The F&B industry is always changing, and it’s hard to keep track of what’s going to be the next big thing. The past few months have seen a whirlwind of changes in the way we eat and how businesses stay relevant. Whether you’re a restaurateur, a food enthusiast, or just someone who likes to eat, it’s time to get ready for a delicious year.
Well, if you’re looking for some new ideas for your business, we’ve got you covered. Here are our predictions on 2023’s top food trends:
This trend has been gaining traction over the past few years and is predicted to continue growing in popularity. We see this as a good thing—after all, less meat means fewer animals needlessly slaughtered. And if the meat tastes just as good (if not better!), why wouldn’t we want to make the switch?
Veganism is going to be a big deal. We’re not saying that everyone will be vegan, but more and more people are going to be moving away from animal products in their diets, and companies are going to have to adapt. In fact, many people have started adopting vegan diets as part of their lifestyle choices rather than simply as dietary restrictions.
Convenience is king
Customers want their food fast, fresh, and healthy—and they’re willing to pay for it. We predict that convenience will be one of the biggest trends in 2023. Whether you’re offering grab-and-go options or home delivery services (or both), you’ll want to cater to this growing demand.
A lot of new products in the market are focused on making things easier to make and eat, whether it’s a microwaveable meal kit, specialty foods that are convenient and ready to eat, or a drink that’s pre-mixed with your choice of liquid.
In addition to convenience and bold flavours, we’re also looking for more high-quality nutrition in our foods—and we don’t just mean “organic” or “gluten-free.” We mean foods that are full of vitamins and minerals.
Dairy-free desserts: People are finally realizing that dairy doesn’t always have to be part of dessert—in fact, it can often ruin the experience! Dairy-free desserts are on the rise as more people are ditching their milk and cheese cravings for healthier options instead. This trend is especially popular amongst millennials and Generation Z.
Today’s trends are going to be tomorrow’s standards. Knowing what the hot new trends are right now is a great way to give yourself an edge in the restaurant business, or just to make sure that your guests are satisfied with their meals. The global trend for many countries is comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients, which means it’s super fresh, healthy, and delicious.