08/07/2012 05:09 EDT | Updated 08/08/2012 07:50 EDT

Newsweek's Best Places To Eat: Magazine's Top Spots Leaves Out Many


For Newsweek, it appears North America consists of only one country: The United States.

In the magazine's most recent issue, featuring "101 Best Places To Eat In The World" as chosen by 53 "of the finest chefs," their North American section remains suspiciously bereft of any country north of the U.S.A.

While the decidedly subjective picks include such multicultural fare as "Yugoslavian deilght" Kafana in New York City and a multitude of Italian choices across the country, the 38th best restaurant in the world (as selected earlier this year), Mexico City's Biko, did not even warrant a mention, though the taco trucks in San Felipe landed a spot in the Latin American section. Toronto's St. Lawrence Market, recently named the world's best food market by National Geographic, was excluded as well. Even Chicago, long hailed as a foodie paradise, was left off the list.

But Canada wasn't the only country ignored by the list. Denmark, home to the world's best restaurant, Noma, for three years running, was noticeably absent in the European section, as was Argentina, beloved for their outstanding meat selection, in the Latin American division.

Here are the top 'North American' restaurants that did make the cut:

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CORRECTION: This article originally stated that Newsweek had also left out North American country Mexico from the list. In fact, one of Mexico's restaurants can be found in the 'Latin American' section.