Trends: Something for Everyone

Don’t call them diets, but rather lifestyle choices that go hand in hand with today’s optimization/goal-oriented society.
  • Pick any group of diners and chances are one or more of them will have food preferences that decide where everyone can or cannot eat. Put yourself in the running by menuing a variety of dishes that appeal to all: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, keto, or paleo.
  • Although wellness is a prevalent theme that diners say they strive towards, indulgent dishes also remain popular. Try adding superfoods or healthy fats to otherwise guilty pleasures like desserts (ube ice cream, chia puddings piled with grilled stone fruits, and flourless cakes topped with berries) and fried foods (Nashville hot shrooms rather than chicken, meat-free burgers piled with crunchy vegetables, and baked onion rings).
  • Toss ancient grains (teff, buckwheat, amaranth) with charred meats and low-carb vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, and mushrooms, as well as fruits like avocados, blackberries, and raspberries. Remove the meat and it’s not only paleo, it’s vegan.
  • Gluten-free and low-carb became a whole lot easier when cauliflower rice entered the picture. Use this ingenious ingredient to make pizza crusts, tater tots, fried rice, sushi rolls, and risotto.