Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 426,927 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,137 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 323,134 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,137 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 323,134 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Join 303,410 Trend Hunters with special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,150 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 426,927 cutting edge ideas.
FuturistU > Lifestyle > Modern Foodies > Module 1 / 4

Intro to the Modern Foodie Movement

Instructor: Blaine Aberdeen
Modern Foodies
Download the Modern Foodies Trend Report
In this course, Senior Trend Hunter Account Executive Blaine Aberdeen will introduce you to the Modern Foodie and the Megatrends impacting their lives. Food is something that all of us have in common. It’s something deeply connected to tradition, nostalgia, and culture, but the way consumers are thinking about food today is very different. As a global community, the world has become increasingly connected through the internet and social media, and because of this, more interesting, Instagram-worthy food is being demanded. The virality of content is possible in ways that were never previously possible and today, almost anyone can be a foodie.


Throughout this course, we will be exploring the Modern Foodie through the lens of Trend Hunter's Megatrends; Prosumerism, Experience, and Authenticity.
Related Trend Report: Modern Foodies
View Innovation Webinars

Insights by Trend Hunter AI

Food Lockers
Restaurants are using locker-like technology to offer contact-free food pickups
Trend - Fast food chains, restaurants, and ghost kitchens have begun using smart locker devices to store customers' takeout orders, streamlining the pick-up process while ensuring ordered food items remain at optimal temperatures.
Workshop Question - How could your brand create more efficient consumer experiences?
7.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
B2B Sustainability
Businesses are using platforms and services to adopt sustainable practices
Trend - Businesses and organizations are launching eco-platforms and services to help companies practice sustainability throughout their manufacturing and service-delivering processes. These tools offer personalized solutions to encourage organization and reduce wastefulness.
Workshop Question - What eco-initiatives can your company implement to become more sustainable?
6.7
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Immersive Hosting
Brands offer at-home dining experiences with immersive elements
Trend - Brands and creators are offering (or conceptualizing) immersive at-home dining experiences with creative elements for people to better enjoy eating at home. Experiences include everything from TV screens that simulate food flavors to art-themed cooking tutorials.
Workshop Question - How is your brand adapting to pandemic-fueled consumer habits?
5.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Sustainable Pets
Pet food is now being used to reduce brands' environmental impact
Trend - Pet food brands are now offering environmentally friendly food options for cats and dogs. These sustainable options include everything from insect-based foods, to foods made from invasive carp species.
Workshop Question - How is your brand helping customers prioritize sustainability?
4.8
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Waste Reduced
Food waste-reduction apps help individuals reduce their environmental impact
Trend - As consumers look to reduce their environmental impact, brands are empowering them with apps that help them reduce food waste. Examples include everything from ordering from stores that offer unsold inventory at a discount, to apps that help users cook in a way that reduces waste.
Workshop Question - How is your brand helping its customers live sustainably?
8
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Reduced Cooking
Popular chefs create and collaborate with brands to prioritize waste-reduction
Trend - Celebrity and well-known chefs are becoming more eco-friendly with products and initiatives that aim to reduce food waste. With food waste contributing significantly to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, its reduction is becoming more of a priority among consumers and businesses alike.
Workshop Question - How is your brand targeting the eco-conscious consumer?
5.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Low-Waste Cooking
Consumers prioritize waste-reduction while cooking at home
Trend - Brands are helping consumers who are trying to limit the amount of food and packaging waste they use with products and services that empower them to reduce waste while they're cooking at home. Everything from cooking shows to cooking planner apps are helping consumers do this.
Workshop Question - How is your brand empowering its customers to be more eco-friendly?
5.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Leftover App
Restaurants and businesses are posting their surplus menu items on meal pick-up apps
Trend - Tech developers are launching meal pick-up apps that curb food waste and offer more accessible price points. These mobile applications allow restaurants and cafes to post their excess menu items with a discount and time windows for pick-up during off-peak hours and before closing.
Workshop Question - How can your brand help consumers build a more ethical lifestyle?
7.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Edible Exploration
Food subscription boxes curated for discovering new foods gain popularity
Trend - The demand for ways to try new foods and flavors from home has increased steadily, with a spike during this past quarantine. During this time, Social distancing rules limited the foodie consumer's ability to explore new tastes. As a result, more subscriptions and kits dedicated to edible exploration can be seen to provide the sense of adventure that drives many food-loving consumers.
Workshop Question - How can your product or service provide consumers with an opportunity for exploration?
5.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Restaurant Truck
The food truck model is helping restaurants and communities survive COVID-19
Trend - Thanks to their flexibility, food trucks are alleviating the economic stress for consumers and businesses during the pandemic. While designers are envisioning how mobile concepts can help restaurants struggling during COVID-19, charitable food trucks are supporting local communities.
Workshop Question - Conceptualize a mobile concept that will fit your brand's needs.
5.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends