2000s Food Trends that You Might Not Remember

Can you believe that the beginning of the decade of the 2000s was twenty years ago? While it might seem that less time has passed since then, we sure have lived a lot of different trends and events since that decade.

Do you remember which food trends influenced this decade’s culinary landscape? Here are three that you might need to be reminded of.


Sliders were once quite possibly the most popular “trending” option on restaurant menus everywhere. These mini sandwiches were often served in groups of 3 or 4, with options from hamburgers to buffalo chicken sandwiches being served up to hungry diners throughout the planet.

Atkins Diet

While the keto diet is now normalizing low-carb, high-protein eating patterns, that distinction once belonged to the popular Atkins Diet. Keto diets don’t let you eat virtually any carbohydrates, but at least you could sneak a little bit in on the now old-fashioned Atkins plan.


Cupcakes have been popular for a long time, and continue to be popular, but things really took off in the 2000s. Mini cupcakes, gourmet cupcakes, and any type of these sweet, frosting-topped pastries were able to be found anywhere during this decade.