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50 Best Foods in the World

Submitted by on September 17, 2009 – 2:32 pmNo Comment

From cake, steak and tapas, to oysters, chicken and burgers, Killian Fox of The Observer roamed the world to find the 50 best things to eat and the best places to eat them. Adapted from his September 2009 article in The Guardian, here they are (with a few editorial comments from your Road Trips Foodie!):

guardian_cuan1. Best place to eat: Oysters.
Strangfor Lough, Northern Ireland
Where, exactly? Cuan Oysters, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland.
2. Best place to eat: Aubergines (better known on this side of the pond as eggplant)
Athens’ Kolonaki
Where, exactly? Ta Kioupa, Dinokratous & An, Polemou 22, Kolonaki, 11521 Athens, Greece.
3. Best place to eat: Hamburgers
Greenwich Village, New York City
Where, exactly? Little Owl, 90 Bedford Street, New York, NY.
4. Best place to eat: Zabaglione
Northern Italy
Where, exactly? La Cinzianelle, Via Lago, 26 Corgeno, Italy.
5. Best place to eat: Pho
Where, exactly? Pho 24, 5 Nguyen Thiep Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (and other locations).
guardian_laduree7. Best place to eat: Macaroons
Where, exactly? Ladurée, 16 rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France.
8. Best place to eat: Roast Chicken
Where, exactly? L’Ami Louis, 32 rue du Vertbois, 3e, 3rd arrondissement, Paris, France.
9. Best place to drink: Milkshakes
Southern California
Where, exactly? Fosselman’s, 1824 West Main Street, Alhambra, California.
10. Best place to eat: Texas barbecue
Texas (duh!)
Where, exactly? Snow’s, 516 Main Street, Lexington, Texas (Saturday only).
11. Best place to eat: Steak
Where, exactly? Paraje de las Bodegas, s/n, Jimenez de Jamuz (near León), Spain.
12. Best place to eat: Fish and chips
Where, exactly? 4 Shore Street, Anstruther, Fife, Scotland.
13. Best place to eat: Strawberry tart
The South of France
Where, exactly? Restaurant de Bacon, 688 Boulevard de Bacon, 06160 Cap D’Antibes, France.
14. Best place to eat: Pastrami on rye
Lower East Side of New York City
Where, exactly? Katz’s Deli, 205 East Houston Street (at Ludlow Street), New York, NY
15. Best place to eat: Custard tart
Where, exactly? Antiga Confeitaria de Belem, Rua de Belém, 84-92, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal.
16. Best place to eat: Leg of beef
Where, exactly? Le Louchebem, 31 rue Berger, Angle 10, rue des Prouvaires, Paris, France.
guardian_happygirl17. Best place to drink: Tomato juice
Northern California
Where, exactly? Happy Girl Kitchen, Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, One Ferry Building, San Francisco, California.
18. Best place to eat: Italian slow food
Where, exactly? Coco Lezzone, Via del Parioncino 26, Florence, Italy.
19. Best place to eat: Nordic food
Where, exactly? Olo, Kasarmikatu 44, 00130 Helsinki, Finland.
20. Best place to buy: Olive oil
London’s Clerkenwell
Where, exactly? Turkish embassy electrical supplies, 76 Compton Street, London EC1, England.
20-1/2. Best Place to buy: Olive oil
Where, exactly? Manni, Monte Amiata, Seggiano, Italy.
21. Best place to eat: Tacos
Mexico City
Where, exactly? El Pastorcito, 4503 Lorenzo Boturini Street, 24 de Abril, Mexico City, Mexico,
22. Best place to eat: Peking Duck
Beijing (whew!)
Where, exactly? Quanjude, Hepingmen Dajie, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China.
23. Best place to eat: Pork belly
New York City
Where, exactly? Gramercy Tavern, 42 East 20th Street, New York, NY.
24. Best place to eat: Vegetarian Indian
Northern India
Where, exactly? Sagar Ratna, 18 Defence Colony Market, New Delhi, Delhi, India,
