2017 Top 20 Culinary Trends

The National Restaurant Association's "what's hot in 2017" predicts menu and culinary trends for the year ahead. For 2017, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs to find out what the hottest trends will be.

1. New cuts of meat

Beef Tongue [76800] grilled over Binchotan Charcoal

2. Street food-inspired dishes

3. Healthful kid's meals
4. House-made charcuterie
5. Sustainable seafood
6. Ethnic-inspired breakfast items

Rice, Grilled Salmon or Saba No Bunkaboshi [70970], Natto, Miso Soup

7. House-made condiments
8. Authentic ethnic cuisine

Sukiyaki is a savory hot pot served with marbled beef and variety of vegetables. Step up your Sukiyaki game with Miyazaki Wagyu A5 Chuck!


9. Heirloom fruits and vegetables
10. African flavors
11. Ethnic spices

12. House-made sausage
13. House-made pickles

1. Hajikami [40123] | 2. Nara Zuke [62193] | 3. Rakkyo Zuke [60789]

14. Ancient grains
15. House-made/ artisan ice cream

Uji Matcha Ice Cream [40587] | Uji Genmai Cha Ice Cream [40597] | Uji Hoji Cha Ice Cream [40592] Also available NEW Kinako Ice Cream!!

16. Whole grain items in kids' meals
17. Protein-rich grains/seeds
18. Artisan cheeses
19. Savory desserts

Mitarashi Dango is a round mochi skewered onto bamboo sticks and covered with sweet soy sauce glaze. Frozen Mitarashi Dango [54893]

20. Gourmet items in kid's meals