To date, Canada has no Michelin stars but all that is about to change with the arrival of the country's first Michelin Guide, which will debut in the east coast city of Toronto in the fall of 2022. It remains to be seen whether the guide will cover Canada's other most populated cities, like Montréal and Vancouver, in the future.
Find out why Canada currently has no Michelin-star restaurants below;
Michelin star restaurants in Canada
We’re familiar with the United States' Michelin-starred dining scene - but what about in Canada? It might surprise many that up to now, Canada still has no Michelin starred restaurants. Is the food in Canada no good? Are restaurants in the Great North just not up to par?
Quite the contrary. In fact, the only reason Canada has no Michelin starred restaurants is because the Michelin Guide has not made it’s way over there - yet.
There’s certainly no lack of good restaurants in the country. The vibrant biodiversity and wildlife means there’s abundant local produce and game available to chefs and cooks, from the eastern to western coasts. Those ingredients are in turn transformed into star-quality dishes through mastered techniques and multicultural creativity, making for astounding mixes.
While there are no Michelin-star restaurants in Toronto as of yet (this may change with the arrival of the Michelin Guide in 2022) the city boasts a full roster of high-quality and innovative restaurants, specialty food shops, and eateries to visit. With a vibrant multicultural scene, options abound - from Scaramouche, a fantastic classic and epitome of elegant Toronto cuisine, to Sushi Kaji, unassuming strip-plaza sushi hub with a stellar tasting menu of quality sushi. There are no Michelin-star restaurants in Vancouver either, but that doesn’t mean the food scene isn’t bustling. From craft beer to food festivals to fantastic dim sum, the west coast city has options to astound even the most jaded of foodies.