The whole hipster concept has become so popular these days, even restaurants are trying to do it. Unfortunately, being hipster isn't that easy and just one thing gone wrong can make you easily go from hipster to complete disaster.

Below, Bored Panda has put together a list of hipster restaurants that went way too far with food serving. From serving food in a shoe to serving coffee in a carrot - some of these "hipster" ideas are so ridiculous, it's hilarious! Keep on scrolling to take a look and don't forget to vote for your favorites.

#1

Afternoon Tea In A Bookcase

Afternoon Tea In A Bookcase

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Mieke Sorée
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this actually looks great!

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#2

Cake Cups

Cake Cups

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! I want those!

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#3

The Guy At The Table Next To Me Has Just Been Served The Most Sensational Scotch Egg. It Comes In A Trophy

The Guy At The Table Next To Me Has Just Been Served The Most Sensational Scotch Egg. It Comes In A Trophy

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm not even mad, that's amazing. It's a trofy for the food thingie. Legit.

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#4

I'm Speechless

I'm Speechless

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

$50

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#5

The Final Boss Of This Sub

The Final Boss Of This Sub

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María Emilia Martínez
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry, we're out of dishes...

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#6

Meat Served On A Barbie Doll

Meat Served On A Barbie Doll

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
4 years ago

Please tell me on the menu that is called "The Gaga"

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#7

Fish And Chips On A Ferris Wheel. This Is Not A Drill. We Repeat, This Is Not A Drill

Fish And Chips On A Ferris Wheel. This Is Not A Drill. We Repeat, This Is Not A Drill

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Bag Of Donuts
Community Member
4 years ago

That's cool

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#8

We Recall The Time A Customer Ordered An Orange Juice And Was Presented With This

We Recall The Time A Customer Ordered An Orange Juice And Was Presented With This

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one made laugh, actually. It's like when a kid asks mom for some, say, lemonade, and she, annoyed and tired, shows the kid where the lemons are, indicating the "do it yourself" message.

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#9

Breakfast Shovel

Breakfast Shovel

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

shut up an shovel it up your belly

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#10

All That For A Strawberry Cut In Half

All That For A Strawberry Cut In Half

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Anouk
Community Member
4 years ago

Arty farty strawberry on a chair: $150...The look on that dude's face: Priceless

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#11

More That Moment When Everyone Else Gets Plates And Your Dessert Arrives On A Porcelain Horse Head

More That Moment When Everyone Else Gets Plates And Your Dessert Arrives On A Porcelain Horse Head

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Nuniek Widiayani
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that cotton candy?

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#12

Terrible Bun: Meat Ratio And Precariously Tall Burger On A Skillet On A Board With A Sword Through It

Terrible Bun: Meat Ratio And Precariously Tall Burger On A Skillet On A Board With A Sword Through It

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

A lordly meal. 10/10 would eat .

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#13

I Only Like My Olives To Be Served On A Silver Spoon And Placed Beneath A Miniature Olive Tree

I Only Like My Olives To Be Served On A Silver Spoon And Placed Beneath A Miniature Olive Tree

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Sarcasticow
Community Member
4 years ago

That olive tree is growing out of it's shirt! Or a chest, maybe? Lol

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#14

Coffee In A Carrot

Coffee In A Carrot

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Claire Sylvester
Community Member
4 years ago

Yuck!

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#15

This Salad

This Salad

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Iris Jans
Community Member
4 years ago

I kind of like this one though, looks beautiful.

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#16

This Is Not What I Expected When I Ordered A Caesar Salad

This Is Not What I Expected When I Ordered A Caesar Salad

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criminalgirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Lazy arsed cook.

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#17

Chicken Tikka Staircase And Chutney Cupboard At The Tourist Janpath Hotel, New Delhi

Chicken Tikka Staircase And Chutney Cupboard At The Tourist Janpath Hotel, New Delhi

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BoredBunnies
Community Member
4 years ago

See if Harry Potter's hiding in there!

