TikTok is home to some of the weirdest, most creative, and sometimes most delicious viral recipes to hit the internet. Some of the most popular food trends on TikTok date back to 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with things like cloud bread and dalgona coffee taking the internet by storm.
However, the food certainly didn’t stop there. The TikTok app, which reportedly has over 1 billion users worldwide, continues to produce some of the most high profile food content every year, and 2022 is no exception.
We’ve rounded up a list of some of this year’s most viral TikTok food trends. Some look delicious, while others seem a bit odd. But either way, these food trends are sure to grab your attention as a memorable moment in 2022.
Burger crunch wraps
This year started well with this burger crunch wrap, which @simplefood4you posted about on January 1, 2022. It didn’t take long for this TikTok recipe to become a hit, with over 5 million likes.
This recipe, which uses two tortillas, chipotle mayo, a burger, American cheese slices, bacon, onions, and chips, has sparked the creativity of other TikTokers ever since. @kyleistook, a famous TikTok foodie, created his own unique twist on the burger crunch wrap by using Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, both ground and whole.
@sandraelannan also made her own version of a burger crunch wrap, using plain mayonnaise, ketchup, and even some fries!
When I first saw this video I wasn’t sure if it was a joke or a real recipe. In this viral video, the creator, @mandyvjones, films herself making what she says is the healthy alternative to coke from her pilates instructor. She then continues to pour a splash of balsamic vinegar and La Croix, though she says any sparkling drink will do. Then she mixes it together to make a “healthy cola.”
Tons of TikTok creators rushed to their phones to film their reactions to this “Coke alternative.” @partyshirt tried to make this viral drink and didn’t hold back their initial reactions. After recreating the drink using the exact same ingredients, the two TikTok creators take their first sip, then look into the camera with similar expressions of confusion and slight disgust.
“It doesn’t taste bad, but it doesn’t taste like Coke at all,” they say. “Just buy a Diet Coke if you want to save on the calories,” they add before also mentioning that they wouldn’t recommend or recreate this drink.
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Salads of green goddesses
The original Green Goddess Salad video was created and posted by @bakedbymelissa in September 2021. However, this salad – which uses ingredients such as green cabbage, cucumber, chives and green onions – quickly gained popularity as many TikTokers tried to recreate the viral recipe themselves . While this video was fairly popular when it first came out, the green goddess salad trend saw a major resurgence in 2022. It seemed like everyone around the world was making this salad this year, with creator @hey.itsbel from Toronto who tried it for herself, @clairethenutritionist who makes a “gut-friendly” version, and even @kroger is jumping on the trend.
TikTok creator @williamsengg made users swoon when he posted that he made his girlfriend a “jelly drink” on National Girlfriends Day. But what is a jelly drink, you may ask? It seems simple enough – all you need to do is put two packs of gummy candy in a glass, add hot water and stir until the candy is dissolved, place in the fridge until cold and then toss. cover with flavored milk.
Maker @justpearlm recreated the recipe for herself. “Since we don’t have boo, we’re going to make it for ourselves,” she says in the video, which also features the very strong statement, “I’m my own boo.” So whether you’re booed or not, this recipe looks delicious enough to try!
Negroni Sbagliato (aka the ‘broken’ Negroni)
Emma D’Arcy nearly broke the internet during this HBOMax interview alongside House of the Dragon co-star Olivia Cooke. During the interview, Cooke reads a question to D’Arcy that would fuel the viral obsession with D’Arcy’s voice.
“What’s your favorite drink?” asks Cooke., to which D’Arcy replies:
“A Negroni. Sbagliato. With Prosecco in it,” D’Arcy says, with pregnant pauses punctuating her rhythmic response.
TikTokers went crazy over the sound and cadence of D’Arcy’s voice in this clip, and the trending soundbite was soon featured in the background of many social media posts afterwards. Many people filmed making this recipe for themselves, which is essentially equal parts Campari and sweet vermouth, then pouring Prosecco over it.
Butter plates are taking over the internet – and either you love them or you’re all set to make this trend go away. The idea for these plates is simple: take a cutting board or serving platter, add butter and toppings of your choice, and voilá! Let everyone dig with their choice of bread.
Butter wasn’t the only type of board to take the internet by storm. After the butterboard concept went viral, TikTok users created their own spinoffs — some real and some purely satire. Ben&Jerry’s posted about an ice cream plate, Jimmy John’s made a ranch plate, and TikTok user @darapollak went viral for her soup plate.
Whether you try your own version of a butter board is up to you, but there’s no denying that this was one of TikTok’s biggest food trends of 2022.
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The Hailey Bieber smoothie with strawberry glaze
Would you ever pay $17 for a smoothie? Last summer, Los Angeles luxury grocery store Erewhon Market teamed up with Hailey Bieber to sell the strawberry-glazed smoothie. This smoothie was packed with ingredients like berries, almond milk, avocado, dates, collagen, sea moss, protein powder, and hyaluronic acid, which may explain the extremely high price.
Some TikTok creators wanted to find a way to recreate this smoothie in a more affordable way – and that’s how this trend was born. TikTok user @bearenger made her own version using a Nutribullet.
While the combination seemed delicious and the flavor seemed right based on her response, @bearenger’s caption coyly reads, “Mine wasn’t as nice.” I bet many of us are willing to sacrifice the pretty aesthetic as long as we can save ourselves the $17.
We have to admit, these TikTok videos defined 2022 when it comes to food trends, if we ever try one ourselves. With 2023 just around the corner, you wonder what wild and unexpected food trends are in store for the future.