It’s a brand new year, which means a number of things. New expectations, new resolutions, new color of the year, and, of course, new food trends. In 2017 we were obsessed with activated charcoal, bugs as snacks (I am so not kidding), vegan burgers (still an obsession in 2018, I’m pleased to note), local distilleries, and zero-waste cooking. Now with the release of 2018’s hot new food trends by Whole Foods and by the Specialty Foods Association, it’s clear to me that some of the trends on point this year are a continuation of trends from years past, although I am predicting that some are likely to stop being trends and start becoming mainstays.

This year’s food trends are exciting because there are more flavors on our plates than ever before. We’re also embracing things like mushrooms in drinks and superfoods to make us glow from the inside out. Besides all of this, veggie burgers and plant-based foods continue being trends this year, which makes me hopeful that soon they’ll become the norm. Without further ado, here’s a list of the latest food trends.

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