With social media taking over the world, restaurants are forced to up their decorating skills to make sure their foods are Instagram-worthy. It’s not enough to just say you’ve tried these amazing foods – because if you didn’t post about it, does it even exist?
We’ve rounded up 21 of our favorite photogenic and unique treats that will leave each one of your Instagram followers craving for more! Check them out below.
1. The Bagel Overload
If you can imagine it, The Bagel Nook can create it. Located in Freehold, New Jersey, this funky bagel store has hundreds of menu options to guarantee your breakfast and lunch will never be boring again! Owner Alex Berkowitz is a combination wizard, serving micro-batch cream cheese flavors like Maple Bacon, Birthday Cake, and Jalapeno Cheddar and breakfast choices such as their Bagel Overload with almost anything in it and their Fruity Pebble French Toast.
No customer leaves unsatisfied or hungry. Just make sure to go nice and early because customer favorites sell out fast. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
2. Fruity Pebble French Toast
For the ultimate breakfast experience, behold the almighty cereal-inspired Fruity Pebble French Toast, also from The Bagel Nook!
3. Galaxy Donuts
Inspired by the stars in outer space, these mesmerizing galaxy donuts are taking over social media. Don’t feel bad if you don’t find these at your local bakery, though. Luckily these aren’t hard to make.
You can grab your favorite donut and add the galaxy icing on top. With white icing, swirl a little food dye inside, and sprinkle edible food glitter, and voila! You can have your very own galaxy donut that’s out of this world.
4. Unicorn Milkshake
What can you find at the end of the rainbow? How about a magical unicorn milkshake from Caked LA? This concoction of deliciousness is made with three giant scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, milk, swirled with colorful food dye. The drinks are then decorated with a variety of toppings that include, whipped cream, mini marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, sour gummies, candy ears, and more. This fairy tale drink brings all your childhood dreams to life – and Instagram foodies already know it.
5. Fish Cone Japanese Waffles
Oh hail the mighty fish cone waffle by Taiyaki in NYC! There’s a new fish in town, and it’s about to take over your Instagram.
Inspired by the streets of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan; these mouthwatering fish cones are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are served with soft ice-cream that is produced and swirled in small batches to preserve its true integrity.
6. Rolled Ice Cream
Want the latest scoop in ice-cream? Look no further than these trending ice cream rolls. Think of Hibachi but for ice cream: everything is made in front of you. Just instead of frying it on a pan, it’s freezing it in a pan.
Originating in Thailand, these rolls of goodness are made by taking cream, sugar, milk, and flavorings, pouring them into a flat pan that is as low as -20 degrees. Fruits of your choice are then chopped into small pieces in the pan and then rolled to perfection. Your creation is limitless with the variety of flavors and toppings available.
7. Taco Waffle Rolled Ice Cream
Take Taco Tuesdays to another level with this crunchy tortilla shaped waffle topped with rolled ice cream and flavorful toppings. Check out the nearest Ice NY location to get your hands on one of these tasteful treats.
8. Rainbow Grilled Cheese
For the ultimate cheese lover, these colorful treats will make you never want to have a boring grilled cheese again! Chomp Eatery & Juice Station is known for their “Unicorn Melt” grilled cheese sandwich. It’s made with white provolone, American cheese, food coloring, and sour dough bread. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to get your hands on one of these magical sandwiches because you can make it right at home!
Can rainbow mac and cheese be the next trend? Because yum.
9. Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
S’mores the American classic childhood treat. Remember gathering around a campfire or a stove top to roast the perfect golden marshmallow? Well, be prepared to be mind-blown with Birthdae Cake’s new toasted Marshmallow ice cream served with an ice cream center, wrapped in a warm marshmallow torched to the perfect golden color. This will be a game-changer for your next campfire gathering!
10. Rainbow Popcorn
Say goodbye to old movie theatre popcorn and hello to this colorful carton of deliciousness. Rainbow popcorn is the next big thing, and we can’t wait for the movie theaters to catch on. For now, we’ll have to save this for movie nights at home. To see how Birthdae Cake makes this batch of goodness, check out their page.
11. Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bar Frappe
Can’t choose between a shake or ice cream? Have both. Birthdae Cake allows you to have two in one so that you don’t have to choose. Enjoy every sip and bite of this Frappe topped with a cookie dough ice cream sandwich. If that wasn’t enough you can also top it with a scoop of ice cream of your choice. Talk about a triple threat!
12. Light Bulb Drinks
The bright idea of using a light bulb to serve chilled drinks is the greatest thing ever since, well, Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb!
When he thought the light bulb would change the world, he probably had different expectations than this fun new way of consuming beverages; but we are happy it exists.
13. Kusuka Latte In a Cone
I’ll take my coffee in a cone please! That’s right, Kusuka Cafe offers you the choice of having your latte in a cup or a cone. Don’t get too excited, as all good things must come to an end. This cone has a lifespan of a few minutes before the coffee disintegrates it, so drink up! Nonetheless this drink will start your morning right on any given day. (Just don’t let it sit there too long!)
14. Black Tap’s Crazy Shakes
Black Tap brings you the best New York-style burgers and shakes, a “sensation you have to see to believe.” This place was modernized for the Instagram age, and they can conjure up some insane shakes.
Their menu varies from “Sweet N Salty,” which is a chocolate frosted rim with chocolate gems and Peanut Butter cups topped with a sugar daddy, pretzel rods, chocolate covered pretzel, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle, to a, “Bam Bam Shake” which is a vanilla frosted rim with fruity pebbles topped with a fruity pebbles rice krispy treat, strawberry pop tart, nerds rope, whipped cream and a cherry. Any cravings you may have, this place can whip up a treat for you.
15. Birthday Cake Stuffed Croissant
Fresh, hot, buttery, flaky, and delicious all describe a croissant, but what about a birthday cake stuffed croissant? One word, PERFECTION. This duo could change your life, or maybe not but it is the best thing to ever happen to croissants since the Cronut craze. Get yourself one of these yummy croissants at the Union Fare before they’re all gone.
16. Margarita Boozy Sundaes
If you’ve ever wondered what an adult candy store looked like, we hope it looked something like Tipsy Scoop. This ice cream parlor is based in NYC, and it serves liquor-infused ice cream inspired by classic and contemporary cocktails. You can have a large margarita sundae to stuffed doughnut sundaes.
17. Boozy Cookie Scoop
If that Margarita Sundae is too much for you to handle, opt for this Boozy Cookie Scoop. It’s a delightful treat you won’t want to share… except with your followers.
18. Sugar Factory’s Insane Milkshake
Rightfully earning its spot on your Instagram feed is one of the most intense milkshakes you will ever try. WARNING: this drink might send you in a sugar coma. It’s embellished inside and out with candies of every kind to make sure you’re not missing out on any flavors. Pictured is Sugar Factory’s Bacon Cheeseburger Milkshake featuring: strawberry ice-cream drizzled with strawberry sauce, topped with whip cream, a mini cheese burger, candy bacon strips, pretzels, m&m’s, in a chocolate covered mug. Check out their extensive menu here.
19. Sugar Factory’s Rainbow Stuffed Donut
If you have a sweet tooth, then you need to try Sugar Factory‘s artisanal donut and coffee bar! This stuffed donut cookie creation was made in collaboration with MdoughW, a rainbow donut stuffed with an Italian rainbow Doughie (donut cookies) that’s then topped with cotton candy and sprinkles.
20. Ultimate Wowfull Cone Ice Cream
Introducing one of Hong Kong’s most famous street snacks to Instagram foodies of the world. Wowfull’s creates amazing waffle cones that are crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. There’s some culture integrated in these fluffy cones of goodness such as Japanese Matcha to create their Green Tea egg waffle with white chocolate chips. Your waffle cone options are endless as well as any toppings your little heart desires.
21. Recess’s Bear Cones
These Teddy bears may not be the soft and fluffy ones we were use to as a kid, but they sure are cute! Recess’ Italian Ice Parlor helps you relive your childhood fantasies in a fun new way. The company was inspired by recess time, everyone’s favorite place when they were in school. It’s a place where one can escape their problems and hang out with friends and enjoy the moment. The Ice flavors are made in house with a variety of combinations served in teddy bear shaped cone to make sure you’re never bored at Recess.— Crystal Almonte