Renowned foodie website Eater recently released its Where to Eat in 2020 list, outlining the top cities in the world worth traveling to eat. The 2020 list included Richmond, BC, the only Canadian city to make the cut, joins New York City’s East Village, Oakland CA, Monterrey, Mexico are the other North American hot spots.
Known for their meticulously curated maps spotlighting each region’s essential restaurants and must-eat spots, Eater has narrowed the list down to 19 different cities in the world for foodies to travel to in 2020, specifically for the culinary scene.
“It’s no secret to locals that Richmond has a diverse and strong culinary scene,” said Nancy Small, chief executive officer of Tourism Richmond. “We also know the 800 plus restaurants in the city can be overwhelming. So, when food and travel authorities like Eater and New York Times give Richmond their seal of approval, it legitimizes what we already know to a much wider, global audience.”
The Eater Where to Eat in 2020 , list was curated by their vast network of culinary experts across the globe. Coupled with on-the-ground research, local input, and reference to their own personal notes, the collection of cities in Eater Travel’s first-ever list of the most dynamic food cities in the world.
While famed for its high-quality and diverse Asian food scene, Richmond’s map on Eater doesn’t just focus on Chinese spots. Seattle-based food writer Jay Friedman dove into his research by visiting each location and sampling a variety of their dishes. Eater’s Where to Eat 2020 list features locations that are accessible to all ages, budgets and demographics; Richmond Night Market, Parker Place, and Richmond Public Market food vendors stand tall amongst an array culinary delights from around the globe such as AnAr Persian Cuisine, Lamajoun, Wild Sweets, Fuggles & Warlock, Pajo’s Fish & Chips, G-Men Ramen, Dolor Shop Hot Pot, Origo Club, and so many more.
“It’s an honour to be recognized by Eater as one of the most dynamic food cities in the world,” remarked Small. “We invite everyone to discover our culinary scene, and for locals to try something new, or rediscover old favourites.”
Check out the full Where to Eat in 2020 list and explore the Richmond map for more great eats this year.