The Biggest TikTok Food Trends of 2022

If you're anything like us, your TikTok For You Page is probably littered with a consistent stream of drool-worthy food videos (in addition to the dances, fashion trends and hilarious lip-syncs we're also used to seeing, of course).

After all, who can forget the viral tomato feta pasta, "nature's cereal" and oatmeal bakes of 2021? But with so much content coming at us all the time, it can be easy to lose track of the trends we actually wanted to try out! Worry not, dear scroller, as we're here to help. Let's recap some of the biggest TikTok food trends of 2022 (so far anyway):

1. Salads You Eat Like Salsa

If you haven't seen Baked by Melissa's renowned green goddess salad recipe (best eaten with corn chips, of course) at some point this year, have you even been on TikTok at all? Either way, this zesty, fresh mix of greens and goodness will make you suddenly regret your days of making your mom have to try and trick you into eating your veggies.

@bakedbymelissa Answer @ieshaworthen__ The OG Green Goddess🌿 #vegan #bakedbymelissa #saladrecipe #greengoddess #salad #cooking ♬ original sound – Baked by Melissa

 

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2. Turkish Eggs

Eggs have been a worthy component of our breakfast and brunch plates for a long time, but it's time we remove the scrambled and fried eggs off their throne. That's because one of the biggest TikTok food trends of 2022 has been the rise of Turkish eggs (also called çılbır), a savory and decadent burst of flavor that involves setting poached eggs atop a bed of garlicky goodness—and by "goodness," we mean Greek yogurt and lots of peppery, herbed butter or oil. It's a great break from the sugary sweet brunch dishes we're sued to seeing, so it's no wonder why this one has taken over our famished feeds.

Another honorable mention on the eggs front—shakshuka, another Middle-Eastern egg-based dish that's perfect for your brunch table (this one involves a tomato-forward stew with eggs baked in and served with bread).

@bookofdishes pov your eggs don't look like they're ghosting you 👻 best hack for perfectly poached eggs for your turkish egg dish (çılbır) which you really need to make ASAP. #cookinghacks #boostofhope #kitchenhacks #poachedeggs #turkishrecipes #egyptianfoodie #egyptian_tik_tok #turkishfood #turkishtiktok #muslimtiktok #easyrecipes ♬ Çocuklar Gibi – Aytekin Ataş

 

3. Last Year's Trends, But Make Them Crispier

Forget the viral salmon rice nori bowl and discover its crispier cousin: The crispy tuna rice bites (eaten like sushi, of course). The same can go for tacos, the biggest TikTok food trends for 2022 include fried taco shells to keep things crispy even when your fillings start falling out. It adds a whole lot of ASMR-laden texture that your tastebuds are sure to appreciate, too.

@nom_life #nobu in your own kitchen with #crispyrice with #spicytuna! you can also make this with salmon or crab! #foodtiktok #recipe ♬ sunflower – owlh

 

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4. Hot Oil Noodles

Who doesn't love diving into a plate of hot, garlicky and just-perfectly enough spicy noodles when they need a bit of comfort food in their life? With all that we've been through over the last couple of years, it's no wonder why "cozy" is a big part of the biggest TiokTok food trends for 2022 so far, and the hot oil noodles we can't stop seeing are a perfect example of that. Made with simple ingredients that can be easily cooked by even not-so-seasoned chefs, these delicious noodles typically just involve cooking ramen noodles before mixing them in with a mixture you make by adding things like garlic and chili flakes to hot sesame oil. Throw in some veggies for extra flavor (and vitamins/nutrients, of course) or tofu for extra protein or simply keep it as-is for a quick yet comforting meal that always hits the spot.

@nom_life hot sizzling oil #noodles— a highly recommended use of #tenminutes! you can add whatever protein or veg to this #quick + #easymeal! #TikTokRecipe #Yum ♬ Delicious – Pabzzz

 

5. Dips of All Kinds

Are you a "dip girl/guy"? Whether you classify yourself as such (as many who post videos related to this TikTok food trend do) or not, there's no doubt that you enjoy at least one or two of the popular dips you'll see on your FYP these days. From hummus in every color of the rainbow to healthy yogurt-based dips and more indulgent but equally as delicious cheese dips galore, there's no doubt you'll find one that's perfect for snacking on with your favorite veggies or chips.

@stephgigliotti28 I love dip! #dip #creamcheesedip #superbowlfood #superbowlsnacks #TeamofTomorrow #mcdonaldshacks #easyrecipes #appetizer ♬ original sound – Steph Gigliotti

 

6. Baked Oats That Look More Like Dessert Than Breakfast

Move over, overnight oats—baked oats are having a moment right now. This TikTok food trend has risen in popularity in 2022, especially thanks to creators who make versions that look and taste like chocolate chip cookies, lava cakes and so many other of our favorite desserts. Made with less sugar and, of course, nutrient-dense oats, though, these trending tasty options are a much healthier addition to your breakfast or brunch plate than your average waffle or pancake stack (without losing out on flavor).

@nomeigusta i make like 5 diff flavors of these oats but every time i make them for my friends they Demand the recipe so … here it is #bakedoats #healthyrecipes ♬ original sound – mei eldridge

 

7. The Return of Carbs as King

Sure, there's a time and place for "healthy" replacements for our favorite carbs (looking at you, cauliflower rice), but we all must admit that nothing tastes quite as satisfying as the good old-fashioned gluten-filled carbs we've always loved. Thankfully, carbs are having their moment in the sun again thanks to pasta- and bread-based recipes that are trending on TikTok. You won't have to scroll for very long before finding a creamy pasta recipe with some noodles that will make you instantly 10 times hungrier or some envy-worthy baguette sandwiches stuffed to the brim with all your favorite ingredients. Grab your favorite loaf of bread or box of pasta and get ready to dive in.

@yashodhas_eats #pasta #pastatiktok #pastarecipe #alfredo #creamypasta #foodie #foodtiktok #easyrecipe #fyp #foryou ♬ Italian Dinner Party – Italian Restaurant Music of Italy

 

8. Takeout, But Make It at Home

Who doesn't love ordering in your favorite food when you're feeling lazy? While there's always a time and place for takeout, there's now a new TikTok food trend taking over that might just take the place of your long-term relationship with Uber Eats. From Chipotle bowls you make at home for half the cost (and probably half the calories) to General Tso's chicken that could put even your favorite Panda Express order to shame, there's an easy and delicious way to make most of your favorite fast-food staples right from the comfort of your own home. To participate in this trend and find out what all the hype is about, just type in the food you're craving (and desperate to order in from) to your TikTok and have a little scroll before finding a dupe that will have your drooling in no time.

@beaheaton I added some lime after 🥵 #chipotle #eatinglikeaceleb #makelunchwithme ♬ Summer day – TimTaj

 

Are you hungry yet? If not, you probably will be soon after reading through this list of the biggest TikTok food trends of 2022. Of course, this is only what we've seen so far—and with so much of the year left, who knows what major foodie trends we might see grace our feeds (and tastebuds) next? And if you need a little extra social media inspiration for all your cravings, click HERE for our list of TikTok foodies to follow.