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Top 100 Food Trends of 2015

From Convenient Sushi Carts to Food-Printing Machines

— January 24, 2016 — Lifestyle
The top 2015 food trends align with the growing popularity of nutritious meals and mobile eateries. While the past few years saw a rise in food trucks, this year saw a rise in niche on-the-go options for diners. Innovations such as urban sushi carts, mobile juice bars and experiential food tours have reinvented the concept of grab-and-go cuisine.

With consumers seeking out healthier alternatives to fast food, many brands have introduced pre-packaged food kits to be assembled on the go or at work. Brands have also introduced the idea of DIY farming for urban lifestyles. The Shroombox by Fungaea allows consumers to grow fresh mushrooms in their very own home.

3D-printing has continued to infiltrate the world of food, most notably with 3D-printed cheese and chocolate.

Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report offers additional examples of the top 2015 food trends as well as more crowdsourced research applicable in the realm of food and beyond.
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Experiential Food Tours
Experiential Food Tours
Foodies on Foot Elevates Eating with Immersive Environments
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99
Cheese 3D Printers
Cheese 3D Printers
Andrew Maxfield-Parish Creates a Cheap and Clever Dairy Processor
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98
Sloth Tea Steepers
Sloth Tea Steepers
This Tea Accessory Helps You Slow Down and Enjoy Yourself with Some Down Time
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97
Treat-Serving Rings
Treat-Serving Rings
These 3D-Printed Ring Designs Let You Eat Cake, Cookies and Berries
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96
Eco Wilderness Grills
Eco Wilderness Grills
The Burnie Portable Campfire is Self-Contained and Chemical-Free
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95
3D-Printed Hardware
3D-Printed Hardware
This Partnership Shows Off Makerbot 3D-Printed Home Depot Tools & Hardware
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94
Immaculate Beverage Marketing
Immaculate Beverage Marketing
Innocent Juices Were Rebranded with Decluttered and Haloed Fruits
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93
DIY Watermelon Pizza
DIY Watermelon Pizza
This Fruit-Infused Watermelon Pizza is a Satisfyingly Healthy Treat
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92
Coordinated Produce Photography
Coordinated Produce Photography
Brittany Wright Meticulously Organizes Food by Colour
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91
Gradient Food Photography
Gradient Food Photography
Brittany Wright Arranges Produce for her Foodie Instagram Account
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90
Food-Printing Machines
Food-Printing Machines
Print2Taste's Bocusini Gives 3D Printers the Ability to Make Printed Food
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89
Designer Grocery Concepts
Designer Grocery Concepts
Artist Peddy Mergui Reimagines Fashion Brands as Food Brands
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88
Hooked Ice Cream Cones
Hooked Ice Cream Cones
New York Food Truck Play J Ice Cream Offers Phallic-Looking J Cone Treats
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87
Spaghetti Meatball Sandwiches
Spaghetti Meatball Sandwiches
The Delightful Spaghetti and Meatballwich is Pasta in Sandwich Form
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86
Eco Coffee Pods
Eco Coffee Pods
The Droops Coffeemaker Would Use Dissolvable Java Capsules for Responsible Brewing
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85
Adorable Animation Cupcakes
Adorable Animation Cupcakes
Baker Fernanda Abarca Creates Pastries Inspired by DreamWorks Movies
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84
Homespun Soup Packaging
Homespun Soup Packaging
These Soup Packaging Designs Inspire Visions of Homecooking
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83
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Scrumpt is a Food Delivery Service That Aids Time-Starved Parents
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82
Characterized Breakfast Charts
Characterized Breakfast Charts
This Breakfast Guide Reveals What a Consumer's Meal Choice Means
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81
Sarcastic Valentine's Day Cookies
Sarcastic Valentine's Day Cookies
Sogi's Honey Bakeshop Says "I Love You" With Hilarious Treats
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80
Garage-Grown Produce
Garage-Grown Produce
Vertical Fresh Farms is an Urban Farming Initiative in Buffalo
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79
Minimalist Fast Food Packaging
Minimalist Fast Food Packaging
McDonald's Introduces a Simpler Take Out Bag Design
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78
Modern Nordic Restaurants
Modern Nordic Restaurants
The Yogurt Shop Focuses on Minimalism to Mimic Its Food Focus
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77
Minimalist Pastry Packaging
Minimalist Pastry Packaging
This Mr Holmes Bakehouse Package Design is Perfectly San Francisco
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76
Pie Chart Packaging
Pie Chart Packaging
Bags of This Nutritious Soup Break Down Their Food Group Contents into Slices
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75
3D Chocolate Printing Machines
3D Chocolate Printing Machines
Hershey's CocoJet Prints Unique 3D Designs Like Life-Like Figurines
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74
Complete Cereal Packaging
Complete Cereal Packaging
This Packaging Concept Combines Milk and Cereal in a Clever Way
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73
Occupational Cooking Instruments
Occupational Cooking Instruments
One Way Culinary Kits Cater to People of Different Skill Sets
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72
Free Vending Machines
