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Top Food Trends for 2017 (video) - Forbes

January 2017

Top Food Trends For 2017:  A study from restaurant and hotel consultancy Baum + Whiteman looks into the dining industry: From the issue of falling food prices hurting restaurants to the rise of delivery-only food startups.

12 Fast Food Trends for 2017 - QSR Magazine

January 2017

Hybrid eats:  “The world seems to be coming apart politically, but with so much culinary mixing and matching, the world is coming together on the dinner plate,” Whiteman says. Look for an explosion of hybrid menu items in 2017, he says, "including unusual mash-ups: bulgogi hamburgers, pastrami-stuffed bao, Mexican ramen, congee with Polish sausage, sushi burritos, and hummus “in every flavor but pork belly.”

Restaurants of the Future - Financial Times

December 17, 2016

In Whiteman's opinion more that $2 billion of venture capital has been invested in food delivery companies, whose number will be consolidated or are bought up by what he refers to as :big gorilla teach companies."  Some he imagines will be consolidated into the already crowded field of reservation apps.

Bowl Food to be a Major Trend in 2017, Predict Experts - Hindustan Times

December 2, 2016

According to the diviners at food and restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman in New York, bowls will become even more popular as the serving vessel of 2017. The report, which is based on trends that emerged in the last year, predicts that the popularity of meals served in bowls will become even more mainstream in 2017, in the vein of acai, poke, smoothie and Buddha bowls which were all over food blogs.

Food, Dining Trends to Watch for 2017 - Houston Chronicle

December 26, 2016

Serious restaurant chefs are "tilting their menus toward vegetables," according to the 2017 trend report from Baum & Whiteman restaurant consultants, adding that vegetarian/flexitarian diets are going mainstream as vegans "increasingly are gaining respect.

Restaurants of the Future - Financial Times

December 17, 2016

In Whiteman's opinion more that $2 billion of venture capital has been invested in food delivery companies, whose number will be consolidated or are bought up by what he refers to as :big gorilla teach companies."  Some he imagines will be consolidated into the already crowded field of reservation apps.