Bed, Marry, Kill: Food Trends We'll Love Forever, and Trends We Can't Wait to Forget
Viet food might be on the up nationally, but it's always been an OC staple
Recently, we've seen the rise of everything from hyper veganism to cronuts and Sriracha-flavored everything, but not every trend can go the way of chicken and waffles or Asian Cajun shrimp boils. Some are destined to be married, some are meant to be beded and left, and the rest, well... they might not be the best to talk about.
These are the food trends that we'd love to take home to the parentals, the ones we'll always remember fondly and the ones we can't wait to forget.
Cronuts -- Bed
Michelle Woo! Not an everyday kind of deal
Earlier this year, everyone from New York to Los Angeles was getting in line for the croissant-donut hybrid lovingly christened the "cronut," and it's time to ask the long-awaited question: Does it have staying power of the classic croissant or the mighty American donut?
Well, no. Don't get me wrong, the cronut makes for great food porn, but its buttery-fried texture means eating one is a slightly overwhelming experience, even worse when it's covered in sweet cream. That being the case, the cronut is an experience, so it's worth giving it at least a one-night stand.
Juice Bars -- Marry
Gustavo Arellano Just as good
Who knew that one great day we would be drinking our kale. Kale-stained juice bars like Nekter and Juice It Up! have been sprouting on every Southern Californian corner, joining the ranks of the "JUGOS NATURALES" stands and redefining our idea of what makes for a refreshing drink. They're here to stay, because where else but Southern California can you enjoy a glass of cold juice in February?