February 2019 Food Trends

As we all know, its officially March, so I failed at getting this out in the actual month described, but regardless, there are some interesting food trends going on right now. Rise of vegan food These days it seems more and more of us are embracing a more plant friendly lifestyle, with vegan restaurants opening…

January 2019 Food Trends!

Hot Dogs Apparently, this is one trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. (Sorry vegans, it’s obvious people still love their meat!) This trend was also mentioned in my October 2018 food trends article under sandwich trends (sandwich or not, it’s still open for debate). Nonetheless, I am digging it! Here are some of the…

CBD Dinners – the new rage?

As noted in my December 2018 Food Trends article, CBD (cannabidiol) is being used in more and more kitchens throughout the country and overseas, and in fact has become a selling point in some eateries. Brighton England finally welcomed its first cannabis infused restaurant, The Canna Kitchen, which offers a vegan menu infused with CBD…

December 2018 Food Trends!

Who doesn’t love December? Even if you’re not a Christmas person, the festive bright lights hung everywhere, the smell of pine from the Christmas trees on every corner of New York City, the fun winter cocktails, and Christmas popup bars, the (sometimes obnoxious) Christmas music everywhere…you must admit, as much as you want to hate…

November 2018 Food Trends

The minute November hits, we all know it’s full on Thanksgiving mode here in the USA. We all sit and dream about mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, cornbread stuffing until the third Thursday of the month hits and we shamelessly eat until we pass out. Oh America! In this 11th month of the year,…

October 2018 Food Trends

The rise of healthy food for kids: Remember when a bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and Lean Cuisine for dinner was a thing? Oh, how times have changed! These days with the rise in social media, globalization, and popular shows like Top Chef, taste buds and…

August 2018 Food Trends

Foodies in NYC rejoiced when the NYC Summer Fancy Foods show kicked off this year in sweltering heat at the Jacob Javits Center in late June. A variety of trends surfaced including alternative sweeteners like honey and maple syrup (think maple syrup bacon); the rise in alternative protein and plant based products; gut health; waste…

Global Food Trends – May 2018

Trend 1: Where fashion and delicious food meet (yes, you read that correctly): When thinking of fashion and the runway, and super thin runway models, one doesn’t necessarily think of restaurants, eating, cocktails and overindulging. However, retailers/fashion icons have noticed the rising trend in unique food experiences and themed restaurants and have quickly gotten on…

Tasting Collective Supper Club NYC

I recently attended my first Tasting Collective supper club event, which was a unique experience and well worth writing about. The event was held at Oka, on 30th Street and Third Ave in NYC. The restaurant, which is Chef John McCarthy’s pride and joy, showcases Japanese izakaya in the eyes of a typical New Yorker…

Supper Clubs are the new rage

Another current trend in the ‘food lovers’ space is the recent emergence of ‘membership only’ supper clubs and social dining clubs. These events range from professional chefs personally cooking for diners (both in their homes, open loft spaces, or in their restaurants), to multi-coursed themed dining, to social dining networking. Here are a variety of…