As December flies by as quick as it always does, the New Year is swiftly on it’s way again! With the final few months of 2018 fast approaching, the team at Antico think it’s time to begin thinking about the trends that will dominate the restaurant industry in the coming year. A number of trends will always stand the test of time, one of them being pasta of course! However, 2019 is set to take the restaurant wave by storm, so it’s time to take note of these upcoming trends…
The healthy eating drive has inevitably prompted an entire range of variations across the food landscape on the theme of what’s good for us. Clean eating is the most highly anticipated trend for 2019, thanks to the likes of Jamie Oliver, who are championing the concept! Say goodbye to the fried foods and hello to health with more low sugar, high nutrients options on your menus with healthy cooking techniques leading the way in 2019!
‘Free From’ Foods
The ‘free from’ trend has found its place firmly in the food industry, thanks to the rise of gluten-free mania. This has been a trend throughout 2018 and its popularity isn’t set to cease will the ever-increasing awareness about allergies and intolerances. It is likely we will see more gluten free options on restaurant menus, such as slow dough breads, gluten free pizza and pasta options! Dairy free is another craze sailing through to 2019 with a growing number of studies revealing the benefits of going dairy-free and indicating that adults don’t need lactose. Research also suggests that about 75 percent of the world’s population is genetically unable to fully digest milk! So watch this space for more ‘free from’ foods on your menus.
Considering the rise of our first two predicted restaurant food trends for 2019, organic produce is a must for next year! We will be seeing the phasing out of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics and growth hormones in favor of organic ingredients.
Plant-based foods have caused a major buzz in recent years and it’s not looking like it will slow down anytime soon! The veganism trend is now in full swing and booming globally, and is even finding its place in major food outlets. Dairy free, plant based options have been springing up on our menus and with new environmental considerations it’s looking like this trend will continue to take the world by storm in 2019.
Arguably, this isn’t even a trend anymore, the importance of your restaurants Instagram reputation is here to stay! Instagram has contributed to a food revolution, as app users are able to browse food before they buy with many hospitality outlets now looking for stylish ways to display their grub. Appearance is now as important at times as the taste of a dish. So watch this space and get snapping!
We hope you enjoyed seeing inside our crystal ball for our predictions at 2019’s restaurant food trends! Here at Antico, we are all about fresh, high quality, Italian cooking and stay true to our own trend of being the home of the genuine Italian dining experience. If you fancy joining us in 2019, contact us and book today, we look forward to seeing you!