The Hottest Christmas Food Trends for 2018

Pumpkin spice is back in town. That can mean only one thing: gingerbread season is just around the corner. Soon, people will walk the streets bundled up in winter coats and looking for things that make the oncoming holiday season extra special.

Gifts, decoration, music, and treats. Especially treats. Christmas Food Trends.

There are certain foods you can’t escape near a specific holiday. For example, a turkey at Thanksgiving is a must, just like Christmas is almost impossible to imagine without gingerbread or pudding.

Savvy restaurant owners can attract new clients with a smart twist on classic holiday food recipes

But even though Grandma’s turkey is the foundation of the holidays in many homes, savvy restaurant owners can attract new clients with a smart twist on classic holiday food recipes.

The top food trends of 2018 give us an insight into what kinds of dishes will get your clients to step inside your restaurant this holiday season.

Christmas Food Trends. A Peek at 2019 Top Food Trends

Although 2018 still has a few more months to dish up, you can already start preparing for the next big thing: 2019.

The vegan diet continues to be popular. Tasty meat and cheese replacements find their way onto the plates of health-conscious consumers, even if they’re not on a strict vegan diet.

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Related: Top Christmas and Thanksgiving Holiday Food Trends for 2018

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Try experimenting with vegan products to spice up your menu and offer your clients a healthy yet delicious option.

Make space for timeless classics like mac & cheese on your menu.

Buying your restaurant’s supplies from sustainable sources is another trend that will continue to grow in 2019. Similarly, consumers are willing to pay a higher price for fair trade and organic products.

Good quality ingredients are a must. Don’t worry if that means you’ll have to import them from another country; foreign trade and international payments have gotten a lot easier these days.

In 2019, comfort food is predicted to make a comeback. Make space for timeless classics like mac & cheese on your menu. This doesn’t mean you have to throw your creativity in a corner though. Experiment with new ingredients, healthier recipes, or unusual spices to give beloved classics an exciting twist.

While not strictly a food trend, reducing waste, especially plastic is an ever-growing movement across the planet. Show your environmentally conscious clients how your restaurant contributes to the fight against waste and climate change.

For today’s restaurant goers, food provides so much more than mere nutrition. A thoughtfully prepared dish exudes a sense of community, acceptance, and love.

Offering a no-straw option to cocktails and other dishes is a cheap and easy way to care for the environment. Or, at least seem like you do.

Trends come and go, but the importance of good food remains the same. For today’s restaurant goers, food provides so much more than mere nutrition. A thoughtfully prepared dish exudes a sense of community, acceptance, and love.

Add these “special ingredients” to each of your dishes and help make the food world a better place.

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