Nine would-be food trends, from cold brew coffee to pie-flavoured yogurt, at Canada’s biggest restaurant trade show

Nine would-be food trends, from cold brew coffee to pie-flavoured yogurt, at Canada’s biggest restaurant trade show

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What was popular in restaurants across the country last year? Craft beer, locally sourced food, and kale (along with its leafy green cousins—we’re looking at you, chard), according to the results of Restaurants Canada’s annual chef survey.  As for what’ll come next, that’s up to the vendors at this week’s Restaurants Canada Show—or so they hope. And with the number of Toronto chefs in attendance (Susur Lee, Donna Dooher and John Bil to name a few), it’s quite possible that what’s on the tables at this year’s show will end up as answers on next year’s survey. Here’s some of what could be the next big thing.