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Maybe you’ve heard someone refer to the palak chat at Rasika as “spinach crack” or seen a food blog describe Bonchon’s Korean-style fried wings as “crack chicken.” But what about eateries that go so far as to call something crack-like on their menus? It’s curious that so many D.C. restaurants and bakeries casually play up their food’s addictive properties by comparing it to a drug. Here are six of them.

Co Co. Crack at Co Co. Sala

929 F St. NW

Description: “An addicting mix of peanut butter malt, chocolate covered pretzels, peanuts, cinnamon caramel popcorn, graham crumble, & sea salt amidst white, milk, and dark chocolate. Just one bite, and you’ll be hooked!”

Price: $8

Chesapeake Salmon Salad at Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen

1020 19th St. NW

Description: “Oven broiled salmon mixed with chopped green onions, California golden raisins, fresh tarragon, mayonnaise and special seasonings served on a bed of arugula. Served with side of golden fried tortilla chips (aka ‘Crack Chips’).” 

Price: $13

Crack Pie at Milk Bar

1090 I St. NW

Description: “Toasted oat crust with a gooey butter filling.”

Price: $46

Hippie Crack at Baked & Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

Description: “Our homegrown granola is cooked fresh right in our kitchen. A mixture of toasted rolled oats and sliced almonds, dried cranberries, apricots, cherries, and currants, and sweetened with just a dash of honey and coconut. No need to feel guilty eating it straight from the bag.”

Price: $4.95 to $11.95

Chocolate Matzoh Crack at Ice Cream Jubilee

301 Water St. SE #105 & 1407 T St. NW

Description: “Inspired by a non-traditional but familiar Passover dessert, we coated pieces of matzoh with chocolate and caramel brittle and mixed it with our rich vanilla ice cream.”

Price: $8.95 per pint

Crack Cookies at Bayou Bakery

1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington

Description: “Chocolate, chewy, and addictively delicious.”

Price: $2.25

Photo by Flickr user Daniel Zemans