Trends: Global Breakfasts

World cuisines have influenced lunch and dinner day parts for years. Now the last frontier of traditional American breakfasts is finally being infiltrated with delicious flavors from far-flung nations.

  • Brazilian acai bowls check many boxes for health-conscious eaters—fresh fruit, crunchy granola, low in fat and calories, and high in vitamins and fiber.
  • Mexican breakfasts like huevos rancheros and chilaquiles are great crossover recipes that combine morning familiars like eggs, cheese, and sour cream with the slightly adventurous (tomatillos, jalapenos, and refried beans).
  • Think French toast and most conjure up a sweet, eggy treat, but turning this recipe into a savory green curry dish gives it a pan-Asian appeal that works as a spicy morning meal.
  • A Georgian/Russian mashup combining khachapuri cheese bread with chirbuli, a baked egg-veggie dish is a best seller on the East Coast.
  • Rice porridge is a centuries-old favorite in Asia that’s mixed with herbs, fish, eggs, kimchi, or greens.