How to Incorporate Seasonal Ingredients Into Your Restaurant Menu

On average, restaurants that offer seasonal menus see a 26 percent uptick in orders compared to restaurants that don’t.

While you don’t need to give your entire menu an overhaul, adding a handful of seasonal menu items can help your restaurant attract new customers, increase revenue, and build buzz on social media and other channels.



Seasonal ingredients

  • blueberry
  • artichoke
  • asparagus
  • peaches
  • rhubarb
  • snap peas

Suggested menu items

  • blueberry muffin or scones
  • spinach and artichoke dip
  • roasted asparagus
  • rhubarb pie



Seasonal ingredients

  • watermelon
  • basil
  • bell peppers
  • corn
  • eggplant
  • tomatoes

Suggested menu items

  • watermelon feta salad
  • basil pesto
  • grilled corn on the cob
  • tomato salad



Seasonal ingredients

  • sweet potatoes
  • apples
  • brussel sprouts
  • cranberry
  • pumpkin
  • squash

Suggested menu items

  • sweet potato fries
  • apple cider
  • pumpkin bread
  • butternut squash soup



Seasonal ingredients

  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • grapefruit
  • kale
  • pears

Suggested menu items

  • roasted garlic cauliflower
  • cream of broccoli soup
  • kale chips
  • pear tarts

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