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19 Metro Vancouver restaurants rank among Canada’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021

Locals love a little spot for Lebanese "pizza," a quirky decades-old diner with a curious backstory, and lots of sushi.
Vancouver's spot for Lebanese 'pizza,' Manoush'eh, ranked second on a list of 100 top places to eat in Canada.

Looking for your next favourite restaurant? Listings and consumer review site Yelp has compiled its list of "Canada's 100 Top Places to Eat in 2021" and the rankings feature an impressive 19 spots in Metro Vancouver.

Among the dozen spots located within Vancouver is Manoush'eh, which took the number two spot on the nationwide list. The Davie Street spot specializes in what's called "Lebanese pizza," the "cherished national pie" of Syria. Elsewhere on the list from Vancouver are local faves like L'atelier Patisserie for baked goods, AnnaLena for a modern high-end meal, and one of the city's oldest and most unusual restaurants, the Northern Cafe and Grill, which is located above the hardware shop on the property of Northern Building. They've said it's been around since the 1960s, but other reports pin it back to the 1940s, and the spot is known for its irreverent attitude and menu of Chinese-Canadian diner fare.

Around the region, places like Richmond's Lamajoun - a destination for Armenian fare - as well as North Vancouver's Workshop Vegetarian Cafe made the "Top 100" from Yelpers, as did New Westminster's hot spot for Lebanese eats, Wild Thyme. 

Further afield, Yelpers scored places like The Rimrock and Peaked Pies in Whistler high on their lists, along with Corner Nook in Chilliwack and Saha Eatery up in Squamish. 

Here are all the Metro Vancouver spots on this year's Top 100 Places to Eat list:

Yelp explains its methodology as follows: "To determine Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in Canada in 2021, Yelp reached out to the user community first, requesting individuals to submit restaurants that they can't wait to return to in 2021 in Canada. Yelp’s data science team analyzed the submissions from the community to determine the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews, and volume of submissions, with geographic representation based on equal share of submissions of top-rated restaurants nationally. Yelp further curated the list with the expertise of our Community Managers around the country to finalize the rankings. The resulting list is collaborative and passion driven - an accurate reflection of Yelp community itself."

Did many of your favourite local joints make the cut? Or are you seeing spots you're looking to try out? 

To fuel your eating ambitions for when we can more safely move about the country and dine out everywhere again, take a look at the full Top 100 and see how things ranked coast to coast.

