2016 Food Trends: Which Food will Break the Menus and Become an Instant Hit to Peoples' Palate

Dec 03, 2015 01:10 PM EST | By Pao Uychiat

The New Year brings about new trends that predict what can be popular for the whole year. An article in The Malay Online said that a restaurant consultant group predicted that Nashville fried chicken and turmeric would become major food trends in 2016.

Baum + Whiteman, a New York based group, released their own predictions of foods that will be popular on restaurant menus straight to peoples plates and mouths all throughout 2016. These predictions were given after they kept tabs on new trends over the last year.  Let's see their predictions below.

First, we have the ever famous Acai bowls.  2015 is known to be the porridge year, 2016 would be the year of acai bowls.  In this day and age, many busy and health conscious people opt to have a healthy start to their day. This bowl is packed nutrients, starting with acai fruit which is a grape-like fruit that is native in Brazil. This bowl can be loaded with breakfast stars like granola, milk, bananas, chia seeds and peanut butter. They predicted that these healthy bowls will be popular in juice bars, food trucks, and breakfast and brunch chains.

Next, is the Fried chicken burger. Fried chicken's popularity is still high even until 2016. The hype of these fried chicken sandwiches started when David Chang opened his joint named, Fuku.

This restaurant is dedicated to the best fried chicken sandwiches. However, for 2016, they predicted that Nashville hot chicken to be popular in setting people's mouth on fire.

Lastly, the spice of the year for 2016 goes to Turmeric. This spice is a lot like ginger and has the color of curry. 

In the prediction released, it has gained a lot of popularity because of its health benefits. Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

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