• Jesse Walker

Top Spots to Eat on Hamilton Road

Hamilton Road in London, Ontario is often dismissed and written off locally but in reality it's full of life, culture and home to some of London's best kept culinary secrets. We've compiled a list with a few of our favourites from the neighborhood.

Arepa Ink

Owners Carla and Maria, originally from Venezuela settled in London to work & start families but recently left the corporate world to pursue their dream of opening a restaurant. They've done an incredible job of introducing Londoners to true Venezuelan cuisine and their passion for the food they serve is unmatched.

For those that don't know, the Arepa is a naturally gluten-free, vegan Venezuelan staple made from pre-cooked cornmeal. You can eat them with just butter or stuff them with just about any ingredient combination. If you haven't tried an arepa, Arepa Ink is the most definitely the place to do it.

Address: 547 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5Z 1S5

Rico's Pizzeria

While London has no shortage of incredible spots for pizza, many say that Rico's is one of the best locally and we tend to agree. Rico's has been serving the area since 1988 and their experience definitely translates in the food that they serve. This spot may not be flashy but it's certainly tasty and an absolute must try for any pizza lover.

Address: 972 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5W 1V6


With so many people trying to incorporate more plant based meals into their diet, V Spot is a place that makes that transition both easy and delicious. V Spot specializes in plant based home style comfort food and they offer weekly features that will change the way you look at vegan eats.

In our humble opinion, they have the best small batch artisan donuts in London and their 'Chinese Takeout' burrito is a feature that you need to try.

Address: 413 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5Z 1R8

Rob's Wicked Chicken

When you drive down Hamilton Road, you can't help but to notice the large red illuminated sign for Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges. This place is a family owned business that serves heaping portions of delicious fried chicken and sea salted wedges at a reasonable price and their customer service is second to none.

Address: 466 Horton St E, London, ON N6B 1M3

Lo Nuestro

Lo Nuestro offers a no frills authentic latin experience with much of their menu being made from scratch. While the service isn't exactly fast, this food is made with love, care and attention to detail. They have some of the best pupusas in London and their tacos are equally delicious.

Address: 772 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5Z 1T9

Tasca Piri Piri

Hamilton Road has plenty of Portuguese owned businesses and Tasca Piri Piri is definitely one of our favourites locally for authentic Portuguese cuisine. The space itself is quaint and cozy with homestyle food and a family atmosphere that will keep you coming back. Highly recommend their Portuguese chicken.

Address: 770 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5Z 1T9

Honorable Mention:

Pho Mi 888 Restaurant - Pho & Vietnamese

King of the Pigs - Portuguese

Casa Cubana - Authentic Cuban

Eastside Bar & Grill

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