Slideshow: Staff Picks: Our Last Bites on Earth

Pizza; Fried Chicken; Pie
Pizza; Fried Chicken; Pie
I hate these kind of questions, but alright. It could be a slice of pizza from Pizza Bianco, and if I had to pick a single pizza there, it might be The Rosa: red onion, Parmigiano-Reggiano, rosemary, and Arizona pistachios.. Or, I might go for a piece of fried chicken from Gus's Fried Chicken. And it should be followed by a slice of pie from Hoosier Mama. She makes a fresh raspberry pie that was just crazy. Ed Levine
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
I would say burrata, which is pretty heavenly stuff, but I think an actual last bite should be sweet, so I'm going with my mother's pumpkin pie. It's one of those dark, spicy versions, and it's pretty much perfect. I once blogged about the recipe here. Maggie Hoffman

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Mapo Dofu
Mapo Dofu
Easy one. Mapo dofu. It's always in the top tier of my favorite dishes, and depending on the time of year, it's in the number one spot. I take it if I'm about to make the long, dark, cold trek into the great nothingness, I'd want something warm, tingly, spicy, and comforting to ease my soul. (Recipe here.) J. Kenji Lopez Alt
Mint Chip Ice Cream
Mint Chip Ice Cream
Blame it on the heat, but I'd have to say a scoop of awesome mint chip ice cream. Nothing beats real fresh mint leaves. Max Falkowitz

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Chocolate Chip Cookie (Maybe)
Chocolate Chip Cookie (Maybe)
If I could only choose one, I might go with a really good chocolate chip cookie (or five cookies), fresh out of the oven. ...Or really good fried rice. ...Or a hot fudge sundae. Robyn Lee

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Buttery Pastry
Buttery Pastry
Rich, buttery pastry is among my very favorite of life's pleasures, and the kouign-amman at Dominique Ansel in Manhattan is a near-perfect representation of the form: a hyper-flaky pastry with a soft, buttery core—if they weren't $5 for a relatively delicate pastry I'd buy them every day, but for a last bite? I'd buy a bagful. Carey Jones

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Gramignia
Gramignia
The tomato-based Gramingnia from Osteria Morini. —Jennifer Weinberg

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Max's Rocky Road Ice Cream
Max's Rocky Road Ice Cream
No joke, it's haunting me. Get the recipe.Leandra Palermo
Cookie Guts
Cookie Guts
The raw guts of the Levain chocolate chip cookie. Jessica Leibowitz
Mom's Homemade Blueberry Pie
Mom's Homemade Blueberry Pie
My last bite would be my mom's homemade blueberry pie served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. If possible, it'd be eaten in august on cape cod. Blueberry pie just tastes better there. Maybe it's that lingering salt on your lips and in the air. Carrie Vasios