Food Trends for 2017: What to watch and what we've had our fill of

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s fun to look back on what foods kept us happy and fed over the past year, and speculate on what we might be eating in the year to come.

Here are a few trends to watch for, and some we’re had our fill of. 

Wine bars

Wine isn’t as intimidating as it used to be — any perceived rules are being broken. It’s casual and drinkable, without pretension. Wine bars allow more affordable tastes, paired with well-curated food, instead of vice-versa.

Wine bars, like Bar Von der Fels, are making wine drinking casual and delicious. (Julie Van Rosendaal)

Family-style and sharing plates

Restaurants are tapping into the conviviality of the family meal by offering meals served family-style that are perfect for sharing.

Similarly, sharing plates appeal to those who want more from their dining-out experience and may not want to commit to a single…

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