Hidden #Foodie Gems in Markham

We’ve seen many popular restaurants on TikTok & Instagram that have us running out the door to try. However, some might say that it’s the spots that aren’t the easiest to find on social media that might be the most interesting. Here are some of Markham’s best hidden #foodie gems, of different types of cuisines, that are waiting for you to discover! Be sure to tag @visitmarkham #VisitMarkham when showing off these spots!

Old Country Inn

This restaurant is located inside a 140-year-old house on Mainstreet Unionville and has been serving amazing Austrian food since 1978. Downstairs, you’ll find two cozy dining rooms and a winter garden. During the summer, you can enjoy your email on the beautiful terrace with a view of Mainstreet Unionville. You can also find an original wine press built in 1871 right outside the restaurant. Stop by to try to their amazing Austrian food and wines!

Mei Nung Beef Noodle House

Located in First Markham Place, Mei Nung Beef Noodle House serves authentic Taiwanese food. Their most popular items on their menu is of course the Beef Noodle Soup as well as their stinky tofu – a dish that is hard to find in Canada. Both of these dishes are considered to be classic and authentic Taiwanese dishes!

Casa Victoria

Casa Victoria provides a grand dining experience with its crystal chandeliers, granite flooring, and marble pillars providing a luxurious ambiance. Popular for its authentic Cantonese dim sum, you’ll often find it quite busy during lunch. However, they have plenty of seating for large and small groups available – so you won’t have to wait long!

Eggtart Queen

Open for only a few weeks, this new addition to Markham specializes in flakey puff pastries and egg tarts – along with serving many other desserts. They’ve been getting a lot of rave for their large portions and reasonable prices! In addition to their pastries, they also have an amazing 2 bubble teas for $10 deal and serve frozen dishes that you can heat up and enjoy at home!


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Bodira Café

Bodira Café is a small spot in Markham located at 14th Ave & Box Grove By-Pass that serves authentic Italian food and pastries! In their reviews, customers have dubbed their gelato as the best gelato in the GTA. Their cannoli and tiramisus are also a crowd pleaser – the perfect dessert after eating their pasta!

Kore Chicken

Located in Unionville, this hidden gem specializes in Korean Fried Chicken. Owned and operated by a Korean family, you can expect authentic Korean Fried Chicken with crispy skin, juicy meat, and exceptional customer service!

Chicken wings in sauce

The Thandur

Offering a large array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, The Thandur takes Indian-fusion food to the next level. Their experienced in-house chefs with over 30 years of experience hope their food attracts people from different cultures to try Indian food. Be sure to order their mango lassi to enjoy with your meal while there!

Toyosu Markham

Located in the Langham Square, this hidden gem is open on Fridays – Sundays for takeout only and will close early if they run out of fish. This shows their dedication to providing only the freshest ingredients for their customers. To guarantee you get what you want, you can place an order ahead of time!

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Tacos Dos Amigos

Tacos Dos Amigos is a food stand located by John St & Woodbine Ave with a simple and delicious menu. Choose from the four options of pork, fish, chicken, or beef – and enjoy a chat with the very friendly owner while you wait for your order!

Pimento Jerk Food Truck

Located near Markham Rd & Highway 7, you’ll find the Pimento Jerk Food truck serving authentic Jamaican BBQ. They achieve their jerk flavour for their slow cooked smoked chicken by marinating it in their house blend of spices and fresh herbs before smoking their chicken! They also offer vegan, gluten-free, halal, and keto options – so there is something enjoyable for everyone!

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