If your two favorite things are traveling and food, and you have some extra money to spend, then why not visit some of the destinations below. You can spend your money literally eating like only kings used to, back in the day. So if you don’t mind spending a large amount of money on the most expensive foods, these destinations are perfect for you.
The most expensive taco: $25,000
Why go to Taco Bell when you can eat a $25,000 taco in the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort. The taco there is made “a bit” differently than in Taco Bell. The taco is made with Kobe beef, black truffle brie cheese, and Almas Beluga caviar. To make things even glossier, they serve it on a tortilla infused with gold flakes. If you feel like spending $25K wasn’t enough for a night, then you can try their famous Ley.925 Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Añejo tequila, for just $150,000 more.
The most expensive popcorn: $250
You can find Berco’s popcorn on the island of Laeso. They make it with salt from the island, and cover it with caramel, and 23-Karat edible gold flakes. The most expensive popcorn in the world costs $250 for a 1 gallon tin, $500 for a 2 gallon tin, and $2,500 if you feel like eating a 6 ½ gallon of popcorn. If you don’t have that much money to spend, but you do wish to try it, you can have one kernel for just $5. Rapper 2 Chainz once tried the famous popcorn. He said that he liked the way the gold left his fingers all shiny.
The most expensive bagel: $1000
Chef Frank Tujague makes the most expensive bagel, served in the Westin Hotel, in New York. He prepares the $1000 bagel with goji berry-infused Riesling jelly, truffle cream cheese and gold leaf. A portion of the proceeds do go to charity, and help future and current culinary students.
The most expensive pizza: $2,400
Another restaurant that chooses to use its proceeds for good, and gives all the money from its most expensive menu item to charity is Margo’s Pizzeria in Malta. This pizza is made using 100 grams of white truffles and gold leaf. The waiting list is a bit long. That’s why you need to place your order a week early if you wish to try the world’s most expensive pizza.
The most expensive ramen: $110
Nope, this is not the 1 dollar ramen you used to prepare in your college dorm. You can only find this ramen in Tokyo’s elite reservation-only restaurant. What makes this restaurant even more special is the fact that owner Shoichi Fujimaki only opens the doors to his restaurant to people who have already dined in some of the other restaurants that he has. Once you get the reservation and get inside the restaurant, you’ll get the chance to try some of his world famous specialties. And one more thing – don’t ask for, or expect a menu. The restaurant doesn’t have one.
The most expensive sushi: $1,979.15 for 5 pieces
If you wish to try the world’s most expensive sushi, you need to put in a special request to Filipino Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. What makes this sushi so expensive is that all pieces are individually wrapped in gold leaf, and topped with three Mikimoto pearls and caviar. To make things even glossier, they also serve them with a diamond.
If you’re into trying new foods and traveling around the world to get them, but you’re not prepared to spend a fortune, then these destinations will be perfect for you. Note: be careful, some of them are a bit gruesome.
The most expensive ice-cream: $817 a scoop
Dubai’s Scoopi Café serves the most expensive Black Diamond ice cream. They make it using Madagascar vanilla bean along with Italian black truffle, Iranian saffron, and 23-karat gold leaf. They also serve it in a Versace serving dish.
The most expensive frittata: $1,000
It’s a frittata made with 6 eggs, cream, chives, lots of lobster and caviar – which is why it’s so pricey. The caviar alone costs around $65 an oz., and the dish has 10 oz. of caviar, along with a whole lobster. You can find the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata, as they call it, in Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridien Hotel.
Tell us what you think about the prices of the items, as well as the ingredients. Would you like to try some of them, and which ones would you choose if you had some extra money lying around?