25. Best place to eat: Sushi
Japan (uh huh!)
Where, exactly? Daiwa Sushi, Building 6, Chuo-ichiba, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
26. Best place to eat: Filipino cuisine
Where, exactly? Lighthouse Restaurant, Gaisano Country Mall, Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines.
guardian_chezpanisse27. Best place to eat: California cuisine
Northern California
Where, exactly? Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California.
28. Best place to eat: Algerian food
Where, exactly? Restaurant Gnaoua, Cite Sahraoui, les Deux Bassins, Ben Aknoun, Algiers, Algeria.
29. Best place to eat: Classic French cuisine
Paris (where else?)
Where, exactly? Clos des Gourmets, 16 Avenue Rapp, Paris, France.
30. Best place to eat: Tapas
Where, exactly? Cal Pep, Plaça de les Olles 8, Barcelona, Spain.
31. Best place to eat: Pizza
Where, exactly? Frank Pepe Pizzeria, 157 Wooster Street, New Haven, Connecticut.
32. Best place to eat: Thai curry
Where, exactly? Krua Apsorn, 503-505 Sam San Road, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand.
33. Best place to eat: Simple French food
Southeast France
Where, exactly? Le Vin et L’Assiette, 97 rue Battant, Besançon, France.
34. Best place to eat: Ice cream
Where, exactly? Corrado Costanzo, Via Silvio Spaventa 7, Noto, Sicily.
35. Best place to eat: Kebabs
Behind the Taj Hotel in Mumbai
Where, exactly? Bade Miya, Tulloch Road, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, India.
36. Best place to eat: Ravioli
New York City
Where, exactly? Babbo, 110 Waverly Place, New York, NY.
37. Best place to eat: Prawns
Where, exactly? Restaurante Casa Bigote, Bajo de Guia, 10, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain.
guardian_konnopke38. Best place to eat: Currywurst
Berlin (of course!)
Where, exactly? Konnopke’s Imbiss, Schönhauser Allee 44a, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany.
39. Best place to eat: Ham
North of Seville, Spain
Where, exactly? Casas, Calle Colmenetas 41, Aracena, Huelva, Spain.
40. Best place to eat: Chocolate cake
Paris (sigh!)
Where, exactly? Pierre Hermé, 72, rue Bonaparte, Paris, France.
41. Best place to eat: Fried potatoes
No, not Belgium!
Where, exactly? Bomba Bar Cova Fumada, No 56 Carrer del Baluard, Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain.
42. Best place to eat: Octopus
Dodecanese Islands
Where, exactly? Tholos, Gialos, Symi 85600, Greece.
guardian_bacon43. Best place to eat: Bouillabaisse
South of France
Where, exactly? Restaurant de Bacon (yes, making its second appearance on this list!), 688 Boulevard de Bacon, 06160 Cap D’Antibes, France.
44. Best place to eat: Steak and kidney pie
England (nobody but the English would touch it!)
Where, exactly? The Hinds Head, High Street, Bray, Berkshire, England.
45. Best place to eat: Pasta
Northeastern Italy
Where, exactly? Trattoria Caprini, 9 Via Paolo Zanotti, Torbe di Negrar di Volpolicella, Verona, Italy.
46. Best place to eat: Ceviche
Peru (it IS their national dish!)
Where, exactly? Sankuay, Garcia Leon 114 (between block 3 and 4 of Av Canada), Santa Catalina, La Victoria, Lima, Peru.
47. Best place to eat: Suckling pig
Where, exactly? Montimar, Plaça Constitució 7, 07192 Estellencs, Mallorca.
48. Best place to eat: Curry
Where, exactly? Karim’s, Jama Masjid, Gala Kababian, Old Delhi, India.
49. Best place to eat: Dim sum
Hong Kong
Where, exactly? Luk Yu Tea House, 24-26 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong.
50. Best place to eat: Ramen
Where, exactly? Ramen Jiro, 2-14-11 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

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