From yogurt, to variations of cold tea drinks, comfort fried food and more, we saw, tasted and enjoyed what 2011’s food trends had to offer. Whether you’re a foodie or entrepreneur in the food business, it’s always good to know what’s going to be popular in the coming new year.
Noteworthy are item numbers 3, 6 and 10, which give particular priority to healthier elements in children’s meals. This strongly indicates that food manufacturers and restaurants are responding positively to the growing anxiety over fast food offerings by developing healthier menu options Said Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., director of Nutrition & Healthy Living for the National Restaurant Association, “Nutrition – especially when it comes to children – is becoming a major focus for the nation’s nearly one million restaurants, in tune with consumers’ increasing interest in healthful eating.”
According to entrepreneur.ph, multiple-course meals ala degustation, where you get to sample different meals in small portions, will emerge as a way to showcase variety in menu offerings. Other forecasted trends include the emergence of food that is prepared by cooking or roasting over fire (pugon), and peculiar combinations of food you wouldn’t normally consider for dessert.