It’s the end of the year and all of the marketers and trend forecasters have weighed in on their 2016 flavor, food & beverage trend predictions. Here is a comprehensive list I compiled of trend predictions for what food & beverages we’ll be eating in 2016…
Some of the trends are on-going and the evolution of an earlier food or beverage prediction. I’m most excited about African and Cuban cuisine and their culinary influences. I foresee unique flavor profiles in new consumer packaged foods & beverages inspired by these multicultural, ethnic cuisines.
The National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast”
Baum & Whiteman’s 11 Hottest Food & Beverage Dining Trends In Restaurants & Hotels, 2016
Top Trends & Predictions For 2016 according to Andrew Freeman & Co.
2016 Cutting-Edge Culinary Trends from the Sterling-Rice Group (SRG)
Innova Market Insights’ Top Food & Beverages Trends for 2016: “Clean Eating” Trend Inspires a Back to Basics Approach and trends 6-10
Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends
2016 Wellness Trends from Well + Good
Key Trends in Functional Foods & Beverages for 2016 from New Nutrition Business
Specialty Food Association’s Trend Forecast: 10 Specialty Food Predictions for 2016
The Top 8 healthy food trends for 2016 from the Fit Foodie
Happy holidays and New Year! Most of all happy eating and drinking!