Although Crumbs Bake Shop announced it’d be closing all its stores in July, investors swooped in at the last minute and announced more than half the cupcake chain’s locations would reopen beginning in September.

In 2014, it’s hard to believe a shop that exists solely to push cupcakes in flavors like apple cobbler and caramel macchiato still exists. Then again, these nine outrageous one-dish businesses are all still in business.

9. Eataly NYC’s Nutella Bar

Because FACT: The best way to eat Nutella is out of the jar, with a spoon.

8. Rice to Riches

Bread pudding > rice pudding ALL DAY LONG. That being said, this rice pudding shop has been around since early 2003, before things like the iTunes Music Store existed. They must be doing something right?

7. La Maison du Croque Monsieur

Located in what used to be Anaïs Nin’s house in Greenwich Village, this unitasker serves nothing but variations on the ham and cheese sandwich, named for Nin’s lovers. No love for the croque madame? Because if I named sandwiches after former lovers, I’d at least make sure each had a slutty, barely cooked egg on top.

6. Puddin’

This Manhattan shop sells pudding in flavors ranging from chocolate to tapioca to lemon. Personally, I’ll never hear the word pudding and not think of these.

5. Stuffed Artisan Cannolis

Holy cannoli! This New York cart-turned-storefront serves only, well, you know what.

4. Hot Spud

A baked potato is NOT a taco.

3. The Nugget Spot

Because seeing this just makes me want a fried chicken thigh instead.

2. OatMeals

Three words: oats plus water.

1. The Meatloaf Bakery

Do they carry nutriloaf?

Photo Credits: Eataly Nutella Bar / Facebook, Rice to Riches / Facebook, La Maison du Croque Monsieur / Facebook, Puddin’ / Facebook, Stuffed Artisan Cannolis / Facebook, Hot Spud / gramfeed, The Nugget Spot / Facebook, OatMeals / Facebook, The Meatloaf Bakery / Facebook

Susannah Chen is a San Francisco–based freelance writer. When she’s not cooking or writing, she’s on the hunt to find the world’s best chilaquiles. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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