2019 is here, and with it a whole range of new and exciting food trends to look out for! With a move towards sustainability, food trend predictions have veganism, eco-friendly packaging and animal-free alternatives topping the charts.
By Taryn Wilson
1. VEGGIES ARE BIGGER THAN EVER
The vegan and vegetarian lifestyles have become big parts of our society, with many making the move to cut out meat and animal products. This year will see the rise of even more vegan recipes, stores and restaurants popping up all over the world. Aside from this, processed and refined foods will be shunned in favour of wholesome and fresh produce.
2. GOT OAT MILK?
2018 saw the creation of various dairy milk alternatives, from pea milk to rice milk. But now it’s time for oat milk to shine. Its similar flavour and ability to foam (for the latte lovers) makes it a popular option for many.
3. REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE.
With health and protecting the planet becoming major focuses, big corporations have started following the trends with more sustainable food options and using recyclable and sustainable materials. Straws are only the start, as reusable shopping bags, packaging and more are being introduced.
4. SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
What would our food be without delicious and exotic spices? This year even more Middle Eastern and North African spices will be incorporated into dishes for flavour experimentation. Think za’atar, harissa and sumac.
5. FROM THE SEA
Going green takes on a whole new meaning this year, with sea greens being incorporated more and more into daily snacks and meals. Think seaweed crisps and kelp jerky! You may be sceptical, but they’re quickly proving to be healthier and greener alternatives.