Our Team’s Top Picks for Supporting Local

Davidson Hearing Aid Centres is a family owned business serving the greater Ottawa area for over 77 years. As such, we understand the sentiment behind supporting local. We asked our team to share some of their favourite local businesses for you. Here they are organized by region. (click here to jump to Brockville, Cornwall or the Ottawa Valley)

Greater Ottawa Area:

Shops

  • Hintonburg Pottery: the location is a pottery shop and provides pottery classes for their community. They sell beautiful hand-made pottery from both local and Canadian potters. Website: hintonburgpottery.ca
  • LOAM Clay Studios: Pottery shop and provides pottery classes for the community. Website: loamclaystudio.ca
  • JV Studios: they sell clothing, jewelry, home décor, and have the best selection of fun cards for all occasions. Website: shopjvstudios.com
  • Maker House: home and décor shop featuring a variety entirely handmade Canadian products including custom-built furniture. Website: makerhouse.com
  • Grace in the Kitchen: Boutique kitchen supply store with a large selection of high quality cheeses and meats. Great for cheese and charcuterie boards. Website: graceinthekitchen.ca

Food

  • The Merry Dairy: homemade ice cream, seasonal flavors and treats. Website: https://themerrydairy.com/
  • Mavericks Donuts: doughnut shop. website: mavericksdonuts.com
  • Suzy Q: doughnut shop. suzyq.ca
  • Little Jo Berry’s Bakery: amazing little bakery I discovered this year which was recommended to me by a client and it’s delicious! Website: littlejoberrys.com
  • Heartbreakers Pizza: one of my favourite pizza places and they actually opened up this spring but adapted a COVID-friendly system very early on and seem to be doing very well! Staff tip: ” You might have to wait on hold to place your order but the pizza is well worth it”. Website: heartbreakerspizza.com
  • The Unrefined Olive: olive oil and vinegar shop. Website: unrefinedolive.com
  • Muckleston & Brockwell butchery: Their sausages and rib-eye steaks are delicious and all their meat come from farms in the Ottawa Valley region. Website: mucklestonandbrockwell.com
  • La Provence Bakery: Small delicious French Bakery with a large selection of pastries, cakes, breads and croissants to choose from. Website: laprovencebakery.ca
  • Cabotto’s Restaurant: Cabotto’s is one of the longest established family-run restaurants in Ottawa. Since 1976.  It’s located in Stittsville.  They serve some of the best Italian food as well as have amazing customer service.  It was a regular favorite of mine before COVID I have been using their take out service since. Website: cabottos.com
  • The Butchery/Vera Burgers: The Butchery located across Robertson Rd from the Nepean office.  Not only do they have great butcher meats and a deli, but they also have amazing burgers that the Nepean office staff frequently enjoys on a Friday “take out” day.  They also have the best milkshakes around. Website: thebutchery.ca
  • Stella Luna Gelato Café: All their gelatos are delicious, and the pistachio gelato is my favorite. Website: slgelato.com
  • Pelican Seafood Market: website: pelicanseafood.ca
  • Fidélice: a small family owned business established in 1989. Their pastries are always fresh and delicious. Website: fidelice.ca
  • 5e baron: a new microbrewery in Aylmer. They offer a wide variety of beers. Website:  5ebaron.com

Clothing

  • MXMLST: A new clothing company with a focus on making custom pieces for women of all sizes. In addition, they also recently began making handmade masks that are a great option for anyone who wants a well-fitted and yet stylish mask. Website: mxmlst.co

Hardware stores:

  • Home Hardware Manotick: A wide variety of home supplies. Staff remarks: “ They always greet you with a smile and offer their help as soon as you walk in. They try to offer absolutely anything and everything anyone could possibly ever need”. Website: homehardware.ca

Entertainment

  • Bytowne Cinema: authentic movie theatre experiences and the best popcorn in town! Website: bytowne.ca

 

The Ottawa Valley (Arnprior, Renfrew, Pembroke):

Food:

  • The Cupboard: Restaurant in the heart of Arnprior with a variety of different foods (breakfast, pasta, and more). A staff favorite is their pizzas! Website: The Cupboard Restaurant Arnprior
  • Krave: Restaurant in the heart of Arnprior with plenty of delicious food to choose from. Website: kravebistro.com
  • Food Express: A chip truck in Renfrew with more options than you can count. Staff tip: “Their poutine is phenomenal”. Website: Food Express
  • Blendz Smoothie Shop & Healthy Eatery: Located in Pembroke. They provide healthy delicious food (Vegan) at fair prices. They support local Ontario vendors. Website: Blendz Smoothie Shop

Shops:

  • White Pine Books & Children’s Boutique:  They have a wide variety of books available for all ages. In addition, they have clothing & accessories available for children. Website: whitepinebooks.ca
  • Jane & Laney Boutique: a boutique clothing store in the heart of Arnprior. They also have other locally sourced goodies for sale. Website: jadelaneyboutique.ca
  • Olde Crow Creek: located in Pakenham. Little shop focusing on urban-country homes décor & they have their own line of hand poured soy candles. Website: Olde Crow Creek
  • Pick-It-Fence: located in Pembroke, this shop provides a variety of Clothing, accessories, bath & body, giftware, and candles. Staff quote: “Lovely little place to browse & shop!” Website: pickitfence.ca

Relaxation:

  • Urban Oasis Spa: Located in Pembroke this spa offers a variety of options including massages, facials, pedicures and manicures.  Staff Tip: “Their pedicures are wonderful!”. Website: uods.ca

 

Brockville Area:

Food:

  • The Sweet Life Café: Local Brockville café providing a variety of different foods and drinks for their community. During COVID-19, they amended their business model to include the sale of baking products (flour, sugar, etc.), and groceries to serve the community when grocery stores were running out of stock. They also created a “pay it forward” meal wall where people were able to purchase “tickets” that would provide a meal to another customer who was in need. Website: jencobaking.webs.com
  • Sheepshead Bistro: a fantastic little restaurant located in Cornwall. Staff quote: “They have the best food and amazing service”.Website: https://sheepsheadbistro.ca/

Clothing:

  • The Score: a Thrift & Consignment Store downtown Brockville. Each time you purchase from them a portion of the proceeds go to Leeds and Grenville MS Society. Staff Tip: “They have awesome sale days throughout the week”. Website: The Score Thrift Store And More
  • May Court Thrift Shop: located downtown Brockville. The money generated out of the store provides financial support to individuals and organizations in need within the Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Website: maycourtbrockville.org

 

Cornwall Area:

Food:

  • Sheepshead Bistro: a fantastic little restaurant located in Cornwall. Staff quote: “They have the best food and amazing service”.Website: https://sheepsheadbistro.ca/

Children’s Shops:

  • Kids Korner: a family owned business in Cornwall that provides kids products including: toys, games and furniture. Website: Kids Korner

Mechanics