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Report: Top Food Trends To Include Nashville Hot Chicken; Floral Influences

Yelp, which helps people throughout the country to search for and share experiences at restaurants, recently announced its top 10 food and beverage trends to watch going into the new year. According to the company, Yelp mined the data from rising and significant search terms from their users, as well as mention rates during the last three years. Additionally, the company consulted with trend expert Tara Lewis, who is a regular Yelp commenter.

These are the trends to watch in 2020, according to Yelp:

Elevated Breakfast: According to the survey, elevated breakfast and brunch foods continue to be in-demand. The company noted that souffle pancakes, a Japanese culinary trend, as well as cinnamon swirl pancakes, have been trending in the ranks.

Mindful Drinking: Non-alcoholic options are becoming top-of-mind as people mindful drinking is becoming more mainstream. Look for sippers to reach for more juice-based mocktails, zero-proof craft beers and low-ABV choices.

Floral Infusions: Chrysanthemum and Butterfly Pea Tea are just two of the extracts popping up in cocktails and dishes across the U.S., according to Yelp.

Nashville Hot Chicken: Fried chicken started the trend, but expect to see Nashville Hot Chicken on more menus in 2020.

Ube Is The New Matcha: Ube, a purple yam that hails from the Philippines, has been popping up in everything from ice cream to pie. Where matcha once stood as a unique dessert flavor, ube seems to be heading.

Healthy Swaps: The healthy eating and living trend is not slowing down. Yelp noted that healthy swaps for comfort foods will continue to be on-trend going into 2020.

Korean Food: As far as ethnic cooking and eating goes, the food brand predicted that Korean bites will continue to see more interest in the next year.

Pineapple Bun: Yelpers have been searching for these sweet Cantonese pastries, which are often served as a dim sum snack, breakfast bun or dessert pastry.

Boozy Kombucha: In keeping with the mindful drinking and healthy eating trends, Yelp predicts that boozy Kombucha will begin to make waves in traditional drinking venues around the country.

Next Level Desserts: Over-the-top shakes, uniquely decorated donuts and more next level – and Instagrammable – desserts will be hot in 2020.



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