Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Plant Based popularity has changed by 26.42% over the past year. On average, Plant Based is consumed 5.79 times every year. Market adoption for Plant Based in restaurants is 4.38% and it is on 0.02% of recipes.

Plant Based plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Plant Based dishes in restaurants. February 2021 data
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Fruitive (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
The Green Cat (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Cafe Réveille (San Francisco, California)
Hifi Clyde's Nashville (Nashville-davidson, Tennessee)

Fastest rising Plant Based pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Plant Based. February 2021 data
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#1oysters
51.90%
#2shrimp
37.64%
#3chili
32.65%
#4garlic
26.39%
#5flour
25.92%
#6salt
25.70%
#7water
25.12%
#8crab
23.27%
#9oil
22.86%
#10milk
22.56%

Food Market Overview for Plant Based

Plant Based Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Plant Based related conversations over the past year. February 2021 Data
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  • Annual Growth

    Plant Based consumption yearly growth rate
    26.42%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Plant Based is consumed 5.79 times on average every year
    5.79
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Plant Based represents. February 2021 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Plant Based at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. February 2021 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

    • Eat In
    • Market Avg.
    • Eat Out
  • Percentage of restaurants that serve Plant Based

    Popularity in Restaurants

    4.38%
    26,166 of 597,012 Restaurants
  • 0.02% of recipes have Plant Based

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.02%
    1,036 of 4,598,338 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Plant Based. February 2021 data

Most Popular vegetables Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top vegetables Ingredients and Pairings
#1greens
19.63%
#2onion
12.37%
#3tomatoes
11.22%
#4potatoes
10.49%
#5avocado
10.48%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pear tomatoes
62.71%
#2baby romaine
60.09%
#3salad tomatoes
51.3%
#4rhubarb
50.43%
#5spanish onion
50%

Most Popular food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular food ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1bread
20.29%
#2salad
17%
#3pastry
8.35%
#4hamburger
8.31%
#5eggs
7.24%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1country bread
60.09%
#2peking duck
57.08%
#3chicken broccoli
55.69%
#4greek pitas
48.3%
#5greek pitas flatbread
48.3%

Most Popular spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1pepper
21.23%
#2garlic
19%
#3salt
18.71%
#4vanilla
7.87%
#5cinnamon
7.61%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1mediterranean herbs
#2ginkgo
#3candied ginger
#4italian parsley
#5shichimi
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin spice
63.88%
#2arabica
47.1%
#3shiso
43.31%
#4butterfly pea
42.24%
#5lemon basil
42.17%

Most Popular dairy Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1cheese
25.27%
#2milk
20.84%
#3butter
19.11%
#4cream
12.11%
#5vegan cheese
7.24%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1cheddar jack
78.94%
#2sour milk
50.55%
#3peach yogurt
46.48%
#4buffalo mozzarella
43.83%
#5corn cheese
35.92%

Most Popular fruits Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1berries
23.41%
#2bananas
15.91%
#3lemon
12.42%
#4apple
8.73%
#5blueberries
8.45%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1pomelo
#2kumquat
#3pink grapefruit
#4meyer lemon
#5yuzu
81.35%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1mission figs
78.13%
#2nectarine
71.47%
#3bing cherry
57.08%
#4longan
55.4%
#5cantaloupe
55.03%

Most Popular beverages Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1water
22.07%
#2juice
20.98%
#3smoothie
17.79%
#4coffee
13.51%
#5fruit juice
8.63%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1dr pepper
58.64%
#2orange soda
57.87%
#3pink lemonade
55.69%
#4aperol spritz
54.04%
#5nitro coffee
43.6%

Most Popular condiments Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with Plant Based, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data