2018 is coming to a close, and you know that means… soon we’ll be seeing new food trends pop up on Instagram that we will not only have to try, but also get the perfect ‘gram of. Before we get our cameras ready for the newest Instagrammable foods, let’s take a look back at some of the top food trends of this past year.

  1. Veggies as carb substitutes. Though zoodles have been popular for awhile now, 2018 was definitely a good year for vegetables - specifically when acting as carbs. Spiralized sweet potatoes in place of a burger bun, broccoli tots or parsnip fries instead of potatoes, and of course the obvious, cauliflower everything - from pizza crust to gnocchi to mash, we think it’s safe to say cauliflower was the breakout star.

  2. Matcha. This powdered green tea was all over Instagram this year, and for a good reason. It’s versatility. It is one of those drinks that is just as delicious iced as it is hot, and unsweetened as it is sweetened. We saw specialty matcha shops open all over, proving it’s here to stay for a while.

  3. Overnight Oats. The recipe developers out there can back us up on this. Instead of eating oatmeal the traditional, warm way, we were introduced to another method of making this breakfast food: soaking them overnight in milk and eating them cold! Of course, we still saw yummy fillings and toppings added to the oats, which only makes it better.

  4. Bone Broth. The bone broth craze continued and really picked up in 2018. Made by simmering bones for hours in water with vinegar, this trend is associated with it’s health benefits. More broth bars popped up this year and from the looks of it, doesn’t look like it will be going away anytime soon.

  5. Ooey Gooey Cookies. We couldn’t leave this one off the list! Our Instagram feed has been LOADED with the “cookie break” this year. From homemade cookies to the Instagram famous ones, everytime we see a picture of a fat, chocolatey cookie split in half, our mouths water! We’ve been starting to see crazy fillings inside, too, and we think this is another trend that will spill over into 2019.

Which was your favorite trend?