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Hipster New Years

While I like lots of things hipsters like (I mean I've been to a secret Arcade Fire concert in a church basement), I like making fun of hipsters. In my ongoing quest of hipster mockery, I'm going to be having a Hipster New Years Party this year. Putting together an outfit is easy. What's harder is the food. What are hipster foods?

I already get my veggies from a CSA and everything I make will be vegetarian. I can buy PBR (which I hate) and microbrews (which I enjoy) and pick up some now-ironic 1980s cups from my parents' house. What else???

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  1. here is a site for you:
    http://herculodge.typepad.com/herculo...
    it was pretty funny doing some research on this topic.

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    1. re: cleopatra999

      That was just lovely, cleopatra. A "hipster guide" named after my favorite singer-songwriter.

      And I am so many of those things, particularly anti-salad dressing.

      1. re: cleopatra999

        Amazing. Thank you. I think I'll post this on the wall at the party.

        1. re: cleopatra999

          Very funny/ironic/hipster! Great blog un-earth cleopatra!

          1. re: cleopatra999

            Oh, dear, cleopatra. The hubster has a burr grinder and a french press.

            And I used to drink a certain 3-letter beer back in the 70s when we just called it Pabst and I was married to a steelworker who wore flannel shirts to work. And he had thick safety glasses with dark rims that looked like Groucho glasses.
            I'm sure I'm much too old to be a hipster. But I do eat like them, apparently. My son and my son-in-law have tried several times to explain hipster to me, and I just can't wrap my brain around it. Maybe it's because so much of the hipsterishness was just part of life to some of us back in the day.

            1. Mac and Cheese with a double digit number of different types of cheeses. The more, the better. The more foreign-sounding, and therefore pretentious, the better. It should be stoner food that a hipster thinks is elevated because of fancy ingredients, but really the hipster has been smoking too much weed.

              Dishes incorporating Sriracha sauce, aka hipster Tabasco. Deviled eggs with Sriracha. Buffalo-style fried tofu (or whatever is a useful vegetarian substitute for chicken wings) with a Sriracha-based sauce. Sriracha hummus with home-made pita chips. Bonus points if you can take a retro dish from the 1950s and add Sriracha to it, maybe a retro iceberg lettuce wedge salad with a Sriracha dressing.

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              1. re: FoodPopulist

                I have sriracha at home but I think that my own homemade hot sauce (which I made recently) may be more hipster. Maybe I'll serve that with sriracha! =)

                I was already thinking mac and cheese and maybe grilled cheese. For the last few years, we've been making poutine from scratch at parties which may be hipster but, well, it's been done before so it's decidedly un-hipster.

                1. re: captain_vegetable

                  Did I see mac & cheese formed into little balls somewhere? Maybe panko-coated and deep-fried? Maybe it was a dream...

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    Trader Joe's sold Mac n' Cheese bites, so that might be too mainstream for the hipstertification party

                    1. re: zitronenmadchen

                      Oh, noooooooo! I shoulda stuck to kale smoothie shots! ;)

                      1. re: zitronenmadchen

                        That's why you have to make it a Camembert-Havarti-Dubliner-Butterkase-Gorgonzola-Manchego-Double Gloucester-Cotija-Pepperjack-Gouda-Chevre mac and cheese, topped with sriracha and a dandelion green puree.

                        1. re: FoodPopulist

                          well if one hand-foraged the dandelion greens themselves, sure. I mean, duh.

                  2. re: FoodPopulist

                    "It should be stoner food that a hipster thinks is elevated because of fancy ingredients, but really the hipster has been smoking too much weed."

                    SO. TRUE.

                    I am in college and therefore everyone is pretty much a hipster. Anything one might desire to eat after partaking in drug-related activities is doctored up with fancy/foreign/obscure ingredients. Mac and cheese is definitely a big one. Grilled cheese with eight different ingredients. Hot dogs topped with obscure ingredients (a la Asia Dog, in NYC). Internationally inspired burritos (Thai-style with peanut sauce, Korean style with kimchi, mediterranean with hummus and feta). Pizza, topped with seasonal ingredients and obscure cheeses. Ice cream with favorite childhood cereals mixed in (namely, Lucky Charms, Reese's Puffs or Cinnamon Toast Crunch). Oreos, with a layer of peanut butter/hot sauce/nutella/cookie butter/etc. added in. Tater tot nachos. Sandwich that uses pancakes or waffles instead of bread.

                    Also, everyone I know has a giant bottle of Sriracha in their kitchen. I'm not sure when it became "the only condiment worth using". But it seems like that's how it is regarded in my circle...

                    1. re: thelittlemiller

                      A bit off thread here but the definition of hipster seems to be getting more inclusive. If everyone in college is a hipster (I appreciate your hyperbole), well then someone needs to mix things up to make themselves oh-so-unique. Perhaps instead of mustaches, mutton chops (a la 1970s)? Forgo the vests for togas? Anything to continue the trend of ridiculous, from-another-era-fashion, and inexplicably trendy drinks.

                      1. re: globocity

                        If I wanted to annoy hipsters, I would invite them to a party with all the food made from Paula Deen recipes.

                  3. overly sweetened, overly priced, overly sized, coffee drinks, red bull or monster anything, oh, and an app for it all, so nobody actually interacts face to face

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                    1. re: BiscuitBoy

                      Only if the coffee is organic, free trade coffee.

                      1. re: FoodPopulist

                        locally sourced from humanely grown, free range, heirloom plants

                    2. You may get some hipster cooking and party ideas from the incredibly annoying hipster, Brothers Green on the Hungry Channel. http://www.youtube.com/results?search...

                      http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120...