A Few Must Try Trends in 2015
Despite the fact you may still be typing “2014” on all of your correspondence, 2015 is in full swing. And with a new year comes new food trends. So forget about kale and coffee addictions and jump on board with Brussels sprouts, fresh food delivery from community-supported agriculture (CSA) groups, tea and sustainable seafood.
Once every little kid’s arch nemesis, Brussels sprouts have made it on 2015’s trendy list. No longer bitter and smelly, this vegetable has the ability to take on a wide variety of flavors. The recipe below is a great example of Brussels sprouts’ versatility, ramping up their popularity. Check out the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey.
Fresh food delivery of community-supported agriculture (CSA) has also made this year’s list of food trends. These programs provide either year-round or seasonal service and are a healthy alternative to conventional grocery stores. Below is a list of a few CSAs in the Central Indiana area.
Basic Roots Community Foods
341 N. Hamilton Ave., Indianapolis
Green Bean Delivery
7503 Crews Dr., Indianapolis
Harvestland Farm (Aspire Indiana Farm)
6775 St. Rd. 32, Anderson
Hoosier Harvest Market
802 Apple St., Greenfield
Tyner Pond Farm
7408 E. 200 S. Greenfield
Valentine Hill Farm
7549 S. Retriever Ln., Zionsville
Coffee shops have seemingly dominated every corner in America. However, another less-caffeinated beverage is becoming more and more popular—tea. Tea’s popularity could be attributed to numerous reasons including its health benefits and the rise in gourmet tea blends and lattes. If you want to take a step away from coffee and try out the tea trend, check out one of these tearooms in Central Indiana.
The Crystal Tea Room
502 W. Jefferson, Kokomo
Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room
5171 Beanblossom Rd., Nineveh
Rita’s Backyard Garden Center and Tea Room
12244 E. 116th St., Fishers
Sweetea’s Tea Shop
225 S. Van Buren St., Nashville
Tea’s Me Café & Tea Co.
140 E. 22nd. St., Indianapolis
Teapots n Treasures
11150 E. Washington St., Indianapolis
Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen
30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel
According to the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast, sustainable seafood is among the top food trends of 2015. Sustainable seafood not only provides numerous health benefits, but it also helps ensure sea life will be around for future generations. Check out the list below of several places to get sustainable seafood in Indiana.
BDJS (Best Darn Jumbo Shrimp) Farms
4271 S. Co. Rd. 350 W., Cutler
9885 Indiana 67, Redkey
Big Barn Shrimp Farm
315 S. Sycamore St., Ste. 5 Flora
Connor Shrimp Farms
6349 N. Baltimore Rd., Monrovia
Indiana Aqua Farms
2095 Cheyenne Tr., Columbus