As we reach the halfway point of 2023, it’s interesting to have a look at what food trends have dominated so far and will continue to play a big role until the end of the year:
Climate conscious food will continue strongly as a food trend until at least the end of the year. The availability of ingredients that have been responsibly farmed with growing methods with less of a negative impact on the environment is set to extend the movement in crucial ways.
Barbeque Without Borders
Barbeque flavours are set to expand domestic palates with regional spice profiles and peppery, smoky notes taking hold. Flavours from the Mediterranean and Middle East, Asia and South America will enjoy a surge in popularity.
Even if we can’t take an island break, our palates will be able to in 2023. Traditional and island ingredients will infuse food and lifestyles in 2023, with flavours like passionfruit and pineapple, coconut and Caribbean spices turning straightforward dishes into more of an experience. Beverages will also feature more of the fruity and the floral, allowing us a little taste of paradise even in the middle of a killer working week!
Pasture-Raised Meat and Eggs
Factory farms are no longer acceptable for many, and this idea is fostering the rise in popularity of meat and eggs raised and delivered straight from the pasture. Consumers in 2023 will go the extra mile to find eggs and meats from smaller, local farms where it can be shown that animals are being raised ethically, with lots of natural space and appropriate diets.
The Rise in Reducetarian Eating
It’s a well-documented fact that heavy meat consumption, especially of red and processed meats, is as dangerous for our health as it is for the environment. Limiting our consumption of these foods is what the Reducetarian Movement is all about. Even if we’re not ready to go fully vegan or even vegetarian, thoughtful moderation is the overriding principle when it comes to food in 2023. This is a great way to stop the growing trend towards obesity, as mindful eating means, generally, eating less because we slow down enough to let our brains realise we’re full.
Turning Up the Heat
We’ll be firing up our dishes and our health with the addition of hot spices like cayenne pepper, curry, ginger, habanero, and paprika in 2023. Think chilli raspberry cakes, mango habanero cookies, and Mexican chocolate pies, all of which are easy for snacking on while you’re relaxing, watching TV, or seeking out the best NBA betting tips online.
Urban Farm Produce
With options like home-based hydroponics, community gardens, and kitchen crops increasingly available, people in 2023 will focus on growing what they can where they can, be it a rooftop, backyard, or even balcony. This will increase access to responsibly grown, healthy ingredients for all and drive the kinds of dishes we’ll be consuming until December 31, 2023, at least.
Going Your Own Way
As important as it is for your tastebuds to stay on top of food trends, be sure to pay attention to themes rather than specifics so that incorporating them into your lifestyle doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.