There are a few immutable facts in the world. One of them is that people are always going to have to eat. Whether they go out to eat or find the need to run out to the local market and purchase what they need to fix an elegant or comforting meal it stands to reason that restaurants and markets will always be in demand. Food is worth more to most people than the money that buys it. Without such a necessity life tends to become much harder to endure, and can even become a bit depressing if one is told to exist on the mundane and boring foods that are capable of quenching hunger, but don’t offer much in the way of variety or taste. The top ten best stores and restaurants around the world know what it takes to appease their customers, and a result have been able to satisfy nearly everyone that pays for their services.
Table of Page Contents
- 10. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal- London, England
- 9. Cru Wijnegem- Belgium
- 8. Eleven Madison Park- New York, USA
- 7. Carrefour- Milan, Italy
- 6. Ostaria Francescana- Modena, Italy
- 5. Big C- Hanoi, Vietnam
- 4. Celler de Can Roca- Girona, Spain
- 3. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição- Paulo, Brazil
- 2. Noma- Copenhagen, Denmark
- 1. Mugaritz- Errenteria, Spain
Here are the world’s Top 10 Best Stores and Restaurants
10. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal- London, England
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is among the most elegant of locations and has no issue flaunting their look and style. The restaurant has been showered with accolades during its impressive history, and to this date remains one of the finest locations in the world to visit for its enticing cuisine and superior atmosphere. Executive Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts has spent countless hours searching for ideas to make the menu fresh, new, and exciting for her customers, poring over historical cuisine in order to understand and anticipate what her fawning public will demand next.
9. Cru Wijnegem- Belgium
One among many, the first Cru was opened on an old farmstead in Overjise, just a ways south of Brussels. Its second location was opened on the banks of a canal and used the interior of an abandoned distillery. The grain silos had even been converted to high-end apartments. It’s been a trademark of the Cru brand to approach their business from a much different perspective than others, which is no doubt why they have been seen as one of the most popular stores in the world to this date.
8. Eleven Madison Park- New York, USA
This contemporary American restaurant in New York has been ranked third in the world and is located on Madison Avenue, a very prestigious as well as advantageous location. It even features an award-winning chef, Daniel Humm, who was named Outstanding Chef during his career. The restaurant was established in 1998, so it is not yet as distinguished as many when it comes to age. But its elegance and highly-rated cuisine are more than enough to grant it the notice of critics and celebrities alike.
7. Carrefour- Milan, Italy
Existing as a relatively new store this business has attempted a new format that is not as common around the world. In this market customers can shop for gourmet foods 24 hours a day. It is a quite expansive store and offers a wide variety of many items that are highly prized by locals and tourists alike. Not only this, but the prices are quite affordable and the special offers that the store hands out are enough to keep it competitive with most any other market.
6. Ostaria Francescana- Modena, Italy
It has been lauded as one of the world’s best restaurants, and has held such a title for some time. Thanks to its head chef this restaurant has created a new style of Italian cuisine that at times defies traditional dishes but at other times compliments and improves upon them. It is a risk to be certain, especially in a country so well-renowned for its culinary delights and bound by tradition. Fortunately the head chef has managed to win over his critics and many others around the world with his new and innovative ideas concerning his different approach to Italian cuisine.
5. Big C- Hanoi, Vietnam
Hypermarkets are usually located outside of a town and are able to provide a wide variety of goods. Big C Supercenter employs well over 200,000 employees that work in more than 11,000 stores throughout Vietnam and several other countries. It also works with manufacturers to develop and push their brands so as to boost the local economy. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest shopping centers throughout Vietnam, and is well known for selling mostly local products.
4. Celler de Can Roca- Girona, Spain
Established in 1986, Celler de Can Roca has been astounding diners and critics for just over three decades. It earned the distinction of best restaurant nearly four years ago, and has remained in the top ten most popular restaurants for multiple years. From its pleasing cuisine and charming atmosphere this restaurant is one of the most popular places to visit when it comes to an impressive dining experience.
3. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição- Paulo, Brazil
This company was founded in 1948 by Valentim dos Santos Diniz and is currently controlled by the French Grup Casino. When it comes to the food retail business this store stands as one of the best in the business, and has been lauded more than once for its variety and superior shopping experience.
2. Noma- Copenhagen, Denmark
Located in Copenhagen, this restaurant has been popular for quite some time despite a scandalous event that forced Noma to close down in 2013. Since then the issue has been handled and all precautions are taken to insure that diners experience a satisfying visit. Word of Noma has reached far and wide throughout the world concerning their cuisine and unique atmosphere, making it one of the trendiest locations to visit when possible.
1. Mugaritz- Errenteria, Spain
The restaurant was opened in 1998 and has enjoyed a great amount of success since. Surrounded by countryside and forest it is given a calm and peaceful atmosphere that most diners fully enjoy. It’s interesting and highly satisfying cuisine and back country setting make for an enjoyable visit and can inspire a great many individuals to talk about Mugaritz and recommend it to their friends and family.
Whether it is the ambience that draws in an interested diner or the convenience that lures a conscientious consumer, any place that sells food in one form or another will always become popular in one way or another. The need to eat and to experience variety is a very human trait that isn’t about to go out of fashion, and will always seek to challenge those that want to provide only the best for their customers.