Here's What We'll All Be Eating in 2018, According to Trend Experts

New year, new food trends to look out for!
By Grace Rasmus ,

Rutabaga

The trend experts at Instacart predicted the cauliflower boom of 2017. What's next, they say? Rutabaga! Also known as a swede, a rutabaga is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. Doesn't sound too sexy, but hey, neither did cauliflower...

Try our 5-Spice Salt Crusted Rutabaga with Ginger Cilantro Cream Sauce

Moroccan Flavors

North-African spices like cumin, coriander, and cardamom are dominating Pinterest right now—searches for "Moroccan" have recently risen a whopping 2,579%.

Try our Moroccan Lamb Soup

Fermented Foods

Photography by Marcus Nilsson

Fermented foods are in fashion, according to a national survey of registered dietitians. Kimchi, yogurt, kombucha, miso, and sauerkraut may have powerful health benefits from boosting gut health to soothing inflammation.

Try our Kimchi Chicken Sandwich

Mocktails

No booze? No problem! Based on search trends, Pinterest predicts you're going to learn to love mocktails this year. Sober January just got a whole lot sweeter.

Try our Sparkling Pomegranate Sangria Mocktail

No-Waste Dishes

As the issue of food waste becomes even more prominent, people will be looking for new ways to use ingredients and scraps that would have otherwise been discarded in 2018, according to The Specialty Food Association.

Try our Grilled Carrots with Carrot-Top Salsa Verde

Gochujang

Photography by Christopher Testani

Poké is already plenty trendy, but spike it with a Korean spice called gochujang and you'll be the coolest kid on the block. Pinterest reported seeing a 222% increase in saves for "Korean condiments" lately.

Try our Tuna Poké with Gochujang

Vegan Desserts

Photography by Tara Donne

Vegan food that tastes totally NOT vegan? We're here for it. And so is the rest of Pinterest, it turns out—saves for “vegan desserts” have increased by 329%.

Try our Vegan Chocolate Chip & Ancho Chile Cookies

Edible Flowers

Photography by Kate Mathis

Based on recent consumer trends, Whole Foods predicts that edible flowers such as hibiscus, elderflower, lavender, and rose will be popping up even more in 2018. We'll cheers to that!

Try our Hibiscus Kir Royale

Israeli Cuisine

Photography by Andrew Purcell

Restaurant News reports that Israeli food will get even more globally popular in 2018. “From shakshuka at brunch to sumac-spiced [doughnuts] for dessert, Israeli flavors are deep and vibrant, lending themselves well to both savory and sweet applications,” according to AF&Co., a PR and consulting firm.

Try our Lamb Meatballs with Israeli Couscous

Light Beer

The pros at Instacart are predicting a major spike in beer sales in 2018, specifically light beers such as Busch. We'll do you one better by turning that light beer into a beer-garita!

Try our Beer Margaritas

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