Food trends

In 2021, dishes designed to boost wellbeing will feature heavily in the nation’s food trends.

Lately, there has been a particular interest surrounding our immune systems. Brands are starting to use ingredients which are vitamin C rich. As well as dishes including low calorific mushrooms and those with adaptogens, which are herbs, and some mushrooms, that support the body’s natural ability to cope with stress.

Probiotics, broths and sauerkrauts are also predicted to be used more on menus next year.

Here are five food trends you can expect to see being served up in 2021:

  1. Breakfast pancakes – it’s finally time to give breakfast the love it deserves. More places will be serving up breakfast pancakes in 2021, with new toppings from sous vide eggs to plant-based sausages.
  1. The basics – pasta, sauces and spices are getting an upgrade. Get ready to see adaptations on classics with a natural plant-based approach like Hearts of Palm pasta, applewood-smoked salt and ‘meaty’ vegan soup.
  1. Oils – olive oil has been the king of the oil aisle for years now, but recently we’re seeing some up and coming fierce competitors. Walnut, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed oils are being used more frequently to create new flavours.
  1. The almighty chickpea – in 2021 expect to see chickpea tofu, chickpea chips, chickpea flour and chickpea cereal appearing in dishes nationwide.
  1. Fruit and veggie jerky – plant-based jerky is the new meat-free alternative. In 2021, we will be seeing all kinds of vegetarian produce served jerky style. With the jerky ranging from jackfruit to mushrooms to mango.


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