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Charcoal Bagel 2017 food trend

2017 Food Trends

By BBB

2017 food trends

A New Year wouldn’t be complete without a new food trend to follow. So just to make sure you aren’t caught on the back foot, here are some of the 2017 food trends you should be on the lookout for:

Purple Foods

Purple Broccoli 2017 Food Trend
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It looks like purple is the new black. According to Whole Foods, who monitor consumer food behaviour, richly coloured foods are the ones to watch in 2017 so we can expect foods like purple cauliflower, black rice, purple asparagus, and purple corn to start popping up on menus and in supermarkets near you.

Flexitarianism

flexitarianism 2017 food trend
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Also known as semi-vegetarianism, this trend sees people reducing their meat intake and even potentially restricting it to certain times such as weekends. Whether or not you see it as vegetarians eating meat occasionally or meat eaters eating more plant based foods, is six of one and half a dozen of the other. What this trend does show is that plant based meals are becoming a priority for many.

Turmeric Lattes

turmeric powder 2017 food trend
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Turmeric which began to gain some ‘trend traction’ seems likely to remain popular in 2017 so expect turmeric lattes to become more of a staple and less of a trend. Known for its many benefits, turmeric combined with warm milk and the sweetener of your choice may seem ‘unconventional’ but makes for a great hot drink.

Charcoal

Charcoal Bagel 2017 food trend

Yep, the black stuff. Normally reserved for balancing an upset stomach, charcoal is gradually muscling it’s way onto the food scene. Waitrose currently stock some products such as charcoal and sesame biscuits, a charcoal and chia seed-topped bagel and cold pressed charcoal juice. The jury is still out on whether or not this is a useful new trend but it will certainly make for some cool Instagram snaps.

Vegetable Crisps

vegetable crisps 2017 food trends

Alternative crisps look set to be on the rise as well. While a few brands have ventured into the world of kale crisps and root vegetable crisps in recent years, alternative crisps are also likely to become more of a trend in 2017. So look out for your favourite (or least favourite veg) to be served in a handy portable crisp packet.

Ultimately, these trends show that the restaurant industry listens to what we want. According to the results of a recent survey among catering specialists and restaurants about food trends, we should be seeing more gluten free options, healthy alternatives, locally sourced food, vegetarianism and veganism.

If anything, these trends show that we are becoming more and more health conscious which can only be a good thing. So here’s to a healthy (and balanced) 2017!

Turmeric Latte

Turmeric Latte

By BBB

Turmeric Latte

Turmeric lattes (also known as golden mylk, golden milk and turmeric milk) have been a bit of a cult favourite for a little while, but now that the weather is beginning to get cooler, it feels like the right alternative to the mainstream spiced latte.

Often associated with cooking, turmeric is a dried powdered spice whose benefits have been long appreciated in India.  Initially lauded for its anti-inflammatory benefits and impact on cancer risk later studies on the golden spice have indicated its potential for regulating blood sugar balance and improving cognitive and kidney function amongst other things. It’s list of health benefits are lengthy and impressive – it’s a wonder it’s taken the west so long to catch on!

Although traditionally made with cow’s milk, you can make a turmeric latte with your milk of choice. If you aren’t up for making your own at home, here are a few places you can find a turmeric latte in London:

Planet Organic

Various branches

Crussh

Various branches

Tiosk Broadway Market, Hoxton

33 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

Nama, Notting Hill

110 Talbot Road, London W11 1JR

The Mae Deli

21 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5BH

Parcafé

The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

If you know of other places in London that serve turmeric lattes, please let us know so that we can update the list!