Upcycled Eating

Consumers rethink what's inedible amid discussions around food scarcity

Implications - In reaction to modern concerns around the global food crisis, consumers are re-evaluating what is considered conventionally edible and otherwise. From dumpster diving to pest meat menus, this shift can be seen as the tipping point of concerns around food waste, and points to the future of dining.
SCORE: 5.7
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 11,394 Total Clicks Jul 14 - Dec 15
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Food Scrap Dining - The Salvage Supperclub Initiative Serves Food From Dumpsters in a 6 Course Meal
SCORE: 6.3
Hot 4,950 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 14
Food Scrap Dining
The Salvage Supperclub Initiative Serves Food From Dumpsters in a 6 Course Meal
If you’ve ever considered eating food out of the garbage, you might enjoy dining at New York City’s Salvage Supperclub. Established last month by graduate student Josh Treuhaft, the food... [More]
Upcycled Food Waste Menus - The 'InStock' Resaturant Creates Delicious Meals from Food Waste
SCORE: 6.2
Warm 1,025 Clicks Pub: Nov 5, 15
Upcycled Food Waste Menus
The 'InStock' Resaturant Creates Delicious Meals from Food Waste
In an attempt to reduce the amount of food that gets tossed into the garbage, ‘InStcok’ began as a restaurant that prepares meals form food waste. The idea to create InStock came from a... [More]
Repurposed Fruit Yogurts - Left-Yeovers' Fruit Yogurt is Made with Produce to Reduce Food Waste
SCORE: 5.6
This Year and Warm 864 Clicks Pub: Dec 11, 15
Repurposed Fruit Yogurts
Left-Yeovers' Fruit Yogurt is Made with Produce to Reduce Food Waste
Yeo Valley observed that more than 4.2 million tons of food is wasted annually in UK household and set out to create a fruit yogurt to address this. While ‘Left-Yeovers’ began its... [More]
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks - This Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Up Pest Dinners
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 2,050 Clicks Pub: Mar 30, 15
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
This Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Up Pest Dinners
This Amsterdam food truck is making a name for itself serving up meals using meat that normally goes to waste. Serving up a variety of ‘pest’ meats, the Kitchen of the Unwanted Animals... [More]
Fancy Upcycled Meals - Through WastED, Food Scraps Are Turned into Gourmet Meals
SCORE: 5
Mild 1,409 Clicks Pub: Apr 3, 15
Fancy Upcycled Meals
Through WastED, Food Scraps Are Turned into Gourmet Meals
As a society, there are many food parts that go to waste even though they are fully edibleā€”in an attempt to raise awareness on wasted food, Blue Hill opened up a pop-up restaurant by the name of... [More]
Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries - Rentokil's Traveling 'Pestaurant' Celebrates the Brand's 80 Years
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 1,096 Clicks Pub: Jul 10, 15
Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Rentokil's Traveling 'Pestaurant' Celebrates the Brand's 80 Years
Pest control brand Rentokil recently celebrated 80 years of business with a clever insect-themed pop-up eatery. The ‘pestaurant’ took place on June 3, also known as Global Pestaurant Day,... [More]