The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List was just announced, and the food world is in a frenzy. Here are the funniest/angriest tweets from those who think the Occupy 50 Best movement—created to protest and criticize the favoritism, sexism, and general shadiness in the annual list—made a solid point.

Eater editor Helen Rosner isn’t impressed by the “World’s Best Female Chef” award. Can we do better than siloing women chefs in their own special category?

Turns out, the World’s 50 Best panel get some of their meals paid for by tourism boards. Shocking.

Food writer John Birdsall calls out #Worlds50Best for what it is.

Eater editor Hillary Dixler points out an interesting music choice.

Nobody wants a “girl power” award.

Literally two (and 48 men).

Here’s a look at this year’s (much criticized) top 10

No. 10 – Gaggan

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Last year’s position:

No. 9 – D.O.M

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Last year’s position: 7

No. 8 – Narisawa

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Last year’s position: 14

No. 7 – Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Location: London, UK
Last year’s position: 5

No. 6 – Mugaritz

Location: Errenteria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Last year’s position: 6

No. 5 – Eleven Madison Park

Location: New York, New York
Last year’s position: 4

No. 4 – Central

Location: Lima, Peru
Last year’s position: 15

No. 3 – Noma

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Last year’s position: 1

No. 2 – Osteria Francescana

Location: Modena, Italy
Last year’s position: 3

No. 1 – El Celler de Can Roca

Location: Girona, Spain
Last year’s position: 2

And now for 11-50…


11. Mirazur (Menton, France)
12. L’Arpége (Paris, France)
13. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)
14. Astrid y Gaston (Lima, Peru)
15. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
16. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
17. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
18. Le Bernardin (New York, USA)
19. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)
20. The Ledbury (London, UK)
21. Le Chateaubriand (Paris, France)
22. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)
23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
25. Fäviken (Järpen, Sweden)
26. Alinea (Chicago, USA)
27. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
28. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)
29. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)
30. Vendôme (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
31. Restaurant Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)
32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)
33. Aqua (Wolfsburg, Germany)
34. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
35. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
36. L’Astrance (Paris, France)
37. Biko (Mexico City, Mexico)
38. Amber (Hong Kong, China)
39. Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Spain)
40. Per Se (New York, USA)
41. Mani (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
42. Borago (Santiago, Chile) (a tie)
42. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain) (a tie)
44. Maido (Lima, Peru)
45. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)
46. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)
47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
48. Schloss Schauenstein (Furstenau, Switzerland)
49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocanto Hills, USA)
50. The French Laundry (Yountville, USA)