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#18

The Food Is Somewhere In There

The Food Is Somewhere In There

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

what are you supposed to eat

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#19

Drink Served In A Lightbulb On A Flamingo Inner Tube

Drink Served In A Lightbulb On A Flamingo Inner Tube

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Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

the guy has the right attitude to go with it

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#20

Stairway To Sushi

Stairway To Sushi

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Nuniek Widiayani
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautifully yummy

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#21

Chips On A Washing Line

Chips On A Washing Line

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Char Char
Community Member
4 years ago

love this one!

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#22

Please Serve My Mushrooms In A Small Garden That You Bring To My Table

Please Serve My Mushrooms In A Small Garden That You Bring To My Table

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Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

what part of that is meant to be eaten?

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#23

We Take A Solemn Moment To Recall The Mini Ones Served On Barbed Wire

We Take A Solemn Moment To Recall The Mini Ones Served On Barbed Wire

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Herb Eaversmells
Community Member
4 years ago

Seems like to much of a liability to have barbed wire in front of customers

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#24

Iced Drink In A Bag With A Straw

Iced Drink In A Bag With A Straw

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

Waiter: Sir, now we're out of god damn glasses... Chef: Well...see those bags?

M. M
Community Member
4 years ago

haha looks like the bags you get when you buy fish at the pet store.

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Amber Rabbitt
Community Member
4 years ago

At least you won't get bugs or roofies dropped in when you aren't watching.

Olga Śmiełowska
Community Member
4 years ago

that's nothing weird, you get it like that in Thailand and other parts of Asia all the time.

Brutal Sun
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually a normal thing in some third world countries.

Kim Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

South Korea and China aren't 3rd world and you can definitely get this in both places.

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Lee Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

This is common in southeast Asia.

JT
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm assuming the OP has never gone out of their country because bagged drinks are everywhere.

Wyndmere
Community Member
4 years ago

That's how they did it in the Philippine Islands, only hold the ice (water wasn't clean). The shops kept the bottkes for the deposit money.

Manuel De La Mora
Community Member
4 years ago

They've been doing that in Mexico for decades!. Old hat, man.

porcupine
Community Member
4 years ago

I've seen this in Mexico. The vendors will pour soda out of glass bottles and into these little bags with straws to give customers so they can exchange the glass for money. Pretty smart.

John Moreno
Community Member
4 years ago

Capri Sun for adults. Cool.

Walter Torres
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually how i received most drinks in Nicaragua when i went! Milk, juice, water and some sodas ( because you weren't allowed to throw away or take the glass bottles with you). not the worse one on here :)

Era Cleary
Community Member
4 years ago

this reminds me of these rum drinks that came in little plastic buckets i used to get when i was in my early 20s, near the dock my dad had his little fishing boat at. so because of the bucket you could take them to go with you on the boats and they were intended for three people. i had like... three and almost fell off the bow... good times

Fernanda Godinho
Community Member
3 years ago

We have this at every high school in Brasil. Without alchool, it's just soda.

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

Finding Nemo, or finding a glass?

tj
Community Member
4 years ago

this is common in most of the world, seriously how isolated do you have to be to not know that?

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
4 years ago

Never seen it, and I live and grew up in one of the most densely populated countries in Europe.

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Andrei Valentino Pijaro
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually, these are common practice in my country, for to-go drinks though...

Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
4 years ago

Where are all the Aussies comments? This is everyday, mate.

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
4 years ago

Nah. They do this in Mexico at food stands.

Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

I saw stalls serving juice and soy milk in a plastic bag in Malaysia about 10 years ago. I wonder if they still do that.

Frost Fox
Community Member
4 years ago

yes we are. 10 years before your visit we were too.

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Ildiko S.
Community Member
4 years ago

Very common in Brazil too. There is nothing that they wouldn't put in a bag if you ask to take away.

Gabriela Camarena
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually, this is very common in some parts of Mexico, usually in schools or neighborhood mini markets.

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually very common in the little food carts. You cant take the glass bottle, take the bag.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
7 months ago

Is it food grade plastic or packaging for carrots?

Hani Hamid
Community Member
7 months ago

This is very normal in Malaysia..I had one this afternoon.

Andreas Simon
Community Member
7 months ago

Usual in Asia. In Thailand in the streets all over.

