Food trends come and go. And it’s no secret that currently, many establishments are are going meatless, gluten-free, keto-friendly, you name it – so what can you consider incorporating in order to make your menu stand out? Consider the list of ideas below to help keep your menu on trend, but unique.
Heat is hot right now. Meaning, spicy is a trend that doesn’t appear to be going away too soon. There are plenty of ways to break the mundanity of the usual array of hot sauces in your spicy offerings. A mango-tinged condiment is one of them. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and exotic to make that entree stand out, and it’s a bit kinder to guests who are spice-averse, but want still want to feel the heat.
If your style isn’t full on flamin’ scotch bonnet, you might be more inclined to incorporate a jerk seasoning, which lends to pairing with other flavors, even sweet ones. And if you’ve got tacos on your menu, you’re in luck. Urban Accents’ Jamaican Taco Sauce provides an easy route to add jerk flavor with its all-natural flavors and quick preparation time. Order a case and test it out!
Thought you were off the hook just because you don’t offer a full food menu? NOPE! If you’re running a bar, your guests may well be over bowls of peanuts. Switch it up by offering them your booty, Pirate Booty, that is. Free of preservatives and artificial coloring, Pirate Booty is a healthy alternative to the typical corner bodega offerings. Plus, they taste quite good. Pair a bag of Pirate Booty with a beer bucket and watch guests go wild.
Pronounced “so-cheel,” this chipotle salsa comes made with extra virgin olive oil and a natural blend of smoked/dried peppers. Not only is it a versatile addition, but it’s a condiment that’s a less artificially flavored alternative to the other salsa in the market. Make it taste like you made it, but save time, because you didn’t.
Not-quite-meat meat has been having a moment this year—just look at the famously pro-meat food chains. Burger King’s Impossible Whopper exists and KFC has been testing its own chickenless fried chicken. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a hot vegan-friendly option on your menu. The best part about the Impossible Foods version, is guests already love it.
Cow milk is out of style right now. Bet you didn’t think you’d ever read that statement, because to be honest, we never thought we’d write it. The utter beverage still exists, but it’s no question that the alternatives are the more popular amongst cosmopolitans at the moment. Almond and soy milk have been around for a minute, but it’s oat milk that’s recently become the star. Sales of oat milk have increased by 23 percent between 2017-18 and it’s still remained a fascination partly because it’s less likely than almond milk to get chunky in iced beverages.  With brands like Silk, Califia Farms, Pacific, and more to choose from for oat milk in bulk – there’s no excuse not to test this trend out.