Predicting anything in a public forum like this is difficult. It’s a high-risk, low-reward thing to do where the best-case scenario is that you’re vindicated for being “mostly” right and the worst-case scenario is you look like a complete fool who doesn’t have any intuition or accurate gauge of how their supposed field of expertise works.
All you need to do is look back on how wrong American film producer Darryl F. Zanuck was when he predicted that “television won't be able to hold on to any market” because “people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night” to see how a simple statement about the future can seem utterly ludicrous in hindsight. I love staring at a plywood box every night. It makes me very happy and soothes my anxious brain.
Anyway, with all that being said, I’m going to risk making myself look like an absolute idiot here by trying to predict what sort of food trends are going to be big in 2022. Yep. These are the answers that I’d spout at you if you came up to me at the pub and said: “Lucas, what are the biggest food trends of 2022 going to be?” Obviously don’t come up to me and actually do that. Just read this instead. And if you’re reading this in 2024 and thinking “God, this Lucas is an absolute pillock” just leave it out, yeah? I’m trying my best!