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Restaurant Trends

headrush

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What is the "in" thing to eat in your neighborhood? I see more Japanese eateries, especially ramen and udon shops. I also notice more vegan cafes and bubble tea stalls.
 

jack25

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You almost got me wondering whether we live around the same place since there has been a sudden rise in the number of Japanese eateries around here. Interestingly, these joints are almost always full. My favorite dish is Tempura.
 

DandyMandy

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The popularity of hibachi and sushi restaurants has already come and gone here. At the moment, restaurants are fading into the background. Now most folks are either all about locally grown fruits and vegetables from the farmers market, or they're getting those Blue Apron meal kits to cook at home.
 

Salome G

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A Chipotle is finally coming to the area, which is fine, but we already have a Moe's Southwest Grill and a Diablo's Southwest Grill. It's like, how many fast casual Tex-Mex places can one relatively small town support?! We already have quite a few regular Mexican restaurants, so I feel like the bubble's gotta burst at some point.
 
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I also notice more vegan cafes and bubble tea stalls.
I think these two things are becoming more popular because people wanted to become healthier. There are many people who have become vegans or vegetarians. The tea is somewhat like a lesser evil to soda, but I think it still contains caffeine.
 

Rambler

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I'm in an area with lots of Hispanic and Asian immigrants, and there's always been plenty of choices from their communities. Lately, I'm seeing more Korean stuff including dessert cafes.
 

Boomer

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I think these two things are becoming more popular because people wanted to become healthier. There are many people who have become vegans or vegetarians. The tea is somewhat like a lesser evil to soda, but I think it still contains caffeine.
Besides the caffeine, bubble tea has loads of sugar and calories. I thought that its popularity would slow down when frozen yogurt shops started closing.
 

whaleshark

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I see more food halls. Many stalls under one roof, like hawker centers. Food courts without huge shopping malls attached. I think they're great hangouts.
 
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