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The UK's Top Winter Food Trends

The UK's Top Winter Food Trends

As the nights draw in and the temperatures begin to drop, comforting meals are key!

With darker nights and dropping temperatures, comforting meals are key! Winter calls for plenty of goodness and hearty, healthy dishes. Join Green Chef as we explore the nation's Winter food trends, from favourite seasonal veg to go-to dinner time favourites.

2021 Winter Food Trends - Top Dishes & Search Volume Increase (past 12 months)

Top Winter Dishes For 2021

  1. Pie mash and liquor recipe - searches up 750%
  2. Turkey mince cottage pie - searches up 350%.
  3. Corned beef hash - searches up 250%
  4. Cottage pie with sweet potato - searches up 160%
  5. Vegan sunday roast - searches up 110%

The UK looks set to embrace traditional tastes this Winter

The UK looks set to embrace traditional tastes with a twist this Winter based on search behaviour, but we're adding some interesting, healthy tweaks to some of our classic dishes. Vegan alternatives for some of our classic recipes are rising in popularity, with a 110% rise in searches for vegan Sunday Roast.

Mince And Beef-Based Dishes Are On The Menu

While corned beef hash holds nostalgic ties in regions across the nation, search interest in this traditional winter warmer is increasing, with a 250% increase in the dish over the past 6 months.

The Nations Favourite Vegetables

The UK's Favourite Vegetables & Social Media Hashtag Count

1. Potato - 3,704,900,000
2. Avocados - 3,700,643,581
3. Pumpkins - 3,005,312,449
4. Mushrooms - 2,110,156,336
5. Garlic - 1,305,366,755
6. Onion - 1,303,313,920
7. Cucumber - 1,103,773,240
8. Carrot - 951,730,945
9. Broccolini - 505,012,345
10. Broccoli - 504,041,640

The UK's Top 3 Vegetables Revealed

The humble potato scores first place in our roundup of the UK's favourite vegetables with 3,704,900,000 hashtags on Instagram and Tiktok combined. It's no surprise with the array of potential forms potatoes can take on our favourite cold-weather-warmers - mashed, roasted, or boiled, potatoes are the ultimate comfort carb to see us through Autumn and beyond!
Avocados remain as popular as ever securing second spot in the list with 3,700,643,581 tags on social media, whether you enjoy them at breakfast in crushed form topped with a poached egg, or if you enjoy spicing it up with chilli flakes to enjoy this superfood as guacamole on fajitas.
A seasonal favourite, pumpkins score third place in the roundup with 3,005,312,449 hashtags as more households discover potential for these orange goods than just for Halloween carvings.

The UK's Favourite Vegetables & Social Media Hashtag Count

1. Potato - 3,704,900,000
2. Avocados - 3,700,643,581
3. Pumpkins - 3,005,312,449
4. Mushrooms - 2,110,156,336
5. Garlic - 1,305,366,755
6. Onion - 1,303,313,920
7. Cucumber - 1,103,773,240
8. Carrot - 951,730,945
9. Broccolini - 505,012,345
10. Broccoli - 504,041,640

The UK's Top 3 Vegetables Revealed

The humble potato scores first place in our roundup of the UK's favourite vegetables with 3,704,900,000 hashtags on Instagram and Tiktok combined. It's no surprise with the array of potential forms potatoes can take on our favourite cold-weather-warmers - mashed, roasted, or boiled, potatoes are the ultimate comfort carb to see us through Autumn and beyond!
Avocados remain as popular as ever securing second spot in the list with 3,700,643,581 tags on social media, whether you enjoy them at breakfast in crushed form topped with a poached egg, or if you enjoy spicing it up with chilli flakes to enjoy this superfood as guacamole on fajitas.
A seasonal favourite, pumpkins score third place in the roundup with 3,005,312,449 hashtags as more households discover potential for these orange goods than just for Halloween carvings.

Mushroom Mania Sweeps The Nation: Fungi FAQ's answered

Surprisingly, our analysis found that the UK are big advocates of all things fungi, with the earthy produce narrowly missing out on a spot in the top 3. The hashtag 'mushrooms' is used an impressive 10.1 million times on Instagram alone, and a further 2.1 billion times on TikTok uploads. The top 3 searches are as follows:

1. Cooking portobello mushrooms - searches up by 2,200%
2. How to cook mushrooms for steak - searches up by 350%
3. Mushroom and peppercorn sauce - searches up by 300%

1. Cooking portobello mushrooms - searches up by 2,200%
2. How to cook mushrooms for steak - searches up by 350%
3. Mushroom and peppercorn sauce - searches up by 300%

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