Food trends or food fads?

With more of us opting for healthier lifestyles, food trends this year have seen the rise of root to shoot cooking and home-made kombucha. So, are the trends for 2018 going to stick? Or are we seeing a wave of foodie fads that will soon fade from the spotlight come 2019?

Here’s our overview of the latest food crazes to hit the culinary scene.

Booze Free…

With a lot of us now more conscious about the amount of units creeping up here and there, many are now opting for alcohol free alternatives, mocktails and sin-free sodas.

Does this mean we’ll be putting down the Mojito in favour of a Virgin Mary? Possibly not, but it sure makes being designated driver more enjoyable!

Plant-based protein…

It’s probably not surprising that plant-based protein has been well and truly on the rise this year, as more and more are beginning to adopt meat free lifestyles.

A plant-based diet has now been proven to have a positive impact, whether ethically or for health reasons. Plus, with so many options now available, this is definitely not a passing food phase.

Healthy snacks…

Snapea crisp anyone? No? They are actually surprisingly tasty and much better for you than the salty, fat laden potato crisps we all shun (but secretly love).

Japanese food…

Sushi, noodles and yet more sushi! The nation’s love of Japanese food is going nowhere just yet. Besides, who doesn’t love a maki roll?

Ghee…

Ghee, similar to clarified butter, has become quite popular in recent circles and it’s even giving its superfood cousin, coconut oil, a run for its money.

Rich in beneficial nutrients and containing several fatty acids that are important to health, many believe there are numerous benefits of ghee; from boosting weight loss to improving digestion and relieving inflammation. We also think it tastes great in curries!

Pasta…

Pasta has made a huge comeback this year, with many steering away from giant portions of calorie laden carbonara in favour of delicate homemade pappardelle and beef ragu – delizioso!

We’re pasta crazy here at The Springs and are confident that the rise in pasta will no doubt continue well into 2019.

Hydrogen water…

We’re all aware we need to drink more H2O, but when the regular stuff gets boring, why not reach for a glass of energy-charged hydrogen water?

No? Us neither…

Whatever food trend you’re into, you can be sure to find a range of delicious cuisines at The Springs, Thorpe Park when it opens this October.

From perfect pasta at Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant to tasty chicken at Nando’s, there’s food to suit all taste buds. And with River Island, TK Maxx and Next, along with a whole range of other retailers, on the doorstep, why not work up an appetite with a spot of retail therapy while you’re at it?

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