Free Vending Machines
Innovative Vending Solutions Encourages People to Tweet for Snacks
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71
Holographic Fishing Technology
Holographic Fishing Technology
The Hunter-Gatherer Lets You Virtually Catch Your Food for Delivery
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70
DIY Urban Farming Kits
DIY Urban Farming Kits
The Shroombox by Fungaea Will Help You Grow Fresh Ingredients at Home
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69
Lava-Charred Steaks
Lava-Charred Steaks
The Syracuse University Lava Project Experiments by Cooking Steak with Lava
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68
Roller Coaster Restaurants
Roller Coaster Restaurants
This Abu Dhabi Restaurant Delivers Food Like Theme Park Rides
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67
Whimsical Watercolor Cakes
Whimsical Watercolor Cakes
This Girly Graffiti Cake is Decorated with Watercolors and Gold Foil
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66
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine Automatically Orders Beans When Low
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65
Time Traveler Bakery Branding
Time Traveler Bakery Branding
This Bakery Visual Identity Communicates an Interest in Quality
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64
Shipping Container Pop-Ups
Shipping Container Pop-Ups
Taco Bell Opens Up an Eco-Friendly Store at SXSW
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63
Hand-Written Wrappers
Hand-Written Wrappers
Hornea Bakery Packaging Would Come Personalized with Ingredients and Recipes
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62
Patron Loyalty Packaging
Patron Loyalty Packaging
These Sushi Restaurant Rewards Boxes Thank Regulars for Their Business
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61
Pizza Box Projectors
Pizza Box Projectors
Pizza Hut Creates Dual-Purpose Packaging That Marries Food and Entertainment
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60
Date Night Subscription Boxes
Date Night Subscription Boxes
Date in a Crate is a Monthly Delivery of Romantic Activities
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59
Customizable Ice Cream
Customizable Ice Cream
This Magnum Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop Puts Customers In Charge
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58
Dual-Role Labels
Dual-Role Labels
The Sticker on this Olive Oil Bottle Peels Off to Become a Clever Oil Spout
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57
Old World Delicatessan Interiors
Old World Delicatessan Interiors
This Helsinki Cafe and Deli Exudes a Rustic, Maritime Charm
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56
Rustic Raw Dessert Bars
Rustic Raw Dessert Bars
This Quaint Cafe by StudioY Serves Up Raw, Vegan and Paleo Desserts
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55
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Let's Pizza Makes 100 Different Variations from Scratch
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54
Fantastical Fast Food Ads
Fantastical Fast Food Ads
The McDonalds Delivery Campaign Focuses on What People Love
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53
Swedish Super Pizzas
Swedish Super Pizzas
The Volcano Pizza by Chef Halmat Givra is an Impressive Platter of Flavor
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52
Art Gallery Eateries
Art Gallery Eateries
'Art House Moscow' is Equal Parts Gallery and Locally Sourced Restuarant
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51
Secret Garden Branding
Secret Garden Branding
This Organic Cafe Branding Channels Images of an Idyllic Forest
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50
Healthy Minimalist Food Packaging
Healthy Minimalist Food Packaging
Aleia's Gluten Free Products Focus on Key Ingredients
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49
Detoxifying Juice Branding
Detoxifying Juice Branding
Verve Juices Has a New Look for Its Line of Healthy Cleansing Drinks
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48
Mobile Juice Bars
Mobile Juice Bars
This New Boston Juice Bar is Adapting the Food Truck Business Model
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47
International School Lunches
International School Lunches
Salad Chain Sweetgreen Recreates Midday Meals from Around the World
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46
Mobile Bread Boutiques
Mobile Bread Boutiques
Pump Street Bakery's Food Truck Offers Meals On the Go
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45
Solar-Powered Food Trucks
Solar-Powered Food Trucks
New York City Has Just Unveiled Its New Line of Sustainable Food Carts
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44
Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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43
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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42
DIY Mason Jar Gardens
DIY Mason Jar Gardens
This Home Herb Garden Tutorial is Practical, Eco-Conscious and Adorable
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41
Uplifting Superfood Packaging
Uplifting Superfood Packaging
Rise's Health Food Branding Incites Challenge and Change
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40
Pop Art Packaging
Pop Art Packaging
WOW! Chips for Girls Strike the Senses with a Bold Comic-Inspired Aesthetic
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39
Animated Produce Packaging
Animated Produce Packaging
This Raspberry Packaging Might Eat Your Fruit Before You Get a Chance
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38
Package-Inspired Merchandising
Package-Inspired Merchandising
This Laughing Cow Cheese Retail Display Replicates its Packaging
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37
Emotive Food Packaging
Emotive Food Packaging
This Rustic Packaging Range Uses Emotional, Story-Based Marketing
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36
