Canada knows a thing or two about pizza making, delivering distinctive flavours that showcase each region’s specialties and preferences. One thing’s for sure, Canadians from coast to coast love a good pizza. Check out our infographic to find out everything there is to know about best-selling toppings and styles across Canada.
It’s all about meat combos in BC, with chicken, ground beef and plant-based proteins all topping the list of fastest growing ingredients.
Hawaiian pizza is a fan-favourite when it comes to toppings, with Roma and sun-dried tomatoes also coming in hot.
The PrairiesAlberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba
Cheese lovers unite! In the Prairies, cheese is a favourite topping amongst the oldest and youngest pizza lovers, with “Kids Cheese Pizza” noted as the fastest growing pizza menu item!
You might be surprised to learn that pizza pops are Manitoba's favourite local dish, but it actually makes sense: this popular after-school snack was invented in Winnipeg!
Ontarians love their vegetarian options! Tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms all rank as the most popular toppings.
Shrimp, cherry tomatoes and plant-based cheeses dominate the list of fastest-growing ingredients.
Quebec is well known for its All-Dressed Pizza, and the love affair is still going strong, with veggie pizzas also trending.
It's no surprise that Pizza and Poutine come together to form the perfect Quebecois mash-up. After all, Montreal was home to Canada's first pizzeria in the 1940s, and a decade later, poutine was born in rural Quebec!
AtlanticNew Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland & Labrador
Halifax is famous for its donairs, so it’s no surprise that donair pizza has made its way onto local pizzeria menus, making meat combo pizzas the most popular dish!
Cheddar leads the way, taking the top rank as fastest growing cheese in Atlantic Canada!
Northern TerritoriesYukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Consumers here love to add onions, chicken, pepperoni, and mushrooms to their pizza - onions being the #1 top ingredient in the area
Pizza Mozzarella is the big hit, and keeps gaining popularity. Shout out to shrimp, scallions and buttermilk ranking as fastest growing ingredients.
Northerners are also huge fans of dipping sauces, showing up on both “top” and “fastest growing” ingredients list!
From Peggy’s Cove to the Rocky Mountains, Canadians love pizza - and customizing it to their region’s favourites! So, when it comes to the art of pizza making, be sure to diversify your offering and leverage what you have at your disposal, and don’t be afraid to think outside the pizza box to wow local patrons and attract tourists. Last but not least, be proud of what your province has to offer and use it to your advantage!
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1 Technomic Ignite Menu national food trends data, Q3 2021 - Q3 2022
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