The Biggest Food Trends to Look Out for in 2020, According to Our Editors

 

Kelly Vaughan, Martha Stewart Living

via Yahoo Lifestyle - January 6, 2020

 

†From the rise of plant-based meat substitutes to sustainable alternatives for plastic cups and straws in restaurants, eco-friendly food products were on the rise in 2019. According to our food editors, the new year will usher in even more plant-based products, wellness-driven beverages, and environmentally-conscious cooking. Deputy food editor Greg Lofts says vegetarian and plant-based products are being championed by Generation Z who have "concerns about sustainability and the environmental impact of their choices." Here are all of the food trends our editors predict you'll see in 2020.

 

Alternative Milk

 

Whether you're lactose-intolerant, vegan, or just enjoy a splash of almond milk in your morning coffee, dairy-free milk is popular among many different demographics of consumers. Senior digital food editor Victoria Spencer expects that oat milk will continue to trend, as well as boutique dairy milk purchased from small farmers. Interested in making your own alternative milk? Try Almond Cow ($195, almondcow.co), a plant-based milk maker, says assistant food editor Riley Woffordó"You can soak, blend, and strain your milk in the same jug (no need for pesky nut bags!) and it's very easy to clean."

 

Low-ABV Beverages ...

 

Plant-Based Meat Substitutes

 

It's no surprise that alternative meats are expected to be even more popular throughout 2020. Last year, products from Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger corned the market in grocery stores and restaurants, appealing to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Greg says we can expect even more from this trend in 2020: "Many brands are launching meat substitute products made from things like mushrooms, seaweed, whole grains, legumes, and other plant-based ingredients."

 

Alternative Sweeteners ...

 

Algae ...

 

Sustainability ...

 

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