Canada’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021

  1. Damas - Montréal, QC

  2. Manoush'eh - Vancouver, BC

  3. Baretto Caffe - Toronto, ON

  4. The Rimrock Cafe - Whistler, BC

  5. Zeal Burgers - Toronto, ON

  6. Charlotte's Homemade Goodies - Mississauga, ON

  7. Southeast Sandwiches - Woodbridge, ON

  8. Incognito Coffee - Vancouver, BC

  9. Muncheez - North York, ON

  10. Number e food - Vancouver, BC

  11. Tom Sushi - Vancouver, BC

  12. New Orleans Seafood & Steakhouse - Toronto, ON

  13. Shirley Delicious Cafe - Shirley, BC

  14. Bouillon Bilk - Montréal, QC

  15. The Himalayan - Calgary, AB

  16. Banh Mi Bar Restaurant - New Westminster, BC

  17. Lamajoun - Richmond, BC

  18. Parsi Sandwiches, Burgers, and Kabobs - Thornhill, ON

  19. Smithe Salad - Vancouver, BC

  20. Sorocco - Montréal, QC

  21. L'atelier Patisserie - Vancouver, BC

  22. Weinkeller - Niagara Falls, ON

  23. Île Flottante - Montréal, QC

  24. Fishhook - Victoria, BC

  25. Pawans Indian Kitchen - North Vancouver, BC

  26. Peaked Pies - Whistler, BC

  27. The Northern Cafe and Grill - Vancouver, BC

  28. The Diner House 29 - St. Catharines, ON

  29. Tide and Vine Oyster House - Niagara Falls, ON

  30. Le Club Chasse et Pêche - Montréal, QC

  31. Her Father's Cider Bar & Kitchen - Toronto, ON

  32. Ten Foot Henry - Calgary, AB

  33. Veggie D'Light - Toronto, ON

  34. Saha Eatery - Squamish, BC

  35. Workshop Vegetarian Cafe - North Vancouver, BC

  36. L'Affaire Est Ketchup - Québec, QC

  37. Taste of Naples Pizzeria - Vaughan, ON

  38. Yasu - Toronto, ON

  39. Hibachi Grill - Pickering, ON

  40. Le Saint-Amour - Québec, QC

  41. Jordan's Shawarma - Thornhill, ON

  42. Alo Restaurant - Toronto, ON

  43. Hot & Toasty Cafe - Langley, BC

  44. Jam Cafe - Victoria, BC

  45. Battista's Calzone - Edmonton, AB

  46. Anar Persian Cuisine - Richmond, BC

  47. Monigram Coffee Roasters - Cambridge, ON

  48. Mystic Muffin - Toronto, ON

  49. Italian Centre Shop - Edmonton, AB

  50. La Finca - Montréal, QC

  51. Ma Poule Mouillée - Montréal, QC

  52. Longview Steakhouse - Longview, AB

  53. Chip+Malt - Newmarket, ON

  54. BEClub Bistro-Bar - Ville de Québec, QC

  55. Scaramouche Restaurant Pasta Bar & Grill - Toronto, ON

  56. The Red Door Bistro - Whistler, BC

  57. AnnaLena - Vancouver, BC

  58. Mamajoun Armenian Pizzeria - Toronto, ON

  59. Absinthe Bistro - Vancouver, BC

  60. Vincenzo's - Waterloo, ON

  61. Couleur Café - Mont-Tremblant, QC

  62. Stella Luna Gelato Cafe - Ottawa, ON

  63. Saint Sushi Plateau - Montréal, QC

  64. OEB Breakfast - Calgary, AB

  65. Madras Cafe - Calgary, AB

  66. The Pokéman - Vancouver, BC

  67. Gus - Montréal, QC

  68. ZCREW Cafe - Calgary, AB

  69. El Nahual Tacos - Toronto, ON

  70. Fat Ninja Bite - Toronto, ON

  71. L'Avenue - Montréal, QC

  72. Momo Hut & Gardens - Toronto, ON

  73. The Bedouins - Edmonton, AB

  74. COO Café Bread or Rice - Toronto, ON

  75. Veg-In YYC - Calgary, AB

  76. Little Yunnan Restaurant - Victoria, BC

  77. Alumni Sandwich & Liquor Bar - Calgary, AB

  78. Big Catch Sushi - Calgary, AB

  79. La Pizzaio - Québec, QC

  80. Ancila's Indian Cuisine - Mississauga, ON

  81. Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant - Edmonton, AB

  82. Corner Nook Cafe - Chilliwack, BC

  83. A-Game Cafe - Toronto, ON

  84. Le Passé Composé - Montréal, QC

  85. Tavola - Vancouver, BC

  86. Falafel St-Jacques - Lachine, QC

  87. Régine Café - Montréal, QC

  88. Mio Stone Grill & Sushi - Airdrie, AB

  89. An Chay - Edmonton, AB

  90. Wild Thyme - New Westminster, BC

  91. Bistro Sous le Fort - Québec, QC

  92. Jo's Place - Pender Island, BC

  93. Il Terrazzo Ristorante - Victoria, BC

  94. Rick's Good Eats - Mississauga, ON

  95. Richmond Station - Toronto, ON

  96. Bocata - Montréal, QC

  97. Oui Mais Non - Montréal, QC

  98. Sushi Jin - Vancouver, BC

  99. One2 Snacks - Toronto, ON

  100. Hathaway's Diner - Edmonton, AB