10 Biggest Viral Food Trends Of 2023 So Far

Viral Food Trends

Each year, new trends and flavors captivate our taste buds in the culinary world. As we enter the year 2023, there has been an explosion of viral cuisine trends that have taken over social media platforms and restaurants. 

From innovative creations to resurrected classics, these trends have not only stimulated our senses but also ignited our curiosity and culinary exploration. 

This article explores the ten most popular viral culinary trends of 2023 thus far, providing a tantalizing glimpse into the dynamic and ever-changing world of cuisine.

10 Biggest Viral Food Trends Of 2023 So Far

Here are the 10 biggest viral food sensations that took over Instagram and Tiktok by storm:

1. Bento Boxes

Bento boxes, a common Japanese lunch package, have become a TikTok trend. These lunch boxes contain an assortment of nutritious foods, including vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. They are a great method to prepare meals and ensure you get all the nutrients your body requires. 

In addition, it appears adorable, and it is incredibly satisfying to place each item in its designated slot. A fantasy for organized foodies.

2. Avocado Salsa

This recipe for nutritious salsa includes fresh coriander, avocado, lime, and onion. It is a nutritious and refreshing refreshment that is light and refreshing. Ideal for spicing up a luncheon wrap, as a side dish for nachos, or for topping tacos on Tuesday.

3. Whipped Coffee

The frothy and delectable beverage known as Dalgona coffee, also known as whipped coffee, has taken social media by storm. 

This coffee is prepared by whipping together instant coffee, sugar, and hot water until a creamy, frothy mixture is formed. It is then poured over milk to create a delectable and visually appealing beverage.  

Yes, it’s clickbait on TikTok, but it’s delicious and a great treat for when you’re feeling fancy.

4. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Yogurt Clusters

These strawberry yogurt clusters covered in chocolate are the latest sweet delight to take over TikTok. 

Nicole Keshishian Modic, cookbook author and founder of KaleJunkie, revealed her recipe for the snack in April, which has since exploded on social media. On TikTok, the hashtag #strawberryyogurtclusters has 11.2 million views.

Modic diced strawberries, coated them in yogurt, and placed them in the freezer in her video. She then coated the clusters in a mixture of melted chocolate and coconut oil, returned them to the freezer, and, after they had hardened, dusted them with flaky salt. Modic stated, “I believe that balances out the sweetness, but you do you.”

5. Flavored Water

While flavored water is not a novel concept, it went viral on TikTok after @takingmylifebackat42’s Tonya Spanglo shared her “water recipes.” From pia colada water to salted caramel apple water, Spanglo has shared a variety of water concoctions flavored with various syrups and drink mixtures. 

After undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, the content creator told Vox that making these beverages helped her reach her daily water objective and break her soda-drinking habit.

Many “WaterTok” social media users have stated that these beverages have helped them consume more water, lose weight, or stop drinking soda. 

6. Smashburger Tacos

Why choose between burgers and tacos when you can combine them? Chef Brad Prose of Phoenix, Arizona, alias @chilesandsmoke, shared the recipe for the food mashup in a video that has garnered 3.8 million views.

Brose prepared his Smashburger tacos by placing seasoned ground beef patties on a heated griddle and placing a tortilla on top of each one, then pressing them with a burger press. 

Once the meat was cooked, he flipped the burgers topped with tortillas, added cheese, and piled on additional burger garnishes such as pickles, lettuce, and sauce. “These are amazing,” he exclaimed.

7. Baked Feta Pasta

This recipe has become a TikTok sensation, and it’s easy to see (or rather taste) why: it’s truly delectable and incredibly simple to prepare. 

A block of feta cheese is baked with cherry tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil until everything is velvety and flavorful. The feta melts into a buttery consistency, blending flawlessly with the pasta. This is the pinnacle of comfort foods.

8. Cookie Dough Dip

Those with a sweet appetite absolutely must try cookie dough dip. This dish consists of legumes, chocolate chips, almond milk, and maple syrup. The chickpeas lend a creamy texture to the dip, while the chocolate pieces impart a sweet, decadent taste.  

The greatest? It lacks the high sugar content of traditional cookie dough! A satisfying snack for those who are monitoring their weight.

9. Olive Oil Coffee

Inspired by Starbucks’ Oleato Olive Oil Coffee line, the internet is raving about adding olive oil to coffee. As bizarre as this may appear to some, it is actually comparable to adding coffee and milk to coffee. 

Starbucks describes it as “velvety,” indicating that its texture may be the major draw for some, whereas, for others, the olive’s health benefits may be the main attraction. Specifically, the Paleo and Keto diets, which encourage healthful fats.

10. Hash browns as toast

If you were unaware that you could purchase hash brown patties in the manner of McDonald’s, you are now aware. 

Now that you have this knowledge, you should be aware that TikTok has begun substituting these delectable potato snacks for bread. Particularly, many individuals prepare “avocado toast” with hash browns. Thank you, TikTok.

Bottom Line

The food landscape continues to surprise and delight us with its viral culinary creations as 2023 progresses. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie looking for the next Instagram-worthy dish or someone who simply appreciates trying new flavors, these ten viral food trends of 2023 will tantalize your taste buds and keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing culinary world.

Thank you for reading!