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Top 100 Food Ideas in March

From Portable Vegetable Cups to Personalized Valentine's Ice Creams

— March 20, 2016 — Lifestyle
From portable vegetable cups that facilitate on-the-go snacking to Valentine's Day ice creams with personalized labels, the March 2016 food trends reveal a shift in how popular food products are packaged.

One of the biggest changes in food packaging is the emphasis on portability. Both millennials and boomers are increasingly eating on the go, causing a significant demand for products that can be consumed on the run. Some examples of portable food products include Evol's single-serve Veggie Cups, Walkers Tear 'n' Share potato chip bags and Steve's Paleogoods' all-in-one breakfast bars.

The March 2016 food trends also reveal a growing emphasis on personalization. For example, Tesco Ireland teamed up with Haagen Dasz to help consumers create custom ice cream tubs for Valentine's Day. LAY'S also launched a similar promotion that gave consumers the opportunity to create a chip bag with a picture of their favorite summer memory.
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Savory Taco Tortes
Savory Taco Tortes
This Savory Layered Cake Presents Mexican Flavor in a Unconventional Format
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Secret Breakfast Tacos
Secret Breakfast Tacos
The A.M. Crunchbowl Offers a Menu Hack Features a Cheesy Egg Dish
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96
Complementary Cookie Wine Pairings
Complementary Cookie Wine Pairings
Vivino Recommends Which Wines to Drink with Girl Scout Cookies
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95
Edible Character Bouquets
Edible Character Bouquets
This Valentine's Day Arrangement is Made with Food Ingredients
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94
Supersized Cream Puff Cakes
Supersized Cream Puff Cakes
This Fluffy Cake is Perfect for Celebrating National Cream Puff Day
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93
Meaty Anime Monster Snacks
Meaty Anime Monster Snacks
These Breaded Pork Patties are Shaped Like the Pikachu Pokemon
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92
Leftover Bread Recipes
Leftover Bread Recipes
This Indian 'Bread Upma' Recipe Lets You Get Your Spice On In the Morning
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91
Culinary Street Food Sauces
Culinary Street Food Sauces
The Empanada Kitchen Produces a Range of Street Food-Inspired Sauces
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90
Sandwich Snack Bars
Sandwich Snack Bars
Betty Lou's Peanut Butter Bar is Like an Ultra Dense PB&J Sandwich
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89
Piquant Small-Batch Peanuts
Piquant Small-Batch Peanuts
These Curry & Szechuan Small-Batch Peanuts Define Gourmet Snacking
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88
Candied Sleeping Felines
Candied Sleeping Felines
These Cute Model Sweets Combine Japanese Pet and Dessert Cultures
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87
Savory Sandwich Cubes
Savory Sandwich Cubes
These Sandwiches Take the Form of Bite-Sized Cubes
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86
Whiteout Dessert Bar Makeovers
Whiteout Dessert Bar Makeovers
El Moro is the Best Spot to Grab Churros in Mexico City
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85
Casual Seafood Eateries
Casual Seafood Eateries
NYC's 'Lobster Press' Sits in the Food Stall at Penn Station
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84
Rustic At-Home Fermentation Kits
Rustic At-Home Fermentation Kits
This Pickling Crock Set Makes At-Home Fermentation Easy
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Personalized Valentine's Ice Cream
Personalized Valentine's Ice Cream
Tesco Ireland Stores Has Teamed Up with Haagen Dasz
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Bite-Sized Dessert Cups
Bite-Sized Dessert Cups
Rolph & Rolph's Gluten-Free 'Little Cups' Come in Biodegradable Containers
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81
Edible Soda Shooters
Edible Soda Shooters
This Coca-Cola Shot Glass is Designed to be Consumed After Use
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80
Hybrid Breakfast Pitas
Hybrid Breakfast Pitas
These Mediterranean-Inspired Pitas are Infused with Superfoods
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79
Formal Vegan Restaurants
Formal Vegan Restaurants
Cafe Gratitude Offers Animal-Free Cuisine in a Fine Dining Setting
