The Top Food Trends for 2017, According to Pinterest

updated Jun 5, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

It’s the end of 2016, which means everyone is rounding up what they thought was hot this past year and giving their predictions for the future. None of these might be as important, or interesting, as what Pinterest has to say. Food is the number-one reason people go to Pinterest, so they have a good sense of what people are saving and Pinning on their platform. With millions of ideas being added every day, Pinterest might have the best knowledge of what people want next.

Here are the top 10 recipes and ingredients that Pinterest has identified as being super trendy for 2017. Have you tried anything on this list?

1. Jackfruit

Healthy meat substitutions get a new twist with jackfruit. The most popular recipes, according to Pinterest, involve nachos and pulled “pork.” See the recipe on Pinterest.

2. Sous-Vide Cooking

According to Pinterest, sous-vide is going to be more trendy in 2017. In case you’re not familiar with this process, check out some of our articles on


Pinterest, too.
(Image credit: Sugar-Free Mom)

3. Vegetable Chips

You might have noticed that there are more vegetable chips — not potato! — in your grocery aisle this year, but they’re also becoming super popular for the home cook. We’ve written about zucchini chips in the past, and our readers loved them. See it on Pinterest.

4. Hearty Grain Bowls

Buddha bowls, or healthy grain bowls, are becoming increasingly popular for the home cook, according to Pinterest. We have a few healthy bowl recipes on the site, including this great package from a couple years ago. See it on Pinterest.

5. Octopus

According to Pinterest, people will be all about octopus in 2017. It’s easier to cook than you might think, and it’s great in things like tacos or just grilled by itself. See it on Pinterest.

(Image credit: Melissa Ryan)

6. Sour Beer

2017 is going to be the year of the sour beer, according to Pinterest. You might enjoy rosé in the summer, but sour beer is also a great contender with all the foods you enjoy during the warmer months. See it on Pinterest.

7. Empanadas

According to Pinterest, 1.5 million people have saved an empanada recipe on their platform. Sounds pretty delicious. See it on Pinterest.

8. Naan Pizza

The easiest shortcut for homemade pizza starts in the grocery aisle. Pick up some naan and make magic happen. See it on Pinterest.

How To Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar (Image credit: Emma Christensen)

9. Sauerkraut

We’ve been pretty obsessed with sauerkraut at Kitchn, so we’re excited to hear that more people are digging it at home. One of my favorite cocktails of the year is this simple drink that Hali dreamed up (hint: it involves Sauerkraut juice). See it on Pinterest.

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

10. Alternatives to Olive Oil

Grapeseed oil is on the rise. It’s cheaper than olive oil and has a higher smoke point. See it on Pinterest.

See more from Pinterest: Pinterest 100 for 2017