Food trends

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?

Top posts: some of the best dishes from social media

12 irresistible #FoodPorn dishes

By Nicholas Robinson

If you're not hungry now, you will be after seeing what dishes social media is serving up to eat today. Here we're offering up some of the most scrumptious food we can find.

Decadent: The Marble Arch's signature twist on the British classic are ‘Canadian Fries’, served topped with smoked cheddar and Marble Ale gravy

The biggest trends in chips

By James Beeson

Previously the preserve of takeaway restaurants and fast-food joints, the humble chip has evolved into a pub classic. But what makes it such a staple, and what are the latest trends within the sector?

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.