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33 Eccentric Food Concepts

From Edible Sneakers to Cotton Candy Pizzas

— May 11, 2017 — Lifestyle
Fast food chains and artisan chefs alike are turning to eccentric food concepts to stay relevant in the rampantly growing restaurant industry. Online food delivery platforms and the boundless food options now presented to consumers create a challenge for food-based companies to stand out.

Excessively indulgent brand stunts like Pizza Hut's 'Pizza Burgers' are common occurrences, often creating buzz among the most audacious foodies. Other innovations like Milan-based artist Yujia Hu's 'shoe-shi' -- edible recreations of famous shoes like Nike High Tops, Air Jordans, and Vans -- create a more unique interest among a more niche audience. Smaller, lesser known brands like Little Damage, an LA-based ice cream shop use aesthetic and Instagram appeal to their advantage when creating an all black ice cream cone.

Whether it be grotesque, bizarre, or indulgent, eccentric food concepts always create a buzz and keep foodies full.
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Multi-Layered Avocado Salads
Multi-Layered Avocado Salads
El Pollo Loco's Newest Menu Addition is Accentuated by Clear Bowls
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Cheesy Donut Burgers
Cheesy Donut Burgers
These Frozen Cheeseburgers Are Sandwiched Between a Sweet Pastry
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31
101-Cheese Pizzas
101-Cheese Pizzas
This Record-Breaking Pizza Holds 101 Different Cheeses
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30
Sweetened Cream Cheese Pizzas
Sweetened Cream Cheese Pizzas
The Knott's Boysenberry Cream Cheese Pizza is Savory and Tasty
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29
QSR Crab Salad Sandwiches
QSR Crab Salad Sandwiches
The McDonald's Crab Sandwich is Being Tested in San Francisco
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28
Edible Japanese Chopsticks
Edible Japanese Chopsticks
Marushige Confectionery's Eating Utensils are Made from Reeds
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Kidney Bean Burgers
Kidney Bean Burgers
McDonald's is Now Serving the Vegetarian-Friendly 'Veggie McSpice' in Norway
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Fried Egg Shell Tacos
Fried Egg Shell Tacos
The Taco Bell Naked Breakfast Taco is an All-in-One Meal Option
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25
Upcycled Seafood Cakes
Upcycled Seafood Cakes
SecondsFirst Makes Fresh Fish Cakes from Repurposed Ingredients
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24
Caffeinated Morning Bagels
Caffeinated Morning Bagels
Einstein Bros Bagels' 'Espresso Buzz Bagel' is Infused with Caffeine
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Pothead-Inspired Mexican Cuisine Pizzas
Pothead-Inspired Mexican Cuisine Pizzas
Tony Boloney's in Hoboken Serves Up Taco Pizzas
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Apple Pie Corn Dogs
Apple Pie Corn Dogs
Dominique Ansel Kitchen Will be Offering a Limited Edition Apple Pie Dessert
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21
Hybrid Pizza Burgers
Hybrid Pizza Burgers
The Pizza Hut 'Hut Burgers' Feature Patties Wrapped in Dough
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Ninja-Inspired Hot Dogs
Ninja-Inspired Hot Dogs
IKEA Japan Introduced an All-Black Addition to its Food Menu
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Human-Grade Dog Snacks
Human-Grade Dog Snacks
Snicky Snaks' 'Shareables' Can Be Enjoyed by Both Pet and Owner
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Brewery Inspired Donut Bars
Brewery Inspired Donut Bars
The Rebel Donut Bar Seeks to Offer Miniature, Artisan Treats
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Cricket-Based Pastas
Cricket-Based Pastas
Bugeater Foods' Protein Pasta is Enriched with Ground Crickets
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16
Cotton Candy Pizzas
Cotton Candy Pizzas
Tokyo's Schmatz Restaurant Offers a Sweet Pizza Topped with Cotton Candy
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15
Cross-Cuisine Sushi Tacos
Cross-Cuisine Sushi Tacos
Norigami Tacos Serves Sushi Tacos in a Variety of Variations
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14
Gold Leaf Gelato Cones
Gold Leaf Gelato Cones
Oyaizu Seicha Serves Green Tea Ice Cream Cones with Edible Gold Leaf
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13
Edible Sushi Sneakers
Edible Sushi Sneakers
Artist Yujia Hu Creates Sushi Sculptures That Resemble Footwear
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Toy Brick Burgers
Toy Brick Burgers
The Brick Burger Restaurant Has Created LEGO-Themed Burgers
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Healthy Rainbow Lattes
Healthy Rainbow Lattes
The Good Sort in NYC Released an Iced Drink That's Topped with Confetti
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Toy Brick Fried Foods
Toy Brick Fried Foods
These LEGO French Fries Make It Impossible Not to Play with Your Food
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3D-Printed Croutons
3D-Printed Croutons
Melisse Serves Its Onion Soup with an Intricate, Richly Textured Crouton
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8
Nostalgic Puzzle Desserts
Nostalgic Puzzle Desserts
Chef Cedric Grolet Creates Gorgeous Edible Rubik's Cube Treats
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Cricket Snack Bars
Cricket Snack Bars
Coast Protein is Introducing Bars and Beverage Powders with Cricket Protein
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6
Chocolate-Covered Insect Snacks
Chocolate-Covered Insect Snacks
'Don Bugito' Makes a New Kind of Chocolate Covered Treat
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5
Gold-Plated Sushi Rolls
Gold-Plated Sushi Rolls
Shinjuku Isetan Offers a Sushi Roll Wrapped in Edible Gold Leaf
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Artisanal Animal Lollipops
Artisanal Animal Lollipops
Ameshin Specializes in Creating Intricate Lollipop Art Sculptures
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3
French Fry Forks
French Fry Forks
McDonald's Signature Crafted Recipes Come with Unique Fast Food Fork
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2
All-Black Ice Cream Cones
All-Black Ice Cream Cones
LA's Little Damage Serves Waffle Cones Made with Charcoal
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Edible Organic Bags
Edible Organic Bags
EnviGreen Offers Plastic Alternatives That are Completely Biodegradable
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