People with more money than they know what to do with often spend it frivolously. These wealthy people frequently splurge on expensive homes, exotic cars and luxury vacations, but it doesn’t end there. The richest of the rich also indulge in the most expensive foods the world has to offer— just because they can.
Whether it’s time for Richie Rich’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, the most elite restaurants across the globe are prepared to serve his expensive tastes. Special menu items, some of which are literally sprinkled with gold, cater to the millionaires and billionaires of the world.
And you felt guilty about eating out at Red Robin last night when you could have made the same burger at home for much cheaper. Just wait till you read our list of the top 10 most stupidly expensive food items in the world. You’ll feel much better that you weren’t that guy who splurged on the $5,000 burger.
10 – Westin Hotel Bagel ($1,000)
New York is known for its luxurious hotels with enough rich people in the city to pay for some of the most useless things in the world. Bagels are simply circular baked bread, and if they were fried, then they would be called doughnuts. The Westin at Times Square in New York offers their finest bagel for the low price of $1,000.
New York is already expensive with people accustomed to paying $10 for a bagel with cream cheese or jam. People at the Westin have spent 100 times that for a plain bagel with a spread made of truffle cream cheese and Riesling jelly. To top it off and justify some of the price, the Westin adds edible speckles of gold leaf, which you will see more of on our list.