We decided to create a list of the 10 most expensive foods in NYC, just so you can dream about all the other things you’ll never be rich enough to eat.
1. $100 Golden Cristal Ube Donut
Our inspiration for this article. It’s made by Manila Social Club, a Filipino restaurant. The dough is filled with ube mousse and champagne jelly, the icing is made with champagne, and the whole thing is topped with gold flakes.
2. $240 Masa Toro With Caviar
Sold at Bar Masa, this sushi is the most expensive sushi roll you’ll ever eat. It’s an eight piece tuna roll with caviar on top.
3. $295 Le Burger Extravagant
This burger is made by Serendipity 3. The high price is not only the result of a bunch of ingredients you can’t pronounce (butter-infused Wagyu, Chinese Kaluga caviar, and a blini), but also the the gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick that holds it together.
4. $350 Dollar Steak
You can order your $350 Old Homestead Steakhouse, though it’s recommended you call in advance to reserve a portion because they apparently fly out of the kitchen as soon as the beef is brought in. It’s a 12 oz steak of A5 Kobe beef.
5. $666 Douche Burger
666 Burger created the Douche Burger as a parody of Le Burger Extravagant. It’s a Kobe beef patty stuffed with foie gras and gold-leaf, covered in caviar, lobster, truffles, Gruyere cheese melted with champagne steam and barbecue sauce made with Kopi Luwak coffee. Only one person has actually ordered this burger, which doesn’t bother 666 Burger, because they really just created it as a marketing technique for their business. Their regular burger only costs $6.66.
6. $1,000 Bagel
The world’s most expensive bagel, offered by Westin Hotel, seems to be just a regular bagel topped with white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused Riesling jelly, and gold leaf.
7. $1,000 Lobster Frittata
This is the world’s most expensive omelette. It’s a pound of lobster with scrambled eggs over fried potatoes, topped with 10 ounces of caviar. It’s made by Norma’s, a restaurant in Le Parker Meridien Hotel, and apparently they sell about 12 a year.
8. $1,000 Caviar Pizza
Yes, our city of all things pizza is home to a $1,000 pie at Nino’s Bellissima. It comes topped with four types of caviar plus some lobster tail for good measure.
9. $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae
What a surprise. Serendipity 3 makes the list again, with this sundae: three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream made with Madagascar vanilla beans, topped with 23K edible gold leaf (what is people’s obsession with eating gold?), and sprinkled expensive and rare chocolates. And let’s not forget the candied fruits, and the bowl of caviar, just because.
10. $10,000 Diamond Martini
Anyone who spends $10,000 on a martini is a disgusting individual. Seriously, who orders this? It’s basically a martini with a diamond at the bottom of the glass. It’s available at the Algonquin Hotel, for any serious douchebags who want to call and order it.
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