Food Trends 2019
Behold the trendiest foods of 2019! Sure, we’re less than a month into the new year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking ahead to the food items you can expect to see more of at the farmers market, on restaurant menus, and on supermarket shelves in the coming months.
To find some of the trendiest eats of the year (we’re looking at you, celtuce!) AskMen analyzed data from Pinterest, Facebook, and more. Make some room in the refrigerator and scroll down to see which foods made the cut!
Nutrient-packed mushrooms are bursting with flavor and make the perfect main, side dish, or appetizer for any dinner. That’s probably why they are springing up everywhere from coffee drinks to chocolate bars. According to Pinterest’s list of the top food trends for 2019, searches for fungi-focused recipes were up 64 percent year over year.
According to the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot survey — a barometer of food and beverage trends in restaurants around the country — worldly breakfast dishes are expected to be exceptionally popular in 2019. The yearly poll examined the responses of approximately 650 professional chefs (all members of the American Culinary Federation) and found that more than 69 percent of respondents said globally inspired breakfast items would be the year’s top food trend. Shakshouka — a Tunisian/Israeli dish made of poached eggs, tomato sauce, onions, chili peppers and spices — is one such meal
In addition to earning a spot on Pinterest’s list of top food trends, infusions (think items such as ginger water and CBD) also caught the attention of Supermarket News and Kind Snacks, which predicted maple water (an infusion in its own right) will have a moment this year.
Sea vegetables — aka seaweed — have been a sushi staple for years, but Nation’s Restaurant News predicts 2019 will be the year the Asian snack becomes a star in its own right. According to James Griffin, an associate professor at Johnson & Wales University, seaweed consumption is growing 7 percent annually in the United States, and The New York Times predicts it will gain popularity because it is healthful, environmentally sound, and full of umami. Consider us on board!
Move over almond milk; there’s a new dairy alternative making waves in the food world. Per Pinterest, oat milk, which is tasty and environmentally friendly, saw an impressive 186 percent search increase over last year. In fact, it’s proven so popular that PepsiCo reportedly has plans to launch an oat beverage under the Quaker brand at some point this month. Uber Eats also predicted the vegan drink would be one to watch this year, along with pea milk — yet another trendy beverage that’s void of dairy.
January 17, 2019 at 04:41AM