The culinary world is always evolving, and in the coming year, we will see a slew of new trends. From the rise in vegan eating to the increase in healthy fast food, here are some interesting culinary trends to watch for in 2022.
- Healthy Fast Food
As people become more health-conscious, they look for healthier fast-food options. In 2022, we will see an increase in healthy fast-food chains that offer nutritious and affordable meals.
The vegan lifestyle is becoming more and more popular, and in 2022 it will be even more mainstream. We will see more vegan restaurants and grocery stores popping up in the coming year.
- Big-Box Supermarkets
In 2022, big supermarkets will be a much bigger part of our lives as people become frustrated with small local shops offering lower-quality produce and meat. The larger chains will provide better fresh food options at reasonable prices for many.
- More Ethnic Foods
In the coming year, we will see an increase in interest in foods from different ethnicities worldwide. From Ethiopian cuisine to Vietnamese street food, so much more can be offered on restaurant menus across America.
- Smaller Portions
In 2022, Americans will start seeing smaller portions on their plates when eating out or dining out at home. The solution is people want healthier options but don’t have time to cook every day – the solution? Smaller meals throughout the day that are both nutritious and satisfying.
- Locally-Grown Produce
To reduce our environmental impact, many people will be looking for restaurants that serve locally-grown produce in 2022. This trend is already popular among sustainable food advocates, and it’s only going to become more widespread in the coming year.
- More Seasonal Dishes
As people recognize that our seasons are changing, they’ll be looking for seasonal dishes on restaurant menus across America. To reduce wastefulness while still serving tasty options throughout the year, restaurants will turn to locally available at different times of the year.
- Technological Advancements
In 2022, we will see a lot of technological advancements in the culinary world. From restaurants that let you order through an app on your phone to food delivery services, there is no end in sight for new technologies making our lives easier.
- Less Salt and Sugar
Nowadays, people are becoming more aware of what they eat, and not just how it tastes, but also what goes into their bodies. This means lower salt content at restaurants and finding healthier sweeteners than the refined white sugar that has been used for so many years.