15 Food Presentations That Make Eating So Complicated

Picky eaters annoy the heck out of me. I'm a firm believer in expanding your horizons — especially when it comes to food. Because if you never try, how can you ever really know?

That being said, restaurants nowadays sometimes put too much emphasis on food as an art form rather than pure sustenance. Have a look and check out these 15 presentations that make enjoying a meal way too complicated.

Where do you even begin?

I can't tell if this is supposed to be Jello or some kind of frozen treat? How are you supposed to eat/drink this and if you tip it over — doesn't it all come spilling out?

What a disgusting mess.

As crazy as it might sound, I've actually had a pizza cone before and they're freaking delicious. This, on the other hand, is a sloppy disgusting mess. How high would you have to be in order to eat that?

That's a ham and cheese croquet served in an iron mask.

When the presentation overshadows the food itself, that's when you know you've gone too far. And is that copper piece supposed to be a tongue? I'm seriously so confused.

Mind the razor wire.

This restaurant should market this as a dieting device. Not too many people are going to be eager to sneak extra bites of food if it means risking cutting themselves and bleeding all over their plate.

Have you ever had your breakfast served to you in an egg carton?

I'm sorry but I'm going to have to go ahead and call BS on this one. Clearly, the dishwasher must have broken or they ran out of plates. I refuse to believe that this is how the dish normally arrives.

How does this make any sense?

"A friend ordered tiramisu in Scotland," wrote Reddit user NoBid9404. "Why sugar the lid?"

I didn't really think anything of it upon first glance but that's a really good point — why would you put confectioner sugar on a metal lid?

Meatball martini, anyone?

Putting spaghetti in a margarita glass is a lot like putting lipstick on a pig. I'd much more prefer red wine-infused meatballs than to be served cold bolognese that's been soaking in an ounce of vermouth — yuck!

This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Reddit user Platinumtide said, "The juices dripped onto my legs through that nice crack in the board."

How has nobody complained about this? Surely, this Redditor can't have been the first customer to have been scalded?

Corn chips with a side of tetanus.

How has this restaurant not been shut down by the health inspector?! I'm pretty sure that it's a huge violation to be serving guests from a dirty rusted-out bucket you found underneath the porch.

A desert that Jackson Pollock would approve of.

I hate deconstructionism when it comes to food. Just serve me my meal on a plate or in a bowl the way it's supposed to be prepared. This just looks like a chef taking his passive aggression out on the guests.

"This rose flavored chocolate dessert that you have to lick off your hands!" - Reddit u/TheFlavorFox

Are you serious? How unsanitary is that?! If I pay extra, would it be possible for you to put it in a saucer cup for me? I'd rather not lick my fingers clean in front of a restaurant full of strangers like some kind of wild animal.

Fish served on a fish skeleton.

I don't know why but there's something about this that I just find kind of, I don't know...macabre? I can't shake it or put my finger on it but serving fish meat on a fish carcass just feels disrespectful in some weird way.

I'm prosciutto Barbie!

This might seem cute at first but let me ask one vital question — how do you wash this thing? A Barbie doll isn't likely to last long in a commercial-grade dishwasher, so what's the deal here?

This just doesn't seem safe.

Is this a restaurant for lovers of '80s horror movies? Does Jason Vorhees or Freddy Krueger take you to your seat upon arrival? And who on earth thought it would be a good idea to give patrons giant knives to play with? I tell you...

Have you ever had a multi-favored pizza served in a motorcycle tire?

I don't even know where to begin with this next one. The pizza itself would be disgusting on its own, but wrapped inside a dirty bike tire? It just raises the bar to new heights.