It’s the time of the year when the industry releases its predictions for food trends in the following year. These predictions sound extremely interesting on the food front because you’re not only seeing which cuisines will be favoured. Now it’s also about experiences of dining and the link between technology and food that is shaping trends.

2017 is going to be a good year and we know it already – they’ve predicted that we will have chocolate for breakfast. What a way to start your day! But it won’t be the usual slice of toast topped with Nutella. This trend revolves around the health benefits that dark chocolate brings to our minds and also how it helps reduce stress levels.

Plant butcheries are also coming to town, thanks to the rising trend of vegetarianism. Not wanting to marginalise customers who don’t eat meat, butchers are offering alternative options to vegans and vegetarians that resemble meat products. On another note, goat meat might feature more heavily on menus.

Lastly, with the rise of delivery companies like Uber and Deliveroo, the focus appears to be shifting towards dining in your own home. Food is once again helping connecting people, with apps such as Cookisto emerging out of Greece’s economic climate, where home cooks were selling extra portions of their meals to strangers. Olio is another app that lets you offer any surplus ingredients for free to someone who can collect them.

We look forward to what’s coming to our tables in 2017!

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