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These Bowl and Plate Hybrids Are Going Viral

A bowl and plate hybrid has a gold spoon inside.
Project 62

There’s a new kitchen trend in town, and it’s called blates. They’re adorable and absolutely irresistible for reasons we don’t fully understand—but why question it? And what exactly are they?

Blates are a hybrid of a bowl and plate, and they’ve been taking social media by storm thanks to being oddly comforting.

While we can’t explain it, aren’t eating meals out of bowls just a bit cozier. All the hype began when a specific set of blates from Target went viral and had people scrambling to eat all of their dinners out of this oddly soothing dinnerware combination.

36oz Stoneware Avesta Dinner Bowls

Blates are the perfect solution for those who love both bowls and plates, and can't choose which one to use.

So, why blates? There’s really no true explanation here other than they just feel more fun. They’re unique and perfect for serving so many different meal types! Yes, you can serve a salad or pasta in it but you can also serve a traditional meat and potatoes dish in it as well.

Blates come in various styles, colors, and materials. Most of them have a wide, shallow, plate-like shape with a raised rim on the edge. While there are lots of them available, Target’s Project 62 Dinner Bowls are the ones TikTok seems to love.


No lies detected, i 🫶🏻 my target bowls #platebowl

♬ original sound - Becky

For the most part, blates are dishwasher and microwave-safe, which makes them convenient for everyday use. Plus, they’re stackable, which means they won’t take up too much space in your cabinet.

So, if you’re looking for a fun and functional addition to your kitchenware collection, blates are a great option. They’re versatile, easy to use, and perfect for those who want a dish set that offers all the coziness of a bowl with the wide shape of a plate.

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Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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