Food & Drink

9 emojis that foodies desperately need

Adam Lapetina

You’ve heard foodies drone on about “semi-savory pastry ambiguities” and “unctuous kale derivatives”, and it’s the worst. But have you ever wondered how they communicate when they’re not gathered at a communal table hewn from reclaimed barn-wood? We did and realized that foodies have such a bizarre, arcane lexicon, that it could never be fully expressed in a text conversation using the same emojis as us mere mortals. So we talked to our design nerds, and a bunch of food nerds, and came up with nine pictographs that will catapult foodie conversation into the mobile age.

Simple foodie terms!

Jennifer Bui

Nose to tail: "bruh, do fish even have noses? b/c I'm finna maul this line-caught branzino." Continue Reading

Jennifer Bui

A modern riff on a classic: "4get everything u no about refried beans."

Jennifer Bui

A "normal" restaurant: "lol @ this bread basket. welcome 2 the minor leagues."

Jennifer Bui

Revelatory mouthfeel: "we found love in a pan-seared dace."

Jennifer Bui

Line for brunch: "2hr wait <<< brought foie gras beignets & my chemex we'll stick it out"

Complex foodie phrases!

Jennifer Bui

“I’m just really feeling leeks right now”: "they r crunchy n refreshing plus no1 in this city knows how to do them the right way."

Jennifer Bui

“Can’t pick up right now, I’m at whole-hog butchering class”: "am cleaver-deep in Babe's butt slash covered in blood. txt me?"

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“Got arrested while urban foraging again”: "bring me bail money, kombucha, wax paper to wrap these gorgeous wild tubers. will venmo u."

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"How many miles away was this sourced?": "if it wasn't grown on the roof of this building, probs not eating tbh"

Dave Infante is a senior writer for Thrillist food & drink. Sext him leek faces, or just tweet at @dinfontay.