Our relationship with food is always evolving and we always look forward to locking our lips around something new.
The good people at Deliveroo have assembled to predict five food trends that will dominate our plates for 2019.
Based on their food expertise – the future of food looks vegan, low-waste and drool worthy.
1. Healthy Frozen Savouries
Clearly the lovely people of Ireland have ignored any advice of avoiding avocado in order to afford a house, as the food platform has seen a massive demand for the tasty fruit and of course, the food God that is hummus.
But for next year, it looks like we will be tucking into savoury and healthy ice creams, but it'll be vegan and veggie variations that we will be obsessing over.
2. Root to Tip Cooking
The sense of urgency to reduce our food waste is a prominent problem on our minds this year and the conscious eco-effort is being brought into the new year.
Root to Tip Cooking, involving the use of the full vegetable is a method of days gone by but will return and bring cooking back to basics.
Deliveroo predicts that restaurant partners on the platform will introduce innovative ways to reduce daily waste, by using the likes of root vegetable leaves to make tasty and flavoursome pestos to accompany dishes – big high five for this one.
3. Fermented Food and Drink
They're good for your gut and they've been popping up all over the place in the last 12 months.
Their popularity has been seen by the food delivery service with the rise of pickles and sauerkraut.
Breaking through the fermentation process for 2019 will be more orders and variety of kombucha – AKA the holy drink for the ole gut.
The vegans are coming and nothing is stopping their rise. Vegan-friendly options have exploded on Deliveroo, increasing by 100 percent.
73 percent more vegan orders were placed on the platform in 2018.
And it looks like it isn't slowing down any time soon, as Deliveroo predicts an increase in Flexitarianism, where customers will dip in and out of meat dishes in favour of #MeatlessMonday and #GreenSunday.
5. Sea Snacks
According to global trend forecasters, sea vegetables and greens will become a regular addition to diets next year.
Get ready to tuck into kelp noodles to puffed savoury snacks made with algae.
And it doesn't come as a huge surprise as they've already seen an increase of 59 percent in seafood orders.
So what are you looking forward to chowing down on in the new year?
And are there any trends you would like to see left behind in 2018?
Either way, our love of food will never waver.
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