Discover Highway 7 Restaurants with the Food Sheikhers!

Markham residents are passionate about supporting local businesses, and have unique insight into local neighbourhoods and eateries.

The FoodSheikhers (www.foodsheikhers.com) are food and travel bloggers that live in downtown Markham. Mika (Food Sheikha ) is a master chef home cook that shares her creative recipes on Instagram, and Ajay (Food Sheikh) is a restaurant consultant and food critic who creates great content on the best places to eat.

They are both from a hospitality background, and have been blogging for over 5 years on travel destinations, delicious food, and beautiful hotels.

Covid-19 has affected the FoodSheikhers in many ways, and they say that this has given them a real opportunity to work differently and think outside the box.

“Restaurants have always pampered us in the past and hence, we take this opportunity to give back to them during these tough times”

The FoodSheikhers have made it a point to buy from at least 2-3 restaurants per week to support their businesses, have been working for free to promote and write about restaurants in Markham, and have also made it a point to contribute with food donations ton their workplaces!

Recently they shared with us some of their favorite restaurants along Highway 7.

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Wonton Hut

Wonton Hut
Wonton Hut
Wonton Hut
Wonton Hut

It’s a cold wintery night, you just got home from work, its late, you are HANGRY and looking for some delicious and soulful comfort food. Where do you go? Well, the answer is WONTON HUT!

Wonton Hut is exactly what the name suggests, a cute little hut where you can find some authentic wontons, handmade noodles, some seriously delicious beef brisket, and more!

Their homemade Shrimp and Pork Wontons are freshly wrapped every morning, they are juicy, jumbo wontons that we completely devoured!

You also must try their Beef Brisket Noodle Soup! Their brisket is slow-cooked for 6 hours together with their flavorful broth. Their noodle choices include egg, rice, and vermicelli but our favourite was definitely their handmade egg noodles.

This cute little joint not only offers authentic food but it’s also quite affordable for that pocket of yours! How affordable you ask? Well, you can get a nice hearty bowl of Beef Brisket Noodle Soup all for just $8. Tell me that’s not a steal!

Prices are definitely reasonable; service is great and the food is delicious! Wonton Hut definitely makes the cut on our TOP 5 list of take-out restos in Markham!

Website: https://wontonhut.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wontonhut/
Address: 3760 York Regional Rd 7, Unionville, ON L3R 0N2
Phone:  905-604-9060

Eat like the Food Sheikhers! Try the:

  • Beef Brisket Egg Noodle Soup
  • Beef Brisket Rice Noodle Soup
  • Chinese Broccoli in Oyster sauce
  • Shrimp and Pork Wontons

Novità Restaurant

Novita Restaurant
Novita Restaurant
Novita Restaurant
Novita Restaurant

Some great offerings for Antipasto, Zuppa, Insalata, signature mains, pasta, and pizzas

Lots of in-house specialties, unique to the restaurant. Their portions are nice and large and they do a killer thin crust pizza fresh out of the oven. The restaurant when open operates a full bar with lots to choose from and they are also known to offer catering. Novità has ample space to manage special events, and to hold parties too! Raj who is the owner and chef hand picks up all his ingredients to make his delicacies fresh. He has worked with over 200 chefs in his career here in Toronto and is a highly experienced and knowledgeable chef

They are currently offering 20% off for take-out any day all day and they are available on Uber eats door dash and skipthedishes.

Website: http://www.novitaitalian.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/novita_italian/
Address: 25 Cochrane Dr, Markham, ON L3R 9S1
Phone: 905-947-1900

Eat like the Food Sheikhers! Try the:

  • Fried Butterfly Jumbo shrimp topped with a lemon and lime white wine butter sauce.
  • Portobello Mushrooms with sweet peppers tossed in our balsamic reduction and topped with goat cheese
  • Novita Pollo Pizza with Grilled pesto chicken, goat cheese, caramelized onion, garlic, sweet pepper, Tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Rack Of Lamb with Maple and walnut crusted half a rack of lamb, baked to perfection. Served with potato and vegetables.

Mabu Generation

Mabu Generation
Mabu Generation
Mabu Generation

The smellier, the better! That’s the rule in Taiwan (at least for their stinky Tofu….lol)

Mabu Generation is a Trendy Taiwanese fusion eatery that makes you want to keep coming back for more! That’s exactly what we did. The first time we went to Mabu, there were long line ups for tables and rightly so, they serve some mean sizzling plates and hearty individually sized Hot Pots which you don’t even have to share!

They have masterfully created a beautiful fusion menu with Traditional Taiwanese flavors meshed together with French and Japanese influences. We love their colorful menus showing you exactly what your selections will look like. Service is always on point and of course, due to the current restrictions in place, they are open for take-out and delivery.

Website: https://mabugeneration.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mabugeneration/
Address: 3235 Hwy 7 #23-26, Markham, ON L3R 3P3
Phone:  905-604-8358

Eat like the Food Sheikhers! Try the:

  • Japanese Style Pan Fried Chicken with Rice on a Sizzling Hot Plate seasoned with House Special Pepper Teriyaki Sauce.
  • Japanese Style Pan Fried Curry Chicken with Spaghetti with Mozzarella on a Sizzling Hot Plate

Ding Tai Fung

Ding Tai Fung
Ding Tai Fung
Ding Tai Fung
Ding Tai Fung

You are on Hwy 7 and you are craving some authentic, juicy, freshly made DUMPLINGS! Where do you go?

The answer is undoubtedly, DING TAI FUNG!

Din Tai Fung serves up some seriously mean varieties of Cantonese-style dumplings and buns. Located in First Place Markham right on HWY 7, this Shanghai-style dumpling and noodle haven is the perfect place that can majorly satisfy your palate as they specialize in creating the best Cantonese style dumplings buns or “little baskets of heaven”!

Their menu offers a large variety of steamed meat, seafood, and even vegetarian dumplings. We devoured their steamed shrimp and pork dumplings, green onion pancake, hot and sour soup, and minced pork and spicy bean sauce noodles!

They are open for both take-out and delivery and we totally recommend them!

Address: 3235 Hwy 7 #18B, Markham, ON L3R 3P9
Phone:   905-943-9880

Eat like the Food Sheikhers! Try the:

  • Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings
  • Pan Fried Pork Dumplings
  • Noodles with minced pork and spicy bean sauce
  • Hot and Sour Soup

One Zo

One Zo
One Zo
One Zo
One Zo

What is life without BOBA! It’s nothing!

That’s why you have One Zo Tapico for those crazy Boba cravings that we all have. This International Bubble tea brand makes their own handmade tapioca and it’s seriously mesmerizing just to watch! You can choose from crystal, taro, mango, sesame, or their colorful special mix called OneZo Tapioca.

They make their teas with fresh fruit, fresh milk, or even soy milk. You can customize your Bubble Tea as per your liking (level of sugar and ice). Also, they have their own One Zo Mobile App which is kind of like their loyalty program so every time you purchase your drinks, you can earn points which can then equal to some awesome freebie options!

OneZO is hands down the best bubble tea stop on Hwy 7!

Website: https://www.onezotapioca.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onezotapioca/
Address: 3621 Hwy 7 #120, Markham, ON L3R 0G6
Phone: 905-604-8092

Eat like the Food Sheikhers! Try the:

  • OneZo Milk Tea 丸作奶茶
  • Burny Caramel Milk Tea 手烧焦糖奶茶
  • Uji Matcha Latte 宇治抹茶拿铁

 

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