Raise your hand if you’re a major foodie…Now raise your hand if you’re a foodie who may need some help living up to your full culinary potential. With the variety of options that TikTok content offers, everyone has a niche, including people who don’t quite know their way around the kitchen yet. Users from all levels of experience are now are expanding their horizons beyond their essential or go-to recipes. One in six teens or young millennials are showing an increased interest in at-home molecular gastronomy, which is a branch of food science. The art of mixology, or the skill of mixing various drinks and ingredients to create cocktails, is also on the rise. One in five young adults want to learn more about mixology techniques to try at home or are ready to go out of their way to learn about new ways to source ingredients.
Learning anything to improve meals is the gift that keeps on giving; the usefulness of tips and recipes is endless. Among the many TikTok trends we love, our newest favorite is "Things in My Kitchen That Just Make Sense" and other similarly titled videos. These clips, which are often posted in installments, showcase various cool kitchen gadgets. From the main TikTok trends, like successfully navigating Trader Joe’s to creating pasta chips, whether you are a culinary chef or just starting your cooking journey, these hacks can help anyone. But doesn’t stop there, last year’s top trends went viral for a reason, and here are some of the top predictions for the next viral food trends for 2022:
Nutella Pizza: This Nutella Pizza TikTok with over 17 million views has all the characteristics of the next viral food trend: it’s pretty to look at, uses minimal ingredients (store-bought dough, nutella, and fruit), and I’m sure it’s a great treat that’s fun to make!
Viral Food Delivery: On Dec. 17, TikTok announced a partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts and Grubhub, where ghost kitchens (aka delivery-only restaurants) will pop up around the nation to deliver TikTok-viral food to you. Currently, there are plans to launch 300 of these restaurants by March and 1,000 by the end of the year.
Plant-Based Recipes: Not sure if this diet change is right for you? In comparison to diets rich in animal products, plant-based diets are more sustainable due to the use of fewer natural resources and are less taxing on the environment. Given the global population explosion and increase in wealth, there is an increased demand for foods of animal origin.
Alcoholic/Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Becoming your own mixologist is easier than ever before, with new options to try and endless combinations no matter the taste palette. Recently, there has been a 12% increase in mocktail searches, meaning many have realized that you can enjoy any gathering with a tasty drink, no matter your alcoholic preference.
Finger Foods: Whether you’re hosting guests or just want an easy snack, you can never go wrong with easy food hacks. For ideas and inspiration for your next meal, there are endless possibilities for anyone wanting to learn simple new recipes.
It’s easier than ever to connect with other foodies to learn all the latest food hacks, get inspiration, or experiment with exotic ingredients. Trying a new skill like cooking can seem intimidating, but it can be a fun challenge to learn a new skill or bond with your loved ones. Comment down below your favorite TikTok cooking hacks, trends, or recipes!