The Best Restaurants Around the World for Design Enthusiasts
For those who love amazing design as much as they love a delicious meal.
Some people travel for the love of food, while others travel for the love of design — but who says you can't do both? Eating at a place that tastes good and is also aesthetically pleasing is the ultimate win-win situation. We've come up with a list of places around the world that not only make delicious food, but look incredible while doing it.
1: Vakst / Copenhagen, Denmark
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, Vakst is every urban jungle lover's dream. The heart of the restaurant lies in a large greenhouse full of lush, beautiful greenery. It allows guests to feel like they're eating in the Garden of Eden, even though they're in the center of Old Copenhagen. The restaurant is all about environmental sustainability and has reused old Swedish scaffolding planks to create the bar, as well as old tablecloths to create the sails in the basement. With a well-curated wine list, a delicious array of menu items, Vakst is not to be missed next time you're in Copenhagen.
2: Glitch Bar-Restaurante / Quito, Ecuador
This fun, eclectic restaurant and bar is located in a modern-style house built in the '80s in Quito, Ecuador. The Glitch Bar was redesigned to incorporate as much of the original house as possible. What makes this restaurant so unique is that it's covered in graffiti and art. They also use hanging Mason jars with light bulbs to illuminate this vibrant restaurant. They serve everything from soups to salads to delicious entrees. Their cocktails also look incredible.
3: Nanan Patisserie / Wroclaw, Poland
If you're a fan of millennial pink and are planning a trip to Poland, then the Nanan Patisserie should be the number one thing on your to-do list. The bakery looks like something straight out of a Wes Anderson film. Full of pink marble, pink velvet and brass and oak parquets, it's truly an Instagrammer's dream.
4: Tessa / Upper West Side, NYC
Inspired by New York City's many fire escapes and security gates, Tessa is the definition of urban perfection. They've taken elements that often feel brutal in nature — industrial steel, exposed brick and concrete — and have created a restaurant that feels like an authentic piece of urban art. This Michelin-recommended restaurant changes its menu seasonally but is considered a Mediterranean tavern that blends southern French and Italian cuisines.
5: Pitulka Viktoria Eatery / Athens, Greece
Pitulka prides itself on being fast with high-quality, fresh food. They’re known for their delicious Greek food but more specifically for their incredible kebabs. Located in Victoria, which hosts one of the oldest, busiest and most important train stations in Athens, the restaurant’s design is similar to the interior of a train. The building is actually a parallelogram, which makes the train design so fitting. The colors are full of life, and the train window paneling gives it an incredible vibe.