Australia is known for its fresh, natural produce and its love of fresh bread. This country has a lot of different kinds of food that are available. Food trends like healthy eating, plant-based diets and veganism are common in Australia.
Top food trends in Australia can be predicted by looking at the number of cafes and bakeries flourishing across the country. In recent years, Australian cafes have been getting a lot of attention from other parts of the world because they offer unique pastries and dishes.
Read on to find out about the latest food trends in Australia!
1. Frozen bread dough
Frozen bread dough is a trend that more and more bakeries and cafes are adopting. The popularity behind this trend is because cafe suppliers offer goods to business owners for a very good price. The orders come in bulk or wholesale, which makes it relatively cheaper.
Working with a bread supplier means cafe owners can reduce production costs and increase flexibility when it comes to baking different kinds of goods. Dough is frozen so cafe owners can think of the different ways to use it over an extended period of time.
2. Healthy eating
According to Spice News, “The report suggests that 82 per cent of Australians have changed their eating habits in the past five years, with 86 per cent trying to be more health-conscious regarding their diet. Over one in two Australians claim to be eating healthier than they were five years ago.”
Eating a diverse set of foods from each of the five major food groups in proportion is ideal for healthy eating. These food groups offer the body a variety of nutrients and support overall health.
Here are the five major food groups:
- vegetables or beans
- lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu
- grain foods
- milk, yoghurt, cheese.
There is a growing trend towards healthy eating across Australia. This newfound perspective would be a factor if you are considering a new business. Otherwise, healthier options could be added to your existing menu!
3. Plant-based diets
Australians are becoming more interested in a plant-based diet, for health and environmental reasons. This newfound interest is changing the landscape of food stores and restaurants around the world.
There has been an increase in the number of vegan cafes popping up all over the country. Plant-based options are also expanding in existing restaurants and cafes.
According to Vegan Australia, “Although the number of actual vegans – people who do not consume or use any animal products (and by-products) – is uncertain, Vegan Australia estimates that there are about 400,000 to 500,000 of them in the country.”
The rise of veganism is being fueled entirely by food sector innovation. Vegan food products’ taste and quality have steadily improved. Vegan alternatives to popular meat and dairy food ingredients are also being introduced on a regular basis, according to IBISWorld, an industry research group.
Food chains like Hungry Jack, McDonald’s, IHOP, Domino’s, Nando’s, and Grill’d already have vegetarian menu selections.
It also helps that the local grocery sector has made it much easier for Australians to go vegan. Various vegetarian-friendly products, including brands such as Veggie Delights, Frys, Quorn, and Linda McCartney, are commonly accessible in supermarkets. Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher also sells a variety of delicious, flavourful vegan meats.
5. Artisan coffee
Unlike coffee from a high street shop, artisan coffee has been produced and perfected by industry experts. The craftsmanship of artisan coffee is extremely impressive, from a Michelin two-starred chef to a team of the world’s greatest Q graders (the coffee industry’s equivalent to a sommelier) collaborating to come up with the perfect cup.
Great coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. Should you wish to make a blend at home, all you need to begin are high-quality beans that have been mixed and packed for maximum freshness.
To sum it up…
Trends in food are always evolving, as the people’s tastes change and more options become available. We have seen this with the rise of veganism and healthy eating, as well as bread dough and artisan coffee.
In addition, there has been an increase in plant-based foods available to consumers. This is proven by the rise of restaurants catering to those diets without animal ingredients or by products like bread dough that can be made without eggs or milk. There has also been a rise in coffee shops with healthier options, such as smoothies or vegan desserts.