Vancouver named one of the world's best food cities

Dec 19 2017, 10:45 pm

Travelers love to eat. They know where to do it. Vancouver has been ranked among the World’s Best Food Cities in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

The results of the World’s Best Food Cities portion of their 2014 Readers’ Choice survey were revealed April 7, 2015. Vancouver ranked 12 out of 20 cities, coming in ahead of international food destinations such as Lyon, Kyoto and Madrid. It came behind renowned spots such as San Sebastián, Paris, Rome and Tokyo. Cape Town was the dark horse candidate to rank high, stealing third place.


There were two other Canadian cities on the list; Quebec City was ranked 10th, just ahead of Vancouver. Montreal was 13th, just after Vancouver.

Vancouver nabbed 12th because of our “seriously authentic Asian food,” according to Condé Nast Traveler. Other cultural cuisines were highlighted too. “Vij’s has raised the bar in inventive Indian cuisine (try the lamb pops), and sister sushi spots Miku and Minami are consistently excellent,” wrote Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler Senior Digital Editor.

The travel magazine emphasized ambiance as a noteworthy perk of the Vancouver food scene, including experiences such as “having a cocktail at Bridges, enjoying a cheese plate and sangria at the Teahouse in Stanley Park, or ripping into crispy-skinned rotisserie chicken at French-style brasserie Homer St. Cafe.”

The esteemed Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey began in 1988. This year’s awards were calculated from 76,659 responses. The calculations were done by Equation Research organization.

Check out the full list below.

The World’s Best Food Cities: Readers’ Choice Awards

  1. San Sebastián, Spain
  2. Paris, France
  3. Cape Town, South Africa
  4. Florence, Italy
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Tokyo, Japan
  7. Hong Kong, China
  8. Singapore
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Quebec City, Canada
  11. Sydney, Australia
  12. Vancouver, Canada
  13. Montreal, Canada
  14. Lyon, France
  15. Bologna, Italy
  16. Kyoto, Japan
  17. Vienna, Austria
  18. Budapest, Hungary
  19. Madrid, Spain
  20. Melbourne, Australia
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