New year, new food trends to look out for!


5-Spice Salt Crusted Rutabaga with Ginger Cilantro Cream Sauce

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...

Moroccan Flavors

Moroccan Lamb Soup

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

Fermented Foods

kimchi chicken sandwich and homemade guacamole
Credit: 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.


sparkling pomegranate sangria mocktail

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.

No-Waste Dishes

grilled carrots with carrot-top salsa verde

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.


Tuna Poke
Credit: 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.

Vegan Desserts

vegan chocolate chip and ancho chile cookies
Credit: 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%.

Edible Flowers

hibiscus kir royale
Credit: 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!

Israeli Cuisine

lamb meatballs with israeli couscous
Credit: 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.

Light Beer

beer margaritas

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!