In recent years, pumpkin spices, kimchi, and Korean cuisine in general have gained popularity among Americans eager to try new things. 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.
Like a shadow, a ghost kitchen works to spread dark food. Actually, food of all kinds, but only takeaway food. Last year, The Manual covered ghost kitchens with the most popular foods on TikTok through Virtual Dining Concepts (VDC). VDC co-founder Robbie Earl told Bloomberg Business Week that VDC expects to start with 300 locations in TikTok Kitchen before expanding to 1000 next year.
These ghosts have arisen in restaurant chains such as Buca di Beppo, which has been easy, since the elderly Robert Earl is also the owner of those establishments. Wendy's follows suit and plans 700 ghost kitchens over the next five years. Yelp now has the “Virtual Kitchens” option to help you find ghost kitchens in your area. And Delish relayed the information that market research firm Euromoniter suggested that this could be a “trillion dollar” industry in the next 10 years.
While sustainable packaging may be the main objective of restaurateurs, the food industry focuses on plants, edible plants. These range from plant-based proteins to potato milk. If you haven't noticed the trend yet, it seems that there has been a change in the nature of takeaway packaging that was delivered from restaurants in the past year or so. The national push for sustainable packaging in the U.S.
UU. Urban centers seem to have been the last dominoes to fall. Searches for food delivery apps have increased by 104% in the last 5 years. One of the reasons is the COVID-19 pandemic.
The growth of searches for Laird Superfood has increased by 153% in 5 years. The volume of searches for “Magic Spoons” has grown by 45% in the last 2 years. It is estimated that by 2050, global demand for water will increase by up to 30%. Interest in “vertical agriculture” increased 214% in the last decade.
Google searches for plant-based diets increased by 100% in 5 years. Searches for “oat milk” increased 614% in 5 years. The volume of searches for “Almond Cow” has increased by 185% in half a decade. Searches for “vegan cheese” increased 308% in 10 years, despite a recent drop.
Although the topic may have peaked, searches for mushroom jerky have increased 1700% in 5 years. Although devices with WiFi or Bluetooth were already growing before COVID-19, the pandemic has increased interest. Searches for smart ovens increased by 154% in 5 years. Tovala searches have risen by 1,242% in 5 years.
Searches for the Meater smart thermometer have increased rapidly, growing 300% in 5 years. Searches for “smart grill” increased by 121% over the past 5 years. A Hunter study found that Americans cook 51% more often compared to pre-pandemic levels. Tasty, Buzzfeed's cooking division, has more than 43 million followers on Instagram and more than 96 million followers on Facebook.
For example, naturally, Jo posts perfectly staged food photos on Instagram and amassed around 1.5 million followers before her 20th birthday. Mariam, 22, posts recipe videos on TikTok for her more than 7 million followers. The user who is credited with starting the trend on TikTok, Hannah Cho, has more than 2 million cumulative views on her original video. Nearly 20% of U.S.
consumers bought their first plant-based protein during the pandemic, and 92% of them say they will continue to buy those products. Searches for “adaptogen” increased by 150% in the last 5 years. Nearly 25% of consumers say they want to try an adaptogen. Over the next five years, Mordor Intelligence expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 17.5%.
Searches for “hard” kombucha increased by a staggering 1,280% in 5 years. For example, Luna Bay Booch makes its blueberry kombucha so that it has 6% alcoholic alcohol, but its lychee is a lighter offering with only 4.5% alcoholic alcohol. According to a report, a quarter of consumers plan to eat more mushrooms this year and another 63% plan to eat the same amount as in previous years. Pan's Mushroom Jerky was incredibly successful on Shark Tank, and received more than 33,000 orders after the show aired.
For more content related to Exploding Topics, check out 5 major snack trends and 25 emerging food technology companies. As consumers shift their preferences toward foods that boost immunity and promote health, fermented foods continue to make the list of their favorites. Healthy food and restaurant supplies that are reusable or recyclable are more plentiful than ever in food establishments. As rapid population growth puts a strain on natural resources and food supplies, the days of wasting food are over.
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. While the formal federal regulations on THC in foods and beverages are not finite, that hasn't stopped food companies from adding it to products or chefs and bakers from experimenting with different types of buds on their plates. It would seem strange to see that this collision of food trends occurs even when people continue to stay at home, if not for the necessity involved. Yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut and wine are examples of fermented foods, but the trend goes far beyond these basic foods.
Another thing to keep in mind is that adding certain new, modern foods can cause food costs to increase, making those dishes unprofitable. The report also indicates that consumers are returning to focusing on foods that are best for them after choosing comfort foods during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of you also took a serious stance in favor of racial and social equality and joined the fight for food sovereignty for marginalized bipoc communities who are claiming and owning their food systems. 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.