Despite lingering pandemic challenges and an increasingly cutthroat labor market, restaurants began to hit their stride in 2022. Full-service concepts reclaimed dine-in business without ceding much of the off-premises sales they’d amassed over the last two years. At the same time, chefs and operators began mixing things up, from experimenting with new recipes and ingredients to adding guest-friendly tech solutions.
Even with a possible recession ahead, the momentum is certain to continue in 2023 and with these products across five categories (food, beverage, kitchen tools, tech, and appliances), restaurants can win the new year, come what may.
Click through the links on the right to see our top picks, from food to tech and everything in between.