Whole Foods Just Predicted the Top 10 Food Trends of 2021
Do you know what you’ll be eating for breakfast next February? Or how you’ll be quenching your thirst next July? Heck, we’re not even sure what we’re having for dinner tonight. Well, the experts of Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council have a pretty good idea what you (and the rest of the world) will be munching on come 2021. Here’s the chain’s sixth annual Top 10 Food Trends list—along with our favorite ways to taste the trends yourself.
2. Epic Breakfasts
A granola bar? Again? You can do better than that, thanks to quick and easy sous vide eggs, portable pancakes and vegan meat substitutes.
Taste the trend: 365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
3. Basics on Fire
Reimagine the essentials, from spices to soups to sauces.
Taste the trend: Whole Foods Market Hearts of Palm Linguine
4. Coffee Beyond the Mug
Get your caffeine jolt in the form of coffee yogurt, granola, smoothie boosters and even whiskey.
Taste the trend: EVOLVED Chocolate Coffee Keto Cups
5. Baby Food, All Grown Up
Your bundle of joy’s palate is more refined than you think. Go beyond mushy peas with on-the-go pouches in flavors so tasty even we want a sip.
Taste the trend: 365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Apple Sweet Potato Baby Food
6. Upcycled Foods
Banana peels. Lime rinds. Funky-looking peaches. Peels and stems aren’t destined for the compost bin anymore.
Taste the trend: Barnana Organic Peanut Butter Banana Bites
7. Oil Change
Olive oil who? Make way for walnut, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed oils in your favorite salad dressings, tortillas and vegan sandwiches.
Taste the trend: 88 Acres Smoky Chipotle Seed Dressing
8. Boozed-Up Kombucha
Hard seltzer is so 2019. It’s this probiotic bubbly’s time to shine.
Taste the trend: Strainge Beast Ginger, Lemon & Hibiscus Hard Kombucha
9. The Mighty Chickpea
You’ve already added hummus and chickpea pasta to your usual rotation. But what about chickpea tofu, cereal, tortillas and snacks? Yup, it’s the next cauliflower.
Taste the trend: Biena Vegan Ranch Chickpea Puffs
10. Fruit and Veggie Jerky
Sorry, carnivores. You don’t get to have all the fun anymore. There’s jerky made from mushroom, jackfruit, mango and beyond.
Taste the trend: Solely Organic Pineapple with Chili & Salt Fruit Jerky