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Sew Hungry 2018

Restaurant and food truck rally

#SewHungry is #SewSoon

April 29, 2013

Sew Hungry is just around the corner peeps!  This Friday Ottawa Street Restaurants and Merchants are welcoming some of Southern Ontario’s most delicious Food Trucks to line Ottawa Street and serve up their delicious food curb side.  The trucks AND restaurants are ready and eager to feed all the hungry Hamiltonians.  Make sure to stop in to some of our Ottawa Street restaurants to try their yummy eats too!  Most Ottawa Street stores will be open until 8pm.

The Ottawa Street BIA would like to give a huge thank you to our sponsors.  Our sponsors help make our event possible and we appreciate it very very much.  Special thanks to Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery for joining us as Title Sponsors for this years Sew Hungry event.  Tim Hortons has been a part of the Ottawa Street family since it first opened its doors in 1962. We are SEW proud to be home to the very first store of one of Canada’s most successful businesses.  What a perfect marriage to have them as our title sponsor!  Cold Stone Creamery, Tim’s newest addition will be bringing their truck curb side this Friday as well.  To see the full list of sponsors click on the sponsor tab.

James Cunningham will be doing his book signing at 204 Ottawa St N.  His book signings will be at Noon & 6pm.  Epic Books will be on site selling copies of James’ new book “Eat St: Recipes from the Tastiest, Messiest and Most Irresistible Food Trucks”.  Make sure to come by and grab a copy and get your photo taken with him!

There will be Free Parking for the event in the Municipal Car Parks in behind the row of stores from Argyle St to Cannon St.

We will also be providing Free Shuttle Bus service from City Hall to the event during the afternoon service, the schedule is as follows:


  • 11:00 AM and every 20 minutes until 2:20 PM.

WESTBOUND TRIP TIMES (Depart Ottawa and Roxborough)

  • 11:20 AM and every 20 minutes until 2:40 PM.

Please join our Facebook event page

And Like our Sew Hungry facebook page

Follow us on Twitter @OttawaStMarket & @OttawaSt_BIA and make sure to use the hashtag #SewHungry

For a full interactive map of Restaurant and Truck locations, scan the QR code on the Sew Hungry posters in the store windows!

Now tell us which Restaurant and Trucks you are most excited to try at Sew Hungry!  Leave a comment in the comment box below!

See you Friday Hamilton!!!!



  • al says:

    Will you be closing the whole street off to vehicular traffic?
    Having the trucks facing the sidewalk gets too crowded especially if you get a bigger crowd at night.

  • al says:

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to get by when everyone is lining up on the sidewalk.
    And if you get a bigger crowd Friday night, it could get more congested. Last year, i had to walk on the street cause i couldn’t use the sidewalk. Also, you get people standing on people’s lawns and driveways waiting for their order and/or eating. Hopefully, there are orderly lineups for the food trucks but I feel it gets too congested. good luck, I’ll still be coming.

  • Tom says:

    Whys it called ‘sew’ hungry?

    • Restaunique says:

      The ‘sew’ in Sew Hungry honours Ottawa Street’s many fabric and textile shops. Come for the food trucks and stay for the shopping.

  • Vinny Bob says:

    You have to try the meat pies at the church on Ottawa street They are the Best. Last year the line ups were huge so we went to this church that was serving meat pies. What a pleasant surprise. You won’t regret it

  • Lynn says:

    Would be interested to see a printable version of the map with food truck/restaurant locations.

  • Sandra says:

    We arrived yesterday at 5:15 and didn’t get to eat anything until after7:00. It was all too crowded with lots of traffic and people. Many of the trucks ran out of food by 6:00 and in some cases we had been lined up for a while and then turned away when we finally got close. I think that the idea is a good one but the venue can’t really accommodate the number of people who attend…and running out of food early was so disappointing. Either the street should be closed to cars or pick a new spot…maybe our waterfront park area? In retrospect, lining up for food isn’t that appealing anyway….we left the event “so hungry” and many people that we spoke to felt the same. We will not be rushing back next year in its current format.

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