EatingWell announces Top 5 summer food trends

Meredith Corporation's EatingWell, a source for people passionate about food and wellness, announced the list of 2021 Summer Food Trends, selected by its editors.

EatingWell's ditors, along with their team of registered dietitians and test kitchen cooks, used consumer data and editorial insights to predict five top seasonal trends that will resonate most with the EatingWell audience in the coming months from timely topics, such as happy hour at home, given the current global pandemic, to increasingly popular trends like pickling—a response to concern about food waste and a perfect addition to any summer barbeque.

"As many people get ready to reunite with loved ones over backyard barbecues and picnics in the park, our team at EatingWell delved into summer food trends to watch this season," says Editor-in-Chief Jessie Price.

EatingWell's list of the 2021 Summer Food Trends* is as follows:

  • Pickling: EatingWell.com saw a 17% year-over-year increase in views of articles and recipes for pickled vegetables, and we expect interest to rise throughout the season.
  • Vegetable Salads: Views of recipes for broccoli salads surged 333% year over year, while cucumber salads saw a whopping 160% year-over-year jump in views.
  • Happy Hour at Home: EatingWell.com saw a 73% year-over-year increase in views of cocktail recipes and articles.
  • Grilled Vegetables: From eggplant to corn to peppers, articles and recipes for grilling vegetables saw a 51% year-over-year increase in views.
  • Nondairy Ice Cream: In light of the 42% year-over-year increase in views of "nice cream" recipes, we predict that people will be swapping out the dairy for alternatives made with coconut milk or oat milk.

*Via EatingWell.com (May 2020-April 2021).

To learn more about all the trends on the list, read the complete writeup here.


For more information: eatingwell.com.


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