What’s Trendy To Eat?
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What’s trendy to eat?

Five foods that are hot to eat this year

With the start of a new year comes a fresh batch of food trends. Here’s a quick look at five of the biggest food trends for 2019…

Green tea

The year will see an increased demand for this already hot antioxidant-rich super-drink. Packed with a plethora of health benefits, this type of tea has endless varieties to explore.

Matcha green tea is just one way to stay hip, while adding powerful health benefits to your diet. We serve marvelous Matcha Lattes daily.

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Infused water

With our constant quest to stay hydrated, it’s no surprise that infused water is showing up everywhere. Refreshing, pretty to look at, and simple to prepare, this spa-inspired trend adds fruit, vegetables, herbs, and even spices to water.

Plant-based cuisine

With plenty of people gravitating towards a healthy diet, 2019 is set to be a big year for plant-based eating. It’s no secret that vegetables are key to eating well, but this goes further than well-balanced meals with meat-eaters looking for new and creative ways to add plant-based foods to their daily diets.

Paganism is on the rise. This combined paleo vegan diet focuses on plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, healthy protein, and healthy fats like ghee, avocado oil, and coconut butter.

There is also much interest in plant-based protein alternatives that go beyond meaty mushrooms and eggplant with the introduction of “meat” meat from a variety of ingredients with results that taste, look, and even smell like meat.

Sea snacks

While paper-thin roasted seaweed strips were all the rage not so long ago, marine ingredients will shine brighter in 2019. Watch for items like seaweed butter, kelp noodles, along with faux tuna produced from algae and kelp jerky.

Fried salmon skin, sea fennel, and water lily seeds are all the rage in Asia, and finding their way into the expanding pool of marine munchies hitting Canadian markets.

Pacific Rim Flavours

As foodies continue to explore more of the world through their palates, flavour inspiration from the Pacific Rim is popping up.

Expect a delicious fusion of international cuisines. Condiments will include dried shrimp, cuttlefish, and shrimp paste, while aromatics and spices will range from cardamom to cinnamon, and lemongrass to saffron. Guava, dragon fruit and passion fruit will make their way into cocktails and smoothies, along with monk fruit—a popular way to sweeten beverages without sugar.