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Food Trends 2014

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The Food industry is always looking for the next trend. Read here to see what is expected in 2014.

Simple and Natural 2013-2016

Simple natural flavours, textures and preservations that quite simply taste of nature.

  • Fermentation
  • Aged and dried
  • Micro and moulds
  • Less is more
  • Smoked
  • Scandi simplicity

Hybrid 2013-2017

Creating new ideas by blurring and fusing known foods and formats to create hybrid food and experiences.

  • Fusion
  • Sweeet and savoury blur
  • Format revolution
  • Eat anything anywhere
  • Baker chefs
  • Cuisine mashup

Land and Place 2012-2019

Taking advantage of one's country, region, or locality's own unique larder.

  • Local, regional bounty
  • Seasonal
  • Respect food and people
  • Made in…
  • Environment
  • Preserving the past

Outside In, Inside Out 2013-2020

Influence from the garden, field and hedgerow.

  • Raw
  • Flexitarian
  • Foraged
  • Eating the rainbow

Food with a Conscience 2013-2020

Growing interest in where food comes from, how it is produced and against what standards from farm to table.

  • Socially responsible
  • Sustainable
  • Producer to plate
  • Transparency
  • Giving back
  • Food footprint

All Being Well 2013-2020

A growing demand for food products and services with added health and wellbeing benefits.

  • High protein, balanced carbs
  • Seeds and grains
  • Monitor me
  • Free from allergens
  • Sugar reduction
  • Healthy fine dining

Back to the Future 2014-2018

Inspiration from the past often with a modern interpretation.

  • Heritage ingredients and dishes
  • Nostalgia
  • Playful interaction
  • Casual
  • Fun

Guts and Glory 2013-2016

Full on flavour products and dishes and having the guts to have a go and take risks.

  • New ways and formats
  • Gutsy bold flavours
  • Upscale trash food
  • Risk taking
  • Diner food
  • Street food evolution

Trend Setting Cuisines 2014


Amount of trend setting influence

food trends 2014 map



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