Hope you’re hungry, because Yelp just released its list of the most popular places to eat at in Canada, and the results look delicious.
The massive restaurant review site had their data scientists to analyze “heaps of reviews, photos and tips to help the hungry decide where to get their next bite to eat.”
The top spot in Canada according to Yelp reviewers? Baretto Caffe, an authentic Italian café in Scarborough, Ontario that serves up pizza, pasta, panini, bagels and coffee for breakfast and lunch. They also hold a five-star rating, over 201 reviews and epic latte art.
Unlike other annual Canadian restaurant rankings like Canada’s 100 Best, which tends to focus on the more luxurious experience — its 2017 list named Toronto’s Alo, and Quebec’s Toqué! and Joe Beef as the top three in the nation, respectively — the Yelp ranking includes many more casual and affordable venues. Canadians love their brunch, after all.
This list is great news for Toronto foodies especially since 30 out of the 100 restaurants on the list can be found in Canada’s largest city, plus more in nearby cities. The number two spot, for example, goes to the Markham, Ontario creperie, Muncheez, which continues to win Yelpers over with their all-day breakfast crepes, savoury Philly cheese steaks, and plenty of build-your-own options for anyone craving something particular, like this kid:
Other Toronto eateries like sushi bar Yasu and Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza (which, by the way, serves unlimited toppings! Who does that!?) also placed in the top ten, with plenty more Southern Ontario restaurants rounding out the list.
Meanwhile, 17 Vancouver restaurants also made the list. Number e Food, a small sandwich shop on Burrard Street, placed as the top Vancouver restaurant at number 11. Though a nearby Lebanese restaurant in New Westminster’s, Wild Thyme, beat it out at number three. (Try the brick-oven-baked flatbread if you manage to get a table there.)
And on the East Coast, Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House in Halifax snagged the first Maritimes spot on the list thanks to its fried clams and lightly battered scallops, both of which have received rave reviews on Yelp. Cha Baa Thai in Dartmouth, NS wasn’t far behind, with guests praising the pad Thai, cashew chicken and massaman curry beef.
So in case you’re curious, the top ten restaurants in Canada (according to Yelp) are:
- Baretto Caffe in Toronto, ON
- Muncheez in Markham, ON
- Wild Thyme in New Westminster, BC
- Alo Restaurant in Toronto, ON
- The Himalayan in Calgary, AB
- Ay Caramba, Eh in Vaughan, ON
- Yasu in Toronto, ON
- Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza in Toronto, ON
- Under The Table Restaurant in Toronto, ON
- Hibachi Grill in Pickering, ON
If this news has your stomach rumbling and ready for a feeding, you can find the entire list of top Canadian restaurants right here.