Amalia | Miami Beach, Fla.
Zitz Sum | Coral Gables, Fla.
Intero Restaurant | Austin, Texas
Culaccino | Franklin, Tenn.
Ambar | Two locations in the Washington, D.C., area
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | Based in Houston
MIXT greens, avocado, chickpeas, quinoa, lentils, carrots, edamame, cucumbers, scallions, fresh herbs and cilantro-jalapeño vinaigrette
Fried patty of fresh vegetables, quinoa, lentils, caramelized onions, fontina, herbs and red wine reduction topped with white cheddar, on a multigrain bun with lettuce, tomato and BurgerFi sauce
Watermelon sushi with fried shallots and lime dressing
Braised Lentil & Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie with bourbon-braised lentils, portobello mushrooms, mashed potatoes and white cheddar
Crispy Rice Salad with sour sausage, baby kale, roasted peanuts and a fried egg
Mediterranean Piada: Garlic hummus, harissa brown rice and quinoa, cucumber salad, bruschetta tomatoes, arugula, crumbled feta and basil aïoli, wrapped in toasted piada dough
Roasted Cauliflower with romesco sauce, toasted almonds, pine nuts, garlic, capers, chives and parsley
Green Chorizo Quesadilla with smoked pecans, roasted mushrooms, avocado and black bean salsas
Roasted Kabocha Squash with coconut milk glaze, fried shallots and garlic, fresh cilantro and slices of Fresno chile
Crispy cauliflower, coconut milk, mustard seeds and curry leaf
Smashed deep-fried rice cakes with chiles, fish sauce and lime, served with pork sausage, ginger, cilantro and chiles
Plant-based ground meat, black beans, romaine, roasted corn, salsa fresca, tortilla strips, avocado and pickled jalapeño-ranch dressing
Battered coconut meat, Mexican kimchi, carrot aïoli, micro greens
Cauliflower Gratin: Gruyère, Espelette, mojo de ajo, breadcrumbs and dill.
White Mushroom Salad with parsley, pecorino, red onion, radish and pomegranate seeds.
Deep Dish Cauliflower Lasagna with housemade tomato-garlic sauce and mozzarella.
Deconstructed Greek Salad: heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, pickled red onion, Kalamata olives, feta mousse, oregano and olive oil.
Sunchoke with Oyster Mushrooms with horseradish oil, black truffle mayonnaise and orange.
Fried Brussels Sprouts with bagna càuda, pickled raisins and smoked almonds.
Ensalada de Col: Savoy cabbage with Mahón cheese, anchovy-stuffed green olives and pistachios.
Charred Spring Peas with sauce verte and burrata
Spaghetti squash “noodles,” marinara sauce with chipotle pepper, roasted vegetables, ground beef
Ten Vegetable Soup with brown rice, Red Fife, wheat berries, black chia seed, tamari, lime juice, lemon zest, Aleppo pepper, market vegetables
Fried Green Tomato Taco with bacon, Cajun ranch, lettuce, pico de gallo, roasted corn
Hummus, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, with pita and crudités
Cauliflower Bites with bonito flakes, aïoli, lemon zest
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with fresh herbs, lime juice, fish sauce, sesame-Sriracha aïoli, mint, cashews
Breaded cauliflower florets, housemade Buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, scallions
Green Tomato Pie with buttermilk ice cream and sumac-dusted toffee
Cauliflower “rice,” chicken, carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, scallion, ginger, tamarind and chile-soy glaze, Asian slaw
Baby lettuce, kale, beets, hemp hearts, avocado, orange, hazelnuts, goat cheese, crusty fig toast
Avocado Lettuce cups with radish, pistachio dukkah, tamari-almond dressing
Tomato water-yuzu gelée, tomatoes, house-cultured cream, pistachio oil, allium flowers
Santo Cielo in Naperville, Ill. offers roasted and pickled cauliflower, chickpeas, crispy quinoa, labneh.
Produce as a bar snack? Yes, yes indeed.
In this case study of King + Duke’s foray into veg-forward flavors, Chef E.J. Hodgkinson centers his menu around the red-hot veg-centric trend. For starters, he developed a comforting Hearth Baked Lasagna combining ground beef and mushrooms in a way that delivers on the flavor promise.
Gerry Ludwig and his team visited 113 restaurants and tasted 1,107 dishes on their annual street-level trends tour, finding actionable insights that can translate onto today's menus. Here's part two in our series, delivering even more on-trend takeaways.
Using beans and legumes in creative applications promises modern results
No longer the also-ran to protein’s starring role, vegetables are the driver for some of the most exciting innovation happening in foodservice today.
The game is afoot. The fire is lit. The hunt is on. The stakes are raised. Quite simply—the veg-centric movement is rolling along like thunder, and with each creative, craveable dish starring vegetables added to menus, consumer expectations go up.
Blaze Pizza offers its Veg Out with roasted seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, red sauce
Vegetables aren’t just shining in food, they’re lighting up the cocktail menu as well
Tap into these menu-ready dessert trends for prime opportunities