Here's What We'll All Be Eating in 2018, According to Trend Experts
New year, new food trends to look out for!
The trend experts at Instacart predicted the cauliflower boom of 2017. What's next, they say? Rutabaga! Also known as a swede, a rutabaga is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. Doesn't sound too sexy, but hey, neither did cauliflower...
North-African spices like cumin, coriander, and cardamom are dominating Pinterest right now—searches for "Moroccan" have recently risen a whopping 2,579%.
Try our Moroccan Lamb Soup
Fermented foods are in fashion, according to a national survey of registered dietitians. Kimchi, yogurt, kombucha, miso, and sauerkraut may have powerful health benefits from boosting gut health to soothing inflammation.
Try our Kimchi Chicken Sandwich
No booze? No problem! Based on search trends, Pinterest predicts you're going to learn to love mocktails this year. Sober January just got a whole lot sweeter.
As the issue of food waste becomes even more prominent, people will be looking for new ways to use ingredients and scraps that would have otherwise been discarded in 2018, according to The Specialty Food Association.
Poké is already plenty trendy, but spike it with a Korean spice called gochujang and you'll be the coolest kid on the block. Pinterest reported seeing a 222% increase in saves for "Korean condiments" lately.
Try our Tuna Poké with Gochujang
Vegan food that tastes totally NOT vegan? We're here for it. And so is the rest of Pinterest, it turns out—saves for "vegan desserts" have increased by 329%.
Try our Hibiscus Kir Royale
Restaurant News reports that Israeli food will get even more globally popular in 2018. "From shakshuka at brunch to sumac-spiced [doughnuts] for dessert, Israeli flavors are deep and vibrant, lending themselves well to both savory and sweet applications," according to AF&Co., a PR and consulting firm.
The pros at Instacart are predicting a major spike in beer sales in 2018, specifically light beers such as Busch. We'll do you one better by turning that light beer into a beer-garita!
Try our Beer Margaritas