Last Updated on December 16, 2020 by Novotaste

From Cacio e Pepe to Pumpkin Spice to Croque Madam, the culinary world through the eyes of market research firm Datassential held some unique food trends

Among other trends in this year’s countdown:

  • Japan’s soft and fluffy milk bread;
  • Elote, a Mexican street food mainstay; and
  • Croque madame, France’s indulgent grilled cheese.

All of those ingredients originated in other countries and are slowly making their way over to the U.S. as shown by Datassential’s reports on menu trends in the data in each slideshow.

In other trends, seasonings were big this year among Flavor of the Week readers.

Some of those top ingredients:

  • Fall’s favorite flavor, Pumpkin Spice, adds warm seasoning to menus;
  • Tzatziki, a refreshing Greek condiment;
  • Smoky meets tangy in chipotle aïoli; and
  • Shiso, mint’s East Asian cousin.

See what this year’s top Flavor of the Week trends from Datassential were in this gallery.

Source: The top 10 Flavor of the Week trends in 2020