Pinterest Reveals Its Top 10 Food Trends of 2019
The foods that ruled 2018 — matcha, milk alternatives, and all things cauliflower — are sticking around in the new year, but Pinterest suspects they'll have to make room for buzzier bites. We got an early look at the Pinterest 100, a list of what the platform predicts will be 2019's biggest trends in food, travel, fashion, and more. From homemade jam and bread to a squash you've never heard of, the foods on the list will both surprise and excite your palate. Here's what you'll be cooking, eating, and ordering in 2019.
Grazing Tables: "What the heck is a grazing table?" you might ask. Most likely spurred by this year's affection for casual, low-stress entertaining, grazing tables are covered with family-style foods that are easy to serve and share. (via Brit + Co)
Foil-Pack Meals: Up nearly 800 percent in searches, mess-free foil-pack meals won't just be for camping in 2019. (via Chelsea's Messy Apron)
Oat Milk: It's been real, almond milk. Searches for environmentally friendly and surprisingly-delicious-in-lattes oat milk nearly tripled in 2018. (via Getty)
The Pegan Diet: Besides being very fun to say, "pegan" is mix of the vegan and paleo diets. Up more than 300 percent in searches, the diet calls for mostly fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and non-animal protein. (via Brit + Co)
Homemade Jam: Believe it or not, with an 829 percent rise, do-it-yourself jam had the most dramatic spike in searches of all. From raspberry to blackberry and every berry in between, the sweet spread got lots of love in 2018. (via My Fussy Eater)
Super Water: "Ginger water," which boasts digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits, had a 350 percent spike in searches this year. (via Hello Glow)
Homemade Bread: These days, carb lovers are turning to their own ovens for fresh-baked bread, searching for it five times more often than last year. Probiotic-rich loaves like sourdough have been especially trendy. (via Lavender & Lovage)
Mushrooms: Searches for "mushroom recipes" more than doubled in the last year, but shrooms aren't just popular in savory dinner recipes; they're also popping up in superfood-infused beverages and desserts. (via Savory Tooth)
Oxtail: Home cooks searched for this tender meat three times more than last year. They've been especially excited about slow-cooker oxtail recipes. (via Jennifer Meyering)
Chayote: Unfamiliar? So were we. This superfood squash is pale green in hue, versatile in flavor, and up 76 percent in searches. Its mild sweetness pairs well bold spices and rich fats. Pick it up when you're missing summer squash as it's in season from September to May. (via Getty)
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Sara is a food and lifestyle freelance writer in Los Angeles. She writes a weekly events column for the Los Angeles Times and loves writing food content for Brit + Co. After all, the English language's most fun adjectives are best applied to delicious foods. In her free time, she's a hip hop dancer, avid moviegoer, and thorough face-mask user.