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Top 100 Food Trends in October

From Portable Pizza Pouches to Comical Superhero Cakes

— October 25, 2015 — Lifestyle
Convenience meets customization in the top October 2015 food ideas. While these concepts are primarily practical, they all seem to approach food from a perspective of fun. For instance, an eatery in Thailand makes a point to deliver dishes to patrons based on their particular blood type.

This blend of personalization and convenience can also be see in dozens of pre-packaged kits and tools that make it easy to grab a meal and go. One of the most novel examples of this is the Smart Gastronomy Lab, which puts an emphasis on creating 3D-printed food that is healthy and more visually appetizing.

In preparation for the Halloween season, talented chefs are whipping up creations with spooky embossed rolling pins, as well as superhero cakes that are dressed up in costume.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Minty Avocado Puddings
Minty Avocado Puddings
This Homemade Chocolate Pudding is Made Creamy with the Addition of Fruit
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98
Streamlined Vegetarian Menus
Streamlined Vegetarian Menus
This Plant-Based Eatery Now Offers a Speedy Express Service
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97
Perfectionist Barbecuing Infographics
Perfectionist Barbecuing Infographics
This Chart Explains How to Cook the Perfect Steak Every Time
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96
Pirate-Inspired Donuts
Pirate-Inspired Donuts
This Campaign Celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day
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95
Spicy Egg Curries
Spicy Egg Curries
This Piquant Tomato Curry Substitutes Boiled Eggs for Protein
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94
Gluten-Free Pistachio Desserts
Gluten-Free Pistachio Desserts
These Gluten-Free Cookies Feature a Hint of Spice
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93
Pina Colada Ice Creams
Pina Colada Ice Creams
This Non-Alcoholic Coconut Ice Cream is Topped with Tropical Treats
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92
Edible Tortilla Guitars
Edible Tortilla Guitars
This Electric Guitar Design Features a Body Made from an Oversized Chip
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91
Breakfast Food Pancake Designs
Breakfast Food Pancake Designs
These Pancakes are Made to Be Bacon and Eggs with Food Coloring
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90
Baked Cider Donuts
Baked Cider Donuts
These Guilt-Free Baked Apple Cider Donuts are an Autumnally Appropriate Treat
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89
Celebratory Coffee Giveaways
Celebratory Coffee Giveaways
Krispy Kreme is Handing Out Free Goodies for National Coffee Day
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88
Vegan Cream Sauces
Vegan Cream Sauces
This Clever Blend of Fall Ingredients Creates a Rich, Dairy-Free Cream Sauce
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87
Superfood Potato Fritters
Superfood Potato Fritters
These Homemade Quinoa Sweet Potato Pancakes Feature Five Ingredients
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86
Non-Edible Cookbooks
Non-Edible Cookbooks
The A La Cart Recipe Guide Uses Old Grocery Lists to Create Strange Dishes
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85
Piquante Squash Tostadas
Piquante Squash Tostadas
These Meatless Tacos Opt for Hearty Black Beans and Butternut Squash
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84
Cheesy Bread Pies
Cheesy Bread Pies
These Homemade Garlic Cheesy Pies are a Decadent Fried Treat
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83
Cocktail Tropical Desserts
Cocktail Tropical Desserts
These Homemade Pina Colada Rings are Made with Coconut and Rum
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82
Elegantly Embossed Pastas
Elegantly Embossed Pastas
These Handmade Noodles Feature Edible Designs Etched into the Pasta
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81
Digestive Burger Infographics
Digestive Burger Infographics
This Chart Explains What Happens to the Body After Eating a Big Mac
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80
Intergalactic Coffee Creamers
Intergalactic Coffee Creamers
These Limited Edition Coffee-Mate Products Celebrate Star Wars
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79
Clockwork Food Packages
Clockwork Food Packages
This Packaging Induces Happy Feelings with a 5'Minutes 'Til Lunch Label
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78
Volcanic Cooking Restaurants
Volcanic Cooking Restaurants
The 'El Diablo' Restaurant Cooks Its Meals Over the Heat of a Volcano
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77
Blood Type Restaurant Pairings
Blood Type Restaurant Pairings
This Thai Restaurant Pairs Up Blood Types with Certain Dishes
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76
Comical Superhero Cakes
Comical Superhero Cakes
This Celebratory Batman Birthday Cake Showcases the Hero Hanging Out
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75
Baked Egg Potatoes
Baked Egg Potatoes
This Simple Campfire Meal Cookes an Egg Inside a Hollowed out Potato
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74
Food Longevity Guides
Food Longevity Guides
This Infographic Determines How Long Food Actually Stays Good
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73
Healthy Buffalo Jerky
Healthy Buffalo Jerky
Patagonia's Buffalo Meat Snack is Ideal for Taking on Long Trips
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72
Green Hummus Recipes
Green Hummus Recipes
This Untraditional and Creamy Spread Incorporates Lots of Fresh Herbs
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71
Pulled Mushroom Sandwiches
Pulled Mushroom Sandwiches
This Cleveland Tavern Offers a Pulled Barbecued Mushroom Sandwich
