20 foods everyone will be lining up for in 2018

20 foods everyone will be lining up for in 2018

 

The National Restaurant Association named rolled ice cream a top trend for 2018. -- goodebba/Instagram

  • We took a look at reports released by Whole Foods, The National Restaurant Association, and more to identify the top food trends for 2018.
  • Examples include doughnuts with unique fillings, untraditional cuts of meat, fermented vegetables, meat alternatives, ancient grains, soft serve, and edible flowers.
  • Cuisines that will be hot include Middle Eastern, Peruvian, and Filipino.

From gigantic soup dumplings to chicken waffle cones, there were plenty of viral foods to try in 2017.

As the year comes to a close, we took a look ahead to see what food trends will shape 2018.

Using reports released from Whole Foods, The National Restaurant Association, and more, we identified the foods you'll be seeing on menus everywhere in the coming year.

Keep scrolling to see what you'll be indulging in throughout 2018.

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Doughnuts with unique fillings

Doughnuts from Donut Papi.
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Gone are the days of chocolate-glazed doughnuts. Boutique doughnut shops have been popping up all over the world, serving up unique flavors and fillings, like LA-based Cafe Dulce, which stuffs their doughnuts with Snickers bars. Australia's Donut Papi offers treats filled with custard, and NYC-based Du's Donuts come in flavors like banana malt, pear clove, and espresso cardamom.

The National Restaurant Association named doughnuts with non-traditional fillings one of the 10 trends that are heating up for 2018.

Thai rolled ice cream

Rolled ice cream from 10 Below in New York City.
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Originally from Thailand, this unique style of ice cream has become popular around the world, thanks to the intriguing method behind its preparation. Liquid ice cream is poured onto a cold slate, which causes it to freeze; meanwhile it's chopped and rolled by hand and then served in a cup with various toppings.

The National Restaurant Association named rolled ice cream one of the top 15 trends for 2018.

Naked layer cakes

A naked cake from Milk Bar.
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Milk Bar Owner Christina Tosi was one of the first bakers to open the food world's eyes to the "naked cake" — a tiered cake whose unfrosted sides show its layers and give it its name. Her naked birthday cakes are a favorite among Milk Bar devotees, and the less-is-more cake trend has spread to weddings and at-home baking.

Tosi predicts that the trend will continue to spread in 2018.

Soft serve

Soft Swerve's soft serve.
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Tosi cited soft serve as another dessert trend that will continue to grow in the coming year. Plenty of funky flavors started to make their way into the viral food sphere this year. There was watermelon and corn soft serve at Dominique Ansel Bakery in Tokyo, and flavors like green tea matcha, black sesame, and purple ube at Soft Swerve in NYC.

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