The Loop | Instagrammable ‘horchata and churros’

26-10-2017

The Loop does sell churros in Westminster, California. They have an Instragram hit with their special horchata with a loop of churros.  A horchata is a Spanish drink from the Valencia region, made of almonds, water and sugar, which creates a milk like substance. At ‘the Loop’ they added activated charcoal which creates a social media-friendly or instagrammable ‘horchata and churros’.   read more

Ccasa Hostel | Container Urbanisme

25-10-2017

For years, we have seen all kinds of examples of Container Urbanism. Student houses in Amsterdam, foodtrucks, hotels, markets that are made up of containers and hotels as well. The Ccasa Hostel in Vietnam is made up of three stacked shipping containers that function as rooms in the hotel. The recycled hotel was intended for backpackers more so than long-staying tourists and it provides a multitude of features that promote interactions much like hostels do. read more

PopPods | Powernapping in London

24-10-2017

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PopPods are the first space to nap, shower and relax, you can book your private pod to use for 30 mins or longer. Located at 12 Bache’s Street, N1 6 DL in London. PopPods opened in the beginning of October 2017 and this new sleep and relaxation experience is created by the startup Pop & Rest. Different studies show that a powernap improves performance and alertness. So if you’re just one day in London for sightseeing or shopping, stop by and take a powernap!

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THIS IS HOLLAND | The ultimate flight experience in Amsterdam

23-10-2017

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The Ultimate Flight Experience opened her doors to the public on Thursday 12 October 2017. THIS IS HOLLAND offers visitors the chance to feel, see and experience The Netherlands in just one hour. During a 60 minute tour visitors will be presented with an inspiring story about the history of The Netherlands. The story is told and supported by different multimedia resources. The highlight of THIS IS HOLLAND is the Flying Theatre where the visitor will fly over 22 beautiful sites located in The Netherlands in a nine minute film. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 42

20-10-2017

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At Horecatrends we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week, amongst others vegan foie gras in Belgium and a Bottle tap beer system.

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The Marvelmat | Some extra service towards your guest

20-10-2017

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Many dangerous and painful things can happen in a bathroom. At the moment you reach the age of 55, one slip can result in a bruising or fracture. The Marvelmat offers a solution to this problem. The mat gives you the highest level of safety and comfort during shower time. Hotels can add the hygienic mat to its amenities by using a small bag. It is a unique, patented, disposable and non-skid bathmat. Besides the regular design, a hotel can customize it with logo’s, pictures or texts, with the range of all colours available. read more

The Caveasy | Smart wine rack system

19-10-2017

The first smart wine rack system, for all wine lovers who simply want to enjoy their wine, but also for the professional who wants to keep track on his or hers wine cellar. It’s a simple as this: take a picture of the label, put the bottle in your Caveasy One, and enjoy your wine at the right time. They’re crowdfunding via Indiegogo right now and it’s been backed for 105% with still a month to go! read more

Sushi Wedding Cake | By Jonatan Lopes, the Brazilian Sushiman

18-10-2017

Sushi Wedding Cake | By Jonatan Lopes, the Brazilian Sushiman

Jonatan Lopes, the Brazilian Sushiman, creates the most beautiful Japanese buffets and Sushi Wedding Cake. We love the idea! Especially if you don’t have a sweet tooth and you’re going to get married, you might consider this savory alternative! Here is a video of the making of the Sushi Wedding Cake at the Facebook page of Tasty and if you want to see more work by Jonatan view than his Facebook. read more

The Greyston Bakery | With Open Hiring™ model will be coming to Amsterdam

18-10-2017

Since 1982, when Zen Buddhist monk Bernie Glassman started the Greyston bakery in New York State, the company is a role model for companies who want to mean more for society. Greyston has an open hiring policy (Open Hiring ™), which is the most radical form of anonymous job application in the world. Since 1995 their products have been delivered to, among others, Ben & Jerry’s, the famous ice cream brand. At the end of last week, Greyston announced that they will open a branch in Amsterdam and introduce their thoughts and methods in the Netherlands. Social Investor Start Foundation has committed $ 500,000 to start the first preparations. read more

Sign Language Coffee Bar | Order in sign language

17-10-2017

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On the 19th of October the Sign Language Coffee Bar opens its doors at the Amsteldijk in Amsterdam. It is the first Dutch coffee bar where only deaf barista’s work and where you have to place your order in sign language.

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McVegan | McDonald’s in Finland sells limited edition vegan burger

16-10-2017

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Five outlets of McDonald’s in Tampere, Finland have announced it’s trialing a new item on their menu – a vegan burger. They started selling the McVegan early October and it will be available until November 21. The McVegan has become an instant hit on the social media, with a lot of vegans asking McDonalds in their own region to trial this burger as well. The fans even urge McDonald’s to make it an item on the international menu. read more

Sweets Raku | Japanese pastry entertainment

16-10-2017

In Las Vegas, the city of dazzling led illuminations and casinos, is a small dessertbar called ‘Sweets Raku’ located. This dessert bar is a world full of sugars and sweets. Chef Mio Ogasawara has chosen to adapt Japanese sweet desserts to suit the American palate instead of serving tasty savory Japanese dishes. The bar is a cozy sidekick of the popular Japanese restaurant Raku. Three reasons why you should go if you visit Las Vegas! read more

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos | A ‘snow sauna’ made almost entirely from snow

13-10-2017

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The Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos in Finland will open their door again this year until March 31. The SnowHotel is carved each year to be different in appearance. The hotel’s latest attraction is a sauna that, apart from the wooden lats for punters to sit on, has a structure entirely made from snow. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 41

13-10-2017

  • Trends in het kort

At Horecatrends we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week, amongst others about a vending machine selling Coca-Cola Coffee in Japan. And in the USA chef Thomas Keller redesigned the kitchen of his restaurant The French Laundry for 10 million dollar. read more

FG OKONOMIYAKI BAR | Japanese pancake bar in Rotterdam

12-10-2017

Soon FG Okonomiyaki Bar will be opened in the Japanese style Denoism store, at the Katshoek 19 in Rotterdam (Hofbogen). They are going to serve Okonomiyaki, which means free translated ‘baked or grilled as you like it’. Unlike the Dutch pancake, the okonomiyaki isn’t based on milk but on seaweed stock. You can fill the pancake with a choice of toppings such as cod, pork belly, tuna, homemade ketchup and bonito flakes. For 5 euros each, you can take away a mini-ekonomiyaki’s. read more

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