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Top 100 Food Trends in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Lifestyle
Gobble, gobble, gobble... it's time to munch away at the Top 100 Food Trends in 2009. If you're a foodie, or into the latest in the culinary world, you'll find this countdown positively delicious.

This food trend countdown is based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our food trend database, which now has more than 1,300 food trends.

If you are looking for professional trend research and patterns, check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Pasta-Infused Burgers
Pasta-Infused Burgers
Lotteria's Neapolitan Spaghetti Burger Comes Pre-Loaded with Pasta
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97
Soulmate Junk Food Campaigns
Soulmate Junk Food Campaigns
Frito Lay's 'Made for Each Other' Campaign Pairs 'Love & Sockets'
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96
Free Hot Dogs
Free Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer Gives Away $1 Million in Wieners to Celebrate Taste Test Victory
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95
Free Foodvertising
Free Foodvertising
Gratis Grub at Denny's Feeds 2 Million Patient People
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94
Blowing Meat Bubbles
Blowing Meat Bubbles
Meatball Gum for Carnivores & Vegetarians Alike
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93
Viral CEO Warfare
Viral CEO Warfare
Domino's CEO Burns Subway Letter During 'American Idol' Commercial Break
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92
Antisocial Fast Food Promotions
Antisocial Fast Food Promotions
Unfriend 10 Facebook Users For a Gratis BK Whopper
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91
Free Food Frenzies
Free Food Frenzies
Arby's Offers Freeby Wednesdays for the Summer
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90
Flirtatious Candy
Flirtatious Candy
'Chocolate Fling' Is The First Candy Bar From MARS in 20 Years
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89
Sea Urchin Cuisine
Sea Urchin Cuisine
Diving Into The Unexplored Palate With Undersea Obsurities
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88
Culinary Eco-Resorts
Culinary Eco-Resorts
Richard Branson Launches Field-to-Fork Virgin Spa at Natirar
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87
Adult Only Gelato
Adult Only Gelato
'Sex Pistol' by the Icecreamists Includes a Splash of La Fee Absinthe
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86
Shocking Food Discoveries
Shocking Food Discoveries
Hungry Planet Shows How Much We Really Consume
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85
Status Loaf Spoofs
Status Loaf Spoofs
Give Us This Day Our Daily Designer Bread
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84
Vintage Luxury Sweets
Vintage Luxury Sweets
Chocolove Delivers Quality Chocolate in Sweet Wrapper
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83
Healthy Food Fusions
Healthy Food Fusions
Studying Food Synergy Can Help You Lose Weight and Prevent Cancer
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82
Fake-Out Food Videos
Fake-Out Food Videos
McDonald's Versus Ad Rendered in CGI
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81
Unusual Aphrodesiacs
Unusual Aphrodesiacs
Libido-Raising Foods Perfect for Valentine's Day Dinner
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80
Obama Ice Cream
Obama Ice Cream
Russia's Duet Ice-Cream Ad Features Cartoon Obama and Tons of Rainbows
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79
Organic Chewing Gum
Organic Chewing Gum
Biodegradable Chicza Comes from the Mexican Rainforest
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78
Innappropriate Dessert Branding
Innappropriate Dessert Branding
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Roams NYC
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77
Freaky Flavored Chips
Freaky Flavored Chips
Walker's ‘Cajun Squirrel' and ‘Chilli & Chocolate'
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76
Junk Food Feet
Junk Food Feet
Dogs and Skateboards With Cheeseburger Legs by William Hundley
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75
Potato Portraits
Potato Portraits
Ginou Choueiri Turns Root Vegetables into Works of Art
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74
Caffeinated Warfare
Caffeinated Warfare
Eight O'Clock Coffee Beats Starbucks in Epic Battle of the Beans
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73
6-Pound Burritos
6-Pound Burritos
Las Vegas' NASCAR Cafe Bets You Can't Finish the Bomb Burrito
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72
Suicide Food Ads
Suicide Food Ads
Carrots and Onions are Dying to Get into Ristorante Cantina
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71
Buddha Pears
Buddha Pears
Spiritual Fruit Shapes Made With Formed Plastic Casings
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70
Sensuous Milktography
Sensuous Milktography
Ramon Lenherr's 'Milk' Makes Drinking Dairy Hot
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69
Frosted Fish Cakes
Frosted Fish Cakes
