In 2021, many food trends we’ve seen start this year will likely carry over, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and people continue to cook at home, order take-out, and get more things than ever delivered. Below through our professionals we’ve forecasted just a few things we think you’ll be seeing more of in 2021
Plant-based items continue to be a trend into 2021, as 28 percent of people said that they have been eating more protein from plant sources during the pandemic, according to IFIC. More people will be flirting with veganism, but others will just be eating things that taste good and happen to be vegan. Expect the usual suspects to be rolling out even more innovations, especially at fast-food restaurants, but some forecasters predict newer things like plant-based “fish” are also going to be big on the horizon.
As we all continue to spend more time at home (are you tired of hearing that phrase yet??), many of us actually have time to think about breakfast. Seriously, even cereal saw a huge bump in 2020 year. This year, instead of eating a cold granola bar on your commute, expect to see more Instagrams about meal prepping breakfast sandwiches, new fast food breakfast items being released, and maybe even the resurgence of overnight oats. Oh, and on that note…
We literally started playing with our food in 2020, and that continue in 2021. From the seeds of whipped coffee (and strawberry milk…and peanut butter milk…etc.) and pancake cereal will come the next wave of Instagrammable food that will probably take you hours to make and seconds to eat…but who’s judging?
This is a kind of 2020 trend that got more popular in this year…maybe because last year, we literally ran out of mason jars lids as so many people were trying out canning. Expect people showing off their gardens in the spring as well as how they will turn their harvests into jars of pickled cucumbers, red onions, radishes, and more.