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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Yelp Trends Answers All Your Food Trend Questions

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Conscientious eaters are no stranger to San Francisco, as shown by this chart.
  • Conscientious eaters are no stranger to San Francisco, as shown by this chart.

Food trends have always been a strange thing  to follow. From jello salads to cabbage soup to ramen burgers, trends range from hybrid foods or whatever is supposed to be healthy at the moment.

Review site Yelp recently launched a tool that maps out and compares food trends over time in different cities. Yelp Trends works much like its parent site in that it'll give you the most popular result for the item you're searching for.

So instead of "yelping" what we should eat over the weekend, we yelped some food trends. Here's what we've found:

While Dutch Crunch may be a personal favorite, this town is run by sourdough bread.

It doesn't matter whether you're the oldest or one of the newest breweries, it looks like Speakeasy is San Francisco's favorite.

The same seems to go for coffee and Blue Bottle.


The furthest east In-N-Out can be found in Texas, but the famously delicious chain still stirs things up in New York. Don't underestimate the power of the palm trees. And while Five Guys has made it from Virginia to almost every state in the country and even Canada, local players still hold turf rights.

While the Sushiritto hasn't picked up on the east coast yet, ramen burger imitators have grown quickly in the Bay Area. You can even get on at the L&L Hawaiian Barbecue on Kearny. The cronut has also made it's way into several local bakeries.

The bacon and kale war seems to have similar results in S.F., L.A., and New York. 

It's not surprising that high tea hasn't left too much of a mark on our radar, but even in London brunch trumps out the traditional English past time of afternoon tea.

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