Crafty Ramen to open first Toronto restaurant, mini-market

Noodle shop will serve its house-made ramen on the Ossington strip
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Photography courtesy Crafty Ramen/Jonathon Barraball

Guelph-based Crafty Ramen is opening its third restaurant on March 16.

Situated at 217 Ossington Avenue, the Toronto location will include a mini-market featuring a selection of Asian-inspired products made by other local businesses, along with Crafty Ramen’s own make-at-home meals and sauces  — and soon a new frozen ramen product launching in the coming weeks. 

Founded by husband and wife team Jared and Miki Ferrall, Crafty Ramen opened its first location in Guelph, Ont. in 2017. The company’s meal kits and products can also be found in more than 100 grocery stores, mostly in Ontario.

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Photography courtesy Crafty Ramen/Jonathon Barraball

“A bowl of ramen is more than a meal — it’s an experience of comfort and connection that lives at the heart of everything we do at Crafty Ramen,” said Miki Ferrall, co-founder and VP of operations, in a statement. “We opened Crafty to create a space that feels like ‘home,’ where people can unwind and share their day over something warm and familiar. We’re so excited to continue to grow our community and make Toronto our newest home.”

The restaurant serves as an homage to the shops Miki grew up with in Japan, as diners are seated along the bar with a full view of the open kitchen.

Two back walls are covered in an intricate Japanese pop culture collage, assembled by hand by Miki herself, and the adjoining wall is made to recreate the feel of an open-air ramen stall, with an awning overhanging the seating area and a mural hand painted by a local artist. 

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