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Our favorite, totally road-trip worthy, noodles in Ontario

When we set out to put together a list of our favorite road trip worthy noodles in this big, BIG province – we knew it was a lofty goal. With so many different kinds of noodles, from nearly as many cultural cuisines – where does one even start? There’s Italian pasta, Japanese yakisoba, German Spätzle, Vietnamese pho, Filipino pancit and countless varieties of Chinese noodles like Biang Biang Mian and Lamian. The answer then is simple: One chewy, slurpy, strand at a time.

Here is our current list of road trip worthy noodles in Ontario. It’s by no means exhaustive, but it’s a delicious place to start! Have somewhere you think we should go to slurp sensational noodles? We want to know!

Sun’s Kitchen

4300 Steeles Ave E, Pacific Mall F-05, Markham, ON

Sun’s Kitchen in the Pacific Mall knows how to make a good bowl of chewy, hand pulled noodles. If you come at the right time, you can see the chefs hand pulling and slapping the dough. We recommend the deceptively simple noodles with spicy pork. The pork is spicy, salty and full of umami – but more importantly, it really let’s the noodles shine.


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Crafty Ramen

17 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario    restaurants.craftyramen.com
276 King St W Unit 5, Kitchener, Ontario

Their tagline says it all: Japanese inspired. Locally influenced. House-made. Every bowl is worth the trip – but if you can’t get to one of their locations, they offer a ramen subscription. Get their house-made noodles made using artisanal Ontario wheat, delivered right to your door, plus broths, sauces and swag too!

98 La La Noodle

179 George St, Ottawa, ON    lala-noodle.com

98 La La Noodle opened in 2020. The restaurant’s multi-page, illustrated menu can make choosing what to eat a bit of an adventure – so let us help you out. We recommend the hand pulled beef noodle south with pickled mustard greens or the Dan Dan Noodles which smothered in toasted peanuts. Both are excellent and very slurpable.

Mystic Ramen

35 York Blvd, Stall 30 in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, Hamilton, ON    mysticramen.ca

We love the unique take on ramen the chefs at this farmers’ market food stall are taking. Each and every bowl is bright, spicy and rich with umami. We’re currently obsessed with the Lemon Pickle Paitan – a rich, chicken broth base with smoked shio tare chicken, pickled ginger and spicy lemon pickle.


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265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON mimichinese.com

These umami packed belt noodles are smothered in savoury mushroom gravy. Each noodle is 4 feet long and cut table side by bowtie-clad server with golden shears. It’s a real experience and one we would recommend for anyone as obsessed with noodles as we are!


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Pho Metro


With five locations in the GTA, you’re never too far from great pho when you’re visiting Toronto. We like the Markham location, but all five serve up big bowls of the steamy, signature Vietnamese style rice noodle soup with bean sprouts, Thai basil, and limes. We recommend trying the Phở tái saté for a little extra kick!


400 College St. Toronto, ON    thindi.ca

We will forever be greatful to the husband and wife team behind Thindi for introducing us to Maggi noodles – a popular Indian street snack. We are addicted to the Lasooni Maggi Noodles flavored with special garlic spice oil and then topped with crunchy fried onions, fresh green onions, and a lime wedge. So spicy, so delicious!

Do you have a favorite not listed? Share it with us on social @OntarioCulinary!