Rachel Tetemanƶa
Community Member
3 years ago

This one's actually kind of clever. Fantastic idea for dining alfresco.

P Allen
Community Member
3 years ago

This is normal Asian culture, right here. These are all over China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand. You see this everywhere.

Morgan Revelle
Community Member
3 years ago

This is cute

Paula Burkley-Ibonie
Community Member
3 years ago

This IS pretty common in some Asian countries

Cookie
Community Member
3 years ago

This is how takeaway drinks are done in Malaysia.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems interesting!

Lisa Chow
Community Member
3 years ago

lol this is common in southeast asia. that's how we take out a drink.

Kristy Hides
Community Member
3 years ago

could actually be great. vreeze half way so the inside is still water but the outside is ice and throw out the excess water. youll have a glasform frozen in the bag . put srinks in the mittle and enjoy

Jean Mulet
Community Member
3 years ago

This is actually a very common práctica un muy country, Guatemala

Pat
Community Member
4 years ago

Big nope.

Wan Ida Amelia Wan Zainal
Community Member
4 years ago

This is what we call tapau in Malaysia

Ting Liu
Community Member
4 years ago

This is kinda normal in my country though.

Hanna Byström
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, I like it!

I Am Stabby
Community Member
4 years ago

Saves worrying about people running off with free glassware i guess

Roberto Carlos Valerio
Community Member
4 years ago

Been doing this in Mexico for decades, either frozen or just cold. Yum.

Mia Rodriguez Moreno
Community Member
4 years ago

They do this in Mexico.

Mia Rennie
Community Member
4 years ago

what if it melts?! wouldn't it leak out?

lovealways<3
Community Member
4 years ago

This is nifty!

Haniza Rahmat
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually this is normal in my country especially for take away drinks

Peter Jackson
Community Member
4 years ago

They do that in Mexico all the time. Its so you can walk around with it and not have to hold it up, like when its in a cup. Not pretentious.

Azure Adams
Community Member
4 years ago

this seems convinient

Chris Tipton-King
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually a normal way to serve drinks at hawker stalls in Asia.

Danti Istiningdyah
Community Member
4 years ago

It's pretty normal/everyday life in several south east Asia countries... Nothing weird or unique about this

Lydia Atmadji
Community Member
4 years ago

This is very common for street vendors in Indonesia though, for people on the go but I've never seen them served at restaurants lol

Lucretia Pruitt
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually, I'd love these on the beach!

Amy June
Community Member
4 years ago

Does it come with a goldfish?

Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, that is actually pretty clever and cool.

Bruce Kunde
Community Member
4 years ago

they didn't put the nuts in a bag?

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

No need for polished glasses here then

criminalgirl
Community Member
4 years ago

So what happens when it melts down and wants to spread over the table?

Andrea Church
Community Member
3 years ago

Soooo much plastic 😢😢😢

Tee Spencer
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm thinking that too! Probably thrown into the sea when done with!

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Snowx Yuki
Community Member
4 years ago

this is really common in my country but look like it turn to a creative idea for some chef to charge you the price not on the drink, but the idea they steal

Oliver Gloxin
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a urinary bag.

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#25

Small Town Restaurant In Thailand. I Don't Even Know What To Put Here

Small Town Restaurant In Thailand. I Don't Even Know What To Put Here

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

they just pickup stuff in the trash

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#26

Shawarma On A Bicycle

Shawarma On A Bicycle

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Tiffany Harding
Community Member
4 years ago

"Showarma on a Bicycle" is now the name of my new hipster band.

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#27

"How Was Your Meal?" "Chips Were Rubbish."

"How Was Your Meal?" "Chips Were Rubbish."

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Aw these are cute!

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#28

What The Hell Is This

What The Hell Is This

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Connie Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Bloody Mary and pork rib?

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#29

I Went To The Craziest Restaurant In The World

I Went To The Craziest Restaurant In The World

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
4 years ago

That's disgusting. Nobody knows what chemicals are in those pads. Like "fresh-smell" stuff.

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#30

Grilled Cheese Suspended On Metal Hook Above Bowl Of Soup

Grilled Cheese Suspended On Metal Hook Above Bowl Of Soup

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Wendy
Community Member
4 years ago

I like how they get all fancy with the hook...yet use a cheap styrofoam bowl.

