Future Foodie was in Tokyo, Japan, the absolute mecca of automated dining experiences and robots in restaurants. At a standard breakfast chain in Tokyo (the equivalent of a Denny’s), we ordered our food from a screen on the table and were served by a robot with multiple trays and kitten ears. Check it out: Conveyor belt sushi is a must in Japan – we visited … Continue reading Serving Robots & Conveyor Belt Sushi in Tokyo, Japan
Robotic food service startup Blendid has announced its expansion into the athletic club industry with the opening of two robotic smoothie kiosks at select Bay Club locations in California. The 8 by 8-foot kiosks will allow members, staff, and guests to enjoy freshly made smoothies customized to their specific nutrition needs any time the club is open. With the use of Blendid’s contactless food automation … Continue reading West Coast Gym Adds Smoothie-Making Robots
We have instant ramen and instant hot chocolate, but what about powdered beer? Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle, a German brewery, has developed the world’s first powdered beer, which can turn an ordinary glass of water into lager in a matter of seconds. This breakthrough could have a significant impact on the carbon footprint of beer exports by replacing heavy glass bottles and crates with lightweight packets of … Continue reading Is Instant Beer Powder the Next Top Ramen?
Vow, a cultivated meat company based in Australia, has announced the creation of a mammoth meatball, made entirely from lab-grown muscle tissue. Using ancient DNA from well-preserved mammoth specimens, the company was able to create a sustainable alternative to traditional meat products to showcase the vast potential of the cellular agriculture space. While the idea of dining on prehistoric creatures may seem far-fetched, Vow hopes … Continue reading Would You Try a Meatball Made From Mammoth DNA?
Coffee needs very particular conditions to grow in, and that is why there are specific coffee growing regions throughout the world, like Ethiopia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chiapas, Honduras, and other areas located near the equator. As climate change causes disruptions to temperature and weather patterns, it will become increasingly more difficult to grow coffee in these areas and keep up with the global demand. … Continue reading Coffee is in Danger of Going Extinct: Here Are Companies Future Proofing it
“Wow, this is succulent as f***” That was the first thought that popped into my mind after my first bite of Redefine Meat’s 3-D-printed flank steak. Redefine Meat is a Israel-based start-up that produces a robust line of 3D-printed plant-based meat alternatives, called New-Meat. The company did a live cooking demo and was sampling its beef flank steak and pork bratwurst at Plant-Based World in … Continue reading What Does 3D-Printed Meat Look and Taste Like? We Tried Redefine’s
I was recently in an Uber in Mexico City, and my driver recommended that I visit a market where I could try lion meat tacos. “Lion meat? How is that legal?”. He explained to me that there is a fully legal and licensed farm somewhere in Mexico that breeds and raises lions for slaughter. The thought that immediately came to my mind was that in … Continue reading The Most Exotic Seafood and Meat Being Crafted in a Lab
There are so many bad things about alcohol. Hangovers, splitting migraines, telling your situationship you have feelings for them, embarrassing flashbacks from the night before that haunt you for weeks on end. We could go on, but its Dry January, so we’d rather enjoy all the positives of not drinking alcohol. Opting for a sparkling water with lime or mocktail is always an option when … Continue reading Are Alcohol-Free Spirits Actually a Legit Replacement?
Buying lettuce and herbs from the grocery store can be incredibly frustrating. You want to eat healthy and consume greens on the daily, but too often, items like cilantro, basil, arugula, and romaine are wilted within a day or two. Sometimes, they’re already lifeless at the grocery store! How quickly leafy greens go bad is not only a problem for customers and grocery stores (they … Continue reading Check Out This Grocery Store Mini Farm for Fresh Greens
Caviar is the unofficial food of the upper class, especially when paired alongside champagne. Besides being expensive and inaccessible (typically ranging from $90-$200 per tin), the other issue with caviar is that it is not a very sustainable food. At one point, the demand for caviar nearly caused the extinction of a species of sturgeon, which is the fish that “true” caviar comes from. If … Continue reading We Tried The World’s First Cultivated Caviar From Optimized Foods