New York City is the Mecca of unique, often bizarre food trends.

We've seen rainbow bagels, burgers with Ramen noodles for a bun (and their rip off counterpart), and pastrami-topped pizza

We think we've seen it all. We think it can't possibly get any weirder than that. But we were wrong.

The newest food trend to hit NYC just might be the most outlandish yet. 

The Raindrop Cake - which looks like a drop of water - made its New York debut at Smorgasburg this past weekend.

The dessert, popularized in Japan and now making its way to the U.S., is made entirely of water and agar (a vegan alternative to gelatin).

It is then served carefully in a bamboo sheath and topped with roasted soybean flour and brown sugar syrup before being presented to customers. 


You might be asking yourself, "...but why?"

Us, too. But the lines at Smorgasburg this past Saturday and Sunday prove that it might just be worth the $8 you'll spend on the gelatinous treat. 

There was apparently even a separate line for customers who had prepaid for the Raindrop Cake.


Yes. We're serious. 

That means it has to be good, right? 

It definitely seems a little gimmicky, but we think it might be worth a try. We'll be there this weekend to try it out for ourselves, so check back for updates on our newest food-venture. 

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[via DNA Info] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]