What's happening to our food culture? Top 10 food trends of 2018 and beyond.
The last few years we've seen a definitive shift in food trends and consumption, all of which are a reflection of a culture that's shifting towards formidable trends that point to all the latest health trends and environmentally sustainable practices when it comes to food growth and farming.
5 years ago there was no such thing as hyped up smashed up avo on a Sunday morning breakfast run, or a rainbow breakfast acai bowl, not to mention kombucha drinks and meat free burgers. There is a serious shift occurring and we are are the forefront of change in this industry, and it's going to rise rapidly.
2018 is set to be a year of new trends and some just getting bigger, see some predictions below:
1. Gut-friendly food
There is no denying we are seeing an increase in people with intolerances, and food trends shifting towards gluten, dairy and pretty much everything free. 2018 will see a rise in foods available at cafes and restaurants specifically designed to help the gut, and align to trends. This includes fermented, pickled, and preserving becoming increasingly popular.
2. Plant-based protein
Diets are becoming more focused on being plant powered as we shift away from being a dominant meat eating society and become more aligned to fresh produce. A lot of people are reducing highly processed foods from their diet and consuming more fresh natural foods instead. We can see the number of vegans and vegetarians continue to rise as health trends and shopping behaviours are starting to reflect this too.