It’s coming up to the New Year and is often a time of reflection. So what better way to reflect on 2019 than to look at the weird and tasty food trends of the year!
Meanwhile, if you think that celery juice will appear on this list then just stop right here and reconsider your choices. Celery is essentially water, go to the tap and get that H20 straight form the source. Luckily, these food trends include healthy yet still delicious options to a foodie like myself.
Now, let’s look the 5 food trends of 2019!
Brunch, a nice mealtime where you combine breakfast and lunch foods. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty about having that Mimosa or two with your friends! Brunch has been on the rise for years now and is still peaking. However, this is also probably thanks to me and my bank account. Moreover, brunch dates are the new dinner dates and you can’t convince me otherwise.
Check out this link here for the best brunch spots in Edinburgh (If you haven’t tried the pancakes at Loudons, then please do yourself and your gut a favour and put that at the very top of your list)
2. Acai Bowls
The new superfood, smoothie bowl, has been on the rise recently. The name comes from acai berries. According to researchers, they can stop the formation of cancer cells, are full of antioxidants and boost the brain's activity! I’m sure their Instagram-worthy factor has a lot to do with it as well. These bright, nourishing and flavourful bowls are taking over breakfast massively. Overnight oats who? Pft, so last year.
You can find some trendy restaurants and cafes in Edinburgh. I’d recommend Pumpkin Brown and the Hula Juice Bar.
3. CBD Infused Foods
Cannabis extract infused food and drink has hit an all time high. Although it won’t get you high, it’ll do great work for your health - naming it as a new superfood.
Thank goodness for that. Now, we can all stop pretending to like Kombucha that something tastier is on the market. You can get CBD-infused spring water, desserts and even savoury treats with this oil and we’re here for it. Still rising in popularity, we may see even more of it in 2020. Seems like the new superfoods are on the rise!
4. Meat Free Goodness
We’re really getting into meat free meals and sustainability. Plus, it's beginning to show through the decrease of vegan jokes and comments (as always, I will exclude Piers Morgan from this observation). For example, Brands such as Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burgers are taking over the world with their meatless substitutes. Supermarkets in the UK are beginning to stock some tasty, meat-free treats and now every foodie can enjoy a burger night!
5. Avocado Toast
It’s still going. 5 years on and it’s still going. And I am SO glad. Don’t fight me on this, I will not take any disagreements. You can NEVER go wrong with a cheeky avocado toast. If you're not a fan of avocado or think it tastes bland, they key is seasoning. Sprinkle some salt and chilli flakes on top and you won't be disappointed! All the trendy restaurants and cafes know to put that option on the menu for us avocado fans.
It is one of the biggest food searches of the year!
What food trends have you loved this year? If your new year resolution is to start your culinary career and invent a new delicious trend, have a look at the chef vacancies on our website!