It’s hard to believe, but we’re already coming up on the end of 2022. While we can’t see into the future, we can take a look at some of the food trends that are predicted to take off next year.
Below, you’ll find a list of delicious food trends that we can expect in 2023. Keep an eye out for these and be sure to get ahead of the curve by trying them out in your restaurant!
1. Sustainable Restaurant Menus
You’re probably wondering what types of food trends we can expect in the coming year.
First and foremost, sustainability will be key. This includes using ingredients that are organic and locally sourced, as well as reducing waste by composting and recycling. Menus will be designed with these values in mind so you can expect to see inventive dishes made from sustainable ingredients.
Of course, flavor won’t be sacrificed in favor of sustainability. Chefs will experiment with new flavor combinations to create unforgettable dishes. So be prepared to see new and interesting options on restaurant menus in 2023.
2. Healthier Takeout Options
You might have already seen this trend in other restaurants: a surge of healthier takeout options. More and more restaurants are offering meals that are lower in calories by using healthy alternatives while minimizing processed ingredients.
This is great for customers who want to enjoy restaurant food without the guilt. Traditional takeout favorites like pizza and burgers are now having healthier alternatives including whole wheat crusts, lean meats, plant-based alternatives, and fresh vegetables. Restaurants are finding different ways to serve a diverse set of customers with delicious and nutritious meals.
3. Plant-Based Proteins Making Their Mark
There’s no denying that plant-based proteins are making their mark. From the Impossible Burger to Beyond Meat, companies are coming up with new and innovative ways to make meat alternatives. And this trend is only going to continue in 2023.
According to a report by Meticulous Research, the plant-based protein market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.4% from 2022 to 2029. This means that more and more people are going to be eating plant-based proteins, whether they’re vegetarian or not.
What’s driving this trend? Health-conscious consumers are looking for alternatives to meat that are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol while higher in fiber and vitamins. With plant-based proteins, they can get the best of both worlds.
So, if you’re a restaurant owner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can incorporate plant-based proteins into your menu. Trust us, your customers will thank you for it.
4. Emergence of Ghost Kitchens
The food industry will continue to see the rise of ghost kitchens in 2023. These are commercial kitchens that do not have a storefront and are optimized for food delivery services. They exist purely to prepare food and are most commonly found in areas with a high concentration of food delivery demand.
Ghost kitchens are popping up all over the northwest, offering consumers a convenient way to enjoy restaurant quality food from the comfort of their own homes.
They also provide a significant advantage for restaurants, as they don’t need to rely on a physical location to serve customers. Instead, all that is required is a kitchen, allowing them to significantly reduce overhead costs, allowing for more opportunity to focus on creating and cooking great food.
5. Localized Cuisine Reinvented
You can expect to see a lot of localized cuisine in 2023. What this means is that chefs will be taking traditional dishes from their culture and giving them a modern twist.
For example, you might see a dish that traditionally contains meat being made with plant-based proteins. Or a dish that typically uses white rice being made with black rice or quinoa.
The possibilities are endless, but the one thing you can count on is that these dishes will be absolutely delicious.
Whether you’re looking to improve your culinary game or want to change up your menu, save this article and read on for our list of the Most Delicious Food Trends Set to Take Over the Culinary World. Bon Appetit!