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38 Pieces of Food-Inspired Clothes and Accessories That Actually Look Dope

beloved crew sweatshirt cheeseburger

Because we had the exciting opportunity to work with The Agenda Show during its couple-day tenure in Southern California, we also had the chance to thumb through racks and racks of apparel and accessories launching throughout 2014. We entered the show optimistically thinking that since food has evolved to become a larger part of the cultural zeitgeist, perhaps, just perhaps, we might find enough food-related clothing to put a writeup together. And that’s when we became a bit overwhelmed with the seemingly insurmountable number of pieces, and even COLLECTIONS from streetwear brands like Beloved, Neff and Sabre. The clothing seemed to shout, FOOD, YOU’RE HERE TO STAY!, and we’re excited to feed this trending fire.

Below, find a photo collection of our favorite pieces from the show itself and even a few brands that came from the extended Agenda network. If you’re in the street/surf apparel industry, make sure to catch Agenda NYC happening this week: January 22-23. And if we missed a brand you personally rep that features food in its new lineups, make sure to drop us a line through our contact form or social handles (@foodbeast).

FYI, these food items were spotted at an industry trade show and may or may not be available presently. To find out more information, make sure to follow up with the individual brands. 

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Beloved

beloved crew sweatshirt cucumber

beloved crew sweatshirt french fries

beloved crew sweatshirt gummy bears

beloved crew sweatshirt pancakes

beloved crew sweatshirt cheeseburger

beloved crew sweatshirt pizza

beloved crew sweatshirt sushi

beloved crew sweatshirt waffle

 

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SABRE

sabre banana strap goggles

Sabre Tropical Disaster Goggles

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NEFF

cheeseburger backpack neff neff pizza belt

neff pizza wallet cheeseburger iphone case neff pineapple beanie neff pineapple beanie neff cupcake beanie neff ice cream cone beanie neff cheeseburger backpack neff

 

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Married To The Mob

married to the mob mttm just eat it tee

JUSTEATITBEANIE-BLACK

 

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Zero Gravity

touch zero gravity bacon iphone case beer touch zero gravity iphone case CHEESEBURGER  touch zero gravity iphone case cheese and crackers touch zero gravity iphone case french fries touch zero gravity iphone case fruit touch zero gravity iphone case grade a meat touch zero gravity iphone case GUMMY BEARS touch zero gravity iphone case MACAROONS touch zero gravity iphone case marshmallow smore touch zero gravity iphone case PBJ peanut butter jelly touch zero gravity iphone case PEPPERONI touch zero gravity iphone case SOFT SERVE ice cream iphone case twerk spagehttios touch zero gravity iphone case

 

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Booger Kids

 

booger kids pepperoni nipples tee

booger kids pepperoni nipples tee

pizza rules booger kids tee

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Lobster Pockets, Mac & Rib Grilled Cheese and all the Food You Should Eat at the Long Beach Agenda Tradeshow

The Agenda Trade Show is coming to our neck of the woods in Southern California next week and has established the reputation as being the top streetwear and action sports show in the United States, if not the world. In addition to showcasing the latest and greatest in contemporary fashion, they’ve also decided to bring the heat with arranging some of the best mobile food the region has to offer. We’re really excited about our media partnership with the Agenda Team – so make sure to check out the preview of our favorite foods below.

Unfortunately Agenda is an industry event not open to the public, BUT we’ll be showcasing the best in food apparel and the custom #foodbeast menu items being prepared by the likes of Chunk n’ Chip, Grilled Cheese Truck, Lime Truck, Free Range LA and more. So stayed tuned and make sure to check out the live coverage on Twitter and Instagram. And if you can’t make the show in Long Beach, CA – Agenda is also coming to NYC and Las Vegas in late January and mid February 2014, respectively.

So bout dat food doe..

