Narinder Walia came to Canada in the 80’s to better his life and to provide for his family back home. Walia was working odd jobs and finally got a job working at a SaveWay gas stations on Somerset Street, with hard work & determination he became owner of his own franchise.
Walia decided to get married and start a family, In 1987 he got married to his wife Surinder. As the years went by Walia’s family grew, he had two sons Ankit & Aman. His life was full of ups and downs from Saveway closing all its locations in Canada & failed partnerships in restaurants he worked so hard to build. Walia started to work for Blue Line Taxi on his own schedule while Surinder was working at a high-tech company to support the family.
One day Walia was dropping off a customer in Chinatown he came upon a for lease sign for a vacant business 802 Somerset St. West. Narinder had a feeling that his dream would finally come true, he contacted the landlord and signed the lease.
Walia wanted to do something for his community he decided to open an Indian grocery store. Walia struggled to find suppliers & inventory but defiantly had name in mind. NASA, Walia decided to name his business after the initials of his family.
On June 6th 1997 Nasa Food Centre was open for business in the heart of Chinatown, 802 Somerset St. W.
Over the years as the South Asian community grew so did NASA. What started as a grocery store slowly became a place for freshly made sweets, snacks, samosas & delicious Indian take-out. In 2005 with the full support and hard work of his wife, Walia decided to expand his business to the West of Ottawa Barrhaven.
NASA FOODS today is a staple in the community. Over the years NASA has supported hundreds
of events, concerts, non-profit organizations & community organizations.
Serving the Nations Capital
for the past 20+ years
NASA FOODS is currently operating in the heart of Barrhaven, 3050 Woodroffe Ave. Along with carrying a huge variety of south Asian grocery NASA'S chefs are making freshly made curries, naans, snacks, samosas & sweets daily.
Over the past year the family business has done a complete renovation with a modern touch.
NASA FOODS has been serving the nations capital for the past 2 decades & promises to continue to serve valued customers top quality products with great service.
NASA FOOD will be launching a New Menu, New Specials & Online Ordering ... Stay Tuned!!