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10 Food Trends To Look For In 2020, According To Whole Foods

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Get ready to say yes, way to zero-proof aperitifs, see West African cuisine rise to prominence and say goodbye to tired and staid kids’ menus. Whole Foods Market just released its list of 2020 food trends to watch for and topping the list of predictions is a continued focus on eco-conscious eats.

More than 50 Whole Foods Market staff members including local foragers, regional and global buyers and culinary experts put together the list of 10 food trends based on consumer preferences data, their own product sourcing experiences and what’s been popular at food and wellness industry exhibitions. Here’s a look at the food that will be popping up on plates in the year to come…

Meat-Plant Blends

And as consumers continue to seek out plant-based alternatives, meat companies are seeing if consumers will opt for burgers made of meat but less of it. The Blended Burger Project, a movement started by the James Beard Foundation takes classic burgers and blends them with at least 25 percent of a plant-based foods such as fresh mushrooms. Whole Foods Market staff believes they’ll be selling more burgers composed of a mix of beef and plant-based ingredients from brands like Applegate and Lika, in the year to come.