Even in the specialty food world, it’s time for a new year, new you reckoning, as evidenced by the abundance of 2018 vegan food trends on display at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. This show provides an early-year sneak peek of what will be hot (or not) in food. This year reflected the changing dynamics of eating, and how plant-based eating is on the rise and getting more recognition outside of the natural food world. At the show we spotted everything from eggplant-bacon jerky to shelf-stable kombucha bars and even apple cider vinegar powder to mix on-the-go, and pulled together our favorite vegan food trend finds coming to stores near you.
Coffee Nut Butter: Noosh Brands sampled an almond butter with MCT oil. Noosh’s Bulletproof-Style Coffee Almond Butter was created to be Keto-friendly and is a surprisingly tasty sweet treat. Manna Organics said that by sprouting the almonds in its Espresso Almond Butter, it cuts some of the bitterness and makes the nutrients locked in the almonds bio-available. Sounds good, but even better — it tastes good. Abby’s Better Nut Butters also got in on the coffee almond butter trend with its addition. (Photo via Noosh)