Farewell 2017, a year where (if you believe Instagram) we mostly ate bubble waffles, poké, and unicorn freakshakes. So what’s on the menu for 2018? We’ve trawled the trend reports to find out what the UK’s food experts are predicting for the year ahead. From edible flowers to plant-based proteins, here’s what we could be eating in 2018.
Booze-free beverages – The trend forecasts agreed that there will be a rise in interesting alcohol alternatives this year. Think flavoured bitters, sparkling waters, and bubbly cold brews. Will it stop us knocking back the occasional Martini? Probably not, but it’s nice to have options.
Plant-based protein – This was a trend we could all agree on, with experts predicting more root-to-stem cooking, vegan junk food, and plant proteins like tempeh and seitan. Frenchie’s Greg Marchand thinks we’re likely to see ‘less protein on the plate but this protein will be better sourced, where protein is used almost as a condiment rather than a main ingredient’.
Healthier snacking – Could this be the year we say goodbye pork scratchings, hello bean bites? Expect to see snacks made from lentils, peas, and black beans taking over the supermarket snack aisles this year.Continue Reading