It’s tough to see into the future, even if you have 2020 vision (see what we did there?) However, since the dawn of people eating food, there have been food trends that range from flavoring coffee to creating gluten-free products. As people’s tastes and food preferences change, so do the food choices and how they’re chosen and prepared.
The Huffington Post notes younger generations are becoming more health-conscious and concerned about what they’re putting in their body, as well as having more concern about the environmental impact of what they eat. With that said, here are 12 food trends you might expect to see in the coming year…
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1. More Plant-Based Products
While being vegan and vegetarian are still considered being in the minority (only about 3-percent of people in the U.S. identify as vegan), there could be a growth of plant-based foods in the mainstream in 2020. In particular, you could see more alternatives in a wider range of product categories.
We’ve already seen some fast-food chains substitute meat for veggie-based versions, which apparently went over very well. But 2020 will likely see cauliflower take over as a gluten alternative more often, as well as oat milk making its way into products such as yogurt that is traditionally dairy-based.