The Biggest Food Crazes Of 2013

The Biggest Food Crazes Of 2013
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The Biggest Food Crazes Of 2013

What was your favorite food trend of 2013?

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The Cronut

Without a doubt, the Cronut deserves a spot on this list. Dominique Ansel launched the year of the food mash-ups with his delightfully confused croissant-doughnut hybrid.

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Pretzel Bread

It seems like average sandwich buns were passé this year. Burgers became more than vehicles for a great beef patty and instead vamped up the bread. Wendy’s and Ruby Tuesdays tried out pretzel buns on their cheeseburgers jumping on to the pretzel bread trend.

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Ramen Burger

And speaking of revamping hamburgers, Keizo Shimamoto did just that with his ramen burger. Drawing culinary inspiration from Japan and America, Sheizo set out to show foodies that ramen was so much more than a dorm room meal.

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As far as vegetables go, kale definitely belongs at the “cool” table. According to The Grocer, sales of kale rose by 40 percent in Britain this year.

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Cold Pressed Juice

Danny Meyer, creator of Shake Shack, has launched her own line of juice and now Starbucks plans to do the same. When juice was once reserved for brunch, it’s now integrating itself into a healthy lifestyle endorsed by everyone from celebrities and health nuts to average Joes.

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Food In Mason Jars

Maybe it’s due to rustic chic weddings and home decor or maybe people want to reduce waste, but mason jars have become more than food storage. They make lovely containgers for desserts, salads and pasta salad.

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With products like vodka and lollipops now featuring Sriracha, it’s safe to say the spicy topping wins most popular hot sauce of 2013.

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Grass-Fed Beef

Even though it’s been shown that beef isn’t the healthiest choice, more meat eaters are turning toward grass-feed products. Since grass-fed meat can provide healthy omega-3 fats, it’s no wonder they’re growing in popularity.

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Who would have thought we’d be trying to eat like our cavemen ancestors in the 21st century? Individuals who follow the Paleo diet strive to consume foods that our ancestors would have eaten.

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Almond Milk

Sales of almond milk actually topped those of soy milk this year, making the non-dairy milk pretty popular. Since almond milk caters to the gluten-free and lactose intolerant, it’s a great for individuals who suffer from those food allergies.

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2013 was a great year to enjoy food.

The food industry experimented, which left us with some delicious hybrid dishes. Still, health was a major factor in so many of the foods that became popular, a positive breakthrough, indeed.

This list spans vegetables, sweets, burgers and even food decor. We can't wait to see what food 2014 brings.

Check out the slideshow above for the biggest food crazes of 2013.

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