Apartment-Inspired Cafes
Apartment-Inspired Cafes
This Amsterdam Coffee Roaster Just Opened a Chic, Homey Cafe
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35
Graphical Food Branding
Graphical Food Branding
This Contemporary Processed Meat Packaging Design Targets Millennials
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34
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
This Unique Recipe Lets You Cover Your Cake in Any Pattern Imaginable
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33
Mobile Eatery Concepts
Mobile Eatery Concepts
The Peugeot Food Truck Converts into a Pop-Up Restaurant
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32
Eco-Friendly Superfood Packaging
Eco-Friendly Superfood Packaging
Inspiral's New Branding is Streamlined and Sustainable
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31
Easy-Open Chip Bags
Easy-Open Chip Bags
Junpyo Kim's Design Makes It Easy to Open a Bag of Chips
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30
Eco-Friendly Takeout Packaging
Eco-Friendly Takeout Packaging
This Sustainable Food Packaging is Perfect for a Picnic
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29
Experiential Retail Booths
Experiential Retail Booths
This Dairy Retail Booth Design is an Escape Within the Grocery Aisle
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28
Wrap Packaging Concepts
Wrap Packaging Concepts
This Convenient To-Go Packaging for Wrap Sandwiches is a Gamechanger
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27
Appliance-Inspired Merchandising
Appliance-Inspired Merchandising
This Yogurt Shelf Display is Made to Resemble a Microwave
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26
Urban Home Gardening Kits
Urban Home Gardening Kits
Urban Oasis Pots Contain Everything You Need to Start Your Own Microfarm
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25
Rustic Retail Marketplaces
Rustic Retail Marketplaces
This Modern Munich Marketplace Recalls the Charm of the Market Hall
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24
Branded Confectionery Kiosks
Branded Confectionery Kiosks
This Delicious Nutella Pop-Up in Brazil is the First of Its Kind
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23
Retail Farmer's Markets
Retail Farmer's Markets
Ferme En Ville is a Local Food Market That Recalls a Marketplace Aesthetic
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22
Convenient Sushi Carts
Convenient Sushi Carts
COY's Brand Identity Targets On-the-Go Food Fans
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21
Children's Grocery Stores
Children's Grocery Stores
This Kid's Supermarket in Moscow is Designed for Children
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20
Eco Popsicle Packaging
Eco Popsicle Packaging
Vegetable and Fruit Treats are Wrapped in Green, Recyclable Sleeves
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19
Sophisticated Raw Juice Branding
Sophisticated Raw Juice Branding
Belmonte Raw is a New Juice Brand That Boasts Luxurious Packaging
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18
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hurwundeki in London Serves Homemade Food and Affordable Haircuts
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17
Portable Yogurt Packaging
Portable Yogurt Packaging
Ugo Offers an Easy-to-Eat Yogurt to Go Container and Spoon
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16
Burger Delivery Boxes
Burger Delivery Boxes
Sierra Nevada Takeout Packaging Arranges Your Combo Meal Compactly
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15
Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
This Superhero Wedding Cake is Half Classic and Half Comic Book
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14
Cooking USB Speakers
Cooking USB Speakers
Thanko's Rice Cooker Sits by Your Computer and Serves as a Speaker
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13
Eco Bulk Food Kiosks
Eco Bulk Food Kiosks
This New Self-Service Refill System is Housed at London's Planet Organic
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12
Community Hub Supermarkets
Community Hub Supermarkets
This Award-Winning Whole Foods Austin Location is a Retail Playground
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11
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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10
Experiential Breakfast Pop-Ups
Experiential Breakfast Pop-Ups
Dorset Cereals Brand Launched a Breakfast Lodge Activation
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9
Home Farming Boxes
Home Farming Boxes
The Mini-Farm Grow Box Lets You Easily Grow Greens At Home
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8
Complete Lunch Kits
Complete Lunch Kits
Al Parque's Portable Lunch Box Design Totes a Salad, Sandwich and Drink
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7
Urban Water Slide Events
Urban Water Slide Events
Lipton Ice Tea Recently Created a 100-Meter-Long 'Rise & Slide'
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6
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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5
Fresh Market Grocers
Fresh Market Grocers
This Gourmet Supermarket Design Takes Shoppers on a Culinary Journey
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4
Rustic Juice Establishments
Rustic Juice Establishments
The Cold Pressery in Mississauga is a Stylish Healthy Lifestyle Bar
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3
Shipping Container Food Trucks
Shipping Container Food Trucks
This Company Sells Wood Oven Pizza from a Converted Truck
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2
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
This Specialty Supermarket Boasts Sophisticated Rustic Branding
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1
Smoothie Bar Concepts
Smoothie Bar Concepts
This Juice Bar Reduces Fruit Waste in This Stockholm Supermarket
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