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70
Portable Pizza Pouches
Portable Pizza Pouches
This Lanyard Allows the Wearer to Have Pizza with Them at All Times
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69
Cake-Filled Cones
Cake-Filled Cones
This Dish Puts a New Spin on Traditional Birthday Cake
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68
Sci-Fi Coffee Drinks
Sci-Fi Coffee Drinks
These Galactic Frappuccinos are a Star Wars Starbucks Collaboration
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67
Handleless Veggie Peelers
Handleless Veggie Peelers
This Elegant Vegetable Peeler Has No Handle to Ensure Precision
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66
Sculptural Cartoon Breads
Sculptural Cartoon Breads
These Adorable Chigiri-Pan Breads Feature Beloved Cartoon Characters
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65
Cross-Dressing Superhero Cakes
Cross-Dressing Superhero Cakes
This Hulk Princess Cake is a Quirky Homemade Fan Tribute
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64
Seasoning Spice Guides
Seasoning Spice Guides
This Infographic Shows Food Lovers How to Use Spices for Perfect Flavor
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63
Anime Princess Menus
Anime Princess Menus
Namja Town Offers a Sailor Moon-Themed Food Items for the 20th Anniversary
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62
Naturally Caffeinated Popsicles
Naturally Caffeinated Popsicles
These Refreshing Ice Pops Feature a Yummy Coldbrew Coffee Flavor
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61
Famous Painting Cakes
Famous Painting Cakes
Artist Maria A. Aristidou Transforms Desserts into Popular Works of Art
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60
Deconstructed Meal Photography
Deconstructed Meal Photography
This Image Series Depicts American Menu Items in Sectional Trays
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59
Vibrant Antipasti Packaging
Vibrant Antipasti Packaging
Orto Mio is a Range of Antipasti Ingredients from Penny Supermarkets
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58
Ingredient-Focused Snack Packaging
Ingredient-Focused Snack Packaging
The Nii Food Bar Wrappers Highlight the All-Natural Ingredients
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57
Teen Restauranteur Eateries
Teen Restauranteur Eateries
Eureka is a New NYC Restaurant Run by 16-Year-Old Chef Flynn McGarry
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56
Homemade Trail Mix Bars
Homemade Trail Mix Bars
These Energizing Snacks Contain Chocolate and Energy-Boosting Ingredients
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55
Healthy Fruit Sushi
Healthy Fruit Sushi
This Japanese Themed Recipe Combines Tasty Fruit Combos with Shredded Coconut
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54
Cottage Cheese-Based Yogurts
Cottage Cheese-Based Yogurts
The 'Nordica Smooth' Snack is Packed with Protein & Sweet Flavors
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53
Single-Serve Soup Pods
Single-Serve Soup Pods
The New Keurig and Campbell's K-Cup Makes Single Soup Cups Like Coffee
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52
Spooky Baking Equipment
Spooky Baking Equipment
The Skulls & Bones Rolling Pin Will Add a Touch of Macabre to Baked Goods
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51
Smart Memory Spoons
Smart Memory Spoons
Maille's Smart Spoons Remembers Which Flavors Consumers Liked Best
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50
Eco Teabag Coffee
Eco Teabag Coffee
The K-POD Coffee System Reduces Waste for Sustainable Caffeine Consumption
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49
$75 Million Cakes
$75 Million Cakes
This Couture Designer Baked the World's Most Expensive Cake
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48
Heroic Fruit Carvings
Heroic Fruit Carvings
These Images Show Carved Kiwis as Pop Culture Icons Such as Batman
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47
Fisherman Tea Holders
Fisherman Tea Holders
This Tea Holder Makes a Teacup Look Like a Miniature Fishing Pond
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46
Masked Vigilante Baking Tools
Masked Vigilante Baking Tools
This Batman Cookie Cutter Allows You to Make DC-Approved Desserts
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45
Keyboard Waffle Irons
Keyboard Waffle Irons
This Tech Breakfast Gadget is Perfect for Frequent Computer Users
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44
Multipurpose Kitchen Appliances
Multipurpose Kitchen Appliances
This Multifunction Kettle Carries Out Four Culinary Tasks in One
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43
Japanese Snack Guides
Japanese Snack Guides
This Detailed Poster Explains Popular Desserts and Foods in Asian Cuisine
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42
Branded Farm Visits
Branded Farm Visits
This Hellmann's Brazil Campaign Invited Fans to Its Tomato Fields
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41
Artisan Popsicle Packages
Artisan Popsicle Packages
This Healthy Treat Uses Wholesome Ingredients & Sustainable Packaging
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40
Dangerous Food Charts
Dangerous Food Charts
This Infographic Lists the Most Treacherous Foods to Digest
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39
Custom Candy Printers
Custom Candy Printers
The Magic Candy Factory in Germany Creates All-Natural 3D Printed Gummies
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38
Mess-Free Honey Pearls
Mess-Free Honey Pearls
'Honey Drop' Offers an Inventive New Way to Consume Honey
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37
Pop-Up Community Kitchens
Pop-Up Community Kitchens
This Kitchen-Free Restaurant Asks Locals to Cook for Patrons
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36
Academic Fast Food Ads
Academic Fast Food Ads
These McDonald's Ads Celebrate the School Season with Tasty Reminders
