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Food trends are constantly evolving, and it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest developments. At Tastewise, this is what we do. This report breaks down all of the major food and beverage trends you can expect in 2024, the causes behind them and what this says about the future of food and beverage. Discover what 2024 will look like with pinpoint accuracy using cutting-edge AI technology so you know what to expect before everyone else. And the best part? You can get your full breakdown of 2024’s trends through email. Simply click the buttons below to get started.
Routine and ritual
Condiments and botanicals
Latin American beverages
Redefined energy drinks
Personal and planetary health
Women’s reproductive health
Table of Contents
The new frontier of food marketing:
AI dominates 2024’s marketing scene
The Trend: AI’s takeover of food and beverage
In 2024, AI revolutionizes food and beverage trends, shifting the focus from brands to individuals in a dynamic, interconnected environment. AI amplifies diverse voices to shape what consumers eat and drink, surpassing human capability to understand and meet their needs.
AI’s impact: Beyond consumption
Traditionally, innovation in F&B relies on strict processes, but in 2024, AI shapes consumption trends, becoming a powerful storytelling tool that transcends mere nutrition. It resonates with diverse audiences, reshaping the food experience.
Your secret weapon: Generative AI tools
Our starter pack arms you with generative AI concepts to run with—surveys, blog posts, recipes, and innovative ideas. Tools like Content Agency, AI Survey Agency, Recipe Creator, and Blog Ideator are your swift path to leveraging AI dominance in F&B.
The trend: Indulgence on a budget: Offal’s resurgence
Consumers crave affordable indulgence, prompting a 50% surge in interest while aiming to balance cost and luxury amidst a 30% increase in the desire for budget-friendly delights. Enter offal, the underrated hero—affordable, indulgent, and embraced for its health benefits, witnessing a 28% surge in preparation interest for 2024.
The art of having it all:
Indulgent and affordable dishes, including offal, rise as consumers tire of limits
The new dining occasion:
Late night snacking gets a rebrand with cottage cheese
The trend: Late night snacking gets a rebrand with cottage cheese
Learn how a humble favorite, cottage cheese, is revolutionizing late-night cravings, marking a 300% interest surge over two years. Its adaptability and nutritional value make it the go-to for late-night snacking.
The trend: Craving connection through food
Amidst rising loneliness, people seek solace and connections at the dining table. Our research reveals a 47% YoY surge in the pursuit of togetherness. Memory creation, escalating by 125% YoY, is a prime motivator, bringing celebration and joy back to dining experiences.
Pop culture fusion with food trends
Dive into the world of pop culture phenomena —like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Barbie. Beyond momentary fads, they resonate with our desires for enjoyment and connections. Barbie’s 106% surge in popularity marks a lasting trend, aligning seamlessly with current food and drink motivations.
Reconnection and community:
Digital and pop culture redefine food communities
Get ready for the ‘guajillo’ pepper craze
The trend: Get ready for the guajillo pepper craze
The guajillo pepper trend is ablaze with its unmatched appeal—authenticity, uniqueness, and a touch of luxury. Guajillos’ distinctiveness, draw nearly 4x more consumers over typical seasonings. In upscale dishes, it reigns supreme, favored 1.8x more than standard seasonings.
Versatility on show
Despite its distinctiveness, the guajillo pepper’s versatility is truly where it shines. Emerging in 2024 are regional Mexican salsas featuring guajillo, ideal for pairing with meat-centric dishes like birria tacos. It’s a pepper with unlimited potential in culinary exploration.
The trend: South/East Asian flavors take center stage
As nighttime cravings surge, a new era of indulgence unfolds. Consumers are seeking adventure and uniqueness, reflected in the explosive growth of adventurous, unique, and creative menu preferences.
Explore the fervor around Korean-inspired frozen treats like Bingsu and sweet corn sensations, inspired by the cultural wave of K-pop and K-dramas. Unique frozen desserts are the talk of the town, with Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, SE Asian, Japanese, and Filipino flavors leading the charge—2-3 times more unique than the industry standard.
South/East Asian flavors: