13 Foods That Won 2013

This was a big year for food. Here is a roundup of the most enjoyable food trends in 2013.

1. Cronuts

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The indulgent joy of this doughnut and croissant lovechild swept the nation this year.

2. Pour-Over Coffee

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French press and cold brew took a backseat to the ultra-chic pour-over coffee this year. There is something wonderfully excitingly about seeing your coffee brew. And the smell. Unbelievable.

3. Kimchi

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This tangy, fermented cabbage really got the world excited this year. People were making their own, adding it to unexpected flavor profiles, and loving the health benefits.

4. Mug Brownies

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And all other mug desserts. Microwaving a sweet treat in the mug is simple, comforting, and portable. Raise your mug for a brownie-based celebration. CHEERS!

5. Lobster Rolls

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The food-truck revolution is in full swing. The most exciting item you could possibly purchase from four wheels has to be this little pocket of heaven.

6. Chia Seeds

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Flax is SOOOOOOO 2012. Those same chia seeds we loved as children on our Chia Pets are now being added to smoothies, salads, and healthy desserts. These incredible little seeds are the highest plant source of omega-3 on the planet!

7. Pie

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Pies are the new cupcakes. Flaky crust around tart fruit is a heartwarming way to end any meal.

8. Sriracha

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People eagerly added this fan-favorite hot sauce to everything this year. It adds just the right amount of spice to your life.

9. Froyo

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The pull-your-own frozen yogurt and choose-your-own-toppings things were VERY exciting this year. It’s like buying joy by the ounce.

10. Ramen

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2013 was the year of the ramen. It’s warm, comforting, and delicious. Like eating a hug. But, not weird.

11. Brussels Sprouts

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These tiny heads of lettuce have gone through a major public relations overhaul. No longer are they viewed as overcooked mush no one wants to eat. They have now risen to an eagerly anticipated side dish. Full of flavor and pizzaz.

12. Pumpkin Spice Everything

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Lattes, muffins, pie, ice cream, cocktails, scones, cakes, hummus, beer, waffles, candy, cupcakes, soy milk, cinnamon rolls, chips, eggnog, granola, creamer, cookies, cronuts, mug-based treats…..EVERYTHING IS PUMPKIN SPICED!!!!

13. Coconut Water

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We needed a trendy drink to wash down all those sriracha-spiced cronuts. Crack open a bottle, and you’re transported to a tropical beach experiencing #bestfeelings. It’s refreshing, summery, and exciting. And pretty darn good for you too.

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