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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Food Trendspotters Now Predicting 2013 Will Be Lamest Year Ever

Posted By on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

click to enlarge Veggies: so hot next year. - FLICKR/MARTIN CATHRAE

Food trendspotting firm Technomic has come out with its annual predictions for what's around the corner in the food world, and claims that 2013 will be the year of ... the vegetable. Now the only question remains: Is this better or worse than the 2013: the year of toast forecasted by local consulting firm Andrew Freeman & Co.?

See also:

- Trendspotters Predict 2013 Will Be Year of Toast, Ancient Grains, Shared Pig Heads

Anyway, according to Technomic, "As more diners discover the joys of occasional meatless meals, the flirtation with vegetarian fare evolves into flexitarian fascination with actual vegetables." We're not entirely sure what that means, but sure, okay.

Like Freeman & Co., Technomic is also all about the ancient grains, whose popularity it attributes to the rise of the gluten-free movement. Also potentially big: snacks, "noodle-shop noodles," diner and deli fare (including pickles, which have been a thing forever, c'mon), globe-trotting fast-casual restaurants, hip new beverages, and South American food.

You heard it here first, folks. Eat some South American fast-casual veggie noodle snacks while chugging a unique beverage, and you'll be ahead of the curve.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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