The Top Tiktok Food Trends and Hacks Right Now (Updated May 2022)

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Wondering what recipes and food hacks are trending on TikTok right now?

Viral TikTok food trends are inescapable – they’ll take over your FYP and hold your sanity hostage until you finally attempt the dish yourself.

Truly, you’ll be exposed so much to these dishes over and over that you’ll start to crave them even if you’ve never tried them before.

… Ah, the power of TikTok trends.

Well, whether you’re looking for some dinner inspiration or simply keen to see what food trends are rocking right now, here are some delicious TikTok food trends and hacks you cannot miss.

(April/May 2022) Grinder Salad Sandwich

The original “Italian Grinder” seems to trace back to TikToker @oheyimgray, and was further popularized by @cookiterica who switched it up with different bread/meat.

The exact ingredients of this recipe (i.e. meat, types of bread, types of cheese, etc.) are highly customizable to your preferences, but what is non-negotiable is the crispy Grinder Salad that goes inside. This is the heart and soul of the recipe, consisting of a blend of crispy lettuce and onions, with creamy mayo, tangy vinegar, and a variety of seasonings.

This recipe really took off throughout April 2022, but as of May, it still seems to be going strong! As of early May, #grindersalad has over 24.1 million views.

How to make it: Melt some cheese on two slices of bread, layer on your meats of choice and put it in the oven to toast. Sprinkle some parmesan on top then starting prepping your salad. Create your “grinder salad” by combining mayo, vinegar, garlic, pepper, chili flakes, onions, and iceberg lettuce. Put your salad in between your two slices of fully stacked meats, stack, and enjoy!

(April 2022) Biscoff Tiramisu

While the idea of using Biscoff cookies for Tiramisu isn’t entirely new, its massive popularity on TikTok throughout April 2022 can be traced back to a viral video from @dolcebakes_, which reached almost five million views.

The recipe became especially popular throughout Ramadan, with many Muslim creators recording videos of them preparing the tiramisu for iftar. Made up of coffee-soaked Biscoff cookies and a delicious mix of whipped cream and mascarpone, this is a delicious recipe that very much had TikTok in a chokehold for several weeks… so why not give it a try?

How to make it: Prepare it as you would a regular tiramisu, except substitute lady fingers for Biscoff cookies (dipping it in espresso as you would your lady fingers in a conventional recipe. Top it off with some Biscoff spread/crumbs for decorative effect and enjoy!

(April 2022) Dirty Diet Coke

Utah’s soda shops made quite the splash on TikTok in April 2022, with many TikTokers from outside of the state having their minds blown at the concept.

In brief, soda shops are businesses that specialize in making unique soda concoctions. Often they will have a wide range of sodas, syrups, toppers, and creamers that allow you to make your ideal soda drink. One particularly popular recipe that went viral on TikTok in April was the “Dirty Diet Coke”, consisting of diet coke, lime juice, and coconut creamer.

How to make it: Fill a glass with Diet Coke or Pepsi (and ice, if you wish). Then add a squeeze of lime juice and some coconut creamer.

(March 2022) Marianna’s Coconut Cloud Smoothie

This picture perfect blue concoction was an exclusive smoothie created by @marianna_hewitt in collaboration with ultra-hip market Erewhon… but TikTokers who couldn’t get it themselves (or wanted to avoid the $17 price tag) quickly began making it themselves.

Made up of coconut cream, blue spirulina and an array of blended fruits, this frosty photogenic treat quickly became the Tiktok IT food of March 2022, with lots of TikTokers like @bevsbybeverly showing off their own copycat recipes.

How to make it: Blend together frozen banana, frozen pineapple, frozen avocado, almond butter, collagen powder, blue spirulina, and your milk of choice. Then take a glass, add some coconut cream, another scoop of blue spirulina, and pour your smoothie on top. Finish it off with some additional coconut cream on top and enjoy!

(January / February 2022) Grated Egg Avocado Toast

Published in January 2022 by @healthyishfoods (and then replicated other accounts for weeks well into February), this unusual TikTok food trend involves making a standard avocado toast, then topping it with a GRATED hard boiled egg.

While many commenters are divided on the method (and especially how the original video applies sriracha), we think this is a unique twist of avo toast worth trying!

How to make it: Prepare some toasted bread, add some mayo on top, slice up avocado and place it on top of the mayo, then grate a hard boiled egg on top of the avocado. Top with black pepper and sriracha, then enjoy.

