$1,000 Bagels, $3,000 Sundaes, $6,000 Melon

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Jun 26, 2009
The term 'luxury food' has gone from a category that includes exotic delicacies like caviar and snails to a grouping of edible goods defined by their price tag.

It's not about the goji berry Reisling jelly and gold leaves that make the Westin New York bagel famous -- it's the bagel's $1,000 price tag.

Sound ridiculous in a time of economic crisis? Maybe it's some consolation that places like Shake Shack have dropped their price: their luxury burger fell from $500 to $125.

Whether they make you hungry or kill your appetite, this list of the world's most expensive foods is sure to shock. Stats for 26 of the World's Most Expensive Foods Trending: Older & Warm
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