35 Food and Beverage Trends for 2017

 In Blog, Food & Beverage Trends
We’ve come across several lists of predictions for 2017 trends, so we decided to put together a compilation, curated by Imbibe. We are beverage experts, developing beverage flavors and custom ingredients across all beverage categories, but we recognize the connection between the kitchen and the grocery aisle. Some of the trends are known by a few creative names, so are either listed with a few different headers, or are grouped together. 
  • Under the radar Asian
    • Filipino Cuisine & Flavors
    • Asian Twists on Comfort Food
    • Miso
  • Vegetarian Comfort Food
    beet tartare

    Beet Tartare / Photo Credit: Instagram @huseyinkilic0

    • Kale no more
    • Cauliflower marches on
    • plant-based protein and center-of-the-plate vegetables
  • Heirloom fruit and vegetables
  • Authentic ethnic cuisine
  • Ethnic spices (e.g. harissa, curry, peri peri, ras el hanout, shichimi)
    • Dukkah
    • spice warms hearts, pallets
    • Turmeric
  • New cuts of meat (e.g. shoulder tender, oyster steak, Vegas Strip Steak, Merlot cut)
    • House-made charcuterie
    • Butcher-to-table
    • Artisan butcher shops plus restaurants
  • Sustainable seafood
    • Farm-raised Fish
  • House-made condiments
  • Ethnic-inspired breakfast items (e.g., chorizo scrambled eggs, coconut milk pancakes)
    • Breakfast Updated
    • Rise & shine to global tastes
  • African flavors
  • House-made sausage
  • House-made pickles
    crazy ice cream

    Photo Credit: Instagram @blacktapnyc

  • House-made/artisan ice cream
    • Oddball ice creams getting hot
  • Bowls, Bowls, Bowls
    • More grain bowls.
  • Healthful kids’ meals
    • Whole grain items in kids’ meals
    • Gourmet items in kids’ meals
  • Protein-rich grains/seeds (e.g., hemp, chia, quinoa, flax)
  • Ancient grains (e.g. kamut, spelt, amaranth, lupin)
  • Artisan cheeses
  • Nut Cheeses 
  • Coconut everything
  • Better Butters
  • Savory desserts
  • Plancha: Flat-out grilling.
  • Dairy-free alternatives
  • Street food-inspired dishes (e.g. tempura, kabobs, dumplings, pupusas)
  • Egg yolks: The sunny side of flavor
    nut cheese

    Photo Credit: Instagram @culcherd

  • Natural wines
    • wine flights 
  • Caviar
  • Sour Beer, Sake, Switchel
  • Creative takes on coffee
  • Modern Med
  • Smoke continues curling into new categories
  • New tartares
  • Cocktail consultants
  • Cannabis