Food trends

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?

Sweet sensation: pineapple is enjoying a culinary comeback

Three ways to serve pineapple

By Emma Eversham

The tropical fruit is back in fashion and can add that something extra to both a sweet or savoury dish.

Mixed ingredients: poke is a mix of Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine

What is poke?

By Tom Gatehouse, Food Spark

Nutritious, healthy and exotic, Hawaii’s staple dish poke has made waves in America, but the UK hasn’t been as keen – until now.

Tasty treat: jackfruit is used as a meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian foods

What is jackfruit?

By Emma Eversham, Food Spark

The fruit that thinks it’s a meat is everywhere as a pulled pork substitute, but how else are chefs using it?