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Top 5 Food Trends for 2022

dateFeb 4, 2022

What do “real” people eat? What food trends are evolving for consumers this year? On that note, here are five trends to watch:


1. Easy Food

After more than two years of dealing with a global pandemic, consumers are tired. Tired of making food, meal planning, cleaning up messes, eating the same thing…just generally tired of food.

Enter the resurgence of meal kits, more sophisticated and better tasting ready-made meals from a variety of outlets, food subscription boxes, and enhanced and easier-to-navigate online grocery. For fast food and online grocery, explore Spinneys varied food choices from ready meals, fresh produce to basic home essentials.


2. Restaurant Evolution

Restaurants have been hit hard over the past two years. First with shutdowns and lower in-person dining, and now with lingering supply chain issues, higher food costs, and a strained labor force that brought in robotic kitchens, ghost kitchens, smaller menus, more focused menus, outdoor seating, and even unmanned vending machines. This has also brought new life to a trend from several years ago: food truck parks. Everyone gets to choose their favorite style of food, with outdoor seating, and enjoy a night out. The restaurant operators are able to specialize with less labor and less overhead.

Check out these restaurants that have focused menus specializing in Indian cuisine: Gazebo, and American favorites Chili’s with reasonably-priced meals.


3. Packaging innovations

Consumers pulled back on demands for more sustainable packaging in 2020 and 2021, to certain degree. Expect those trends to reemerge in 2022. Visit these stores utilizing sustainable supplies and packaging for their food and beverages Starbucks, Icons Coffee Couture


4. Indoor farming

Billions of dollars have been invested in indoor, controlled environment agriculture over the past few years, and we’ll start seeing the fruits of that (more likely the lettuces) in-store in more locations very soon. If there’s not a plethora of indoor-grown lettuce at your local grocer or local restaurant, it’s only a matter of time before there is. Try some of these healthy salads using fresh ingredients such as lettuces and herbs at these food outlets PAUL, DineBest


5. Mushrooms

From oyster mushrooms masquerading as scallops to consumer interest beyond buttons and criminis, consumers are looking for a meaty umami flavor without the meaty calorie load.

And for those looking for alternative snacks, there’s mushroom jerky, mushroom chips, mushroom tea, and a plethora of other new products on the market. Mushrooms are definitely the multitasker for food trends in 2022. Visit now McDonalds, Hardees, Charleys Grilled Subs and Burger King’s version of mushroom burger as part of their menu.


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