We Want Plates is a community of both regular people and dedicated foodies who are joining their forces to make restaurants serve food on actual plates, not on bits of wood and roof tiles. To do so, they are shaming all the ridiculous food presentations they are receiving online, and their crusade has made them quite famous.

Founded in 2015 by Ross McGinnes, We Want Plates already has 157K followers on Twitter, 100K on Facebook, and 30K on Instagram. However, the biggest unit of their army is located on Reddit — over 650K troops. I think it's safe to say that the growth of the project is a pretty good indication that restaurants should think twice before serving cured meat on a bone or pouring a cocktail into a baby bottle. At least I hope so.

More info: wewantplates.com | Facebook | Instagram |Twitter | Reddit

#1

“Our Environmentally Friendly Tempura Is Made With Sustainable Seafood And Vegetables, Harvested In Ways That Consider The Long-Term Well-Being Of Our Precious Land And Oceans.”“Wonderful! How’s It Served?”“On A Large Polystyrene Block.”

“Our Environmentally Friendly Tempura Is Made With Sustainable Seafood And Vegetables, Harvested In Ways That Consider The Long-Term Well-Being Of Our Precious Land And Oceans.”“Wonderful! How’s It Served?”“On A Large Polystyrene Block.”

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh the irony 😂😂😂

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#2

Cocktail Bathtub Complete With Rubber Ducky

Cocktail Bathtub Complete With Rubber Ducky

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

Kind of like this one because it's cute. Lol

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#3

“Here’s Your Beef Wellington Starter. Is There Anything Else I Can Get You?”“Tetanus Shot, Please.”

“Here’s Your Beef Wellington Starter. Is There Anything Else I Can Get You?”“Tetanus Shot, Please.”

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

Imagine a child trying to eat that

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#4

Caesar Salad Or Charlie Brown Christmas Tree?

Caesar Salad Or Charlie Brown Christmas Tree?

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

So a caesar salad is lettuce, 2 crusty pieces of bread and sauce.

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#5

"Waiter, I Prefer My Pie To Be At Least 9 Inches Off The Table"

"Waiter, I Prefer My Pie To Be At Least 9 Inches Off The Table"

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N G
Community Member
6 months ago

The title made me laugh

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#6

The Chips Come In A Rock

The Chips Come In A Rock

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

Coz nothing says fancy like 2 chips randomly placed on a rock.

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#7

Japan...

Japan...

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Rowlie
Community Member
6 months ago

Moto-rolla brand

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#8

This Is A Take Out Dish - Diners Were Instructed To Plate Like This At Home. Part Of A $115 Tasting Menu

This Is A Take Out Dish - Diners Were Instructed To Plate Like This At Home. Part Of A $115 Tasting Menu

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

What even is that?

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#9

Turns Out The Best Plates Are At Arm's Reach

Turns Out The Best Plates Are At Arm's Reach

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

Puke

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#10

Espresso... To Go

Espresso... To Go

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

That's shitty

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#11

Please Take A Charcuterie And Have A Seat

Please Take A Charcuterie And Have A Seat

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
6 months ago

That's not even too bad with the paper. Weird yes, but looks hygienic.

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#12

Yes, I Would Like Your "Mini Corn Dogs On A Ceramic Decorative Pillow" Please

Yes, I Would Like Your "Mini Corn Dogs On A Ceramic Decorative Pillow" Please

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Nadine Debard
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like someone has ripped open the poor pillow, showing its bowel...

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#13

Venison Cubes On A Deer Antler (Was Actually Incredible)

Venison Cubes On A Deer Antler (Was Actually Incredible)

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

Using the whole animal

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#14

Gravy In A Urinal

Gravy In A Urinal

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N G
Community Member
6 months ago

Ew. No.

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#15

This? Oh, It's Just An Orthodontic Mould Of The Restaurant-Owner's Mouth From Barcelona

This? Oh, It's Just An Orthodontic Mould Of The Restaurant-Owner's Mouth From Barcelona

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

Pre-chewed

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#16

Why

Why

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

A hot mess

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#17

Repeat After Me, Hub Caps Are Not Plates

Repeat After Me, Hub Caps Are Not Plates

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
6 months ago

Not even a cool, old-style hubcap. Pointless, just get a plate.

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#18

Chocolate "Horse Turd" Truffles On A Manure Fork. Just No

Chocolate "Horse Turd" Truffles On A Manure Fork. Just No

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

Haha, funny.

