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6 TikTok trends that’ll elevate your menu and attract newbies.    


Remember the time we shared the year’s top food and restaurant trends, like kelp and space dining? Well, we’re back. And this time, we brought some friends.

So, are you ready to cook up even more excitement for your business and attract a younger crowd while you’re at it? One word: TikTok. With 3.2 million active users in Canada, this platform has a ton of pull. So why not get in on the action and feature some of those tasty food trends everyone’s buzzing about? We’ve got the best TikTok foodie fads right here that you can easily whip up to help bring in more business. 


Pasta chips. 

Contrary to popular belief, we’re not talking about munching on raw pasta. Deep-frying dry noodles right out of the package creates crisp chips with a pretzel-like consistency, making them the perfect savoury snack to serve up as an appetizer. All you have to do is toss the dry pasta with olive oil, parmesan, and seasonings and pop them in the fryer. You can even make them a little healthier by cooking them up in an air fryer if you have the equipment. Bellissima! 

Hash brown toast. 

Toodaloo, avocados. Hash brown toast is where it’s at. Yep, it’s exactly what you’re thinking: you replace regular toast with a crispy, golden hash brown patty and top it with all sorts of fun stuff. Smashed eggs and bacon, sausage and peppers, even mini pancakes and maple syrup. Any way you slice it, this easy, cost-effective recipe is one hot potato. 

Dalgona coffee. 

Otherwise known as whipped coffee, this trend will perk up any restaurant menu, plus it’s super easy to make. Just remember this simple equation: 2+2+2 tablespoons each of instant coffee, water, and sugar. Then you just whip it up with a whisk until the mixture is the perfect frothy, creamy consistency before you pour it over milk (any kind of milk will do). TikTok-licious.

Chopped sandwiches. 

How do you make a tasty Italian hoagie even tastier? Give it the chop. A modern twist on a deli classic, this recipe combines meats, cheeses, veggies, and condiments. But instead of layering the ingredients on the bread, you lay them on the cutting board and chop away. The idea is to get it all down into bite-sized pieces, then you pile it high on a tasty bun. Customers get the perfect bite every time, while you get the rave reviews. 

Pink sauce. 

When it comes to peculiar food trends, this hot pink sauce takes the cake. Getting its colour from Pitaya (or dragon fruit powder), this kooky condiment tastes like a sweeter version of ranch but packs a little heat thanks to the chilli flakes and garlic. You can use it to give the Barbie treatment to all kinds of things, like fried chicken, french fries, and even veggie dip. Try it out and get your customers tickled pink. 

Carrot bacon. 

An exciting vegan twist on the popular breakfast staple, these strips of salty, crispy, smoky goodness make a great bacon alternative for your meat-free customers. You simply slice the carrots thin using a mandoline and let them soak in a marinade of oil and spices. Once they’re nice and coated, you roast them in the oven and watch them transform into crispy golden delights with a delicious bacon-y crunch. Mmmmm, bacon. 

That’s all folks! We hope you can use some of these to add a little spice to your menu and attract new dish devotees.

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