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Food Trends In 2022

Do you wonder what the food trends in Australia will be in 2022 after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Australian cuisine innovates in many new ways, with many new food trends from time to time. From upcycling food so as to prevent food waste in Australia and technology replacing humans as well as focusing on cleanliness, there are lots of new dynamics to explore in 2022. Here are some of the top food trends in 2022 in Australia:


  1. Technology Replacing Humans


Technology is overtaking humans in restaurants with more robots and conveyor belts delivering food to people. It started due to a shortage of staff in restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has now become a visible trend across many restaurants in Australia. Also, it has become typical for people to scan QR codes and order food instead of looking at a restaurant’s physical menu. These trends are going to stay for a long time to come with more and more technological advancements.


  1. Experimental Dining


With people venturing out slowly now, it is imperative to make your restaurant business successful. As a restaurant owner, you should follow the new experimental dining trends like personal dining experiences, heritage cuisine and pop-ups, which will be significant trends in 2022.


  1. Ghost Or Dark Kitchens


There is a new rise in ghost or dark kitchens where most restaurants choose to stay online only in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. They operate without a physical shopfront, and everything is done online only.


  1. Upcycling Food


The Australian government aims to reduce food wastage by 50% by 2030. This has already been possible with a rise in trends like upcycling food, where leftover food bits and waste are converted into recycled and upcycled products—for instance, changing food leftovers into smoothies and drinks and using breadcrumbs on pizzas as toppings and more.


  1. Shorter Restaurant Hours


Most restaurants have decided to scrap brunch altogether and open later. They have reduced their hours due to the lesser frequency of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has also helped them save a lot on operational costs and keep them running.


  1. Home Cooking


Most families are choosing to stay home and cook to stay safe and save money. Growing their own produce is also becoming popular and will become a rising trend in the coming years. You will find more and more people trying new dishes and cuisines at home and inviting their close loved ones for a unique dining experience at home.


  1. Cleanliness And Hygiene


There is an increased focus now on cleanliness in both restaurants and homes regarding food. From food preparation to the actual ingredients, you will find that everything is cross-checked twice for cleanliness standards and hygiene.


This has become a big food trend in 2022 and will keep being a trend due to the COVID-19 pandemic scare. Even commercial kitchens are being cleaned thoroughly to ensure they match all cleanliness standards.


  1. Rise Of New Cuisines


Among the cuisines in the Australian food scene, there has been a rise in Korean and Filipino food. Filipino food is fast catching on, with more and more people in Australia wanting to try Filipino dishes at restaurants and pop-ups. Korean food and culture are also taking over the Australian population with a rise in the popularity of Korean food trends and shows. This is called Hallyu, where Australians are adopting and interested in Korean culture.


  1. Tiktok As A Leader


Since Tiktok has become a popular social media front, most food trends and dishes are uploaded on this site. From the famous Dalgona coffee to avocado toast breakfast, more and more people are uploading and following new trends on Tiktok.


Most of these food trends are cuisine mixes and comfort foods that have been given a new twist and edge to make them more exciting and relevant. With most people online nowadays, these online food trends and dishes on Tiktok will keep rising and becoming increasingly innovative.




The above food trends in 2022 have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with a rise in cleanliness standards and more technical advancements. There have also been measures to stop food waste and recycle food in innovative ways in Australia, which will keep rising in the years to come.

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