Food is a basic necessity of life, but for the elite few, eating is more than just stuffing their faces. It’s about indulging in the weird, wild, and wonderfully rare foods on this planet.
Whether its caviar or the world’s most expensive taco, what are the most expensive foods? Read on for five amazing foods you should try if you ever hit the jackpot.
Are you ready to splash some cash? Dive in!
1. Indulge in Rare Caviar
Caviar is one of the world’s greatest delicacies, mostly because of its rarity. The food consists of the pickled roe of the elusive sturgeon fish. Because the fish is sadly endangered, merchants can’t sell but a few eggs legally.
According to the Guinness World Records, the most expensive Caviar sold was in Iran for a mountainous $34,500 per kilo!
2. The Most Expensive Taco in Mexico
If you love Mexican food, one of the most expensive foods to try is waiting for you at a sumptuous hotel. The $25,000 taco at Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort contains tender Kobe beef, Beluga-Albino Caviar, langoustine lobster, and black truffle cheese. To top it off, they make the salsa from spicy Morita chili peppers, civet coffee (civet poop), and Ultra-Premium Tequila.
If you thought it couldn’t get more expensive, they offer a $150,000 bottle of premium tequila to wash it down. You must also stay in the presidential sweet and put down a $12,500 deposit to order the taco. You can’t order a budget-friendly Corona and stay in a regular room, after all!
3. Lick Some Black Diamond Ice Cream
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love one of the most expensive foods in Dubai. Black Diamond ice cream is a luxury sundae made up of Madagascan vanilla bean ice cream, black truffles, and saffron. If you thought it couldn’t get any more luxurious, you were wrong.
The cherry on the cake is a sprinkle of 23-carat gold flakes and a touch of gold powder. As a bonus, you get to take home the golden bowl and silver spoon too, which are both handmade. It’s only a mere $816 for the taking!
4. Red Gold—One of the Most Expensive Foods to Try
Saffron is a vivid spice that comes from the crocus flower. Because the crocus flower only blooms for a week or two every year, harvesting is labor-intensive work. It also takes 300,000 flowers to make only one kilo.
It’s more expensive than actual gold! Yes, the most expensive food in the world might be sitting in the back of your cupboard without you even realizing it.
5. Crunch on Billion Dollar Popcorn
If you’re rolling in it after winning the lottery, why opt for regular movie theater popcorn when you can enjoy billion-dollar popcorn? It’s a “bargain” price of $5 per kernel, but it’s a bit cheaper if you buy in bulk, only $2,500 for a 6.5-gallon tin!
Coated in organic sugar, Nielsen Massey Bourbon Vanilla, and Vermont butter, your mouth is already watering. Topping it off with the world’s most expensive salt makes it a luxury reserved only for the rich and famous.
You Don’t Need a Silver Fork to Eat Good Food
If you haven’t won the lottery yet, you probably won’t have the chance to try anything from this list of the most expensive foods, but there’s a big wide world full of lip-smacking food that’s within your reach.
Take a look at the Delicious Recipes section of this blog for some inspiration!