It may be a time for New Year Resolutions and new promises for renewed lifestyles but what really gets us excited is a NEW YEAR for food trends in 2016.
Sure, there may be plenty of lists and predictions but as a food agency, we have a first-hand, insider’s scoop on what will be hot this year.
Have a read and weigh in! What do YOU think will be 2016’s gastronomic darling?
Our love of Spain continues to grows. Hearty Paella dishes emerge to satiate large crowds. Dive into fragrant rice riddled with fresh seafood and meats.
Move over beer, the crowd favourite to kick-off game night include orders of booze-induced, fruity punch bowls
AMAZON AND UBERING THE RESTAURANT SCENE
There’s an app for that– food. Everything’s coming up digital and we’re seeing a great rise in food ordering and delivery apps that make take-out a breeze.
VEGETABLES AS THE MAIN MEAL
Vegetables are not playing second fiddle to meat anymore as we see all things cruciferous get torched, smoked, cooked whole, and burnt. Mom always did say we should eat more greens.
POKE IS THE NEW CEVICHE
You won’t need your passport to taste this fresh fish salad from Hawaii. This is unforgettable Polynesian pleasure.
Upscale Foodhalls will be offering gourmet eats in multisensory settings to make you feel as though you’re strolling through a fresh european marketplace.
QSR (FLOCK, MELTWICH)
Fast-casual (aka Quick Service Restaurants) offer the best of both worlds: premium restaurant meals coupled with the swift service and affordable prices of a fast-food restaurant. And best of all? Wine and beer are available too.
We’re clucking for more chicken. Look out for organic, local and farm-friendly poultry showing up as deep fried comfort food, in grilled cheeses, poutines and as whole birds for an easy weeknight dinner.
SPICES (DRIED AND HOT SPICES/PEPPERS)
We’re spicing things up and bringing the heat. Call it the Sriracha Effectt: ghost pepper from India; sambal from Southeast Asia; gochujang from Korea; harissa, sumac and dukka from North Africa are all making an appearance on our plates.
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