Food Trends for 2019 – United States


One of my favorite things last January was I looking at many different websites, television shows, and curators of lists to see what some of the top trends in food for 2018 may be. How did they do? Here are the top five things I found that they predicted for 2018:

  1. Comfort Food
  2. Making your food look great.
  3. Mideastern Cuisine
  4. Bowls
  5. Vegetables will be at the top of the food chain

Overall I think they hit all the high points except maybe the Mideastern Cuisine. I saw a bit of an uptick in Middle Eastern Food but not as much as I would have expected.

What are they predicting for 2019? Here are some of the highlights I have been seeing across several lists:

  1. Health Based Eating – Curing a cold? Trying to lower your blood pressure? Eating for wellness will become a trend that should last over the next several years. Spices, vegetables, and bone broths will be tops in this category.
  2. Convenience will be key – People are still trying to cook at home but they are looking more to delivery services that bring prepped meals to their door. Whether they be from on-line stores or grocery stores prepped meals in perfect portion sizes will continue this year.
  3. Keto and Paleo will be everywhere this year.  You will see more Keto or Paleo friendly dishes in restaurants, grocery stores, and recipe indexes.
  4. Spice packets – Going hand in hand with #3 look for more recipe specific spice packets. Still have that entire bottle of garam masala hanging out in your spice rack? These will allow you to cook your recipes with little to no leftover spices.
  5. Healthy Kids’ Snacks – Crackers and chips will be passed over for yogurt, spreads, and snacks containing hidden vegetables. Carrots in almond butter or peas in spaghetti sauce? How do you get your little ones to eat their veggies?

What is your favorite trend you are seeing in food? Do you think these people are right on or way off?

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika Kind says:

    I won’t become a vegetarian again but my personal trend is continuing eating less meat but more fruit and vegetable, less fat, and using soy milk instead of real milk. It already helped me to feel more energized.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That is where we are trying to head this year. Less processed more whole foods but keeping things in perspective for our busy family.

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        Right! I am totally with you in that. It must not be time consuming. That is mostly the curse of healthy food. But once we are in it, we get a feeling for it.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. For us older people, like my wife and me, we find ourselves eating more fruits and vegetable simply because it’s something that doesn’t require preparation. Soups and sandwiches are also a quick favorite.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love soup! When I go put to eat lately I haven’t wanted to eat much but soup is my go to. Love the warmth inside on a cold winter day.

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  3. Lacey says:

    I’d say the convenience trend is what I have noticed most. There are so many delivery services and meal prep kits now!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! And the quality from what I see varies widely and the oversaturation will slowly start to weed some of them out.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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