Do you spend your time testing the waters on what other industry observers think
consumers will gravitate toward over the next 12 months?
We are obsessed with finding the best healthy and organic foods you can find. We want to be known for offering you the freshest, most natural products at low prices.
I feel like real people value that. I’m also not a foodie, so my angle will be different from the classic foodies making blogs as there are enough of them out there.
Of course, these are only a few of the food trends 2022 we spotted. Here are five big ones you should keep an eye on.
1. Easy Food
Every day they deal with dangerous situations and a lack of electricity. They spend their time cooking up a storm, just to make dinner. It’s impossible to eat differently every night. After a long day at work, they just want something easy.
I’m just not that hungry. I’d rather let someone else make the decisions for me, and for my family.
Opportunities abound as consumers are embracing the benefits of meal kits, online groceries, and food subscription boxes.
There’s a food delivery service for every taste bud. Whether you’re craving pizza, sushi, or steak, you can get it in the comfort of your own home with the click of a button.
2. Restaurant Evolution
Restaurants are adopting a range of measures to tackle difficult market conditions. From robotic kitchens to automated food ordering systems, here’s how the industry is turning over a new leaf.
Our style of delivering services will be more like a restaurant: we will keep fewer days open, but those that we do keep will be booked solid. And instead of being just for the wealthy, our clients will also include entrepreneurs, investors, and other early adopters.
This growing demand has also created opportunities for small business owners, like the owners of Black Point Grill. They operate a food truck that specializes in mostly seafood and steaks. They have another business model, as well, that uses a food truck on one side and a fully operational restaurant on the other. Since they are seasonal, they are able to save a lot of money by only heating one side of their building.
3. Packaging innovations
In 2022, people may start taking a hard look at single-use plastic, and the shortcomings of municipal recycling systems again. Gen Z will come into greater purchase power, and consumers may start demanding more sustainable packaging than what was available to them in 2020 and 2021.
Paper straws, compostable trays and clamshells, compostable bags, and products sold in bulk are all options that exist out there. There are a few things to consider when deciding what will work for our specific needs: cost-effectiveness and availability.
4. Indoor farming
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the first grocery store with a controlled environment agriculture section in your hometown in the next few years!
We are changing the way people think about homegrown food. We are raising crops in a safe and consistent environment that matures much faster than traditional farming methods.
I think mushrooms will continue to remain trending in the produce aisles, especially because they offer all of the juicy, savory flavors of a steak, but with a lot fewer calories.
While the traditional use of mushrooms will continue to evolve and innovate, companies will introduce new ways of using them in existing food items. And with a growing number of consumers opting for healthier alternatives to conventional food, products like Giorgio Mushrooms’ shredded mushroom product can be useful in improving sales in the foodservice industry.
Honorable mention: Potato Milk
Whoever came up with the concept of converting a potato into milk, you’ve got to admit that it is both novel and amusing.