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Upcoming Food Trends for 2012


As the year comes to a close, we often reflect on the past year’s trends and what had people talking, but what will the new year bring? The Huffington Post recently put out their speculations on what will be big in food news and food trends in 2012.

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  • The Fall of the Food Truck 1 of 8
    The Fall of the Food Truck
    With Applebee's and Jack in the Box jumping on the food truck bandwagon, they went from hip and happening to washed up overnight.
    Check out what HP says about the Fall of the Food Truck
  • Hyperlocal Influence 2 of 8
    Hyperlocal Influence
    Restaurants focused on hyperlocal offerings seem to be gaining ground.
    Check out what HP says about Hyperlocal Restaurants
  • Mezcal 3 of 8
    Mezcal
    Apparently we'll be drinking it down like Gonzo and Raoul with Singapore Slings on the side.
    Check out what HP says about Mezcal
  • Mismatched Dinnerware 4 of 8
    Mismatched Dinnerware
    Joy the Baker is so ahead of the curve on this one.
    Check out what HP says about mismatched dinnerware in restaurants
  • Pretzel Party! 5 of 8
    Pretzel Party!
    If you haven't had a pretzel roll yet, you're really missing out.
    Check out what HP says about pretzels
  • Taps It! 6 of 8
    Taps It!
    The availability of tapped beer, wine and more is increasing in popularity, as well as places letting you pour your own.
    Check out what HP says about frontiers in taps
  • Goat and Rabbit 7 of 8
    Goat and Rabbit
    With industrialized meat taking a hit, goat and rabbit are on the menu.
    Check out what HP says about goat and rabbit and other smart meat sources
  • Casual Asian 8 of 8
    Casual Asian
    Much in the way that Chipotle does "casual Mexican," HP predicts that restaurants offering fare with an Asian side will become the new wave of the future.
    Check out what HP says about Casual Asian and all 14 food trends they predicted for 2012!

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