Interesting Food Trends To Follow In 2022

There have been quite interesting food trends each year and we all have anticipated what will about to come in 2022 as the year 2021 is about to end soon. Foods and drinks industry is also one of so many that have been affected greatly by the global pandemic. Consumer behavior have shifted significantly and we have seen how food trends in 2021 are focusing more on personal health and sustainable practices. What will 2022 bring in term of food trends?

TikTok food trends
Dalgona from TikTok trends

Tik Tok food trend is predicted to remain strong in 2022. many kind of foods and drinks have gone viral due to TikTok challenges and sensations. In 2021, we have seen how Dalgona became the hot topic almost throughout the year. It seems that Tik Tok will set powerful drive in food trends. In fact, Tik Tok have been found to be one of the major causes of escalate rise in passion and interest in food and cooking. It is surely a platform that create impactful engagement that can cause a major stir within food industry. 


It is also predicted that 2022 will be delightful year for vegans and vegetarians with how veganism and vegetarianism rises. There will be more restaurants that try to focus on delivering more options for vegetable dishes. There will be more creative dishes being made with an array of vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, legumes, and cereals. This is such an innovation for restaurants to cater to the vegourmets as their essentials as well. 

Barley milk

Barley milk
Barley milk

It is predicted that 2022 will be the year where barley milk rises in popularity. Grain-based milk in general is predicted to grow strong next year but the star will be barley. Oat milk has been surged in demand because of its sustainability in terms of water use, land use, and emissions. Hence, manufacturers are now considering another alternative of grain-based milk and barley is a great option. It is great grain that can grow in harsh climate. Hence, it has great potential to be a great alternative aside from oat. 

Lab foods

Are you perhaps interested in lab foods? If you are and plan to give it a try, next year will be the time for you to be presented with more options of lab foods. In 2013 we were introduced to firs lab-grown burger. This year, there is lab-grown chicken breasts. It is predicted that lab foods will grow stronger to set a trend in food industry. Lab foods are promoted more because they offer scalability and affordability. In 2022, people expect for more variations to lab foods such as dairy products, honey, coffee, etc. Many people have positive reactions to lab food trends because they are concerned about climate change, animal welfare and human health in general.

Food trends will always change regardless. It is up to our own decision whether or not to follow the trend or stick to what we need the most. Make sure to put your health as your best interest in making conscious decision.