Specialty foods have had an eventful year, and many of those big events will influence the food trends of 2016. From meat mania giving way to veggie-forward menus and flavorful fat making a comeback, to growing competition among specialty stores changing the retail landscape, here are our 10 predictions for what’s in store next year.  

Vegetables Take Root

Fresh Florals

Food Waste Face-Off

Local Love 

Fungi Frenzy

Snack Appeal 

Fat Is Back 

Convenient Shifts

Supermarkets for Super Health 

The Latin Kitchen

Bonus: More Rising Trends to Watch