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#19

My Cocktail Was Caged Because What If It Flies Away

My Cocktail Was Caged Because What If It Flies Away

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

Ah yes, my cocktail flies away pretty often too. I should get a cage like that 9_9

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#20

Nachos On A Rusty Bin Lid

Nachos On A Rusty Bin Lid

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N G
Community Member
6 months ago

They're trying to mimic a specific BBQ place that serves their sharing meals on a bin lid. But those are clean, and from what I can tell, specifically tweaked - no handle so it sits flat on the table properly like the oversized plate they are being used for.

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#21

Beignets Growing On A Tree

Beignets Growing On A Tree

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

I kinda like this one, its creative

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#22

Found On Yelp & Now I Don’t Want To Stay At This Hotel Anymore

Found On Yelp & Now I Don’t Want To Stay At This Hotel Anymore

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 months ago

The cook is also a hangman.

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#23

What A Time To Be Alive

What A Time To Be Alive

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heidi hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

What a croc

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#24

Full Breakfast In A Jar

Full Breakfast In A Jar

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JuJu
Community Member
6 months ago

ungh...the hash browns get soggy

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#25

Please Stop

Please Stop

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Amanda Morris
Community Member
6 months ago

i think kids would love this

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#26

My Cocktail Came In A Box

My Cocktail Came In A Box

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Ruth Peacock
Community Member
6 months ago

This is the traditional way to drink Sake. Maybe they're going for a fusion thing. It is a silly thing to do for many drinks, but if woodiness is part of the flavour, it's a great option.

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#27

Syphon Tower Of Onion Rings

Syphon Tower Of Onion Rings

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Rowlie
Community Member
6 months ago

I can taste the metal through the screen

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#28

Fish And Chips On Paper

Fish And Chips On Paper

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Nadine Debard
Community Member
6 months ago

Lazy dishwasher...

Bob Belcher
Community Member
6 months ago

Lazy owner who wants to cut cost on plates and a dishwasher

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elStiJneriNO
Community Member
6 months ago

isn't that the traditional way

Mira Kappagoda
Community Member
6 months ago

Yea it is :/

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

This is pretty normal in a lot of seafood restaurants I think. We always got crabs on newspaper

Crochet lady
Community Member
6 months ago

I grew up in DC and in the summer we would drive to Baltimore to meet our cousins and we would always get crabs, while the table was always lined with newspaper for the mess, the food was actually served in baskets. I wouldn't want my food served on paper, yuck.

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Delboy
Community Member
6 months ago

That Is Not Fish and Chips....

Fred L.
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, technically it is. Of course the wrong kind of chips ...

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Iggy
Community Member
6 months ago

Those are not proper chips.

Nugget
Community Member
6 months ago

My main problem is, that is not fish and chips.

dev mehta
Community Member
6 months ago

There is a bit of confusion about the word 'chips'

Batwench
Community Member
6 months ago

Those are crips not chips.

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
6 months ago

This is not fish and chips...

Iggy
Community Member
6 months ago

Chip shops still serve everything in paper. It's usually specific paper and without print, though.

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
6 months ago

Not the worst.

Wubbleyew
Community Member
6 months ago

Fish and chips are meant to come in paper!

Vicky Z
Community Member
6 months ago

I should do this at home cause i hate washing the dishes

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
6 months ago

Look at the state of that fish , looks like an old boot. I bet it tastes that way also .

H Edwards
Community Member
6 months ago

And those are not the kind of chips that go in fish and chips

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jjdubs W
Community Member
6 months ago

I hate to break it to you, but it used to come wrapped in newspaper, in England. NOT kidding.

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
6 months ago

Nothing wrong with this. I have been in many places all around in Europe, for example in Thessaloniki, when you can eat delicious fish and chips served on paper

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
6 months ago

What do you do, cut out the knife and fork to eat with?

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
6 months ago

Here's a hint. Fingers came before forks

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
6 months ago

At least it's traditional?

Alida van Veen
Community Member
6 months ago

Except for the fact that those are not chips, they're crisps...

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Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
6 months ago

"Hit the Tartar Station." The Tartar STATION, y'all.

Nolan Schekel
Community Member
6 months ago

Kinda cool ngl

Clare McDuff
Community Member
6 months ago

I actually like it.

Dav Carro-Ripalda
Community Member
6 months ago

Fish and.chips always come on paper. Ask on any fish and chips shop, and see what you get. Should it be different on a restaurant? What i do not understand is why do you ask for fish and chips in a restaurant.

Alex_cat lover
Community Member
6 months ago

That’s kinda cool

Luuta
Community Member
6 months ago

Fish and crisps, they're not chips.

Craymoss
Community Member
6 months ago

Sucks for the table and the next customers..