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78
Personalized Frozen Desserts
Personalized Frozen Desserts
eCreamery's Online Tool Helps You Create Your Own Ice Cream
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Pop-Up Groundhog Cookies
Pop-Up Groundhog Cookies
These Celebratory Chocolate Biscuits Pay Tribute to Groundhog Day
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76
Portable Vegetable Cups
Portable Vegetable Cups
Evol's 'Veggie Cups' Provide Easy-to-Make Helpings of Food
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75
Handleless Foodservice Jugs
Handleless Foodservice Jugs
This Handle-Free Juice Container Saves Space and Reduces Leakage
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74
All-In-One Breakfast Bars
All-In-One Breakfast Bars
This Paleo Breakfast Bar Has Coffee, Egg and Bacon Ingredients
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73
Ketchup Chip Bouquets
Ketchup Chip Bouquets
The Doritos Ketchup Roses Serve as a Tasty Alternative to Flowers
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72
Experiential Vegan Restaurants
Experiential Vegan Restaurants
This New York City Eatery Specializes in High-End Vegan Dining
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71
Novelty Millennial Eatery Rebranding
Novelty Millennial Eatery Rebranding
KFC Redesigns its Restaurants to Cater to Communication
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70
Pump Coffee Pistons
Pump Coffee Pistons
The Crema Coffee Robot Offers a Vintage Style Brew System with Modern Design
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69
Stately Glass Case Cafes
Stately Glass Case Cafes
This Nendo Coffee Shop is Located on the Second Floor of an Estate
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68
Valentine's Baked Goods
Valentine's Baked Goods
Cherry Chocolate Macarons by Annie's Eats is Romantically Delicious
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67
Portable Iced Coffee Makers
Portable Iced Coffee Makers
The HyperChill Lets Consumers Brew Chilled Beverages While on-the-Go
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66
Romantic Copywriter Candies
Romantic Copywriter Candies
These Valentine's Day Candy Hearts Use Phrases Inspired By Copywriters
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65
Luxe Botanical Tea Rooms
Luxe Botanical Tea Rooms
This Warsaw Tea Room Boasts Botanical Wallpaper That Offers Escape
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64
Fairy Tale Dessert Restaurants
Fairy Tale Dessert Restaurants
The Hotel Café Royal is Set to Unveil Its Sarah in Wonderland Menu
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63
Colorful Heart-Shaped Cupcakes
Colorful Heart-Shaped Cupcakes
These Valentine's Day Cupcakes are Topped with Tie-Dye Frosting
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62
Dishware Potato Chip Packaging
Dishware Potato Chip Packaging
The Walkers Tear 'n' Share Bags Turn the Wrapper into a Bowl
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61
French Toast Kebabs
French Toast Kebabs
This Novel French Toast Recipe is Served on a Stick
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60
Carbonated Prosecco Candies
Carbonated Prosecco Candies
These Sparkling Wine Gummy Bears are Designed as Adult Treats
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59
Culinary Mushroom-Growing Logs
Culinary Mushroom-Growing Logs
This DIY Grow Your Own Mushroom Log is Ideal for At-Home Chefs
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58
Vegan Fast Food Eateries
Vegan Fast Food Eateries
The HipCityVeg Offers Casual Plant-Based Takeout with Courier Delivery
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Fast Food Paint Pairings
Fast Food Paint Pairings
This McDonald's Food Ad is Presented as a Pantone Color Sample
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56
Parisian Ice Cream Bars
Parisian Ice Cream Bars
This Bangkok Dessert Bar is Inspired by the Molecular Makeup of Sugar
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55
Multi-Dimensional Chocolate Bars
Multi-Dimensional Chocolate Bars
The 'Chocolatetexturebar' Provides a New Way to Enjoy Chocolate
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54
Anatomical Heart Cakes
Anatomical Heart Cakes
This Alternative Valentine's Cake is More Frightening Than Romantic
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Desolate Futuristic Espresso Bars
Desolate Futuristic Espresso Bars
