Each year, the culinary world sees a wave of new trends. With 2016 came acai bowls and heart attack inducing burgers, and 2017 is sure to keep your mouth watering. To keep you in the loop, we’ve rounded up the top 5 trends that are sure to grace your plates this year!

Smoked Meat
Glistening cuts of juicy meat with sinfully dark caramelised crust and gorgeously pink flesh are bound to grace your plates during 2017. The meat is placed in a wood or hay-fueled smoker – where the fire has no direct contact with the meat – and left to cook for hours at a low temperature. From the heart of America this low-cost, easy and accessible method allows for cheaper cuts of meat to be reinvented.

Our Recommendation

Papi Chulo
22 – 23 Manly Wharf, Manly

Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm-10:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm

Health trends move fast and fermentation is set to be the heart of the health world in 2017. Despite being an ancient food practice, it is widely believed that pickled and fermented foods can assist with infertility, immunity, libido, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome. What this means is that you can be expected to see kombucha and kimchi becoming significantly more popular as the year progresses.

Our Recommendation

Wild Kombucha
495 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Opening Hours:
Sunday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Local Artisan Food
With the cost of everyday living increasing, many of us have turned to sourcing local produce, at a fraction of the cost to supermarkets. These home-based businesses tend to use seasonal produce and innovative concepts to bring artisan and gourmet food products to their local communities.

Our Recommendation

Carriageworks Farmers’ Markets
243 Wilson Street, Darlington

Opening Hours:
Sunday – Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm

Savoury Pancakes
While Peking Duck Pancakes have been around since 1330, and were introduced to the Australian food scene during the 70s, the chefs of Australia have recently stepped up their game and brought the savoury pancake to a whole new level. But don’t be fooled, the humble savoury pancake doesn’t have to be filled with Peking Duck. You’ll commonly find them stuffed with meat, seafood and vegetables too. As well as being incredibly cost effective for restaurants to add to their menus, they’re also delicious to eat, and are fast becoming more diverse and accessible to find every day.

Our Recommendation

So 9
1/18 Danks Street, Waterloo

Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday: Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Sunday: Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Bahn Mi Station: 10:00am-3:00pm daily

Night Markets
Over the past few years, the increase in night markets has been ten-fold. With the city’s lock-out laws in place, these events have flourished. They are a fantastic¬†opportunity for local restaurants and cafes within the community to showcase some of the amazing food, that they put their hearts and souls into, to tens of thousands of people over a short period of time.

Our Recommendation

Sydney Night Noodle Markets
Hyde Park, Sydney

Opening Hours:
Good Food Month – October 2017
Dates To Be Confirmed
Monday – Tuesday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm