Trend Watch: Oat mylk, plant-based momentum, shine on

By Sophie Mir As ever, Canadian restaurants continue to strive to keep up with customer demands and seasonal trends. With summer slowly but surely turning into fall, we’ve broken down three developing menu trends you’ll see across the country this autumn. Oat Mylk Soy, almond and coconut mylks have been on menus for a while, […]

Concept Watch: Neo Coffee, Calle Mexico, Pacifico Pizzeria

By Sophie Mir In this edition of “concepts to watch,” we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique: Neo Coffee Bar Facebook: 2,584 likes | Instagram: 12,880 followers | Twitter: 732 followers Locations: 2 (Toronto) Concept […]

Trend Watch: Jerusalem artichoke, Asian teas and nontraditional pastas

By Sophie Mir Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, forward-thinking restaurants are working to revamp their menus to keep up with the changing tastes of the Canadian public. The following are up-and-coming ingredients and dishes that will surely make a splash on restaurant menus in May 2020 and beyond. Jerusalem Artichoke Also known as a sunchoke, […]

Keeping up with the need for health and well-being in the growing Better-For-You category

By Julie Istead Thanks to heightened attention from consumers to the quality of food, the ‘Better For You’ dining category is growing faster than the foodservice industry can keep up. Consumers drive the food and beverage markets, and the demand for products starts to increase well before they hit the mainstream. Take, for example, the […]