Ham, bagels, curry, and desserts: the world’s most expensive food

Here's the scenario: You are the world's ultimate foodie (in your own right) and you just so happen to win the lottery tomorrow. Of course you would tour the world to eat at the best restaurants and have the most extravagant dishes. What foodie wouldn't, after all. 

All you need is a plane ticket and ALL of your cash, because believe us, with the prices of these dishes, your money will be gone in no time.

Here is a list of the world's most expensive food:


The most expensive burgers

The most expensive burger in the world is from Serendipity 3, New York and sells for $295 (which is just under €270). It is made with white truffle butter-infused Japanese Wagyu beef, topped with James Montgomery cheddar cheese, black truffles and a fried quail egg.

It’s served on a gold-dusted roll spread with white truffle butter and topped with a blini, crème fraiche and caviar. If that isn't good enough, it is also served with a solid-gold tooth pick. 


The most expensive curry

The Samundari Khanzana (meaning seafood treasure), contains Devon crab, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, a Scottish lobster coated in gold and four quail eggs.

It can be found in Bombay Brasserie, London and comes in at an astonishing £2,040, which is about €2,900. 


The most expensive dessert

We're back to Serendipity 3 in New York with the world's most expensive dessert. You won't believe the price of it – $25,000 (€23,000). Yep… We're lost for words too. The luxury desert is an ice cream sundae and contains a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive in the world.

It is decorated with edible gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. Wow. And if that wasn't enough there is also a 18 carat gold bracelet for you at the bottom. 


The most expensive bagel 

This bagel would be a real breakfast treat. It is made with white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused riesling jelly and gold leaf. The bagel is available in The Westin New York and costs $1,000 (€905). 


The most expensive ham

The most expensive ham comes from The Food Hall in Selfridges, London. The 6.8kg ham costs £1,700 (€2,400). It comes from pigs that were only fed acorns and roots to give them a distinctive flavour.

The ham is then cured for three years before being put in a handmade wooden box with an apron handmade by a Spanish tailor. Fancy pants.