Food & Drink

Our Top 2019 Food Trends

From nourish bowls to high protein meals, 2018 was full of nutritious and healthy conscious foods. However, if you've got an appetite for something new, we've got you covered with the emerging food trends for 2019.

Tahini Desserts

Made from toasted ground sesame seeds, tahini is becoming a popular binding ingredient for desserts and more importantly it's guilt-free. Now also seen as a substitute for hummus (a classic favourite), tahini spread is extremely versatile. Readily available in stores, we think a homemade tahini can be extremely satisfying. You can grab all the ingredients for an increidble tahini dessert or to just make it on it's own from the team at Healthy Life

Veganism (not just a trend)

Despite it's initial stigma, veganism is a continually growing health trend and dietary choice. A vegan diet abstains from any animal product and is shown to have a variety of health benefits. Better yet, many cafes and restaurants now cater with vegan-friendly options on their menus. Grab a selection of delicious vegan and gluten free dishes from Health Freak Cafe. 


Hemp is such a versatile plant, previously seen in clothing it has really taken the spotlight with its seeds and flowers being used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals. Hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted, and have a variety of health benefits. Grab a bag of Woolworth's delicious hemp cornchips here

Can't Get Enough Cauliflower

Despite the classic favourite of being boiled and served white sauce a growing trend has been to discover the versatile nature of the humble cauliflower. From roasted with dips, to acting a meat substitute, or even a healthier alternative to potato, cauliflower is on the rise! Grab Macquarie Centre's most fresh cauliflower from Panetta Mercato. 

For more inspiration be sure to head to our Fresh Food Markets on March 30 and 31 in the Food Precinct on Level 2.