Cheers to the new year! In 2023, we’re looking forward to the return of vintage recipes, foods and drinks crafted with eco-consciousness and health in mind, and a resurgence of versatile pantry staples that can fancify any dish. Read on for all 10 food trend predictions—and a recipe to pair with each!
Tinned fish recently became popular thanks to a few buzzy TikTok recipes and the emergence of cool-kid brands like Fishwife. We expect the pantry good to become even more ubiquitous in the new year. Bon Appétit’s recipe for Easy Couscous with Tuna is a foolproof way to start your tinned fish journey—and it comes together in about 10 minutes!
Pastas made with alternative flours, from chickpea to corn, have gotten really good. So good, in fact, we expect shoppers who aren’t gluten-free to start choosing them over more traditional pasta options for their unique flavors, textures, and striking visual appearance. This recipe for Extra-Garlicky Aglio e Olio from Banza, an alternative pasta purveyor, beautifully highlights gluten-free spaghetti’s nuttiness.
Dates impart subtle, natural sweetness to savory dishes and desserts alike, making them a great health-conscious ingredient for people with a sweet tooth. Rancho Meladuco Date Farm’s Date, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Hand Pies are a great entry point for those new to the fruit. Serve them as an elevated party bite or fun finger food for dinner.
As we start to see zero-ABV bottle shops pop up across the country, zero-ABV bars are inevitably close behind. Lots of new zero-ABV spirit purveyors are also making alcohol-free home concoctions a fun and easy option for people who are sober, sober-curious, or simply need a break from booze. The Ritual Paloma is a bright, fresh, and simple case study of why this trend is poised to take off.
Every choice you make in the kitchen has a ripple effect on our environment. In 2023, we expect to see more chefs and home cooks selecting ingredients and dishes that are better for planet Earth, like seasonal and locally sourced vegetables. Our recipe for Roasted Carrot and Lentil Salad is a prime example of how eco-friendly cooking can also be delicious; don’t miss our other blogs covering climate-conscious cooking here and here.
First it took over the fashion world, and now it’s coming for our food: Nostalgia is back and bigger than ever! Look out for more cookbooks, restaurant concepts, and recipes harkening back to “the good old days” … or, at least, the old days. If you’re vintage-curious yourself, try making Taste of Home’s Ambrosia Salad, which was popular in the 1970s.
Some people consider themselves sweets addicts, while others are savory devotees. But why can’t you be both? In 2023, we’ll be on the lookout for innovative recipes that combine both flavor profiles, like these Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Red Miso Butter from Food & Wine.
Prepare to start sprinkling seaweed on everything. Nori, or dried seaweed flakes, are sweet, salty, and a tiny bit briny. The superfood, which is packed with amino acids, calcium, fiber, and more, is also extremely sustainable. Get ahead of the curve and start topping your bowls, salads, and roasts with the seasoning. Or take a cue from Root + Revel and try this 5-Minute Coconut Oil Sriracha Popcorn with Nori.
Neutral and silky avocado oil boosts immunity, is chock-full of antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Expect to see it chip away at extra-virgin olive oil’s chokehold on home cooks in the coming year. For your first taste, we suggest this herbaceous Avocado Oil Salad Dressing from The Harvest Kitchen.
You might have noticed an influx of cookbooks covering live-fire grilling, smoking, and cooking over the past couple of years. We predict the “cowboy cooking” trend will really take off in 2023, with amateurs trying their hand at cooking over open flames in their own backyards. Over the Fire Cooking’s Cowboy Steak and Eggs is a fun recipe for live-fire beginners to try.