Local Flavours: The Hungry Planet Restaurant, Perth

We borrowed a friend’s biodiesel-powered car and headed out of Ottawa for the weekend. On the way to Jones Falls (where we stayed at the historic Hotel Kenney), we stopped at our favourite Perth restaurant, The Hungry Planet, for lunch.

Judy Dempsey, the owner of The Hungry Planet, sources as much of its ingredients as possible from surrounding Lanark County and participates in ecoPerth’s Local Flavour Businesses campaign. (For a list of all the participants, click on the Local Flavour Campaign icon in the right-hand column on ecoPerth’s home-page, then click on the Local Flavour Businesses link.)

Although they specialize in take-out there are a dozen tables for sit-down meals as well. There are many vegetarian options on the menu, including a few vegan ones, as well as locally-raised meat items for the more omniverously-inclined.

Hours: Tues. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; Sun. and Mon. Closed.

The Hungry Planet, 2 Wilson St. W., Perth, Ontario, (613) 264-9234

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