Surrey named among world’s ‘next great food cities’

Metro Vancouver city named by Food & Wine magazine as one of the emerging cities for food lovers.

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Move over, Vancouver. Surrey has been named by Food & Wine magazine as one of the world’s top emerging cities for food lovers.

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The article, titled The Next Great Food Cities in the American magazine’s May 2023 edition, sees Surrey recognized alongside destinations in France, Mexico, Taiwan and beyond.

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The seven “big cities and five smaller locales” were chosen by nine food writers, according to the magazine. The list is part of a larger Global Tastemakers roundup, including a survey created by the magazine with input from readers.

Award-winning local author and writer Bianca Bujan penned the piece highlighting Surrey. Bujan points out the plethora of restaurants in the Metro Vancouver city that reflect its diversity of cultures as a main highlight of the local dining scene.

“The city is home to one of the largest Indian populations in Canada, interwoven with immigrants from Africa, other parts of Asia, and beyond, and that diversity is reflected in the city’s rich food culture,” Bujan writes in the piece.

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A few eateries recognized in the article for their exemplary dishes include Afghan Kitchen, My Shanti, Chacha’s Tandoor & Grill, Guacamole Mexican Grill, and Kerala Kitchen. The article also shines a spotlight on the cocktail program at Clove, along with the Surrey Spice Trail food tour offering.

Check out the full list of up-and-coming foodie cities, according to Food & Wine Magazine, below.

Food & Wine’s 12 emerging food cities

• Kanazawa, Japan
• Brighton, England
• Tainan, Taiwan
• Puebla, Mexico
• San Sebastian del Oste, Mexico
• Marseille, France
• José Ignacio, Uruguay
• Venice, Italy
• Surrey, Canada
• Clermont-Ferrand, France
• La Paz, Bolivia
• Senigallia, Italy

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