Say what you will about 2017, but it’s been a great year for food. And once again we’ve compiled 10 the year’s best food and restaurant trends—and places to experience them—into our annual list.
As always, the process of compiling the list begins with collecting trend ideas from restaurants all over the U.S., some 50 ideas in all this year. To get to the final 10, these ideas were then evaluated by an esteemed panel of culinary experts.
This year’s trends generally fit into larger movements, around healthy eating – with a greater emphasis on vegan cooking and curative foods – and concern for the planet through sustainable practices. Expert Linda Burum also notes a generational shift in ethnic cooking, where second- and third-generation children of immigrant families are taking over their parents’ kitchens and shattering norms.
Read the full story and see the full list on my Forbes site.