Top 10 Restaurants
While we don’t all profess ourselves to be supreme Foodies – we decided to include an ode to all Foodies with this top 10 list in our Canada’s 150th series. We have an addiction to the Food Network that may or may not be a good thing. What it has done is foster an appreciation for great food. Also, it helps create a curiosity to try things outside of our normal go to palates.
We debated a top 10 of local establishments but our inner Foodies wanted something bigger – something that reflected a national food scene. Well, we couldn’t up and go do a National Food Tour ourselves (bucket list anyone?!) so we looked around for some help and a source who lived our food dream.
We settled on Canada’s 100 Best as our authority. Winners were determined by a panel of 82 judges which included some of the country’s top chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other food industry insiders. And to make it all really official, the results were tabulated by KPMG.
Without any doubt, we think your status as a true Foodie can be minted based on if you have dined at any one (GASP) or more of these…
Top 10 Canadian Restaurants
- Alo (Toronto)
- Toque (Montreal)
- Joe Beef (Montreal)
- Le Vin Papillon (Montreal)
- Edulis (Toronto)
- Hawksworth Restaurant (Vancouver)
- Buca Osteria & Bar (Toronto)
- Canoe (Toronto)
- Dandylion (Toronto)
- Pigeonhole (Calgary)
We’re aspiring to one day have the palates, experience and opportunity to be considered experts -supreme Foodies if you will. Until then, we are grateful for channels like the Food Network and sites like Canada’s Best to fuel our Foodie ambitions.
Maybe you will choose to celebrate Canada’s 150th with an incredible food experience. Some people explore nature, others explore with food! #explore
Finally, whatever your Canada Day food plans may be – we wish you Bon Appetit!
PS: The next time a panel is set with the task of eating their way across Canada to rank the top restaurants, we will have our resume ready. In the meantime, we’re enjoying our way through Chef Rachel’s awesome menu at our very own Boathouse Restaurant!