15 Crazy Popular Food Trends We Absolutely Wish Would End

The hottest things in food don’t always live up to the hype. The internet hopes these popular food trends go out of fashion soon. 

Food Trucks

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Can we please go back to when food trucks did one thing well for a reasonable price? No one wants to pay restaurant prices for your tiny burger with an entire tomato shoved between the buns. 

No Menus

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Please just show me the menu! Why do I have to start an online order if I don’t even know I want to eat there yet?

Fancy Street Tacos

Three tasty looking street tacos from Los Angeles.
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High-end restaurants trying to capitalize on the taco craze don’t understand the appeal of street tacos. You don’t charge $20 bucks for 3 street tacos. 

Trendy Poor Food

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Rich people discovered the delicious treasures of poor people’s food, like ox tail, chicken wings, and spam, so prices increased, ensuring the poor could no longer enjoy their favorite staples. 

Stupid Food

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There’s an entire subculture where people waste precious food attempting to make the most horrific concoctions imaginable. It’s all for clicks and engagement. 

Recipe Hacks

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Why do we love the word “hack” so much? Making a slight change to a recipe isn’t a hack. Making the recipe easier with a unique trick would be a hack. 

Ugly Buildings

A plain shopping center outside without any branding. A strip mall of ugly beige buildings.
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Back in the day, we could drive through a town and recognize the different fast food places by their unique building designs. Now, they’re all standard beige, which makes the real estate easier to offload but also makes the cities boring. 

Messing with Service Workers

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People are notoriously rude to service workers. They’ll make ridiculous requests for video views and engagement while refusing to see that they’re hurting the real person in front of them who just wants to do their job and go home. 

Heart Attack Desserts

Healthy fruits and vegetables compared to unhealthy donuts, pastries and sugars.
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We don’t need deep-fried Twinkies stuffed with fried oreos or donuts over milkshakes covered with chocolate sauce. 

Picture Perfect

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Some places try so hard to make food look good for photos that the quality decreases. It doesn’t matter, though. The people who go there would rather have a perfect shot for Instagram than a delicious meal. 

Recipe Blogs

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We don’t hate recipe blogs, but we hate that all food bloggers think they need to write a 2000-word treatise on why they’ve loved banana bread since childhood. Can we just have the recipe, please?


A woman holding a donut next to a microphone.
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Does anyone really enjoy the sounds of someone else chewing?

Tall Burgers

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Everyone loves a delicious burger, but the trend where it’s so tall you need a detachable jaw to bite into it needs to end. 

Fusion Everything

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Fusion is fantastic, but not everything needs to be fusion. I don’t need sushi tacos; sometimes I just want sushi, and sometimes I just want tacos. 


egg bacon and avocado breakfast.
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Bacon is great for breakfast and on a BLT. We don’t need bacon in green beans, smothered in chocolate, in our bloody marys, or with our grilled chicken. 

The Best Frugal Food Hacks to Spice Up Cheap Meals

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Store-bought mac & cheese, top ramen, and canned foods are some of the cheapest meals you can get. However, they aren’t very tasty. 

Here are some hacks that can help these cheap staples become meals fit for kings!

Foods You Must Eat in One Sitting

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Leftovers are essential for maximizing your grocery budget, but not all foods make worthy leftovers. Find out which foods you should never save for letter!

Cheap Meal Ideas To Eat Well on a Budget

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Grocery lists and tips aren’t helpful if you don’t know what to cook. Here’s some kitchen inspiration, offering low-cost ideas for every meal. 

Read it here: 18 Cheap Meal Ideas to Help You Eat Well for Less

Become a Culinary Master!

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Cooking is far cheaper than eating out, but where do you start? These tips will help you become a master chef in no time!

Your Ultimate Inflation Busting Grocery List

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Need help saving money at the grocery store? Check out our ultimate inflation-busting grocery list

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