5 New Food Trends That Will Blow Up in 2018 💥

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From sweet to soupy, we’ve put together a list of the latest trends in the foodie-verse that experts from Business Insider claim will take 2018 by storm.


1) Serving Pimped Up Ice Cream

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Trust Japan to come up with some sort of insta-worthy ice cream.

The famous Kinkaku Soft Serve Ice Cream comes wrapped in a glittering 24-carat gold leaf because it is originally from one of Kyoto’s most popular sightseeing spots, Kinkakuji, also known as the “Golden Pavilion”.

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This trend has hit various parts of the world and it’s even trickled down to sunny Singapore, available in Sea Salt Caramel and Purple Potato flavours at Small Potatoes Ice Creamery. Was ice cream ever meant to be shiny? You decide.

In the UK, there’s a company called “Lick Me, I’m Delicious” that makes glow in the dark ice cream made out of jellyfish protein, sold for more than $200 per scoop.

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Their exotic ice cream flavours include wasabi & honey, curry and gin & tonic. The founder even has future plans to make more unconventional ice cream flavours, including invisible ice cream and the hottest ice cream in the world. Sounds straight outta Willy Wonka.

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Sydney’s got amazing extreme gelato creations available at N2, made out of liquid nitrogen. In fact, they’ve made glow-in-the-dark gelato before for a limited time only. They change their flavours pretty often, so you’ll want to watch their space.

N2📷: Habbo Quests

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2) No One Way to Poké

If you haven’t tried a poké bowl, you’ve probably been living under a rock. It’s been the hottest new fast food trend that’s been selling like hotcakes over the counter because it’s super quick to prepare and a healthier option.

Many restaurants around the world are thinking out-of-the-bento-box and taking Hawaiian poké bowls to the next level. From boat, to bowl, to burrito?! There are now Poké Pizzas (Makai Poké Co.) and Poké Burritos (Pokéworks) being sold in the US.

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Speaking of poké, The Poké Man is Melbourne's newest poké and coffee concept bar! With poké bowls, yogurt brekkie bowls and specialty coffee in a one-stop shop, what more could Melbournians want?

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3) Grasshopper 'n' Guac Tacos? Bugs Me!

This is honestly like an episode of Fear Factor, but eating BUGS is becoming a huge trend.

Head to New York for Grasshopper Tacos (Toloache) or Cambodia for Fried Tarantulas (Bugs Cafe).

tarantula📷: Bugs Cafe

Apparently, they’re full of protein, iron and calcium.

Yes, with places like “Bugs Cafe” popping up, it’s safe to say people are willing to bank their businesses on bugs these days.

Grasshopper Tacos ain’t your thing? Meet Tequila Mexican, a favourite for fresh, authentic tacos. It’s been voted as the No. 1 Mexican Restaurant in South Yarra!

taco📷: Tequila Mexican

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4) Going Gaga Naming Babies After Food

Babycentre predicts that food-inspired baby names will be 2018’s new trend. Back in 2004, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their daughter Apple and received mockery from many, but since then, unusual names have become much more popular with parents. Fruit, veg and other food-inspired names are going mainstream.

From Drew Barrymore’s daughter Olive, to names like Honey and Rocket chosen by Jamie Oliver for two of his children - Poppy Honey Rosie and River Rocket - foodie names are growing in popularity.

Some examples: Saffron, Clementine, Honey, Brie, Cherry, Ginger, Olive, Plum, Coco, Peaches, Apricot, Rosemary, Berry, Benedict, Kale, Angus, Chip, Caesar, Herb, Mac, Rye, Fig and Basil.

Would you give your baby a food-inspired name?

Whilst you’re considering whether or not to name your child Ginger, head on to Gingerboy, Melbourne's favourite hawker fusion since '06. It’s a buzzing dining room, lofty upstairs cocktail bar and quintessential Melbourne laneway experience all in one.

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5) Bottoms Up!

People have grown bored of drinking soup from bowls and have since gone on to invent bottled soup.

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Move aside, juice cleansing! Soup cleansing is the new kid on the block. Soupure from LA sells broths in bottles and delicious soup combinations like Carrot Ginger or Strawberry Cashew.

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Drinkable soups are the newest way to get your five-to-ten servings of produce each day. No need to heat: Just crack open a bottle and gulp down that veg.

Vietnamese pho soup never fails to satisfy, especially on those cold winter days. You can order a convenient cup of hot pho soup at Roll’d any day! Just grab and go.

Light and bright our cup of Phở is sure to delight! 👌 Regram @bitesofmelbourne

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If you haven't already seen it, we've started a foodie trends of 2018 series here. Watch this space for more food trend reports!

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