What Are the 2013 Restaurant Food Trends?

  1. Bacon in all types of recipes and food dishes.
  2. Ethnic inspired breakfast food items.
  3. Vegetarian appetizers. Bite Size hors d’oeuvres.
  4. Whole-wheat noodles and pasta such as buckwheat.
  5. Homemade ice cream.
  6. Locally grown meats and seafood.
  7. Gourmet lemonade, organic coffee, special teas and coconut water.
  8. Fermenting, pickling, or smoking food items.
  9. Artisan cheeses.
  10. Locally grown produce.

If you stop and think about it, I am sure you can see that most of these trends are being adapted into our local restaurants. If you haven’t noticed, read the menu closer and you will see some of these influences shining through!


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