3 Food Trends that Are Here to Stay

find a good restaurantAs the world of food delves deeper into the world of art and craftsmanship, more and more chefs are striving to create the next big thing on people’s plates. And when trying to find a good restaurant, diners will follow the food trends willingly.

But many of these trends burn out as quickly as their blaze began. The world of food is fickle, but one thing remains true: if it tastes good, it will stay put.

Here are three of the tried and true food trends that are delicious, always happening, and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon:

From nice dining restaurants to holes-in-the-wall, it’s likely you’ll find a burger or two on the menu. As blogger Beverley Taz puts it, the burger seems to be the ‘little black dress’ of the dining world. And considering Americans consume burgers around 4.3 times per month, this rings true. If all else fails, ordering a hamburger or cheeseburger seems to be a pretty good bet.

However, the world of burgers can get a little trendy. Local meat, for example, is an ethically sound food trend transpiring in the burger world. In addition to meat sources, customers also care about toppings. In fact, 42% of burger eaters ranked toppings as the first or second most important aspect of a burger.

Comfort Food
Despite our health conscious world, everyone could use a heavy, stick-to-your-ribs meal every now and again. That’s why when choosing a restaurant, you’ll likely find a smattering of comfort food items on the menu. From pulled pork sandwiches to fried chicken, these hearty meals are quintessential American classics that have been gracing the pages of menus for centuries and don’t appear to be going anytime soon.

America loves beer. So much, in fact, that it has become an artform of sorts within the United States. No matter where you look, it seems that craft beer pubs are popping up all over the country, and you’d be pressed to find a good restaurant that doesn’t carry a sizable collection of popular craft beers. Currently, the craft beer market is worth close to $20 million, and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

What’s your favorite food trend? Let us know in the comments.