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The Fried Chicken Sandwich – Free Range LA

free range fried chicken sandwich agenda

Free Range LA is the brainchild of Jesse Furman and started by creating this sandwich out of his bedroom. In what started at LA Farmer’s Markets, Free Range has grown a following crazy over its organic-free-range fried chicken sandwich topped with fresh jalapeno coleslaw and whole grain honey mustard. Be on the lookout for a custom #foodbeast Italian Club with Roasted Chicken Salad, Canded Rosemary BACCCONNN and stuffed with Potato Chips. In the words of Anchorman 2: WHAMMMYYYYYYY.

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 Cheezy Wheezy and Blackjack Quesadilla – Kogi

cheezy weezy kogi truck

blackjack quesadilla kogi truck

It was tough narrowing down our favorites even to two, but here goes nothing. From the top we have pictured the Cheezy Wheezy – a Bangkok-street style grilled cheese outfitted with cheddar, peanut butter, caramelized bananas, sweet chile sauce and sesame. On deck is the Blackjack Quesadilla. Word on the street is that in the early days of Kogi, Roy Choi created this special item for a caravan of 25 people road-tripping from Nevada to LA. Just for Kogi. The rest is history folks. The Blackjack includes caramelized onions, spicy pork, cheddar and jack cheese ladled with citrus-jalapeño-roasted-garlic salsa verde.

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Carnitas Fries – Lime Truck

The Lime Truck Carnitas Fries 600

The signature dish of the Lime Truck is their Carnitas Fries. 12-hour slow roasted pulled pork on top of fries and garnished with crema, homemade guacamole, chiptole honey slaw and cotija cheese. We also hear they are going to have a Spicy Ahi Tuna Taco AND a #foodbeast Lamb Sandwich with marinated ground lamb, homemade Tzatziki, red onion, Persian cucumber, tomato, arugula and Sriracha. I’m not sure how my stomach is going to hold all of it.

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Hawaiian Musubi Roll & Lobster Pocket – Let’s Roll It

spam musubi roll let's roll it

let's roll it lobster pocket inari

We have to admit, we haven’t had the opportunity to try Let’s Roll It. But if they can live up to half the hype of Spam Sushi and Lobster Inari, we’ll be a happy camper. The concept comes from Paul Lee after spending over 16 years in the Todai corporate office. Don’t be surprised if you see a QSR version of this concept as a store front in 2014. The Hawaiian Musubi Roll includes low sodium spam, cucumber covered in teriyaki or wasabi mayo. The Lobster Pocket houses rice, lobster, sweet & spicy sauce in a sweet inari/tofu pouch.

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Mac and Rib Grilled Cheese & Roast Beef Brie Melt – Grilled Cheese Truck

mac and rib grilled cheese truck

Grilled Cheese Truck Roast Beef Brie Melt

After Dave Danhi competed in a Grilled Cheese contest in 2009, his second place entry the Cheesy Mac and Rib (top pictured) would later become his truck’s signature dish. Outside of Kogi and Grill ‘Em All, I still remember the Grilled Cheese Truck (GCT) being one of the first gourmet food trucks that I specifically sought out for gluttonous consumption. GCT aligned with the cultural zeitgeist that was happening in LA circa 2009 – introducing new flavors to classic food items (think bulgogi taco and Mac and Rib Grilled Cheese), which ultimately led to its street success and trucks in 5 different regions. The Cheesy Mac and Rib features macaroni, cheddar cheese, BBQ pork and caramelized onions on French or wheat bread. Oh, and that other photo? That’s their Roast Beef Brie Melt. You should be able to put together what’s in that one. And if you want a sandwich with #foodbeast flavor, look for the Fried Chicken Waffle Melt with a cheddar bacon crust. *Salute*

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The Great Pumpkin – Chunk-N-Chip

great pumpkin ice cream sandwich chunk chip

 

I still remember the first time I realized that if you customize your own ice cream cookie sandwich, you could get ice cream smothered in between two different types of cookies. Forever, my life was changed. And forever would normal ice cream sandwiches become sub-par. Pictured above is The Great Pumpkin ice cream sandwich with pumpkin spice ice cream paired with maple smoked bacon on the cookies of your choosing. I doubt we’ll technically have any room for dessert, but YOLO! Chunk-N-Chip is set to debut a #foodbeast sandwich, but it’s being kept under wraps until Agenda day 1.