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35
Ripe Fruit Detectors
Ripe Fruit Detectors
This Device Notifies When It's the Right Time to Eat Fruit
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34
Seasonal Fast Food Eateries
Seasonal Fast Food Eateries
This Restaurant Specializes in Local and Seasonal Ingredients
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33
Dippable Finger Cookies
Dippable Finger Cookies
Paolo Ulian's Cone-Shaped Biscuit Designs are Ideal for Spreads and Syrups
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32
Stretchy Ice Cream Treats
Stretchy Ice Cream Treats
This Restaurateur Has Developed Ice Cream with an Elastic Texture
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31
Upside Down Fast Food Ads
Upside Down Fast Food Ads
McDonald's Transfroms McFlurries to Target Portugal's Love for Popsicles
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30
Dessert-Themed Footwear
Dessert-Themed Footwear
The Latest Nike Shoe Collection is Inspired by Popular City Sweets
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29
Computer-Themed Brunches
Computer-Themed Brunches
This Korean Cafe Serves Keyboard Waffles and Computer Mouse Bread
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28
Logger-Honoring Pubs
Logger-Honoring Pubs
The Timber Gastro Pub is Made of All Wood to Honor the Logging Community
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27
Soda Brand Factory Visits
Soda Brand Factory Visits
This Coca-Cola Brazil Campaign Was a Response to Negative Rumors
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26
Lip-Locking Coffee Cups
Lip-Locking Coffee Cups
Coffee Kiss Packaging Places a Pair of Smoochers Into the Lid
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25
Bottled Cold Soups
Bottled Cold Soups
'Soupologie' Offers Raw Dairy and Gluten-Free Soups
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24
Nutritious 3D-Printed Foods
Nutritious 3D-Printed Foods
This Food Lab Gives Healthy Ingredients a More Appetizing Form
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23
Festival Yogurt Shops
Festival Yogurt Shops
Snog's Yog-Yurt Pop-Up Offers Refreshing Treats to Concert Goers
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22
Bike-Inspired Eateries
Bike-Inspired Eateries
The Ham on Wheels Restaurant Combines Fast Food & Bike Culture
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21
Alchemist Coffee Sets
Alchemist Coffee Sets
This Transparent Drip Coffee Machine Resembles Laboratory Equipment
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20
Cookie Shot Glasses
Cookie Shot Glasses
This California Cafe Serves Delicious Cream-Filled Cookie Cups
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19
Massive Multicultural Markets
Massive Multicultural Markets
The Anthony Bourdain Food Market Will Host 100 International Vendors
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18
Supermarket Wine Bars
Supermarket Wine Bars
This High-End Grocery Store Allows Customers to Stay for a Drink
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17
Luxury Travel Kits
Luxury Travel Kits
Chivas Joined Globe Trotter to Create the 'Made for Gentlemen' Collectible Line
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16
Weekend-Inspired Coffeeshops
Weekend-Inspired Coffeeshops
This Enchanting New Cafe Resides in Amsterdam's Jordaan District
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15
Fast Organic Burger Chains
Fast Organic Burger Chains
This Greek Burger Chain Boasts Sleek Packaging for the Design Lover
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14
Chalkboard Cafe Branding
Chalkboard Cafe Branding
The Tasty Corner Restaurant Brands Itself with Black Boards & White Chalk
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13
Characterized Breakfast Charts
Characterized Breakfast Charts
This Breakfast Guide Reveals What a Consumer's Meal Choice Means
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12
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Scrumpt is a Food Delivery Service That Aids Time-Starved Parents
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11
Finnish Cafe Branding
Finnish Cafe Branding
Ekberg is the Oldest and Most Well-Known Bakery in Finland
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10
Intimate Open-Kitchen Eateries
Intimate Open-Kitchen Eateries
This Washington DC Restaurant Has the Atmosphere of a Homey Kitchen
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9
Couture Pastry Shops
Couture Pastry Shops
This New Bakery Provides the Perfect Blend of Food and Fashion
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8
Warm Asian Eatery Interiors
Warm Asian Eatery Interiors
This Prague Restaurant is Inspired by Traditional Asian Ingredients
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7
3D Chocolate Printing Machines
3D Chocolate Printing Machines
Hershey's CocoJet Prints Unique 3D Designs Like Life-Like Figurines
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6
Paper Water Bottle Concepts
Paper Water Bottle Concepts
Flowater is a Reclaimed Water Brand Concept Based on Tetra Paks
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5
Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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4
Food Factory Eateries
Food Factory Eateries
This Korean BBQ Restaurant was Designed by ARTTA Concept Studio
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3
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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2
Modern Industrial Grill Restaurants
Modern Industrial Grill Restaurants
Hurricane's Grill is a Steak and Ribs Restaurant in Jakarta
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1
Herb-Covered Eateries
Herb-Covered Eateries
This Restaurant is Decorated with Herbs the Chef Uses to Prepare Meals
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