Slice of Milk Bars Crack Pie by Daniel Zemanss Crack Pie by Daniel Zemans
Slice of Milk Bars Crack Pie by Daniel Zemanss Crack Pie by Daniel Zemans

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