Food trends

Comfort food: operators say their customers want to recreate the familiar pub food experience at home

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Customers want comforting classics from pub takeaways

By Emily Hawkins

As punters adapt to life indoors, pubs are doing their utmost to put food on their regular customers’ tables. And many have found people want classics rather than modish dishes.

Bangers and batter: Brits are looking forward to tucking into toad in the hole at pubs when normality resumes

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Toad in the hole voted best comeback dish

By Alice Leader

While many of your customers have been pushed to reinvent your pub’s classics in their homes, new insight shows toad in the hole is the top dish Brits want to see on menus when the lockdown lifts.

Sustainable food: it could be using farmed fish or avoiding meat but here, MA discovers how you can be greener with your food offer

Future-proofing pub food

By Emily Hawkins

Avoiding meat, consuming farmed fish or cutting out the distance food has to travel are all key aspects in creating a more environmentally friendly future.

Very vegan: new research unveils the Veganuary boom with 16% of positive reviews mentioning the word ‘delicious’

Reviews quoting ‘vegan’ rise 104% in a year

By Alice Leader

New insight has revealed the public’s keenness to participate in Veganuary as the percentage of reviews citing the word ‘vegan’ rose by 104% between January 2019 and January 2020.

Food trends: did the past year's food trends get a thumbs up or thumbs down?

Hit or miss: looking back at 2019’s food trends

By Stuart Stone

From activated charcoal croissants and pulled jackfruit to ‘dirty’ vegan food and anything ‘deconstructed’ – which of the food trends tipped to take 2019 by storm have caught on in pubs?

Looking ahead: veganism remains a popular trend

Deliveroo predicts 2020 food trends

By Nikkie Thatcher

Food experts at Deliveroo have revealed their predictions for the top 10 trends next year, including the continuation of veganism, smoked ingredients and street food.

World of choice: there’s so much more to beer and food pairings than curry and lager

Beer and food pairing: meet your match

By Emily Hawkins

We have paired wine with food for many years but beer should certainly not be ignored when it comes to such intelligent combinations.

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