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These Are 8 Of The Weirdest, Yummiest Foods In NYC

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Photo by Alan Gastelum / Courtesy of Mona Creative

A tour of the city’s craziest eats

It's been quite a year for weird food: So far we've seen galaxy doughnuts, rainbow grilled cheese, sushi burritos, and more. 

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.

Photo by Tim Ireland

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.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."