Photo by HaYaTT ZW on Unsplash

(January 2022) TikTok Green Goddess Salad

While originally published in September 2021 by @bakedbymelissa, this TikTok Green Goddess Salad saw a huge resurgence in January 2022, and so we had to include it in this roundup as a top 2022 food trend! Packed with all sorts of green veggies, this bright green “salad” has been all over our FYPs lately, and unlike many other TikTok food trends, it packs a healthful punch.

How to make it: Chop cabbage, cucumber, chives, and green onion and mix together in a bowl. Then make a dressing by adding garlic, shallot, lemon juice, olive oil, nuts, basil, spinach, and nutritional yeast, then pour over your veggies and enjoy as a dip with chips or crackers.

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(December 2021) TikTok Perfectly Circular Cookies Hack

Popularized in December 2021 by @moribyan, this TikTok food hack shows how to get THE most perfectly circular cookies in just a few seconds using just a glass cup.

How to do it: When your cookies are fresh out of the oven, take a round glass cup and put it over each cookie, one at a time. Shake the cookie around with the glass so that its edges become perfectly rounded, then marvel at your perfectly round cookie.

(November 2021) Air Fryer Green Beans

Popularized by @keto.queen, these air fried green beans have raked up plenty of views on TikTok thanks to its simplicity, tastiness, and relative healthiness too.

How to make it: Add green beans to your air fryer, spray them with oil and then season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Air fry them at 400 degrees for 6 minutes, then remove them, spray them with more oil, add some parmesan then air fry them for another 5 minutes.

(September/October 2021) TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl

Popularized by @emilymariko, the salmon rice bowl has risen to TikTok stardom and has reached almost cult-like levels of adoration.

How to make it: Flake up some salmon, and mix it with some (leftover) rice. Heat both in the microwave with an ice cube in the middle and parchment paper covering it (very important for full Emily Mariko vibes), then mix in Kewpie Mayo, soy sauce, and Sriracha. Serve with a side of kimchi and dried seaweed.

Photo by Janeris Marte on Unsplash

TikTok Creamy Ramen Hack

TikTok loves a good ramen hack, and this creamy ramen hack is one that earned rave reviews across the platform, thanks to its simple ingredients list and deliciously creamy results.

How to make it: Mix some kewpie mayo with one egg in a bowl. Add a ramen spice packet with some sesame oil and stir until well mixed. Boil your ramen noodles until done, then pour in some of the starchy boiled water into your mayo/egg mixture and stirring. Complete the dish by adding your noodles and topping with scallions.

TikTok Pasta Chips

Popularized by @nick.digiovanni, TikTok’s pasta chips are a versatile treat with infinite flavor possibilities.

How to make it: Boil some pasta in salted water until al dente, dry the pasta off, then fry it until golden brown (or pop it in the air fryer until crispy). Add some salt and then serve them with your dipping sauce of choice.

TikTok Pesto Eggs

Popularized by @amywilichowski, the TikTok pesto egg trend is a gamechanger for breakfast.

How to make it: Add some pesto into a pan, then crack two eggs and cook them to your desired doneness. Add some salt, pepper, and chili flakes to taste, then serve with toast (bonus points for ricotta and avocado on top of the toast too).

Tiktok Feta Pasta

Originally popularized by @liemessa in Finland, the TikTok feta pasta trend skyrocketed so quickly that urban legend reports stores were literally running out of feta cheese.

How to make it: In a baking dish, place a block of feta and surround it with cherry tomatoes. Coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then give everything a good mix. Bake in the oven until the tomatoes are blistering, then add some basil and garlic. Mix it all up with cooked pasta and and enjoy!

TikTok Wrap Hack

Popularized by @cookingwithayeh, the legendary TikTok tortilla/wrap hack is a game changer for breakfast wraps, lunch wraps, or anytime wraps. This genius method of preparing tortillas is ultra versatile, and lends itself well to pretty much any fillings.

How to make it: Lay a tortilla flat on the table, then cut a slit halfway through from the bottom. Fill each quadrant of the tortilla with ingredients, then fold each quadrant over. Finish it off by toasting it in a panini press or on a stovetop.

Pickled Garlic Snack

Popularized by @lalaleluu, the seemingly bizarre combination of pickled garlic, sriracha, chili flakes, and thyme is a TikTok trend classic that is shockingly delicious.

How to make it: Buy a jar of PICKLED garlic (important!), pour out the vinegar, then add sriracha, chili flakes and thyme into the jar. Put the lid back on, give it a good shake, then enjoy your tasty little garlic bites.

