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5 Food Trends to Look Out For In 2014

Say goodbye to the food trends of 2013!  2014  has been a year of cupcakes and pretzel buns, but food experts are predicting new food trends for 2014.  The National Restaurant Association surveyed nearly 1,300 different chefs from to find out what the new menu trends will be this year.

Featured below are 5 of these food trends of 2014.  You should expect to see these in all the hottest restaurants.

1. Infused Ice Cubes

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Ice cubes frozen with fruits, herbs and even vegetables will be in this year.  At all the trendy restaurants you will find these infused ice cubes in your water and drinks.

2. Drive-Thru Grocery Stores

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Drive Thru grocery stores are anticipated to arrive in 2014.  No more strolling through the grocery aisles in search for you desired food.  Instead, pick out what you want on a mobile app and simple press order.  Just pull up to the grocery store, and your food items will be there waiting for you.

3. Cauliflower 

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Is this finally the year we say goodbye to kale as the health food of choice?  Cauliflower has been selected as the new kale.  Cauliflower can be eaten with other vegetables, and is a tasty way to get your daily dose of nutrients.  Cauliflower can be steamed, eaten in the raw or even mashed.

4. Heirloom Vegetables 

Organic, Heirloom Tomatoes

Being an Heirloom vegetable entails being a vegetable that can be traced back to its origin.  After finishing your heirloom vegetable, save it, as they can be replanted the following year.

5. Eclairs

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Do these doughnut like treats not look beyond scrumptious?  One should expect to fine eclairs at all the local bakeries and restaurants.  They are going to be big!

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