Ruin porn and food porn are like second cousins—they're related, but it's ok if they hook up.
Both the Tastykake factory in Philadelphia and the Domino's Sugar factory in Brooklyn have become ruin porn celebrities. The link between food porn and ruin porn makes sense; they are both something we lust after that are not overtly sexual. In Detroit, one chef staged secret gourmet tastings in abandoned locations, playing with both genres. Also, for an installation the NYC-based arts collective Funky Sour Cream placed pastries in the window of a shuttered bakery in Detroit.