2018 Food Trends: What everyone will be eating (and Instagramming)

Dec. 15, 2017

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As temps begin to rise, coffee will continue to evolve.

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Sparkling cold brew

Coffee has seen its share of iterations — from iced and cold brew to nitro — and we're predicting that a bubbly version is going to take over.

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2018 may be the year of the mushroom.

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Specialty 'shrooms

We're seeing the specialty fungus in coffee and in meat-alternative products. Avocado toast, make way for mushroom toast.

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The milk aisle is already overflowing with nondairy alternatives.

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Plant-based dairy

2018 will yield even more variety: Oat milks, macadamia nut milk and other "dairy" products like cream cheese and yogurt are coming to a refrigerator near you.

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One savory breakfast street food has been a Chinese staple for thousands of years.

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Jianbing

Jianbing, your soon-to-be breakfast staple, is made from mung bean, rice or millet flour and is usually filled with eggs, cilantro and something spicy.

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This little thing that looks like a mini spaceship? It boasts a taste similar to cauliflower, with a slightly nuttier flavor.

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Romanesco

The cruciferous veg is sometimes referred to as "fractal broccoli," and it tastes wonderful when roasted or sauteed with garlic.

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If you resolved to drink less alcohol in 2018, this next trend is for you.

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Booze-free cocktails

Chefs are experimenting with boozeless cocktails, with fresh juices, unique bitters and herbs. It’s a great option for those who want to skip the hangover.

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Your taste buds are in for a real ride in 2018.

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