It's hard to believe but 2018 is over and 2019 is here! And with every new year comes new trends and new ideas. While some indulge in fashion trends, fitness trends, or beauty trends, food trends are also one of the most searched (not to mention, delicious) trends to follow! If you're wondering what kind of food fads are in store for the coming year, keep reading- we have some intriguing food trends to dish on (pun intended).
Ooho! The Water You Can Eat
After your workout in 2019, you might be more likely to eat your water rather than drink it, thanks to Ooho from Skipping Rocks Labs. Aimed at reducing the plastic waste from water bottles, Ooho uses an organic seaweed extract to form a membrane around water, forming it into a little bubble. Ooho can even be colored or flavored, and is completely, 100% biodegradable! Talk about a win-win!
Take your smoothie or juice to the next level with a sprinkle of your favorite super powder. Powdered extracts that are painless to add but have huge payoffs, these powders are looking to revolutionize the smoothie scene. A pinch of acai powder, a dash of moringa, a smattering of maca; the benefits are as varied as the powders available. In 2019 you'll be able to become your best self with the aid of a super powder.
In today's world, it just makes sense to be as efficient as possible. Food waste was a big topic this year, and in 2019 we'll start to see the results of that discussion. Croutons from bread crusts, broccoli stems in soups, pickled watermelon rind, even flour made from coffee fruit are all things you can expect to see hitting store shelves.
In 2019, don't just send flowers; show your love by bringing them a dish chock full of floral flavor! For a long time the flower has been a decoration, but finally, we've learned they can be beautiful and delicious. In the coming year, you can expect lavender and rose flavors to dominate the scene, alongside other less popular options such as elderflower and orange blossom.
It's a fact of life that, nowadays, for many people, a glass of milk or a dish covered in cheese is more a fear than a fave. In 2019 you can expect to see more dairy-free alternatives becoming popular, such as milk made from barley or cheeses made from plants. In fact, the plant-based lifestyle is becoming more and more popular overall, which brings us to our next trend. Malk has several options worth trying -- made from almonds, cashews and pecans -- that you can pick up at Target.
Call it vegetarian or vegan if you want, the point is that more and more animal-based products are being replicated with plant-based alternatives. Instead of a beefy hamburger, expect a faux burger that tastes just as good if not better -- and won't give you cancer. Or perhaps instead of ordering from your local pizza joint, you might be more likely to go for a tofurkey pizza instead.
Going to a restaurant might be a thing of the past thanks to the expansion of services like UberEats and DoorDash willing to bring meals right to your door. In the increasingly busy world of today, a service like this is almost a necessity. Why stress over cooking when you could kick back, focus on some you-time, and wait for the doorbell? Your favorite place for a night out could become your favorite source for a night in this coming year!
All in all, 2019 is shaping up to be a more efficient and healthy year for the gastronomy world -- but don't let all the plants and flowers scare you! There's still plenty of new ideas to be had, trends just waiting to burst onto the scene and make you wonder how we lived without them. So, if you make just one resolution this New Year's Eve, make one to not miss out on these new and yummy food trends!
Which food trend are you most excited about or looking forward to?
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