Food transcends borders and nationalities. With the advent of social media, food traditions and experiments from different parts of the world have become global phenomena. Over the years, many food trends have gone viral.  

Recently Dalgona coffee or apni phenti hui coffee as we Indians know it, became a star overnight!

Here are some other food items that went viral –  

01 Rainbow Food  


From Ice Creams to donuts to cakes, the seven colour craze went on and on.  

02. Charcoal Food  


Made from bamboo or coconut shell, activated charcoal made its way into the world of ice creams, pizzas, lattes etc. People had different opinions about health benefits of charcoal though.  

03. Turmeric Latte  

Asian Inspirations
The Candidate Diet

Haldi wala doodh finally reached the west, got a makeover and was transformed into Turmeric Latte.  

04. Plant-based Meats  

Make It Grateful

First veganism was considered a ‘cool thing’ and then it became ‘common and convenient’. Being a vegan became a lifestyle and the big fast food chains like Burger King also had to make changes to their menu. They introduced an all-vegan, BK Veggie burger.  

05. Sustainable Zero Waste Food  

Fair Dare

Well it’s possible. According to this report, to combat food wastage sustainable zero waste eating was introduced. This goes along with zero waste cooking.  

06. Avocado   

Very Well Fit
Food Network

Avocado has successfully made its place among humans. Mashed avocado on toast is a rage. Gluten free, healthy and not a millennial thing any more, ‘avocaderia’ is spreading all over.  

07. Freak Shake  

Pink Cake Plate

This giant shake has spread its dominance throughout the world. With roots in Australia, this shake is a mashup of dessert and drink. It’s topping can be anything under the sun like berries, syrup, pretzel, popcorn, mini waffles etc.  

08. Acai Bowls   

Chow Hound
Spring Lane

This is a mix of tropical fruits, smoothie, loaded with toppings. This went on the trend list because of the vibrant colours in a bowl.   

09. Kombucha  

Kellies Food To Glow

Kombucha is a flavour infused fermented tea. Full of probiotics and antioxidants, this is a great detox drink.   

10. Matcha  

The Stylemate
Times of India

Originating from Japan, some described it as the ‘coffee trend’ of 2019. Refreshing, energizing and rich in amino acids are the reasons everyone went gaga over this tea.  

11. Raindrop Cake  

ABC News

Originated in Japan and locally known as ‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’ is a translucent dessert made from mineral water, vinegar and vegan alternative of gelatin.