Hand-held snacks and sandwiches are experiencing a surge in global creativity. Tacos, toasts, banh mi, and jianbing…wrapped, stacked, and folded!
- Latin cuisines are especially dialed into hand-held dishes. Think burritos, quesadillas, sopes, empanadas, tortas, and arepas.
- Israeli-Iraqi stuffed pitas, popularly known as sabich in the streets of Tel Aviv, are filled with fried eggplant, boiled eggs, hummus, tahini, tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley. They are gaining traction against other Middle Eastern faves like doner kebabs, shawarmas, and gyros.
- Classic American sandwiches, wraps, and burgers have never left the radar, but have been modernized by upgrading ingredients or creating fusion dishes with global sauces.