Here’s the Dish on How 5 Food Trend Predictions Panned Out in 2013

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It’s November, and 2013 already has one foot out the door when it comes to food and restaurant trends. Predictions have started pouring in as to what the hottest items of 2014 will be, just like they did at the end of 2013. But what is up and coming isn’t the only concern on the market – Forbes has published its third annual Food Trends list.

Forbes picked 10 trends to represent the year after consulting with a variety of food industry people, from restauranteurs to food writers. Conceding that the list could have been much longer, the publication narrowed it down to 10, putting it on par with predictions made around this time last year.

It is hard to imagine anyone being able to predict the cronut craze that hit the streets of New York earlier this year, but broader predictions are totally fair game. See what industry insiders thought would be popular this past year and how those predictions measure up against reality.