Food trends are always changing. Various foods gain and lose in popularity over time. Recently, we’ve seen everything from bacon to sriracha to kale skyrocket in popularity and gain favor among foodies and the mainstream alike. But that was then, and this is now. What food trends are developing right now? What can we expect everyone to be eating and talking about in the coming months?
Here are our predictions for the 5 hottest new food trends of the season.
1. Sour power
Get ready to pucker those lips, because sour flavors are in. There has been a real rise in pickling and fermenting recently, and some have even been as bold as to predict that sauerkraut would be one of the popular flavors of 2015. You can also expect kimchi to continue to gain favor with diners.
2. Hybrid superfoods
There’s a new wave of fruit and vegetable hybrids that are becoming increasingly popular, like BrusselKale (a hybrid of Brussels sprouts and kale) and Broccoflower (a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower). But don’t let their cute, mashed-up names fool you. These superfoods pack remarkable nutritional value and, of course, excellent flavor, especially when paired with Little Soya gluten-free soy sauce!
3. Ramen renaissance
No longer a meal relegated to broke students living in dorm rooms, ramen has becoming incredibly trendy in restaurants across the U.S. Now, foodies obsess over every detail of the dish, from the broth to the texture of the noodles and the freshness of the ingredients. Ramen restaurants are seemingly popping up on every other corner. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Cook up our recipe for Ramen with Little Soya Broth.
4. Light, veggie-forward meals
As we transition away from the heavy, hearty, carb-loaded meals of winter, now is the time for light, fresh, and healthy meals. Expect to see more veggie-forward meals as more restaurants introduce vegetarian options and seek to prove that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and flavorless.
5. Feeling hot, hot, hot
Spicy foods have grown in popularity in recent years, and don’t expect that trend to stop any time soon, especially when there are companies like Bravado Spice that are pushing the limits of hot sauce. While sriracha has probably reached its peak trendiness, expect it to remain popular, and don’t be surprised if harissa (a Tunisian chili pepper paste made of roasted red peppers, Serrano peppers, other hot chili peppers, and various spices) blazes its way onto the scene.
What other food trends do you expect to see this season?