Voyager Espresso Bar is Located in NYC's Financial District
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52
Gilded Popcorn Snacks
Gilded Popcorn Snacks
This Bucket of Luxury Golden Popcorn is Topped with 23 Karat Gold Flakes
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51
Raw Gluten-Free Snacks
Raw Gluten-Free Snacks
These Ready-to-Eat Snacks Facilitate Healthy Snacking on the Go
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50
Kaleidoscopic Candy Bar Packaging
Kaleidoscopic Candy Bar Packaging
The Branding for Parra Chocolate Features Bold Rainbow Hues
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49
Frozen Superfood Desserts
Frozen Superfood Desserts
This Healthy Superfood is Described as "Ice Cream, but Better"
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48
Sugar Cookie Art Projects
Sugar Cookie Art Projects
Instagram User Holly Fox Creates Adorable Edible Masterpieces
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47
Lobster Shack Restaurant Branding
Lobster Shack Restaurant Branding
The Shack is a Rustic Wild Seafood Eatery in Yerevan
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46
Plant-Based Burger Joints
Plant-Based Burger Joints
'By Chloe' is a Casual Vegan Restaurant with Burgers, Juice & More
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45
Windowsill Spice Garden Kits
Windowsill Spice Garden Kits
This Microgreens Spice Window Box Kit Includes Daikon Radish
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44
Cold-Press Pod Juicers
Cold-Press Pod Juicers
The Nutralux Pod Juicer Provided Fresh-Pressed Juice On-Demand
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43
Chic Parisian-Inspired Bistros
Chic Parisian-Inspired Bistros
This Jakarta Bistro is Filled with Marble and Lush Plant Life
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DIY Almond Milk Kits
DIY Almond Milk Kits
This DIY Almond Milk Kit is Ideal for Those Avoiding Dairy
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Plant-Based Egg Alternatives
Plant-Based Egg Alternatives
These Vegan Eggs Offer the Same Taste and Texture of Real Eggs
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40
Fresh Food Delivery Services
Fresh Food Delivery Services
This Service Now Delivers Fresh Food Along with Other Groceries
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Artisan Spread Packaging Concepts
Artisan Spread Packaging Concepts
This Ginger Jelly Jar Design Features Handwritten Label Notes
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Eclectic Casual Kitchens
Eclectic Casual Kitchens
This Liverpool Restaurant Boasts a Laid Back, Rustic Feel
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Customizable Snack Deliveries
Customizable Snack Deliveries
This Service Lets Customers Hand-Pick Their Monthly Snack Deliveries
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Hybrid Laser Tag Games
Hybrid Laser Tag Games
The 'Lazer Zoo' Event Combines Brunch and Laser Tag into One Experience
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Local Food Waste Eateries
Local Food Waste Eateries
Tiny Leaf London Makes Its Dishes from Local Leftovers in Notting Hill
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Kitchen Microgreens Kits
Kitchen Microgreens Kits
This Microgreens Box Kit Has Everything to Create a Windowsill Garden
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Crime-Themed Cafes
Crime-Themed Cafes
The Water's Coffee Shop Location is Based Off the TV Series Breaking Bad
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Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
400 Rabbits is a Pizza Joint Located in South East of London
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Millennial-Targeted Grocery Makeovers
Millennial-Targeted Grocery Makeovers
The Target Market Pantry Line Has a Brand New Look
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30
Glass Organic Yogurt Packaging
Glass Organic Yogurt Packaging
This Packaging Concept for Fruit-Infused Yogurt Uses Glass Jars
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Vegetarian Cafe Bars
Vegetarian Cafe Bars
The Butcher's Daughter is a Vegetarian Cafe and Juice Bar in NYC
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Summer Barbecue Burger Joints
Summer Barbecue Burger Joints
The New Concept for Goody's Burger House Features an Indoor Patio
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Creative Snack Bar Projects
Creative Snack Bar Projects
This Beijing Noodle Bar is a Side Project of David Ho Design Studio
