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Top 5 food and drink trends for 2022 in Chesterfield

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Research by a leading travel operator suggests the staycation boom will continue into 2022 despite the easing of international travel restrictions.

According to the research, 27% of consumers who enjoy a staycation are keen to support local economies. With a 92-bed Premier Inn hotel located at Elder Way, it looks like it’s going to be a busy 2022 for Chesterfield’s hospitality sector.

But what will holiday makers and local residents be looking for when they dine out this year?

Here are some of the trends that are set to be on everyone’s lips (quite literally) in 2022:

  1. Flexitarian menus – With veganism on the rise (the global vegan meat market is expected to be worth more than £6.1 billion in 2025) many Brits are looking to reduce their consumption of animal products and introduce more plant-based meals. A flexitarian diet is becoming a popular compromise. Rather than having one or two vegan or vegetarian options on their menus, eating establishments should welcome the trend and offer a balance range of plant-based options for consumers alongside meat options.
  2. Leisurely breakfast – Working from home over the last two years has led to many Brits eating a much more leisurely breakfast in what would be their commute time. As workers return to the office, cafes and restaurants should start thinking about their breakfast/brunch menus, opening hours and facilities for those wishing to continue the late breakfast trend over a face to face business meeting rather than a Zoom call.
  3. Dessert cravings – The pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s sweet tooth. Locked down we craved comfort food and indulgent sweets and the trend looks set to continue particularly with Gen Z (people aged 10-25) and families. Expect to see a growth in establishments catering for those with a sweet tooth.
  4. CBD infused drinks – Another pandemic-boosted trend is the CBD market, specifically drinks infused with the compound, which is used to tackle stress, anxiety and even physical pain. From water and coffee to Matcha tea and cocktails, the CBD-infused drinks trend is expected to rocket in 2022.
  5. Sustainability – With climate change on everyone’s agenda, consumers are demanding more sustainable food and drink. This means businesses should look to source produce locally, include plant-based items on their menus and use environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging. There’s plenty of support in Chesterfield for businesses that strive to be sustainable. From a plethora of local food and drink producers to local schemes, like Plastic Free Chesterfield, that offer advice and support.

For businesses looking to capitalise on the eating and drinking trends for 2022 and are looking for fully accessible, modern street level premises with glazed frontages and outside dining and drinking space in Chesterfield, Elder Way offers a choice of eight units, each offering tenants complete flexibility in design. The units are all located beneath the 92-bed Premier Inn hotel which boasts high occupancy throughout the year.

Surrounded by offices and retailers, and with the train station within easy walking distance, Elder Way is the ideal location, offering a premium business address in the town centre that benefits from high footfall.

Get in touch with our team now to discover what Elder Way can offer your business or contact Jomast Developments on 01642 666936.

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