Food Trends of 2016

Over the course of 2016 we’ve seen many food trends take off, flooding Instagram with pictures of delicious delights. As the year draws to a close and we begin to look ahead to the exciting foodie news of 2017, we thought we’d take a moment to revisit our favourite food trends of 2016.


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Smoothie Bowl


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More satisfying than downing a smoothie yet with all of the delicious flavours and nutrients, it’s no wonder that smoothie bowls have taken Instagram by storm this year.


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With gluten-free alternatives becoming more and more commonplace, the humble courgette has firmly established itself in 2016 as a delicious alternative to spaghetti.

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil has firmly established itself as a kitchen staple this year. From frying oil to replacing refined sugar in sweet treats, it’s as versatile as it is delicious – you can even use it to whiten your teeth and remove makeup.

Meal Kits

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With healthy eating become more and more popular, many are turning to ready made meal kits to build up their cooking repertoire.

Galaxy Cakes

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Taking icing to a new level is the galaxy cake. Head to Pinterest if you’re looking to give this trend a try.

Asian Flavours

With sriracha becoming a commonplace condiment and kimchi served atop fries, it’s fair to say that Asian flavours have been making a frequent appearance on the British dining table.


Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Jess is a self-confessed Buzzfeed quiz addict and avid dog petter. When not writing about food, she's eating food – most often cooked by someone else. She once tried to replicate a bicycle trick she'd seen performed by circus acrobats. It did not go well.

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