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#31

First Course Of A Tasting Menu: Citrus In Sugar. The Waiter Said, "Hold Out Your Hand"

First Course Of A Tasting Menu: Citrus In Sugar. The Waiter Said, "Hold Out Your Hand"

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

When you're out of plates and you improvise, but end up making your restaurant look hipster as fu*k.

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#32

A Dog Bowl. How Trendy

A Dog Bowl. How Trendy

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

A me not eating there, how sure.

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#33

Fritters Served In A Gelatin Shoe

Fritters Served In A Gelatin Shoe

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

they should've put twizzlers instead of shoe lace

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#34

My Sister Blocked Me On Instagram For Commenting "Wtf Is That Plating"

My Sister Blocked Me On Instagram For Commenting "Wtf Is That Plating"

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

Waiter: Sir, we have 10 plates and 20 customers,..what do we do? Chef: I have an idea.

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#35

This Caged Cocktail

This Caged Cocktail

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Era Cleary
Community Member
4 years ago

despite all my rage i am still just some booze in a cage

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#36

"Would You Like Your Egg Boiled, Poached Or Scrambled?" "Boiled And Balanced On A 15mm Isolating Ball Valve, Please."

"Would You Like Your Egg Boiled, Poached Or Scrambled?" "Boiled And Balanced On A 15mm Isolating Ball Valve, Please."

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Anouk
Community Member
4 years ago

omg - loved the title!!!

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#37

Gotta Love Tiny Pixar Lamps With Your Dinner

Gotta Love Tiny Pixar Lamps With Your Dinner

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Hikari
Community Member
4 years ago

So your salad can photosynthesize and wily as you stare at it

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#38

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, that's something I could see myself eating.

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#39

Mini Beef Wellington Served On A Guillotine

Mini Beef Wellington Served On A Guillotine

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Kimberly Taliadouros
Community Member
4 years ago

How do they get away with safety? After all my years in the industry, I know people aren't smart enough to handle sharp objects in restaurants.

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#40

Sweets Served On An Oversized Piece Of Lego

Sweets Served On An Oversized Piece Of Lego

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Connie Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

The overall impression for me is, this isn't clean. Echhh

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#41

*Dies Of Embarrassment Looking At This Hipster Food*

*Dies Of Embarrassment Looking At This Hipster Food*

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

so complicated

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#42

Mini Picnic Table. Where Is My Plate?

Mini Picnic Table. Where Is My Plate?

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Eveline Lensen
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute!

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#43

The End Of The World Is Nigh

The End Of The World Is Nigh

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

too much creativity. you don't even know if you can eat this

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#44

Spaghetti Held Up On A Platform To Make It Cold And Hard To Eat

Spaghetti Held Up On A Platform To Make It Cold And Hard To Eat

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criminalgirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Lot of thought put into this one then...how to put your customers off eating there.

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#45

Wimbledon.... Sigh

Wimbledon.... Sigh

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
4 years ago

This look like an easy way to overthrow all the meal by accidentally kicking the racket handle.

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#46

He *Does* Have A Plate. Small Victories

He *Does* Have A Plate. Small Victories

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jo_shortland
Community Member
4 years ago

That face

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#47

Bacon Washing-Line At Trump Hotel In Washington Dc

Bacon Washing-Line At Trump Hotel In Washington Dc

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Iris Jans
Community Member
4 years ago

You can see the grease dripping from it.. That's jut not appetizing at all.

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#48

Yall Would Love Alinea. Here's There Signature Dessert, Served On The Table

Yall Would Love Alinea. Here's There Signature Dessert, Served On The Table

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Oliver Gloxin
Community Member
4 years ago

What an amazing piece of art... for the wall!

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#49

Deconstructed Spaghetti Bowl

Deconstructed Spaghetti Bowl

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criminalgirl
Community Member
4 years ago

We can't be arsed to set it out for you on a plate so fuck you.

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#50

Frozen Beet And Strawberry. In A Tube Of Lipstick

Frozen Beet And Strawberry. In A Tube Of Lipstick

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like a randy dog's penis

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