A Ranking Of The World's Best Cuisines Of 2022 Dropped & Canada's Score Is Embarassing

At least Montreal's food scene helped us out a bit!

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Canada flag. Right: Poutine.

Canada flag. Right: Poutine.

Over 90 countries were ranked based on their cuisine and Canada made the cut by the skin of its teeth! Taste Atlas scored the world's best cuisines of 2022 and Canada's score is bound to leave a pretty bad taste in your mouth.

A total of 95 destinations across the globe were ranked and Canada landed 92. Yikes!

Now, while we may not measure up to some of the top contenders, you'd think Canada's signature dishes would have landed the true north in a more reputable spot, but it seems our national dishes just don't measure up.

A few notable mentions of some of Canada's best-rated foods include Oka cheese, Yukon gold potato, maple syrup, Montreal-style bagel, Montreal smoked meat, and, of course, poutine.

In fact, Montreal restaurants, including Ma Poule Mouillée, Schwartz's, Fairmount Bagel, La Banquise and Tri Express, all landed in the top spots for the best local Canadian restaurants, per Taste Atlas — making it clear Montreal's food scene is likely the reason we even placed on the list to begin with.

Latvia (93), Morocco (94), and Norway (95) finished off the list but who took the top spots? Italy, Greece and Spain landed in the top three.

As for other noteworthy cuisines, Taste Atlas ranked these 10 countries as the best of the best in 2022:

  1. Italian
  2. Greek
  3. Spanish
  4. Japanese
  5. Indian
  6. Mexican
  7. Turkish
  8. American
  9. French
  10. Peruvian
Sorry, Canada — it seems as if poutine, smoked meat, bagels, and beaver tails just didn't cut it this time around.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Mike Chaar
Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Mike Chaar is an Assistant Editor for MTL Blog focused on recalls in Canada and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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