Food is art, and eating is inevitably the ultimate social experience. Lately, New York City has become a breeding ground to take your taste buds on a tour—and a highly shareable tour, at that. Because after all, is there anything more Instagram-worthy, not to mention delicious, than a pizza topped with more pizza? No, we don't think so, either.
From bagel-inspired doughnuts to ice cream in New York's favorite shade of black, we talked to the restauranteurs behind the summer's hottest eats. Read about some of these bizarre combinations and innovations, below.
Raindrop Cake, Round K Cafe
The Raindrop Cake went viral on Instagram and internet earlier this year, and for good reason. Look at how weird and pretty it is. The cake is completely vegan, made from a seaweed-based jelly. Inspired by the simplicity and aesthetic appeal of jelly desserts in Japan, Chef Darren Wong recently brought the creation to New York and L.A. Wong describes the taste of the melt-in-your-mouth cake as "sweet and nutty." Overall, Wong is pleased with the stateside reaction. "My favorite response is, and I quote, 'amazing mouth feels,'" he said.