There is nothing like a bowl of soup and noodles as big as your head when the need for comfort food comes up.
Noodles are all hand-pulled, they tend to be chewier and thicker but much more satisfying.
532 West Broadway, Vancouver
Benkei Noodle Shop
Order the extra noodles with your ramen, it’s easily enough to share with a small person.
545 West Broadway, Vancouver
Hidden gem, lovely couple makes all their own noodles. Order your soup in small, medium or large, handy for sharing.
Robson Public Market, Second Floor, 203-1610 Robson Street, Vancouver
Incredibly tonkotsu pork broth here – they simmer it for 20 hours. Will cure what ails you.
1690 Robson Street, Vancouver
Neighbourhood spot with reasonably priced pho. Lemongrass chicken good choice for non-soup eaters.
325 East Broadway, Vancouver
Best place to fulfill all your Japanese noodle grocery requirements. Every kind of ramen noodle you’ve ever seen. Plus loads of Pocky.
912 Clark Drive & 112-1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver
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Image credits: Hida Takayama Ramen & Santouka Ramen, both Sean Neild
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.