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2020 menu trends, mapped

This interactive grid shows how the top flavors, ingredients and dishes might shake out this year.

Menu predictions came in fast and furious at the end of 2019. But will these ingredients, dishes and food and drink categories actually grab hold beyond select markets and cutting-edge independent restaurants?  That remains to be seen, but with consumers constantly seeking something new and exciting on menus, operators seem to be bringing trends to the table a lot faster. Here’s a look at how things might shake out. Hover over the red dots to learn more about each trend.

Sources: Liz Moskow/Spoonshot, Food & Wine, Fresh & Co., AF&Co. Hospitality Trend Report, Technomic, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Specialty Food Association, Whole Foods Market

 

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