Food trends

Meat-free: vegan and veggie options on the up

They said veganism wouldn’t catch on… they were wrong

By Nicholas Robinson

They said it would eventually become a big part of our lives, although, for whatever reason, many didn’t believe it. But the fact is free-from food and drink, especially vegan and vegetarian, has ballooned in recent years, and the past 12 months has shown...

Returning trend: pasta is set to make a comeback, according to a new report

Summer food trends for 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

Kimchi fries and red rice are two trends set to be big with diners this summer, according to a new report.

Global taste: pubs have taken note of a variety of cuisines to influence their menus (image credit: vadimguzhva/iStock/thinkstock.co.uk)

7 themed pubs with worldwide inspiration

By Nikkie Sutton

While the history of pubs traditionally started in England, some venues have branched into different cuisines to give their sites a twist on the classic boozer.

Healthy dessert: 'better-for-you' ice cream is a trend that it set to shine this summer according to Mintel

Hot food and drink trends for summer 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

This summer, operators need to keep their fingers on the pulse with the latest trends including meat-free barbecue, healthy ice cream, snacks and beer pairing, and bold flavoured sparkling water.

Food intolerance: charity Coeliac UK says one in 100 people have coeliac disease

Why you should have a free-from offer in your pub

By Nikkie Sutton

People with coeliac disease and those simply wishing to avoid gluten in their diet can often be the leaders when it comes to having a meal out. Make sure you are catering for this influential group.

Hot off the van: where next for street-food?

Where next for the street-food trend?

By James Beeson

Street-food residencies offer the chance to tap into consumer demand for new and exciting experiences when dining out, but how should pubs curate their offer?