Chef David Chang of Momofuku

They’re being described as the 10 most influential restaurants to launch food movements around the world.

Editors of Budget Travel magazine have come up with a list of 10 trendsetting, international eateries which have helped shape the culinary landscape by introducing diners to concepts like New Nordic cuisine, gastropub fare, and local foods.

While the list is US-heavy, with six of the 10 restaurants hailing from America, other eateries mentioned include addresses in Copenhagen, Paris and London.

The list is different from other ‘best of’ lists like Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which shares just one name in common — Noma in Denmark.

Here are the top 10 trendsetting restaurants according to Budget Travel magazine:

Momofuku Ssäm Bar, New York
Chef: David Chang
Food movement: Asian noodles
momofuku.com

Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chef: René Redzepi
Food movement : “New Nordic” cuisine that uses earthy, foraged fare and emphasizes traditional cooking techniques like drying, smoking, pickling and curing under the umbrella of molecular gastronomyhttp://noma.dk/

Chez Panisse, Berkely, California
Chef : Alice Waters
Food movement: Local foods
http://www.chezpanisse.com/

Babbo, New York
Chef: Mario Batali
Food Movement: Rustic Italian cuisine
http://www.babbonyc.com/

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Paris
Chef: Joël Robuchon
Food movement: Modern, French haute cuisine
http://www.joel-robuchon.net/

St. John, London
Chef: Fergus Henderson
Food movement: Nose to tail eating
http://www.stjohnrestaurant.com/

The Eagle, London
Chefs: variety
Food movement: Gastropub
http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/venue/2%3A1658/eagle

Matsuhisa, Beverly Hills, California
Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa
Food movement: Sushi, Japanese cuisine
http://www.nobumatsuhisa.com/

Pret a Manger, London
Sandwich chain
Food movement:  Fast – but fresh – food
http://www.pret.com/

Planet Raw, Santa Monica, California
Chef: Juliano Brotman
Food movement: Raw, vegan, organic foods
http://www.planetraw.com/

For the full story, visit http://bit.ly/UrPoX5.