Food is an essential part of our lives. It may be not as important as air and water, but when it comes to new food trends we’re the first ones in the line to try them. Why? Because it’s exciting and in most cases healthy as the overall tendency is to eat as consciously as possible. Of course, there are those cases when something bizarre pops up on the foodies’ radars and the whole world is going crazy over rainbow foods. Here are top 10 new food trends of 2019.
Fermented foods and drinks
Not so long ago kombucha made a huge blast, and Korean kimchi is not a stranger to anyone anymore, but food enthusiasts are not planning to stop there – they’re looking for new yummy fermented goodies! This year is the time to try kefir that comes to us from the Caucasus mountains, Indonesian tempeh (that reminds tofu a bit), and drinkable vinegars infused with kale and kiwi for better taste. Well, we’ll see how that works out soon enough!
Ugly produce is all the rage
Ugly on the outside, but pretty on the inside…Yes, we’re talking about all those perfectly fine fruits and veggies that used to go to waste just because of the way they look! Now we’re finally recognizing their nutritional value and start-ups like Hungry Harvest, Imperfect Produce, and Misfits Market make it easy to save some of those ugly foods, take them home, and prepare something mind-blowingly yummy with them!
More sea snacks are coming
Surely no one is surprised to see snacks like roasted seaweed on the shelves these days, but how about some crunchy air-popped water lily seeds? Or maybe you’re more up to try kelp jerky prepared with shiitake mushrooms and a bunch of other superfoods? It doesn’t get more organic than this, guys!
Less plastic this year
We may still be far away from the completely plastic-free society, but the steps are being made as we speak. Starbucks, Disney, and McDonald’s are expected to completely ditch single-use plastic straws, but that is only the beginning. We’ll see more eco-friendly packaging this years and no one (okay, less people) will roll their eyes at you when you show up at a salad bar with your very own non-plastic bowl.
Instagram foodies and celebrity health coaches are all about celery juice these days. They claim it balances out blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and has a magic effect on your intestinal flora. Whether it is true or not we can all agree that a green juice trend is a good one! It can also be mixed with other veg ingredients for a greater effect.
You may or may not know that matcha has been used by many chefs and product companies to create that gorgeous green colour as well as add a unique flavour, but now even more colors will be added to the healthy palette. Expect to see some turmeric yellows, Acai berry purples, and various powder concoctions made from mushrooms.
Hummus shake is rocking it
Hummus has been popular for a while now, but for some reason it took a long time for foodies to come up with a recipe that would hit it big everywhere in the world. Well, they finally did! Now everyone is drinking the simple, yet delicious hummus shake. To prepare it you’ll need almond milk, chickpeas, banana, tahini, and dates. It’s filling and totally organic!
Healthy food swaps
More and more restaurants and fast food companies are replacing unhealthy ingredients with healthier products. Chickpeas instead of potatoes, zucchini instead of pasta, and cauliflower instead of almost everything! Yes it’s that good. Cauliflower-crust pizza is something most of you will definitely fall in love with the second you make the first bite.
Unique seed butters
Feeling a bit tired of all those nut butters? Well, if you are and you want to try out something new and equally tasty, look for the new seed butters on the market shelves this year. Made from sunflower, watermelon, and pumpkin seeds, these butters are a perfect alternative for all those foodies with nut allergies.
Pacific Rim flavours are here to stay
If you think Acai and Goji berries are amazing, wait till dragon fruit, guava, and starfruit flavours hit it big on the market. All this fruity goodness is coming your way as we speak and it’s here to stay! Fruit bowls, smoothies, new delicious desserts, shakes, and juice mixes will blow you away with a unique taste palette.