Tuck into Yelp’s insights on the top food trends to note for 2020

by Gary Ibbotson

As with all trends, food fads come and go. From designer donuts to artisan burgers, Dublin’s food scene has been evolving in the past few years.

In an attempt to predict what’s going to gain popularity this year, review website Yelp has conducted some research to find what food item – or style – is due to make a splash in 2020.

Here are the potential trends that came out on top!

Elevated breakfast

Hearty and colourful breakfasts have been making waves over the past couple of years and, this year, it’s looking like that’ll continue.

An ‘elevated breakfast’ has come out as a top trend and includes souffle pancakes as well as cinnamon swirl pancakes.

Reviews for both dishes have risen to 156.2% in the past year alone.

Nashville hot chicken

Chicken wings and fried chicken are consistently popular among Dubliners and this year Yelp predicts that Nashville hot chicken will be sizzling our taste-buds.

Deep-fried, hot and spicy, it certainly has all the ingredients to be a hit in the coming year, so expect it to see it appearing on chicken-centric restaurants soon.

Healthy-swap comfort food

Tuck into cauliflower pizza, cauliflower mash, cheesy cauliflower, etc. Yes, cauliflower is the healthy alternative for 2020, according to Yelp.

Searches for the white root vegetable have risen over the past year, with many people looking for a comforting meal but without the added calories.

Korean cuisine

Korean cuisine and Korean BBQ fare became big in 2019 and it looks like they’re not going anywhere in 2020.

With Dubs showing an ever greater appetite for delicious foreign fare, dishes such as tteok-bokki (Korean fried rice cakes), sundubu-jjigae (tofu stew) and kimchi, should encourage more and more Korean restaurants to pop up over the coming year.

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