These days, the restaurant industry is ever-changing and adapting to the needs of consumers, as well as the foodservice industry. In 2023, there will be some new and exciting food and beverage trends to watch out for, which is why the team from Total Food Service wanted to highlight some of the leading ones for you here!
5 Food & Beverage Trends in 2023
An Emphasis on Sustainability
One of the top food and beverage trends in 2023 will be an increasing emphasis on sustainable packaging and ingredients. Many more restaurants are embracing a hyper-local approach when it comes to the ingredients they use in the kitchen, as well as offering recyclable or reusable product packaging.
Enhanced Transparency on the Food Supply Chain
Many restaurants and food and beverage producers are placing a greater emphasis on transparency when it comes to where their ingredients come from, building more trust with consumers. It also helps highlight what your company or restaurant is doing to embrace more sustainable practices and reduce your carbon footprint.
New Plant-Based Offerings
These days, plant-based meals are moving into the next generation and many food and beverage companies, as well as restaurants, are following suit providing next-level veggie dishes. This means commercial food and beverage manufacturers are coming up with more offerings, everything from seafood to dairy alternatives.
More Diverse Flavors
As our world becomes ever more connected with other cultures and discovers new tastes and spices, the food and beverages we consume will change accordingly. 2023 will certainly be no different. Don’t be surprised to find many restaurants embracing more spicy, strange, and exotic food and beverage trends in 2023 to diversify their menu and attract more adventurous eaters. The recent pandemic created a unique desire for people to “travel” and explore other cultures via food during lockdowns, so it’s no big revelation that the trend is popular with new and old restaurants alike.
A Continued Emphasis on Health & Wellness
There will be a continued emphasis on eating healthy and general wellness in 2023, a food and beverage trend that’s been growing for decades. Not only are more eaters choosing healthier alternatives and moving toward an emphasis on plant-based foods but there are many more options available to meet specific nutritional needs and unique health requirements.