Gigi Hadid Pasta

While a pretty standard Penne alla Vodka recipe, the “Gigi Hadid Pasta” is another TikTok food trend that has worked its way into the meal rotations of millions.

Known for its simple ingredients, easy prep, and delicious results, the recipe skyrocketed to popularity when Gigi Hadid shared it on her Instagram.

How to make it: Heat garlic, onion, and olive oil in a pan until softened, then add some tomato paste until darkened. Stir in heavy cream and vodka, then add red pepper flakes and stir. Cook your pasta and then add some butter into the sauce. Once the butter is stirred in, mix the pasta in with some pasta water and stir until creamy. Finish by adding parmesan.

Healthy Homemade Vodka Rigatoni Pasta with Cheese and Basil

TikTok Cloud Bread

This fluffy and dreamy bread recipe was pioneered by @linqanaaa and popularized by @abimhn. Thanks to its gorgeous color and irresistibly fluffy texture, cloud bread is one of the most iconic TikTok food trends in recent memory.

How to make it: Whip egg whites until frothy, then stir in sugar and whip in cornstarch until glossy. Scoop the meringue onto a baking sheet and bake.

TikTok Egg Sandwich

Popularized by @succulentbite, this absolutely genius breakfast sandwich TikTok hack is a must-try for anyone who loves a good breakfast sammy.

Here’s how to make it: Whisk two eggs in a bowl then pour it into a hot pan. Let them cook for a few seconds, then add two slices of bread (while the eggs are still wet). When the eggs are cooked, flip everything over (with the eggs now on top), (feel free to add some cheese or bacon), then fold the edges of the egg into the bread, and flip the top slice over to create the perfect sandwich.

TikTok Nature’s Cereal

Popularized by @lizzo, “Nature’s Cereal” is really just a bowl of fruit in coconut water with ice cubes… but hey, it’s delicious, it’s nutritious, and if it’s good enough for Lizzo, it’s good enough for us!

How to make it: Put some berries and fruits into a bowl, add coconut water and ice cubes and eat with a spoon.

TikTok “Fake Chicken” (Seitan)

Popularized by @futurelettuce, using seitan as a chicken substitute is definitely not a new invention, but it’s nonetheless one that took TikTok by storm, and showed how versatile vegan meat alternatives can be!

How to make it: Stir together flour and water. Mix until it forms a dough, then knead, and knead again in water until you have a doughy clump. Add spices/seasoning, then let it rest for an hour. Twist and knot it, then cook it with some broth and let it simmer for 45 min. Then shred and use as a chicken substitute.

TikTok Dalgona Coffee

Lastly, perhaps no TikTok food trend is as synonymous as the early days of 2020 quarantine than the Dalgona whipped coffee trend. Everyone and their mom’s hairdresser participated in this trend, and we’ll always be a bit nostalgic for it!

How to make it: Whisk together instant coffee, sugar, and water until fluffy. Spoon this fluffy mixture on top of a glass of iced milk and enjoy.

Photo by Leigh Skomal on Unsplash

Hot Cocoa Bombs

Magical hot cocoa bombs are a TikTok food trend that scream “holidays” and make for the perfect surprise gift… especially if you fill the inside with tons of marshmallows!

How to make it: Use half circle baking molds to create chocolate shells for your cocoa bombs. Line these molds with chocolate and refrigerate until solid, then fill one half with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows before topping it off with another half dome.

Pro hack: You can also use Kinder Surprise eggs and fill those with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows instead to save yourself some work.

Photo by Nature Zen on Unsplash

TikTok Carrot Bacon

Popularized by @iamtabithabrown, the TikTok carrot bacon trend is one of the earlier examples of food trends that completely took over the platform. Vegan bacon made out of carrots? What’s not to love?

How to make it: Shave off thin slices of carrot, and mix a marinade together with liquid smoke, maple syrup, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and black pepper. Marinate carrot slices for a few minutes, then air fry them for 5 minutes and enjoy.

TikTok Pancake Cereal

Popularized by @sydneymelhoff, the adorable pancake cereal trend is another quarantine staple that makes us all nostalgic inside (and very very hungry for tiny pancakes).

How to make it: Prepare your favorite pancake batter, then cook tiny pancakes by dropping little bits of batter onto the pan. Cook until done, then throw the finished mini-pancakes into a bowl, top with maple syrup, and enjoy with milk!

Let us know in the comments so we can add more to our list!

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