Ten years ago, if one of my friends could get me backstage at an indie rock show, she was the coolest. Today, I feel like restaurants and chefs hold the same degree of influence. I can’t think of a man sexier than one who cooks, or a startup founder more intriguing than someone using new technologies to make our world more sustainable, and good food more accessible.
Food has become a pillar of culture. Most of us take photos of our meals, follow food influencers on Instagram, and want to be the first to try a buzzy new restaurant. So, without further ado, here are eight of the most up-and-coming food trends that are about to be the talk of the town.