Our Predictions: 2013 Food Trends

If you’ve been asking yourself what the next kale, quinoa, and cupcake will be, then read on for our food trend 2013 predictions. By: Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

Pucker Up—Time to Get Sour
Photo: Randy Mayor

Pucker Up—Time to Get Sour

Kombucha and gourmet pickled vegetables have had us flirting with sour over the last few years, but it looks like 2013 is the year for a full-fledged love affair with this flavor. Craft beer companies will be making brews with a sour edge (and high acidity), which have wine-like complexity and go very well with food. And kimchi (Korean pickled cabbage) will continue making its way onto restaurant menus with options that have crossover appeal, like kimchi-topped hot dogs.

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