FOODIE REPORT: Food Trends in 2017
- Category: Blog
- Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 18:59
We're huge foodies over here at Gracie's on West Main, and we just wanted to take a couple minutes to share with our awesome followers some food trends forecasted for 2017.
First up- Spicy Food! Now we've always been fans of spicy. Our Spicy Hash and our Blasian Grilled Cheese are both very popular menu items, so I think you all must be fans as well! But we're excited to explore more of this spicy trend. In fact, we have an amazing Jambalaya Hash coming to you this weekend (3/11-3/12)! So order a glass of milk and get ready to jump on the spicy train! (was that too cheesey? lol...)
The second one I want to talk about is the return of full-fat foods. Nutritionists are now starting to recognize that perhaps the sugar and processed foods are what have led to our country's obesity epidemic, and not fat. Real food is better than processed. Butter is better than "butter-flavored" spread. Whole milk and full fat yogurts are "in". And things like avocado and nut-butters are still on-trend. Well this is one trend we've been ready and waiting for! We use real butter every time we cook your eggs, and on all our toast. We use bacon fat for our homefries instead of a butter-flavored oil on the grill. We feature avocado on multiple salads, avocado toast, and sandwiches. And you better believe Hannah piles on the butter and heavy cream in her desserts! It may not be low-fat, low-calorie, or sugar-free... but you everything here is made with real ingredients you can pronounce, and made fresh, from scratch. Sometimes real food in moderation is better than filling up on low-calorie substitutes full of ingredients you can't pronounce and were probably cooked up in some lab. :)
And lastly, let's talk about the trend of online ordering. More and more people are jumping on the Amazon bandwagon and offering delivery to your door. Loads of services have popped up in recent years and months where you can have all the ingredients and recipes for a world-class culinary masterpiece delivered to you weekly so you can cook like a pro at home. Now I'm not knocking cooking at home or expanding your family's food horizons at all! But while online shopping numbers go up, some online retailers are creating brick and mortor stores! Bottom line- we still crave that human connection. So don't forget to come visit us between your Blue Apron or Hello Fresh at home meals and say hi! I know JW would love a visit!