Top 10 Food Trends of the Decade

Discover which trends topped the list for the editors at, and find out how you can get on the foodie bandwagon from the comfort of your own kitchen.

  • Sushi
    Beau Gustafson


    Sushi lovers always draw you in with that first California roll, don't they? Then it's on to crunchy shrimp and philly rolls, then nigiri and maki before you can say "edamame". If you'd like to get your sushi roll on at home, check out this great party idea and our guide to sustainable sushi.

  • Bacon


    Few things in this world can tempt someone out of bed on a lazy Sunday morning more than the smell of bacon frying. Bacon is delicious with breakfast, chopped and spinkled on a salad, slapped on top of a burger, and wrapped around grilled seafood. It's also started finding its way into unique gourmet items, like Baconnaise and Mo's Bacon Chocolate. Expand your bacon horizons and check out our 7 Ways with Bacon.

  • Cupcakes


    What's not to love about cupcakes? You can decorate them individually, and they're great for class parties, birthday get-togethers, holiday celebrations, and more. We've handpicked five cupcake recipes that are sure to have you coming back for one (or two!) more.

  • Coffee


    Some days it seems like coffee is what really fuels America. Our national love affair with the deep, richly flavored drink in all its black, decaf, latté, or cappucino glory just keeps on growing steamier. There's an ever-increasing demand for coffee-flavored foods like ice cream and chocolate, fair-trade offerings, and gourmet coffee gifts. If you love all things coffee, perk up your cooking with some joe.

  • Gourmet Burgers

    Gourmet Beef

    Gourmet burgers made from high-quality beef, like Angus and Kobe, have become all the rage from upscale restaurants to fast food joints; McDonald's launched an Angus beef burger selection in July 2009. To dress up your homemade burgers, splurge on some fancy beef and try one of these twists on the traditional bun-and-patty.

  • Superfruits
    Oxmoor House


    The concept of "superfruits" really took off towards the end of the decade with fruits like pomegranates and blueberries garnering reputations for being extraordinarily nutrient-rich. It's easy to get your fill of these delicious superfruits in everything from drinks to desserts.

  • Oils
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine


    Healthy oils like olive and coconut have recovered from the bad rap they got during the low-fat diet craze. Today, companies are touting specialty oils and innovative products, such as virgin olive oil sorbet, olive oil semolina, and extra virgin olive oil gumdrops. If you'd like to get more use out of that golden bottle sitting in your cabinet, explore 7 Ways With Olive Oil.

  • Whole Grains
    Rita Maas

    Whole Grains

    Increasingly Americans are looking for healthier, more wholesome foods to include in their diets, and "whole grain" has become a major buzzword over the past 10 years. Unfortunately many foods are marketed as "made with whole grain" when that is not 100% true. One way to make sure you reap the benefits of true whole grains is to prepare your own at home–here's how.

  • Artisan Foods

    Artisan Foods

    Artisan foods are those made with time-tested methods on a small scale, not mass-produced. Over the past 10 years, artisan offerings have exploded for foods like bread, cheese, and chocolate. Here at we're lucky enough to be headquartered within a couple of hours drive from Fromagerie Belle Chèvre, an award-winning artisan goat cheese farm in northern Alabama owned by NYC-marketing-exec-turned-farm-girl Tasia Malakasis.

  • Sliders


    Made popular by White Castle, today the term "sliders" also refers to gourmet mini-burgers served with a variety of toppings. The virtue of these burger bites is that you can mix and match toppings and meats (such as chicken, venison, beef, pork, and more) for endless flavor possibilities.

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