It’s Yelps 15th Anniversary and they’ve put together a list of the foods that have been the most popular in their history.
Back in 2010 it was all about Soba Noodles, Velvet Cake and Cured Meats. Today its Oat Milk, CBD, Immpossible Buger, Acai Bowls and Street Corn. Starbucks has remained in the number one position for the most searched food chains while the other top five, including McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A, Trader Joe’s and Chipotle have moved up and down the list. Yelp compiled these from their almost 200 million reviews.
So what’s 2020 going to look like? Tastewise’s new Functional Foods Report 2019, “Putting Food to Work in the Age of Wellness,” uses an AI-powered platform to analyze billions of food data points, from social, menus and home recipes published online to track the “why” behind food trends.
They found that more than a third of consumers are seeking foods that improve their mood, sleep, gut health, fight aging or otherwise provide functional benefits.
Functional Foods, according to the report, are “a category of ingredients, meals and preparations that serve a particular function and purpose beyond mere sustenance.” What used to be called nutraceuticals…
And the produce department may well be impacted the most.