Although the superfood craze dates back to the early 80s, it wasn't until the 2000s that it really exploded among people concerned about health. This movement is constantly evolving and new superfoods are likely to be added every year. There you have it: 10 of the most popular trends you can benefit from right now and five next to consider. As consumers shift their preferences toward foods that boost immunity and promote health, fermented foods continue to make the list of their favorites.
A ghost kitchen is a restaurant kitchen configured to cook and prepare food for home delivery only, meaning you can't come in and sit down and you can't pick it up either. Wendy's will open 700 more such kitchens over the next five years, while Euromoniter, a market research firm, suggests that the industry could reach an enormous value of trillions of dollars (yes, with a t) in the next decade. Yelp even has a feature to help you discover new ghost kitchens in your area, called Virtual Kitchens. As awareness grows about the benefits of maintaining a healthy gut, it is to be expected that foods based on a gut-friendly mentality (pickles, fermented foods, prebiotics and probiotics) will become increasingly popular with customers, as will plant-based foods.
As rapid population growth puts a strain on natural resources and food supplies, the days of food waste are over. That's why we'll also look at three essential questions you should ask yourself to determine if it's worth adding a current food trend. Another thing to keep in mind is that adding certain new, modern foods can cause food costs to increase, making those dishes unprofitable. We've already seen Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat infiltrate the menus of fast-food chains, and maybe you've even seen them at your favorite local hamburger joint.