Wondering what’s on the menu for the year ahead? We’ve trawled the trend reports and hand-picked some of the top food trends for 2019. If you’re into ice-cream and ugly veg, this could be your year!
Low booze, no booze – With more us choosing to cut back on booze or ditch it completely, we’ll see an increase in low-alcohol drinks on menus this year, as well as interesting soft options like infusions and craft sodas. Sales of low- and no-alcohol beer is on the rise, along with non-alcoholic spirits like Seedlip. It’s a chance for bartenders to get creative and experimenting with savoury cocktails and drinks made with kombucha, fruit and veg trimmings, and aquafaba, according to Waitrose.
Mushrooms – Packed with nutrients and high in antioxidants, the humble ‘shroom has shot to superfood stardom in recent months. They’re cropping up in everything from coffee and chocolate bars to beauty products and burgers. Expect to see more of them on menus this year as restaurants find new ways to showcase them – think confit, pickled, and even cocktails.
Oat milk – Move over almond milk, oat milk is our new dairy-free fave. It’s creamy and froths up like the real deal – perfect for smoothies, coffee and cereal.Continue Reading