If there’s one thing that we think is synonymous with this city’s food scene, it’s sushi. So we are not particularly surprised that Vancouver has been named the sushi capital of the world outside of Japan. Instead, it’s more of a “yes, that sounds pretty good” feeling.
The claim comes from the food publication Chef’s Pencil. To make the claim, they looked at Google Trends regarding sushi searches around the world. The bonuses here? The rankings are in terms of interest and popularity, not the total number of searches.
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And not only was Vancouver the only city on the list with a popularity score of 100 (the highest you can get), it was also the only city in North America that made it into the top 10. It turns out, people in Europe, and especially in Ukraine, love their sushi almost as much as we do! Honestly, we would never have guessed that.
Another Canadian city managed to get on the list, with Montreal coming in 11th place. Still, that means sushi is more popular in these two cities than others we would have expected would do extremely well, as both Los Angeles and San Diego were closer to the bottom of the list.
Anyway, at least we didn’t go down without explaining ourselves first. If Vancouver is to be the sushi capital of the world, then we must do our part to help.