Now more than ever, Canadians love eating at restaurants — and if Instagram is any evidence of it, they love taking pictures of what's on their plates, too.
After all, what better addition can be made to your social media feed than you, having a blast, eating something delicious?
As the Globe and Mail recently noted, more and more restaurants are creating "dishes that photograph well and encourage a performance, designed to create buzz that reaches far beyond the envious diners at the next table."
There's the Ziggy Stardust Disco Egg at La Banane in Toronto, over-the-top milkshakes at The Street Eatery in Calgary, and the sundae surprise for two at Vancouver's Ebo. We've even been asked if we'd like to take a picture before the server starts tossing our salad (looking at you, Susur Lee).
But the question that's crossed our mind more than once is exactly which restaurants are getting all the 'gram love, and fortunately, in honour of Canada 150, the social media giant has the answers for us.
Take a look at the most Instagrammed restaurants across Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto. Whether it's because of what's on the menu or the spot's iconic status, here's where you'll find people scrolling through filters and getting the best 'gram possible.
Sky 360 Restaurant
Why? The view.
National on 10th
Why? It's hella fun.
Why? Those tasty looking milkshakes, of course.
Why? We're going to go with beer. Lots and lots of beer.
Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall
Why? Two words: Bucking. Bronco.
Duchess Bake Shop
Why? Lattes and macarons and scones, oh my!
Why? That classic banana cream pie.
Julio's Barrio Whyte
Why?Everyone in sombreros!
Why? Perfect places to pose.
Tres Carnales Taquería
Why? It's got to be the food.
Why? Who can resist those bookshelves?
Why? Canadian icon.
Why? Because gluttonous poutine and Montreal go hand-in-hand.
Why? Indoor greenery for the win.
Why? There's a ferris wheel. And flaming drinks.
Olive et Gourmando
Why? Just look at those chalkboards.
Why? Those oh-so-stackable dishes
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Why? What else are you supposed to do when you get to the ramen mecca?
Why? Hyper-topped ice creams — and walls created to be Instagram backdrops
Why? The decor speaks for itself
Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery
Why? Once you've put in your time in line, you need to document the results
Why? Beautiful-looking carbs (and patio space)
Why? Put so many eggs on it
Why? Beautifully composed, perfect sushi
Black+Blue by Glowbal Group
Why? Gluttony never looked so good
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Why? Oysters with a view
Nero Belgium Waffle Bar
Why? Because whipped cream makes everything look delicious.