TRENDS IN FOOD
Ice Cream Makers Are Bringing Back Vintage-Style Boxes of Ice Cream
Because of consumer preference, round pints and “squrounds” replaced boxes of ice cream. But nostalgic ice cream makers are reviving the old look.
For a Sugar Rush That Lasts Forever, Get a Fake Cake
Instagram's retro-inspired fake cake home decor trend is about giving yourself a piece of decadence that won't go stale and sad.
How Mochi Ice Cream Took Over the Freezer Aisle
Mochi ice cream is now available in large grocery chains nationwide, making the Japanese rice flour dessert a household name.
Can Small-Scale Subscriptions Change Food Media for the Better?
With former ‘Bon Appétit’ stars and food bloggers now on Patreon and Substack, the relationship between food creators and their followers is changing.
Frog Cakes Are the Best Thing Online Right Now
Chicago-based Oracle Bakery has helped turn chubby, cartoon-like frosting frogs into an internet obsession.
Reddit's 'Murder Cookies' Have a Surprisingly Wholesome Backstory
A Maine bakery's award-winning recipe isn't a secret anymore.
Why Food Brands Are All About the Aesthetic Now
Brand consultant Andrea Hernández told VICE why companies are using more playful, thoughtful design—and how to tell what's worth it amid the gimmicks.
The Rise of the Charcuterie-Free 'Charcuterie Board'
For centuries, charcuterie has meant cured meat—but that's missing from the growing trend of hot chocolate and candy "charcuterie boards."
The Story Behind the Iconic Picture of a Cake in the Ocean
Artist Sierra Grace explains why she sends a Publix birthday cake into the sea every year—and why the absurd images resonate online.
How Farmers Market Crates Took Over Instagram Interiors
Instead of tomatoes and seedlings, Instagram's trendy, candy-colored crates are filled with candles and cool bottles of wine.
Pizza Boxes Are Full of More Than Just Slices Now
Thanks to their roomy size, pizza boxes now contain Indonesian feasts, charcuterie spreads, and more as cooks make take-out an experience.
New York City Is in the Middle of a Filipino Pop-Up Renaissance
Filipino cuisine is no longer "up-and-coming" in NYC. During the pandemic, Filipino pop-ups aren't just surviving—they're thriving.