The 10 Top Trending Appetizers in the US

The 10 Top Trending Appetizers in the US

Sometimes the most exciting part of eating at a restaurant isn’t your main course — it’s the appetizer!

Appetizers are the perfect way to kick off your meal. But if you’re tired of ordering the same old app you always do, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some of the top trending appetizers you need to try.

Mini Tacos

Street foods and food trucks have blossomed in the US, and the mini taco is one of the stars.

A bit smaller than a traditional taco, mini tacos pack in even more flavor and spices in the bite-sized treats.


Another street food star is the skewer. Featuring alternating ingredients on a stick, skewers make for the perfect handheld appetizer.

Skewers come in many varieties. You can find traditional steak-and-veggie kabobs, or get something a bit more thematic like a Caprese skewer with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil and a balsamic drizzle.

Boneless Chicken Wings

Wings are a staple at the bar, but recent market trends are making the boneless varieties the new wing king.

Thanks to rising demand, the cost of bone-in wings has skyrocketed. To save money, restaurants are doing more to get patrons to go boneless.


These mini burgers aren’t just for White Castle anymore.

As sliders have grown in popularity on menus, chefs have come up with new and more unique burger options. Of course, you can still go with a traditional cheeseburger slider, too.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip often faces off head-to-head with the other appetizer dip giant, queso.

Thanks to the leafy greens, this selection packs in just a bit more nutrients for those looking for something a bit healthier to scoop with their tortilla chips.

Mozzarella Sticks

Perhaps no other food represents the concept of appetizers more than fried cheese sticks.

They’re the perfect app. They’re hand-held, full of melty cheesy goodness with a crisp and flavorful fried coating. You can’t go wrong with this classic.


No other dish has jumped in popularity in the US over the last few years like hummus has.

Made with chickpeas, this healthy spread is great for scooping up with veggies, chips, and sure, even just your finger.


For a bit of Asian flare, wontons have emerged on the scene to challenge the popular egg rolls.

A type of Chinese dumpling, wontons are usually boiled or fried and can be stuffed with a wide variety of meats and veggies.

Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Pretzels with cheese dip is a classic bar food that pairs perfectly with a cold beer.

But why bother dipping when you can stuff? Bite into a soft pretzel and enjoy the warm, gooey cheese surprise inside.

Avocado Toast

We wrap up our list with the infamous millennial hipster treat: avocado toast.

Avocado toast has been the center of both praise and odd criticism online. But regardless of the stigma, the combo of the creamy, healthy avocado and the crunchy toast is something you need to try.

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