The National Restaurant Association unveiled its 2018 edition of “What’s Hot,” a list that surveys 700 professional chefs to predict the top food and beverage trends for restaurants in the coming year.

“Local, vegetable-forward, and ethnic-inspired menu items will reign supreme in the upcoming year. Guests are implementing these trends in their own lifestyles and want to see them reflected on restaurant menus. In response, chefs are creating more items in-house and turning to global flavors,” says Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research at the National Restaurant Association, in a statement.

Here are the Top 20 Food Trends:

These are the Top 10 Concept Trends

Here are the top trends by category.

According to the NRA, these are the trends heating up:

Here are the ones cooling down:

These are the trends the NRA considers “yesterday’s news.”

And these are the perennial favorites:



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