Mae Mosse
Community Member
6 months ago

Fish and crisps!! That is weird as heck. The paper I’m not worried about we eat normal Fish & chips out of paper all the time. But crisps are just not right

Sherbaan Naab
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, they did use to come in a newspaper...

Ashley Mason
Community Member
6 months ago

so how do they bring it out

Kim Lorton
Community Member
6 months ago

They are served on or in paper anyways!

LAWLAWLAW
Community Member
6 months ago

That is not Fish and Chips, that is Fish and Crisps. If you are culturally appropriating my country's food CHIPS ARE CHIPS NOT CRISPS. Now I need a cup of tea and a hob k**b to calm down. Aaaaarrrrrghhh

LAWLAWLAW
Community Member
6 months ago

And don't you **** my biscuit choice. H O B K N O B S . H O B K N O B S. H O B K N O B S

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okpkpkp
Community Member
6 months ago

This isn't bad. At least the mussels are plated.

Edie Hart
Community Member
6 months ago

Saves water from washing dishes?

Billy Maguire
Community Member
6 months ago

Back in the day, I always got my Fish 'n Chips wrapped in a double sheet of newspaper

Cathy Carey
Community Member
6 months ago

This seems ok to me, especially if the paper soaks up all of the grease.

MAKtheknife
Community Member
6 months ago

This actually kinda makes sense

michelle neugebauer
Community Member
6 months ago

This one I wouldn't mind, being Australian and as a child we always have fish and chips wrapped in newspaper!

Megzymonsta
Community Member
6 months ago

Fish and chips always taste better eaten out or paper and it isn't so much eccentric than traditional. Also those are not chips, I would be so disappointed if my chips looked like that

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
6 months ago

"They do it in the street, why would I do anything differently inside?"

Mya Lugar
Community Member
6 months ago

That's clever and sanitary, and few dishes to clean. I like it!

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
6 months ago

I admit, I have seen this before...pretty small portions...READ ALL ABOUT IT! LOL!

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
6 months ago

I can see what they were aiming for, but they should have a square of greaseproof paper under the food too if they are going for the 'Chip Shop Take Away' style

Donna Thompson
Community Member
6 months ago

What on earth? A pathetic tiny excuse for a fish & who the heck has fish & crisps as a meal anywhere, let alone ordered at a restaurant? Bonkers, time for a refund!

Donna Thompson
Community Member
6 months ago

The paper doesn't bother me particularly btw - as others have said, fish & chips comes in paper in the UK anyway so we're used to that. Though I'd expect plates when eating out, we can see they do own some, the side dish is served on one!

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April Cast
Community Member
6 months ago

I like this

Sarah
Community Member
6 months ago

There was a barbecue restaurant in Muskogee, Oklahoma called Slick's that served all their food on paper. He was a rather crabby, skinny old Black man (fun to watch him yell at the staff) and their ribs were so good people would drive great distances to eat in that cramped little restaurant. Best ribs I've ever tasted.

Alex Hall
Community Member
6 months ago

yes...except, those aren't chips...they are maybe crisps? but that's being generous.

Farid Red
Community Member
6 months ago

save money on dishwasher, but a mountain of garbage in landfill.

Danielle Terese
Community Member
6 months ago

This works

ViFi
Community Member
6 months ago

That IS actually kind of cool

Gwen Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

Just kinda gross how you can see a huge grease stain right under the paper on the tablecloth. Doesn't look too hygienic to me -_-

Sandra Givens
Community Member
6 months ago

If you get actual British fish and chips, they are often served on or wrapped in paper, so this isn't all that weird.

Hudson Wirth
Community Member
6 months ago

Actually kinda cool

Nathaniel Davidson
Community Member
6 months ago

This is so lazy

Elsie
Community Member
6 months ago

Cheap Cheap!!

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
6 months ago

That's actually an old sea-side tradition... someone's only being playful by making it look like plates.

JessG
Community Member
6 months ago

Eh, this is fine

Amy Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Chippies serve on newspaper quite frequently. Can't say I've ever had eat in fish and chips on paper though, quite like the idea.

Travis Watkins
Community Member
6 months ago

it means fish and fries man people these days

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#29

Charcoal Waffle Eggs Benedict On A Shovel In Barcelona

Charcoal Waffle Eggs Benedict On A Shovel In Barcelona

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Coleonema
Community Member
6 months ago

And when your done, you can take the shovel and whack whoever thought this was a good idea

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#30

This Is Not How I Want My Biriyani To Be Served!

This Is Not How I Want My Biriyani To Be Served!

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
6 months ago

How can you ruin a simple rice dish?

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