Also on the rise for 2021 is more tasting menus, plant-based meals, and vegan options. Since people generally have more free time on their hands, they are looking for various dishes that focus more on seasonal and local ingredients. Some meals being delivered to today’s doorstep start from a box of ingredients with precise instructions on cooking the entire meal from beginning to end. Others require nothing more than heating the meal in an oven and setting the table. In either case, most diners are looking for healthy and creative options not previously found on most menus.
With the school closures and many parents working from home, standard fast-food options like hamburgers and pizza have grown stale. When ordering out, families and individuals are now looking for some excitement when they order from restaurants. Restaurants are pivoting from full menus to tasting menus that including more smaller plates and more outstanding varieties. Restaurants with menus based on regional or global cuisine and exotic ingredients are also on the rise. No matter what 2021 has in store for people, the one certainty is that people will continue to turn to food options as a way of bringing some excitement into their everyday lives.