Whole Foods unveils its top 10 product and grocery trends for 2022

A team of product experts dubbed the trends council at Whole Foods Market compiled their top 10 predictions for food trends to keep an eye out for in 2022.

The group of over 50 regional and global buyers, local foragers and culinary experts found functional beverages, yuzu products and reducetarianism to be among the top food influences. They analyzed product sourcing and consumer preferences to make their list. Check out the full breakdown of buzzworthy items expected to rise in popularity in the next year.

Ultraurban Farming

In 2013, Whole Foods opened a store in Brooklyn with a greenhouse on the roof to create sustainably grown fresh herbs and salad greens using sunlight and 100% renewable electricity. Indoor farming innovation has continued to trend upward since with everything from hydroponics and aquaponics. Whole Foods predicts more producers will use new, boundary-pushing ways to grow hyper-local crops and maximize efficiency.


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Swartz’s Delicatessen closes; owner cites food costs, supply issues | Omaha Dines

These five restaurants have received the most votes in a poll on the area’s most-missed closed restaurants on Omaha.com.

After five

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Popular Tri-Cities restaurant is closing after 40 years


Patrons have lunch at China Cafe in Kennewick. The well-liked Chinese food establishment is closing after 40 years.

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After 40 years of serving up General Tso’s chicken and Mongolian beef to Tri-Cities residents, China Cafe is shutting its doors.

The last day for the Kennewick restaurant at the Highlands Shopping Center at Highway 395 and West Clearwater Avenue will be Nov. 30.

The building, originally constructed for a Pizza Hut, has been sold to the owners of Graze, a popular sandwich and salad shop. They plan to open their third Tri-Cities restaurant there.

Ming Tam, who took over the China Cafe from a previous owner in about 1984, said it was time to let the business go. He opted not to renew a lease that kept getting pricier, he said.

But his restaurant will be missed by generations of Tri-City residents.

“My whole family grew

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