Every week, Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality and Datassential partner to feature a Flavor of the Week — a menu item or ingredient making a big splash on restaurant menus.
From condiments to appetizers to beverages, these are things making a stir among consumers, growing in popularity as people learn more about them and restaurants add them to menus. We also always give examples of creative ways these ingredients are being put to use.
This year, featured flavors included mochi, smoky mezcal and loaded fries. Here, see our 10 most popular ingredients of 2022, and look back at years’ worth here.