You might not think of pizza as being ripe for new trends—what can beat a slice of classic, cheesy pepperoni pizza, after all?—but the industry is predicting some new pizza trends for 2020. Part of that is based on hot diets and increased awareness of dietary restrictions, like celiac disease, while other trends come from the growing popularity of other ingredients and beverage pairings.
Here are some of the newest trends in pizza:
- Vegan and gluten-free pizza: The vegan and gluten-free diets are becoming more popular in America for a variety of reasons. Some people suffer from celiac disease and can’t digest wheat, whereas others have gone vegan for sustainability, ethical or dietary reasons. Still others are lactose intolerant, yet want to enjoy a great slice now and again. Forbes magazine recently learned that cauliflower-crust pizza was one of the hottest trends going into 2020, with no signs of slowing down. Consider adding vegan and gluten-free options to your business.
- Healthy toppings: In addition to vegan and gluten-free dietary choices, simply having healthy toppings available can boost your business. While many of us love indulging in a super-cheesy pie, it’s not the healthiest choice. For those who want to eat more pizza while staying health-conscious, consider adding more vegetable options. Toppings like artichoke hearts, roasted broccoli, asparagus and even dill pickles (it’s a real trend!) can make a satisfying alternative to pepperoni and sausage. Or, considering the popularity of the Impossible Burger, look for tasty meat alternatives.
- Wood-fired ovens: Many customers love wood-fired pizza, thanks to the faster cooking time and extra smokiness that this type of oven provides. If you’re running a restaurant, they have the added bonus of creating a cozy, warm ambience.
- Craft beer pairings: If you haven’t noticed the explosion of high-quality craft breweries in the past decade, you’re missing out. Americans have turned out in droves to sample unique and delicious beers, and when they’re thoughtfully combined with pizza, you can create an entirely new experience for your customers. If you serve alcohol at your restaurant, we suggest offering a few local brews and adding some “pairing suggestions” to your menu.
Jump on these ideas with Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza! We can help you prepare for the year ahead by making and freezing fresh, flavorful pizza and distributing it straight to your business. You can’t go wrong with the classics, but it never hurts to give your customers the newest trends they crave in pizza.
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