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Italian, Japanese, and Chinese Cuisines are Top Favorites in Canada

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According to a recent study by pickyeaterblog.com Canada is a true melting pot of cultures, and nothing is more reflective of this than the diverse array of cuisines available throughout the country. From the familiar comfort of Italian food to the exotic flavors of Moroccan cuisine, Canadians have a world of culinary options right at their fingertips.

Exploring Canada’s Multicultural Culinary Landscape of 2023

CuisineRestaurant CountPercentage of Total
Italian21408.03%
Japanese19707.39%
Chinese19527.32%
Thai18867.08%
English18336.88%
Greek16296.11%
French15705.89%
American14265.35%
Mexican14015.26%
Vietnamese14005.25%
Indian12184.57%
Korean11064.15%
Spanish5792.17%
Portuguese5161.94%
Caribbean4031.51%
German3791.42%
Turkish3391.27%
Filipino3181.19%
Hawaiian2811.05%
African2691.01%
Persian2480.93%
Malay2380.89%
Pakistani2230.84%
Peruvian2150.81%
Lebanese2010.75%
Colombian1970.74%
Ukranian1900.71%
Belgian1690.63%
Afghan1640.62%
Swiss1550.58%
Russian1500.56%
Mongolian1480.56%
Brazilian1440.54%
Polish1370.51%
Moroccan1240.47%
Sri Lankan1100.41%
Indonesian990.37%
Scottish850.32%
Tibetan820.31%
Australian770.29%
Hungarian730.27%
Scandinavian730.27%
Venezuelan660.25%
Syrian650.24%
Argentinian610.23%
Egyptian610.23%
Salvadoran590.22%
Cambodian580.22%
Dutch510.19%
Himalayan440.17%

Italian cuisine leads the way as the most popular, with 8.03% of all restaurants in Canada serving up classic dishes like pizza and pasta. Japanese and Chinese cuisines come in second and third place, respectively, with Thai, English, and Greek rounding out the top six.

But it’s not just well-known cuisines that are finding a place in the Canadian restaurant scene. From Peruvian to Lebanese to Tibetan, there’s no shortage of unique and exciting culinary experiences to be had.

It’s fascinating to see the trends and changes in the Canadian culinary landscape. For example, in recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of Korean food, with the number of Korean restaurants increasing significantly. This could be attributed to the increasing interest in Korean pop culture and entertainment, as well as the health benefits of traditional Korean cuisine.

Similarly, Filipino cuisine has also seen a rise in popularity, likely due to the growing Filipino population in Canada and the increasing recognition of Filipino dishes on the world stage.

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