In the age of memes and viral tweets, the slang we use seems to move faster than ever (see: rachet, savage, trash, fire, etc.). But where does that leave food? It wasn’t long ago that we were debating whether or not to put a moratorium on foodieNow, we have a bigger etymological problems to deal with.

The New York Times compiled a list of some of the most popular new food terms of 2015, along with some lesser-known words that will probably end up in the Oxford Online Dictionary soon, because the OOD is trash.

From cat cafés to zarf, here’s a look into some of the newest food terminology to hit in 2015, according to The New York Times:

Cat Café

Waldo’s out and about, seeing the sights on this perfect Spring day!

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What is it: A coffee shop straight out of a dream, complete with cats roaming about as you sip on endless cups of tea.


All that marching can make you hungry, climatarian nachos will sort that right out!

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What is it: A conscious eater who focuses on making dietary choices that benefit the environment.

Cookie Butter

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What is it: A sweet spread featuring ground-up cookies mixed with butter, milk, and peanut butter. Goes great with waffles.


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What is it: What sounds like a term Juicy J would coin for a Cuisinart is actually a French-Canadian term for “foodie.” Drop this on your resumé to make yourself look extra cultured.


Breakfast beauty did you know that eating a quality breakfast every day leads to better overall nutrition, boosted mental performance and stable energy levels throughout the day? Select natural, whole foods for your brekky plate or bowl such as fruits, whole grains with no added sugar in the form of cereals, oats or bread, and protein sources like eggs, avocado, fish, nuts and seeds. This is one of my go-to breakfasts after a morning body weight HIIT session@bellplantation PB2 (peanut butter), banana and coconut on two slices of toast (today’s pick is carrot and pepita buckwheat loaf) with a side of fresh berries #healthybreakfast #healthychoices #fitfam #morningworkout #breakfast #eat #nourishing #fitspo #energy #healthydiet #nutrition #banana #coconut #peanutbutter #fruit

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What is it: When you have ever browsed through Instagram staring longingly at a plate of food you desperately wish you could cook yourself, that’s foodspo.


Lunchtime vibes.

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What is it: A feeling we all know too well: when you’re hungry and angry at the same time (or, more specifically, so hungry that it makes you angry).


What is it: Like a turdurken, but better. According to The Times, this food is “a multilayered dessert in which three 9-inch pies are baked inside three 10-inch cakes, then stacked.”

Wine O’ Clock, Beer O’ Clock

What is it: The 2015 version of “it’s five o’clock somwhere.” This phrase marks the hour when it is appropriate time to start drinking.


What is it: A zarf is the little cardboard sleeve you place around your to-go coffee cup to keep your hands from burning up. Try this term with your local barista to see if she’s as up to date with current terminology like you are.

Here are some other words we think deserve an honorable mention on the list:

Bang Bang

What is it: With January 1st fast approaching, it’s time to get all those last-minute food indulgences in before the start of the new year. Louis C.K.’s term bang bang refers to a gluttonous feast ritual in which you hit two of your favorite food spots back-to-back before you have to face the reality of dieting the next day.


What is it: We all have that one friend who claims she’s a vegetarian but sneaks a bite of your burger from time to time. The flexitarian is essentially just a lenient vegetarian who’s not afraid to indulge in a little meat depending on the circumstances.

[via The New York Times]