5 food holidays to celebrate this April, from tea to eggs

By Megan Prevost The culinary calendar is never empty, that’s for sure. For pretty much every day of the year, there are corresponding food holidays that could be celebrated. Most of them are super niche, such as National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day on April 21, but plenty of them celebrate larger categories. Food holidays are more […]

Tea and coffee trends: What today’s consumers want

Aside from water, coffee and tea are the most-consumed beverages in Canada. With the market constantly changing and today’s consumers looking for certain things when selecting a beverage, a new report has assessed ongoing tea and coffee trends across the country. A collaboration between Technomic, Restaurants Canada, the Coffee & Tea Association of Canada, and […]

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, […]

Caffeine Clamour: The latest trends in coffee, tea and milk

By Samantha Biljan If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, does that mean a.m. staples like coffee and tea are the most important beverages of the day? If our research proves right, the answer is yes. Because when it comes to beverages and caffeinated habits, nearly half of consumers are drinking brewed […]

World Tea Expo 2019 to Take Place June 11-13, 2019, in Las Vegas

Press Release World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow focused on advancing the business of tea, will take place June 11-13, 2019, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center (with a pre-conference program on June 10, 2019). The most recent World Tea Expo, held June 12-14 in Las Vegas (with pre-conference sessions June 10-11), attracted more than 3,500 attendees and more than 260 exhibitors from […]

Premium brews: How restaurants can boost sales with tea

From the spring 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Frank Weber The image of tea as a dated choice of beverage has long been shed and tea culture is now omnipresent in artisan coffee shops, fine food emporiums and slowly even mainstream grocery stores. The Canadian tea industry grew past $1.3 billion in […]

Restaurant menu trends to watch for in July

By Aaron Jourden Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus this month. Tea complexity About the trend: The popularity of artisan and fusion teas in recent years has encouraged operators to get even more creative with their specialty drinks. Now showing up on menus for the summer […]

The cup is still half full for specialty teas

By Frank Weber When looking around the ever-growing specialty tea market in Canada and the U.S., one can’t help but feel we have reached the saturation point. The truth is, we’ve only just begun. Canada, in particular, has done a phenomenal job in accepting and embracing the myriad new and upscale specialty tea choices. This […]

Starbucks Canada welcomes customers for an elevated evening experience

Press release First three Starbucks Canada locations launch select menu of savoury sharable plates along with Canadian and international wine, Canadian craft beer and cider Today, Starbucks announced the first three locations in Canada to launch the new Starbucks Evenings menu. Starting April 5, the stores at 3079 Bloor St. W., 446 Spadina Rd. and 1740 […]