Every year we are given a number of edible blessings from the FMBC, F&B, hospitality, and restaurant industries in the form of never before seen eating spaces, recipes, and food trends. The last one – food trends – being the most volatile and hyped, much like any other trend. In 2016 we saw some amazing food trends like the Hawaiian diet, purple foods, and sparkling foods; and 2017 wasn’t far behind. While we predicted some trends for the year, it gave us many more to go gaga over. Here are our 50 favourite food trends from 2017.
Probably the biggest trend of 2017, the Unicorn food trend took the restaurant industry, Instagram, and Starbucks by storm. It was just your regular food, but with a dollop of magic and fantasy, which made all the difference. It didn’t matter what your food preferences were, which part of the world you came from, or where you ate at/from, if you were a normal functioning human in 2017, the Unicorn food trend must have touched your life in one way or the other.
Only a few shades different from the Unicorn food trend, this vibrant albeit muted trend was all about the marine tones, pearl shades, and pastel hues. Ariel would have loved this one!
These ramen are blue da-ba-dee.
Because scoops are too mainstream.
For when you want to snack on a meal.
It’s pronounced just like a cookie, but with an F instead of a C. And as you’d imagine, it is the combination of a cookie and fudge.
Is it a cake? Is it jelly? Who knows!
Because the mermaid and unicorn palettes were not colorful enough.
Just in case noodle soups weren’t satisfying enough for you.
From toasts, to cakes, to bagels, the universe was all over our food!
When sugar is a foe, but pickle and soda are bae.
It was all fun and games till someone mistook it for water.
No. Just, no.
Welcome to the future, ladies and gentlemen.
You can now grow some cacti and eat it too!
When Italy met America.
All aboard the emo train, we also had a whole bunch of pitch-black foods and drinks in 2017! Though in all honesty, our pupils got a little break from all the mermaid, unicorn, and rainbow inspired grubs.
Somethings just shouldn’t have been.
When Disney took over our morning cuppa Joe!
Yay, more colours on my toast. But jokes aside, this one was legit gorgeous!
We cried a little at a sight of this cloud-like egg dish. Oh, Internet.
Because who has time for two different items, right?
Cholestrol? Carbohydrates? What are you even talking about?!
This one may not have gone down as smoothly.
Don’t we all just love innovators!
One of the few times playing with one’s food was fine.
Who doesn’t like some glow in the dark food? We wouldn’t be lying if said that we wished for a boxful.
Genius or icky? You decide for yourself!
Taking the freak shake look to a whole other level.
We still can’t believe that this happened!
Croffle stands for croissant + waffle, just in case you were wondering.
As long as people aren’t OD-ing, we’re fine. I guess.
Not all superheroes wear capes. Some are encased in taco shells.
Just your regular cup of tea, but spiked with a dollop of salty cream cheese. We’re not even kidding.
Who said you couldn’t have sushi for breakfast? This croissant-sushi mash up was just the reason we needed to incorporate some fish into our morning routine.
Yep, this happened in 2017. Sushi lovers lived a dream when a sushi the size of burrito was rolled out.
And India did one big eye roll directed towards the West.
A perfectly cooked poached egg placed on rice and a prick causes a little burst or explosion. Thank you, Japan.
And again, thank you, Japan.
One of 2017’s hottest food trends, these food bowls bring together all the important food groups – veggies (raw, sautéed and/or roasted), protein (legumes, tofu or meat), greens, seeds, and dressing – in the most aesthetically pleasing manner.
Wow! Who knew Whole Foods wasn’t all PG-13?
For when you crave pickles so much that you want to get high on them too!
No, not like potato eyes. This make up trend transformed eye lids into mini tacos.
When a healthy lifestyle hits you so hard that even your pizza is made up of cauliflower.
Because the world needed these!
Yet another indication that a healthier generation isn’t very far along.
Just in case you thought soy meats were ridiculous.
The multipurpose taco of the future is here.