1. The Ramen Burger
It may sound odd, but don’t knock it till ya try it. Crispy ramen makes for the most exquisite bun when paired with a savory beef burger. It’s like a meating of the minds.
2. Guacamole Hummus
One part guac, one part hummus, two parts heaven on earth.
3. The Cronut
From impostors and scalpers to people waiting in line for hours — you’d think Tickle Me Elmo were back. Nope! All this hubbub is for a little treat called the “cronut” which is taking the nation by storm. It’s rumored that a tiny nibble tastes like the absolute blend of sugar and all that is holy.
4. The Pizza Burger
This burger should be ordered on an empty stomach because it is FILL-ING! But what else would you expect from meat topped with sauce and cheese, wrapped in pizza crust?
Also known as a “Dinosaur Egg,” this plum/apricot combo is the sweetest, most luscious fruit in all the land. Get them while they last, though: Pluot season is usually only from Memorial Day to mid-September.
6. The Lasagna Burger
Put on your fat pants and get ready to mangia. Two deep-fried slices of lasagna encapsulate the perfect patty in this celestial concoction.
7. Soup Dumplings
Have you ever experienced the wonder that is soup dumplings? It’s like getting two meals in one. Eating one is a delicate process, so here’s a tip: First poke ‘em with chopsticks, slurp out the soup, and then eat the remaining dumpling. YOU’RE WELCOME.
8. The Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwich
You must be thinking, No, this can’t be real. But it is, and you can even make this updated spin on an instant classic at home. All you need is a box of Pop-Tarts (may we suggest Frosted Cherry?) and some vanilla ice cream.
9. Mac ‘N’ Cheese Pancakes
It sounds kind of out there, but New York City’s Shopsin’s mac ‘n’ cheese pancakes get rave reviews. Apparently they’re so good that once you taste them, you’re like, “Why didn’t I think of this before?!” and can never eat a regular pancake ever again.