Top 15 Current Food Trends for 2018
Global, healthy, and sustainable - these are just three of the buzzwords surrounding modern food trends.
And for those of us out there that consider ourselves foodies, it’s never been a better time to be alive.
Not only are companies bringing out increasingly healthy, exotic products but also they’re doing it with an eye towards environmental impact as well as traditional food culture.
While global cuisine is all the rage, customers are often scared away by the application of different ingredients and culinary techniques.
They might even wonder: Where am I going to find an international grocery store near me?
If you’re in the southern California area, there is no better grocer than Super King Markets.
Here are 15 top food trends for 2018 that you should know about:
- Gut-Friendly Foods
Think probiotics and fermented foods - these healthy options are expected to be at the top of a lot of grocery lists this year.
- Alcohol-Free Drinks
Not just for people watching their weight, alcohol-free drinks are expected to become a hot new trend as many people like the taste of a cocktail but don’t want the side effects that comes along with one.
- Hawaiian Cuisine
Think poke and spam as this island’s cuisine explodes in popularity across the world.
- Timut Pepper
You can find this in an international grocery store near you if you’re looking to add some spice to your life.
- Speciality Teas
Unique, bespoke teas as well as interesting fusions are the trend for 2018 when it comes to the ever-popular hot drink.
- Local, Sustainable Food
A trend for some time now, the drive towards foods that are local and sustainable is not expected to abate in 2018.
- Greek Heme
A plant-based meat substitute, heme could end up taking the world by storm.
- Plant-Based Proteins
Along with the option above, other plant-based protein substitutes are expected to have an outsized impact on food trends this year.
- Food Technologies for the Kitchen
The golden age of Cuisinart and its friends is upon us as more and more manufacturers combine the conveniences of smartphones with innovations in food preparation.
- Food from South America
Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay - these are just a few of the places whose local cuisine will be in the spotlight in 2018.
- Exotic, International Produce
Next time you’re wondering “where is an international grocery store near me,” look no further than southern California’s Super King Markets for your international produce.
- Four Meals a Day
Brunch has taken a spot between breakfast and lunch and even the British tradition of tea is creeping its way overseas. We expect more frequent, smaller meals to be the ongoing trend of the future.
Think brain food and eat it to think better.
- Homemade Butter
Who doesn’t love homemade butter? Expect more options in this category over the coming year.
- Food from West Africa
This vibrant region is filled with local dishes that are sure to become international sensations. We expect 2018 to be the year for West African cuisine.