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.
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By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Jun 26, 2009