Jackfruit steps into the spotlight

February 28, 2017

Jackfruit has appeared on food trend roundups for the past couple of years, but this tropical fruit hailing from South and Southeast Asia could finally make mainstream menu moves in 2017. With increased consumer interest in meat alternatives, jackfruit is finding a place on the menu.

Condado, a two-unit Mexican concept in Columbus, Ohio, offers BBQ pulled jackfruit as a taco filling option. Owner Joe Kahn told the Columbus Dispatch that when cooked, the tropical fruit is reminiscent of pulled pork.

FüD, a vegan restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., serves a jackfruit Reuben and Jack BBQ. On its website, the