Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Build Craveability in Eastern Med Sandwiches The layers of flavor that build craveability in Eastern Med sandwiches

In New York, Kotti Berliner’s döner kebab exemplifies the rich layering of flavors this sandwich offers. Here, marinated chicken is layered with veggies including cucumber with dill and pickled red cabbage, feta, a squeeze of lemon and and dill yogurt sauce
PHOTO CREDIT: Nisanova Studio


Start with either döner kebab or shawarma, then balance their rich, heavily seasoned profiles with trending flavors and textures.


  • pickled onion
  • pickled celery
  • pickled carrot


  • guajillo chile
  • Fresno chile
  • pepperoncini


  • jicama slaw
  • lime-cilantro slaw
  • potato straws
  • radishes


  • mint tzatziki
  • sambal yogurt
  • cilantro crema


  From the Jan/Feb 2018 Top 10 Trends issue of Flavor & the Menu magazine. Read the full issue online or check if you qualify for a free print subscription.

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