Swimingly Brilliant Fish-Inspired Birthday Cakes
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68
Macabre Cakes
Macabre Cakes
Barbara Jo's Quirky Kitchen Wizardry
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67
Inedible Food Accessories
Inedible Food Accessories
Jewelry Chefs Concoct Wearable Treats You'll Want to Eat
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66
Edible Museum Art
Edible Museum Art
Obama and Lincoln Presidential Cupcakes at the Smithsonian
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65
Oxymoronic Restaurant Names
Oxymoronic Restaurant Names
Japan's Chubby Maid Cafe Serves Up Comfort Food
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64
Obsessions With Super-Sized Food
Obsessions With Super-Sized Food
ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com Shows We're Hooked on Grease
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63
5,000-Calorie Pork Rolls
5,000-Calorie Pork Rolls
'The Bacon Explosion' Recipe is An Internet Hit
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62
Pearl Necklace Pasta
Pearl Necklace Pasta
Bark Copenhagen Advertising Agency Shows Where Food Meets Fashion
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61
Heart Attack Hamburgers
Heart Attack Hamburgers
Food Network Magazine's Top 50 Burgers Are to Die For
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60
Packaging as Cutlery
Packaging as Cutlery
SpoonLidz Fold-Out Spoons Under the Lid
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59
Greasy Reality Graphics
Greasy Reality Graphics
Fast Food Poster Vs What's Really On Your Plate
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58
Multitasking Retail Spaces
Multitasking Retail Spaces
The Achilles Project is Restaurant, Art Gallery and Boutique
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57
Earthen Cooking Structures
Earthen Cooking Structures
Cob Ovens Are Eco-Friendly and Fuel Efficient
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56
Outrageously-Named Eateries
Outrageously-Named Eateries
Restaurants With the Most Raunchy Titles
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55
Fruit-Inspired Beverage Packaging
Fruit-Inspired Beverage Packaging
Japanese Juice Carton Looks Like a Banana
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54
Banana Doodle Art
Banana Doodle Art
Funny Creations Drawn on Unique Canvases
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53
Crazy Cake Creations
Crazy Cake Creations
WAD Magazine Shows Off Burger-Shaped 'Meal Cake'
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52
Coffee Filter Fashion
Coffee Filter Fashion
Prom Dress Made from Java Machine Discards
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51
DIY Sandwich Art
DIY Sandwich Art
Doodle Bread Lets You Dye Fun Shapes Into Your Breakfast Food
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50
Coffee Cup Corsets
Coffee Cup Corsets
Fashionable Mug Holsters For Couture-Craving Coffee Lovers
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49
Twittering Food Trucks
Twittering Food Trucks
Koji BBQ Taco Truck Fuels Hungry Angelenos
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48
Motorcycle-Themed Restaurants
Motorcycle-Themed Restaurants
The Ducati Caffe Exudes Italian Sophistication
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47
Gamer-Centric Sushi
Gamer-Centric Sushi
Laura Bento Creates Xbox Controller Bento Box
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46
Candy Sushi
Candy Sushi
Sweet Treats Made of Marshmallow, Puff Rice and Licorice
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45
Edible Tableware
Edible Tableware
Playing With Your Food is OK With These Beautiful Fruit and Vegetable Bowls
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44
Funky Food Art
Funky Food Art
Nouar Creates Anthropomorphic Edible Characters
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43
Human Vending Machines
Human Vending Machines
Kit Kat's Man-Powered Promo at London Victoria
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42
Retro Kitchen Fashion
Retro Kitchen Fashion
Glamour Girl Vintage-Inspired Aprons by Carolyns Kitchen
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41
Dark Room Dining
Dark Room Dining
O'Noir Toronto Restaurant Lets You Enjoy Dinner Without Seeing it (UPDATE)
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40
Sushi Sandwiches
Sushi Sandwiches
Insanewiches.com Creates the Weirdest Sammies (UPDATE)
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39
Flower Pot Cupcakes
Flower Pot Cupcakes
The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
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38
Disposable Wedding Cakes
Disposable Wedding Cakes
Credit Crunch Bridal Baked Goods for Rent
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37
Storytelling Cupcakes
Storytelling Cupcakes
Nursery Rhyme-Themed Baked Goods Are Gorgeous Works of Edible Art
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36
Ingenious Pizza Packaging
Ingenious Pizza Packaging
Green Pizza Box Doubles As Serving & Storage Vessels
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35
Sunny Spring Cupcakes
