No doubt about it; 2017 was a tough one, a seemingly endless cycle of fallen public figures, trying national tragedies, and politicians who’d rather push their constituents apart than start the healing process. The blurry line between food and pop culture has provided some relief, however, numbing the noise with TV and movie tie-ins, onscreen feasts, fantastical Instagram fodder, and a much-needed sense of humor. (Remember that?) The following Top 50 list is a taste of what saved us from ourselves this year, presented in no particular order because there’s no way we’re going to decide between Unicorn Frappuccinos, lightsaber churros, and Drew Barrymore’s newfound cannibalism.
The Museum of Ice Cream crash-landed in LA and San Francisco. Miami’s next.