10 Food Trend Predictions for 2017

Posted: Jan 06 2017

2016 was a huge year for food with poke, #avotoast, and smoothie bowls popping up in restaurants and on Insta feeds worldwide! Here is a list of food trends that we predict will invade the culinary world in 2017!

1) Turmeric Lattes

Swap out the still delicious and super healthy matcha latte for a golden turmeric latte. Turmeric is an immune booster and anti-inflammatory root that looks similar to a ginger root.  If you can’t get your hands on the fresh stuff, turmeric powder is still just as good! 

Photo from Telegraph.co.uk

2) Marbling

Marble isn’t just for countertops anymore! The trend has gone full force now with marbled food on the rise. We predict marbled treats like meringues, macarons and icing will be HUGE on social media this year! #yum 

Photo by Meringue Girls

3) Chilled Red Wine

You didn’t read this wrong – we know what you might be thinking! We aren’t suggesting you chill your heavy bodied pinot noir, but lighter reds like Beaujolais and Grenache with a fruitier style. Chilling will bring out the brightness and lightness! 

Photo from Getty Images for Bloomberg.com

4) Purple Food

The colour of antioxidants and immunity boosting power, purple food is popping up everywhere! Purple Peruvian potatoes, blue corn tortillas, even purple cereal! We are long past the days of purple ketchup of the early ‘00s! 

Photo from Wholefoods.com

5) Savoury Yogurt

Vanilla and strawberry yogurt are a thing of the past. It’s time to dive into the world of natural yogurts swirled with beetroot, sweet potato and even tomato! 2017 is looking to be an adventurous year for food, indeed!

Photo from FoodNavigator-USA.com

6) Cauliflower

Cauliflower is growing to popularity in the same way kale and brussel sprouts are. They’re showing up on restaurant menus fried, roasted whole and even in Chinese takeout inspired dishes!

Cauliflower Kung Pao by Alex Lau

7) Charcoal

Black food is def a way to get your Insta #foodporn noticed and super liked and good thing it is because charcoal is definitely the new black! Its purifying properties and detoxifying nature make it a must for every healthy foodie. 

Charcoal Ice Cream by Shannon Sturgis

8) Flexitarian Eating 

Instead of cutting dairy, gluten or meat out of your diet and going cold turkey, folks are making their own rules when it comes to food! Going paleo on weekdays or eating vegan before 6pm. It’s all about what makes you feel good!

Photo by BeyondWords.life

9) Porridge

Before you say anything, let us explain. Porridge is a spinoff of 3 maj 2016 food trends – grain bowls, breakfast for dinner and ancient grains. It’s a blank canvas for chefs to paint on and it can be both sweet and savoury! 

Photo from Foodnetwork.com

10) Nutritional Yeast

A staple for vegans, nutritional yeast is known for its umami flavour. We’re seeing it sprinkled on popcorn and even as a cheese substitute for sauces and dressings! It’s a major flavour boost and super healthy!

Photo by Alex Lau 

 

xo 
(words by Blair Stutz)
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