Restaurateurs should always be up-to-date with the newest food trends not just to stay ahead of competition, but to entice more diners as well. We have compiled a list of the most popular food trends in Australia for 2019.
The Scarlet Prawn
Found in the cold waters off the coast of Cape Moreton, these foot long prawns are deeply flavored and is fast becoming a trendy dish in Australia. The bright red shellfish is about 35cm long. A project developed involving the Queensland government is taking steps to providing these delicacies to Australia's top restaurants.
Ketogenic Food and Peganism
Ketogenic food is also on the rise, which are a selection of non or low carbohydrate dishes. More and more low-carb food like burger buns, salad bowls, and naked (unwrapped, that is) burritos are becoming popular as a result of this. Restaurants that include high protein, low carb options in their menus can benefit from this rising trend. Furthermore, a combination of vegan and paleo diets referred to as Peganism is also becoming bigger. Catering to these needs will be an ideal opportunity for restaurants.
Gut Health has been a concern for many people for quite a while. While gut healing food has also been getting popular, like kombucha, a plenty more varieties are surfacing now. Decorate your restaurant’s menu with kimchi, sauerkraut, and other classics to attract the health-conscious foodies.
A derivative of the Marijuana plant, Hemp milk sports more calcium than cow’s milk and as it is perfectly legal in Australia, this alternative to dairy milk is becoming increasingly popular. It also goes very well with coffee as it has a slightly thicker than that of dairy milks. This might also be a good avenue for restaurateurs to explore.
From the multitude of food trends up and coming in Australia, these are only a few. Faux-meats which are convincing false meats that include the same protein and vitamins, food items rich in omega-3 are some more of the prevalent trends. In addition to these, restaurants should also look into sustainable packaging as protecting the environment has become extremely vital.