Food trends and dining preferences have been a bit of a roller coaster ride for the last few years. We’ve seen the rise of pop-up restaurants and the fall of the ultra-formal suit and tie dining establishments. Carb-free has been usurped by gluten-free. And eateries dumped charcoal food dyes and flavors alongside lettuce wrapped burgers.
What are the food trends ready in the wings to take their place in 2019 and beyond?
The percentage of people turning to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle will continue to rise this year. For over thirty years now, restaurants have had to offer at least one vegetarian menu option or else lose out on group bookings that might include a vegetarian or two. In 2019 and beyond, groups will be choosing entirely meat-free eateries or ones that offer more than just a pumpkin and sage ravioli dish.
Even vegetarian restaurants are adapting their menus to include vegan, gluten-free, and seasonal/local produce. This change is a direct response to diners who are demanding more sustainability, social responsibility, and fresh ingredients with zero carbon footprint. Plus, the food has to be delicious and flavorful.
Meals Delivered To Your Home
The days when you only had the choice between pizza and Asian cuisine delivered to your home are long gone. Now, any menu item from any restaurant can be selected from hundreds of options online and delivered within the hour. Many home delivery systems are available from an app or by visiting a website. Either way, you can choose how you want to pay and be informed when your home food delivery is just around the corner: no phone calls, no dressing up, and no limited choice.
Food delivery websites choose only the very best restaurants, delis, and diners to feature in their selection. Just because the food is being delivered to someone’s home doesn’t mean there is any lowering in the quality of the preparation and ingredients. In Montreal, Foodora is the premium supplier of food home deliveries. They offer the widest selection of outstanding restaurants with the finest service.
Ugly Fruits And Vegetables
Slightly flawed crockery and utensils have always been available through second stores at significantly reduced prices. This concept has been expanded to include fruits and vegetables as well. Products are being sold that have been made from misshapen foodstuffs.
The taste and nutrition of weirdly shaped fruit and veggies are the same as the more beautiful kinds. The only difference is that thousands of tons of misshapen foods would be disposed of and never eaten. Food manufacturers such as juice and smoothie makers are using ugly produce in their foodstuffs now, instead of them going to waste. This process is called “food rescue.”
Many of the rescued fruits and vegetables are going towards a new food trend production called “hidden veggies.” The method is quite simple: certain amounts of sugar and starches in food items are being swapped out and replaced with fruit or veggies. It makes products such as brownies or burger patties moist and delicious.
Try one of these food trends today.