The food experts at Deliveroo have been using data, insights and trends to predict what we will eat the next 2020. Here are the results.
Deliveroo reported that vegan orders had increased by 330% over the last 2 years. New start ups like allplants showed up on scene and they look great with a promising future. The plant based food movement is being largely promoted into the mainstream channels and the Veganuary movement (now hundreds of thousands of people around the world) is pledging to live a plant based life for the whole month of January. The number of sellers grew by 168% last year and it is not expected this growth to slow down in 2020.
Deliveroo data shows that it is more frequent opting for a part time vegan diet, half vegan and half being meat, now called Flexitarian. What days of the week are more veganish for UK population?, the data says Mondays and Wednesdays.
Meals and portions
Three meals per day?. Forget it, Deliveroo customers are eating at up to 6 different meal times and ordering mid-sized portions and snacks. In the winter time, snacking increases by 74% and Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most popular for snaking.
Smokiness flavours on fire
Over the last few months, the popularity of dishes cooked on fire has increased driven by the surge of many restaurants in London cooking their meals with open fires. Check below some of the best restaurants in London:
* Black Axe Mangal at N1 2UP
* Berber & Q - Grill House at E8 4EA
* BRAT at E1 6JL
* St Leonards at EC2A 4QX
* SMOKESTAK at E1 6LB
* The Barbary at WC2H 9DP
* Kiln at W1F 9TL
* Smokin’ Lotus at E1W 1LA
* Smokey Jerkey at SE14 5BA
* FM Mangal at SE5 8QZ
* Peckham Bazaar at SE15 3RU
Around 2.5 billion people consume it every day worldwide. Food and retail parks are growing in cities around the country and Deliveroo found an increase of 45% in orders of street food in the past 6 months. Before, Saturdays were the days of the week but now Tuesdays and Thursdays are also peak.
Salads ( much more than leaves)
Deliveroo highlights the top ingredient we can expect in the salads in 2020: fermented such lactose fermented sauces and miso (traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and kōji) , unusual grains such as teff (edible gluten free seeds with a rich source of protein) or freekeh (a cereal food made from green durum wheat), nut butters in dressings,swede or rutabaga (a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip) and seaweed such as dulse (a red alga from the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans) and finally, dehydrated vegetables.
According Deliveroo it is 3 times more likely to order a salad than this time last year.
2020 will bring back the hashtag #foodporn. The dishes more likely to snap are milkshakes, burgers, doughnuts, sushi and chips.
Data shows a 240% increase in orders of alcohol free beers over the last 12 months.
Huge consumer demand for restaurant-cooked pasta increasing by 68% in the last 3 months.
Deliveroo shows that 88% of UK customers find as important factor the ambience and service and 71% only would share their experience in social media if they like the surroundings.
Consumers are breaking habits trying new food, experiencing with new life styles and being more responsible and sustainable.