Sunny Spring Cupcakes
Bright Seasonal Baking to Put a Smile On Your Face
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34
Birthing Cakes
Birthing Cakes
The Anatomically Correct 'Push Olivia Push' Baby Shower Cake
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33
Fun Packaging for Healthy Foods
Fun Packaging for Healthy Foods
VitaMeal Tempts Children with Coolness
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32
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Dan Graham's Cafe Bravo in Berlin Mixes Past & Present
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31
Hand-Held Toasters
Hand-Held Toasters
Portable Ceramic Bread Iron by Kim Been
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30
Edible Knitting
Edible Knitting
DIY 'Knit Nights' Yarn Ball Cupcakes Made With Colorful Marzipan
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29
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Canadian Baker Creates Custom Dessert Delights
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28
Mobile Restaurant Rows
Mobile Restaurant Rows
Twittering Food Vendors Converge to Give LA Tasty Eats
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27
Futuristic Food Probes
Futuristic Food Probes
Philips Design Food Concepts are the Future of Nourishment
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26
Dining in Beds
Dining in Beds
The Bedtaste Floating Restaurant in Germany is Multi-Sensual
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25
Dessert Purses
Dessert Purses
Neiman Marcus Zebra-Striped Handbag Cake Looks Too Good to Eat
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24
Computer App Cupcakes
Computer App Cupcakes
Uber-Geeky Baking Inspiration
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23
'World of Warcraft' Cakes
'World of Warcraft' Cakes
This Cake Wrecks Collection Will Make You Say WoW
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22
Creative Cooking Contraptions
Creative Cooking Contraptions
Kitchen Supplies That Exemplify & Enable Culinary Art
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21
Origami Tea Bags
Origami Tea Bags
Nathalia Ponomareva's Green Berry Tea Looks like Paper Cranes
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20
Intricate Sandwich Art
Intricate Sandwich Art
Funky Lunch Depicts the Western Version of the Bento Box
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19
Cheeky Packaging Designs
Cheeky Packaging Designs
Brooklyn Fare's Branding Puts the Fun in Functional
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18
McPhotoshopping
McPhotoshopping
McDonalds Gets Creative With Digitally Modified Ad Campaigns
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17
Haute Couture Cupcakes
Haute Couture Cupcakes
From Chanel to Louis Vuitton, Sweet Fashion-Inspired Desserts
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16
Sushi Art
Sushi Art
Fancy Sushi Rolls, From Cartoons to Flowers, Make Rice More Fun
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15
Female Cranial Fillets
Female Cranial Fillets
Disturbing Meat Cuts Look as if They're Human Flesh
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14
Bacon Tattoos
Bacon Tattoos
Man Shares Love for Bacon with the World
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13
Sweet Sugar Lips
Sweet Sugar Lips
These Colorful Kissers are Covered in Sweetness
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12
Bizarre Tea Packaging
Bizarre Tea Packaging
Mnum's Little People Wear Tea Bags as Towels
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11
Humiliation Cakes
Humiliation Cakes
Say What You Really Feel with these Embarrassing Cakes
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10
Cheeseburger Cupcakes
Cheeseburger Cupcakes
Make Your Favorite Dessert Into an Illusionary Dinner
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9
Sweet Tattoo Treats
Sweet Tattoo Treats
Sugary Inkspiration for Badass Bakers
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8
Fruity Makeup
Fruity Makeup
Creative Cosmetics Turn Your Face into a Watermelon
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7
Gun Cakes
Gun Cakes
Non-Firing Edible Baked Weaponry for the War on Healthy Food
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6
Crazy Cake Toppers
Crazy Cake Toppers
Some of the Most Bizarre Ways to Celebrate a Marriage
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5
Maternity Cakes
Maternity Cakes
Pregnant Belly Baking for Your Next Baby Shower
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4
Comedic Cake Toppers
Comedic Cake Toppers
The Sugar Coated Truth about Modern Wedding Cakes
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3
10 Creative Waffle Irons
10 Creative Waffle Irons
From Pooh to Hello Kitty, Fun Shapes To Make Breakfast More Enjoyable
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2
Shipping Container Cafes
Shipping Container Cafes
Montreal Muvbox Restaurant Serves Lobster & Pizza
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1
Extreme Wedding Cakes
Extreme Wedding Cakes
Towering Treats for Extravagant Weddings
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