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Health-Conscious Superfood Snacks
Health-Conscious Superfood Snacks
The Skinny Ancient Grains Sticks are Made with Protein Quinoa
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Flavor-Swapping Chip Promotions
Flavor-Swapping Chip Promotions
The 'Flavor Swap' Campaign Pits Old Flavors Against New Ones
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Delicious Geology Cakes
Delicious Geology Cakes
This Beautiful Cake Design Mimics Natural Rocks with Sweets
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Artisanal Donut Cafes
Artisanal Donut Cafes
Grumpy Donuts Offers Handcrafted Specialty Desserts
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Mine-Inspired Restaurant Interiors
Mine-Inspired Restaurant Interiors
This Brisbane Restaurant is Named After a Former Mining Town
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Veggie Garden Starter Kits
Veggie Garden Starter Kits
This Veggie Garden Maker Kit Will Kickstart Your Backyard Garden
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Communal Dining Greenhouses
Communal Dining Greenhouses
The Campobaja Restaurant Offers Industrial Dining in Mexico City
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Personalized Chip Bag Designs
Personalized Chip Bag Designs
The LAY’S Summer Days Campaign Let Consumers Personalize Their Chips
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Immersive Underground Dining Concepts
Immersive Underground Dining Concepts
At This Nuremberg Restaurant, Guests are Greeted by the Chef
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Industrial Hybrid Lounges
Industrial Hybrid Lounges
This Pan-Caribbean Restaurant and Rum Bar Mixes Food, Music and Art
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Sustainable Food Trucks
Sustainable Food Trucks
This Eco-Friendly Food Truck is Powered by Electricity
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Artisan Deli Meat Branding
Artisan Deli Meat Branding
This Example of Deli Meat Branding Hails from Ireland
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Exclusive Eclair Pastry Shops
Exclusive Eclair Pastry Shops
'Nugateau' is a Toronto Patisserie Serving Up Fresh Eclairs Daily
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Casual Pop Art Diners
Casual Pop Art Diners
The Lips Restaurant in Hong Kong is Inspired by the Pop Art Movement
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12
Interactive Fusion Restaurants
Interactive Fusion Restaurants
Oshi Lets Patrons Personalize Meal and Drink Orders Digitally
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11
Experimental Snack Brand Pop-Ups
Experimental Snack Brand Pop-Ups
Snack Brand Ryvita Will Launch an Experiential Pop-Up Cafe
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Street Food-Inspired Eateries
Street Food-Inspired Eateries
This Wollongong Restaurant Serves Vietnamese Street Food Fare
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Pastel-Hued Textured Patisseries
Pastel-Hued Textured Patisseries
This Spanish Patisserie Boasts a Mesmerizing Ceiling
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Chic Healthy Restaurant Branding
Chic Healthy Restaurant Branding
The Packaging for Magasand Healthy Food is Light and Quirky
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Timber-Clad Bakery Ceilings
Timber-Clad Bakery Ceilings
This Beijing Bakery is Inspired by Traditional Taiwanese Bread
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DIY Popsicle Bags
DIY Popsicle Bags
'FRIOPOP' Homemade Popsicle Bags Enable Custom Frozen Treats
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In-Store Immersion Pods
In-Store Immersion Pods
The Bompas & Parr 'Taste Pod' Debuted a Thorntons Store in London
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Customer-Focused Grocery Concepts
Customer-Focused Grocery Concepts
This Sofia Grocery Store Boasts an Elaborate Wine Department
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Nature-Inspired Juice Kiosks
Nature-Inspired Juice Kiosks
The Java Juice Kiosk is Located in a Mall in Perth, Australia
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Mysterious Urban Cookie Vaults
Mysterious Urban Cookie Vaults
The Oreo Wonder Vault is Delighting Passersby in New York City
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Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Irish Convenience Store Has a New Food-Centric Retail Concept
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