Food trends

Classic ingredient: mushrooms are just one trend that are predicted to pop up in hot drinks

10 food trends you need to serve in your pub

By Nikkie Sutton

Consumers are ultimately led by trends when it comes to their eating and drinking habits, and a report has explored dishes to put on the menu this year.

Food at your fingertips: research shows ordering food on phones rather than relying on table service is popular

What will be hot in 2018?

By Nikkie Sutton

Tapping into technology in all areas and value for money are what is set to be hot this year according to a new report.

Future predictions: healthy coffee is just one trend operators need to keep an eye on

Top food trends according to Pinterest

By Nikkie Sutton

Healthy air frying, soups, spice and swapping meat for other vegan proteins are just a few of the trends set to hit the on-trade next year according to virtual bulletin board Pinterest.

Provenance is key: UK produce is in demand

Diners would pay more for British food

By Michelle Perrett

Half of UK diners would be willing to pay more for food with British provenance, new research from purchasing company Beacon has revealed.

Chipgate: what is the perfect portion?

How many chips make the perfect portion?

By Michelle Perrett

The issue of chip portion sizes made the headlines this week when Greene King was forced to apologise to a customer who received only six chips with her fish and chip meal.

Pie chart: what do consumers want in their pie?

Food trends for 2018 – what do customers want?

By Nicholas Robinson

Diners are more willing to go solo and dine out alone, with more than three quarters of those asked in new research claiming to find eating without a partner socially acceptable.

Real deal: one quarter of UK consumers agree that meat substitutes that are similar to meat do appeal

Global food trends for 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators need to be transparent about what they are serving consumers, sensitive to ongoing health trends and to consider the texture of food, according to latest global food trends data from Mintel.

Top tip: the free-from category remains the number one food trend

Look into the future of food

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubs need to tap into the future when it comes to food trends, whether that’s a year or 10 down the line. Experts outline which categories are the ones to watch.

Health conscious: consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what they are eating

4 food trends pubs need to look out for

By Nikkie Sutton

Healthy eating is a major food trend that is not going away any time soon and there is also a demand for authenticity and provenance, according to data experts.