Please wait, the site is loading...

2019 is the year of vegan dude food, feasts from the East and savoury puddings. Our food team explains more...

1. Vegan dude food

So-called vegan junk food is growing fast – think barbecue pulled jackfruit (tastes like pulled pork, honest), stacked beetroot burgers and oozing macaroni made with vegan cheese – who needs meat?

2. Back to the 1970s

Enjoying the Love Story fashion on the catwalks this season? Then you’ll love revisiting some of the classic 1970s dishes coming to a table near you. Think chicken Kiev, prawn cocktail, Arctic roll, and Black Forest gateau – food that’s sometimes floppy, often flabby, but always a lot of fun.

3. Anicent grains

Archaeologists might be digging up ruins all over the place, but foodies in the know are also rediscovering grains from centuries past, such as spelt and kamut. They’ve got a nutty flavour, are bursting with nutrition, and are said to be easier for people with gluten intolerances to handle, too.

4. Vinegar in Vogue

It’s no longer just for fish and chips – vinegar has now become a health trend. Celebs swear by taking a shot every morning, you can buy special drinking vinegars in Sainsbury’s, and there are new books out next year dedicated to brewing and flavouring your own. Who needs a green juice?

5. Health by stealth 

Manufacturers are adding goodies to all kinds of products – water with protein, or mushrooms with added vitamin D, anyone?

6. Puffed and popped snacks

Healthier ‘puffed’ snacks such as posh popcorn, puffed lentils or popped peas are giving the poor old crisp a run for its money. They’re certainly tastier than boring old carrot sticks. 

7. Posh pops

Fizzy drinks have gawn posh! Upmarket pops such as London’s Dalston Cola and Cawston Press sparkling apple and rhubarb are finding their way into all the smart shopping bags.

8. Butter up

Posh butter is appearing everywhere, often with gourmet flavourings – our food writers, always out and about at the latest restaurants (it’s a hard job), have reported trying date butter, seaweed butter and even chicken-flavoured butter.

9. Feasts from the East

We all love a chicken korma or Thai green curry, but the movers and shakers of the culinary world are now experimenting with exciting new flavours from less- familiar Asian destinations such as Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. At Sainsbury’s, you’ll notice the deliciously fluffy Taiwanese buns known as bao nestling along the sandwiches in the chiller aisle while Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers has become a huge hit in London.

10. Be-leaf it

Chefs are using leaves in more dishes – recently spotted: chocolate bay leaf cake, and fig leaf and sherry ice cream.

11. Savoury puds

The earliest British 'puddings' were actually savoury - meat cooked with spices and fruit - and many chefs are putting more savoury twists on dessert on the menu. Our spies have noticed savoury doughnuts and even blue cheese ‘cheesecakes’. We reckon we might stick to the sticky toffee pudding, if you don’t mind...

12. Old beans

Heritage and unusual pulses, such as Brighstone beans and carlin peas, have been rediscovered. They’re rich in nutrients, full of fibre and an easy way to stay fuller for longer.

 

About the author

Sainsbury's magazine
Our team of trained chefs and skilled food writers love cooking for friends and readers alike

We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years