Are you wondering what the food trends for this year will be? Well the Fresh HQ team have done some digging and here are the top 30 food trends in the Northern Hemisphere. We love that New Zealand can sometimes play the sleepy catch-up country, so no doubt, this will all follow for us down under this coming year. Our highlights of the food trend list? Cauliflower, the return of G&Ts, pretzels and shakshuka!
Boneless lamb neck.
Sweetbreads make a comeback.
Buckwheat to be the grain of the year … even if it’s not a grain.
Fluke to be the fish of the year, squid second, trout third.
Kale still rules but cauliflower’s working forward.
Consumer’s newfound protein obsession.
House-made fruit vinegars for vinaigrettes and cocktails.
Teres major (go on, look it up).
High-priced vegetarian tasting menus.
More beer and wine in fast-casual chains.
New uses for pretzels.
Banh mi will make it onto Western menus.
Crackdown on food waste.
Rose wines, all year long.
Hipster Asian restaurants.
Drinkers rediscover gin … gin bars and gin-tonic bars.
Mexican sandwiches … tortas and cemitas.
Sweetened and flavoured whiskeys … smoked, mapled, honeyed.
Made-to-order liquid nitro ice cream.
Paleo dieters add to gluten-free demand.
Delivery, high-priced and fast food.
Smart phones, tablet computers speed ordering and payment which will cut service staff.
Shakshuka (look that up too) will appear on breakfast and brunch menus.