Like most corners of the US, the food world saw unexpected drama in 2019. Fried-chicken sandwiches caused chaos, and the meatlessness of plant-based Whoppers became a lawsuit. Cult grocer Wegmans opened in New York to the delight of “Wegmaniacs” everywhere, while Taco Bell took over a resort in Palm Springs for a more immersive experience than a cheesy gordita crunch.

What’ll be big in 2020? In some ways, it’s hard to think of a decade beginning without considering the end of the last one, a decade that radically changed how we looked at food — literally. Instagram made its debut in 2010; today, an estimated 95-million posts are uploaded every 24 hours, and food and drink are among users’ biggest interests...

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