Vancouver named one of the world's top food destinations

Jul 22 2016, 12:09 am

Global cuisine, stellar local produce, the bounty of the Pacific: Vancouver has a lot going for it when it comes to top-notch eating options. Now we can add some more bragging rights: Vancouver ranks among the top ten “Rising Star Foodie Destinations” for 2016.

Bestowed upon Vancouver and nine other lip-smacking locales, the Rising Star Foodie Destinations list comes from Gogobot, the travel-planning app and their Foodie Tribe Awards.

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Culling from over 60,000 destinations in their database, their annual lists “based on the number of reviews from distinct travelers visiting the destination, the number of people creating trips on Gogobot for these destinations, and real travelers recommending these spots to the Foodie Tribe on Gogobot,” explains the company.

Coming in at number one is a fellow Canadian: Montreal.

Here’s what they have to say about Vancouver, which ranks 8th:

Vancouver offers an Asian-inspired counterpoint to Montreal’s European sophistication, bringing local produce and seafood with Far East influences to the table (e.g. Blue Water Café and Raw Bar). Some Gogobot users noted the cool emphasis on sustainability (one standout, Forage, serves only sustainable fish and returns 50 percent of water proceeds to charity). Others dug the growing street food scene – especially Japadog (Japanese hot dogs).

Okinomo dog from JapaDog (Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive)

Okinomo dog from JapaDog (Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive)

A second list released by Gogobot may fuel your travel plans for the coming months. It’s a set of “Foodie Destinations On The Decline, But Worth A Second Look.” Ranked on there are longstanding global hotspots like Tuscany, Sydney, and Athens.

10 Rising Star Foodie Destinations

1. Montreal, Quebec
2. Jersey City, New Jersey
3. New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Daytona Beach, Florida
5. St Augustine, Florida
6. Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Big Bear Lake, California
8. Vancouver, British Columbia
9. Detroit, Michigan
10. Phoenix, Arizona

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