20 foods expected to be on the rise in 2020, from Impossible Burgers to oat milk
- As the year comes to a close, Uber Eats released a list of 2019's most popular foods and its predictions for food trends in 2020.
- Food delivery users are increasingly ordering plant-based food alternatives, vegetables, and trendy wellness food products like collagen and bone broth going into 2020.
- Foods accelerating in popularity include Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and oat milk.
- According to Jeanette Mellinger, head of Uber Eats user research, the service is seeing a "greater increase in socially conscious and health-conscious dining."
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When it comes to late-night eats and food deliveries, a new report reveals that people are increasingly turning towards healthier or plant-based food options.Uber Eats, one of the leading food delivery services in the world, just released its review of the most popular food and travel trends of 2019, as well as its predictions for what people will be ordering more of in 2020.Advertisement
Food searches currently accelerating in popularity on Uber Eats include common vegetables like brussels sprouts, kale, and cabbage, but also more "Instagrammable" foods like star fruit and squid ink-infused foods. Plant-based alternatives like the Impossible Burger and oat milk are also seeing a surge in popularity.
"Over the last year, we've seen how important it is for people to feel good about what they eat and order, driving an even greater increase in socially conscious and health-conscious dining," said Jeanette Mellinger, head of Uber Eats user research. "What started as a trend last year has become even more mainstream, with milk and meat substitutes gaining in popularity, and eaters looking to enjoy foods that contain added health benefits - like collagen."And while it's always fun to see those eye-pleasing items - like starfruit and squid ink - take center stage, we've noticed a few veggie favorites are here to stay. Our customers continue to enjoy cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts, and given this healthful eating trend globally, we don't expect those to go anywhere anytime soon."
Star fruit, or carambola, is gaining popularity as we head in to 2020.
Dishes containing squid ink are tempting foodies worldwide.Advertisement
Adding collagen powders to smoothies, coffee, and tea is touted as the newest wellness trend to promote healthy, glowing skin.
Reishi mushrooms, which can be eaten whole or made into tea, are attracting consumers with their potential immune system benefits.Advertisement
Keto food options are also experiencing a surge in popularity as people embrace a low-carb lifestyle.
Brussels sprouts are also rising in popularity.Advertisement
Healthy foods like kale, cabbage, and farro are also getting more popular.
Uber Eats reported a rise in cauliflower orders after cauliflower gnocchi and pizza crusts took over the food scene in 2019 — a trend that's expected to continue.Advertisement
Asian dishes like pho, udon, and kimchi, a Korean cabbage dish, are seeing a surge in popularity as we head in to 2020.
Harissa has been called "the new sriracha," and it's quickly gaining popularity.Advertisement
Bone broth is one of the latest health-conscious food trends to hit the market, and online food orderers are catching on.
Ginger is also a popular ingredient, perhaps due to its natural health benefits.Advertisement
Hummus is also gaining in popularity.
Impossible Burgers and other meat alternatives are becoming more popular as we head into the next decade.Advertisement
Consumers are increasingly turning to nondairy milk alternatives like oat milk.
The popularity of cold brew is also expected to continue in the new decade.Advertisement
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