cool filter, maybe a frame, and then #hashtag it for others to find. The hashtag is probably the most fun for me. Adding this little # to your images allows other Instagram users to find you, –not by your name, but by your current subject matter. Read more

ottowa cateringQuestion.

Which favorite sandwich is created on a Montreal style bagel, made with special recipe smoked meat right from the brisket, and genuine, unprocessed Swiss cheese?

If you said Kettleman’s Super House Special, you are correct.

Wait. Did you say you’ve never heard of the Super House Special? That’s probably not possible, but just in case you haven’t experienced one of our Montreal style bagels for lunch, dinner or a late night snack, –let’s go over the awesomeness:

First, we take Lester’s secret recipe hot, smoked meat; Did we mention Lester’s is a pioneer in the field of Montreal smoked meat and has received international awards for the quality and excellence of their meat? It’s true! Then we generously pile the smoked goodness on one of our own freshly made, dense, sweet Montreal style bagels, and top with unpasteurized Swiss cheese. Oh, and let’s not forget the honey mustard.  Kettleman’s also uses a homemade hot mustard, created with mustard seed, salt, malt vinegar, and a few drops of water. Read more