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