We saw the food on our plate slowly change in 2015, which has now moulded the possible food trends for 2016.

1. Keeping it Local

Tipped to be one of the biggest food trends in 2016 – Consumers are becoming ever more intrigued about where their food comes from, so much so that we are now more likely to locally source our meats, seafood and produce to become more knowledgeable about the food on our plate.

2. 2016 the year that’s going to bug people

Bugs and creepy crawlies are making their way to our plates, but not to eat our food but to be our food. Bugs have certain qualities that make them a lot more appetising, from being inexpensive to a good source of protein, insects can be the next craze.

3. Zero to hero in food waste

Food retailers, food makers and chefs are looking to make the best out of a bad situation. With new, innovative and delicious dishes with the ‘less ideal’ bits of ingredients, implementing a ‘zero-tolerance’ campaign to food waste.

4. Burnt but edible

Smoking food and using a fire to cook food has become a craze that is likely to really take off in 2016. Charred and roasted vegetables, in sides (vegetables), desserts (charred fruits and burnt-sugar) and cocktails (smoked salt, smoky syrups)

5. Getting your 5 a day

Vegetables are making an appearance in more random foods from ice cream to popcorn, we will be veggie addicts by the time the years up! According to Catersales, 2016 is the year for vegans. It doesn’t matter if you are vegan or a veggie or even a meat eater, veggie centric dishes are going to have a good year.

6. Arty food

This generation are obsessed with finding the new food trend to tweet about or put up on Instagram and that’s not about to end in 2016. One of the top tips for 2016 is ensure your food looks good on the end of a camera lens. If so, you will get the recognition, maybe even become instafamous.

7. Instant Deliveries

2016 is the year for food deliveries, with various delivery apps increasing, more and more, restaurants are jumping on the bandwagon with being a part of a whole other.