The Top 10 Food Trends from the Past Decade
Forget about fashion trends. These are the most popular food trends that took the country by storm between 2010 and 2020.
Instant Pot Cooking
Ten years ago, the Instant Pot hadn’t even been invented yet. This 7-in-1 pressure-cooking gadget debuted in 2010, and it’s a household name today thanks to its versatility. Use it to make Pressure-Cooked Mesquite Ribs or dozens of other delicious Instant Pot recipes.
Zoodles and Other Veggie Noodles
On a similar note, “zoodles” or zucchini noodles became a popular alternative to regular pasta over the past decade. Learn how to make zoodles if you haven’t been doing it already. Thanks to all the affordable spiralizers available today, you can turn just about any vegetable into noodles. Try out this trend with our recipe for Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles.
Millions of people—both with and without celiac disease—have adopted gluten-free diets over the last 10 years, leading to an influx of gluten-free products, menu items and recipes. You won’t even be able to tell that these delicious recipes are gluten-free.
Technically Zima was the first of its kind in 1993, introduced by Coors before they joined forces with Miller. Now these spiked seltzers are a full-on craze. We tested the top 10 spiked seltzer brands to find out which one is the best.
Eating for Instagram
As the social media site Instagram gained traction, wild and wacky “Insta-worthy” foods started popping up everywhere. We’re talking about rainbow bagels, charcoal ice cream, specialty doughnuts and all sorts of unicorn-inspired foods. See the most crazy-delicious Insta-worthy milkshakes we’ve discovered.
Avocados have definitely been enjoying their time in the limelight. In addition to classic avocado toast, these green goddesses have been used in salads, dips and even as vegan burger buns. There are so many ways to enjoy avocados.
Cow’s milk has quite a bit of competition these days. It’s common to see all sorts of non-dairy milks in the grocery store, including almond, coconut, hemp, oat and soy. Sample this hot cocoa with almond milk recipe to see what all the fuss is about.
Pumpkin Spice Everywhere
Starbucks launched its iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte is 2003, and it started a craze that’s carried over into this decade. Today, you can find all sorts of pumpkin spice foods in the fall, like Pumpkin Spice Cookies, classic Pumpkin Spice Bread and even pumpkin spice marshmallows.
Air fryers are another kitchen appliance that have surged in popularity. These cool countertop cookers let you create crunchy fried foods without a ton of oil. Check out our Air Fryer Cooking Guide to learn how to become an air fryer wizard.