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Top Food Trends of 2015, According to the Internet

It's not just your imagination: Avocado toast was literally the trendiest food of 2015.

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People have ever-changing tastes, while trends — especially food trends — can be hard to keep up with. Luckily in the age of big data, food not only becomes a popular topic of discussions in homes, restaurants and grocery stores, it also trends online.

Eater took a look at Google Trends data and our archives to revisit what was in and what was out in the world of American cuisine in 2015. Google Trends tracks the popularity of search terms relative to total Google searches over time, and assigns each point a relative number from 0 to 100. Google then plots the results on maps and line graphs to show what users are searching. Eater also worked with Foursquare, the “app for discovering places,” to use a wealth of data showing where Foursquare diners went in 2015 and what they talked about.

Here’s a look at some of the trendiest foods of 2015, according to the social Web.

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