The “foodie” culture has transitioned from a focus on expensive dining experiences to a mainstream expectation. It has expanded from restaurants to farmers markets, food trucks, and of course, social media.
Fountain Hills has seen a rise in restaurants that appeal to people who are looking for an exceptional food experience. We could be on track to gaining a reputation for having our own foodie culture! Experience Fountain Hills’ newly updated DINING GUIDE will acquaint you with every food establishment in town. It also includes Fort McDowell and Rio Verde!
If you’ve noticed a positive change in food trends over the last 10 years, thank a millennial. Their food preferences are driving what you find in grocery stores and restaurants across the country. And Fountain Hills has felt that impact.
If you appreciate the following qualities when you go out to eat, you owe a big thanks to millennials:
Who wants to eat the same boring burger every time you go out to eat? Millennials love the option to customize their meals to get the flavors they are craving.
Unlike previous generations, millennials won’t define “healthy” food as low-fat or high fiber. They will tell you it’s food that is natural, organic, locally sourced, or sustainable. Many menus highlight these features for diners now.
More and more people are discovering that gluten and dairy are the sources of their food sensitivities. They want restaurants to provide alternatives so they can still enjoy a great meal. It’s easier than ever for diners to find delicious options that fit within their dietary restrictions.
Millennials are open-minded and curious. They love ethnic food, enjoy vegetarian and vegan options, and like to try new flavors. When menu choices expand and you have new and exciting options, you can thank a millennial.
Fountain Hills restaurants have benefited from these new foodie expectations. In addition to menu items, many local eateries have great ambiance, are pet-friendly, and offer live music on the weekends. This gives residents a reason to eat local when deciding where to go out to eat.
To view the newly updated 2019 Dining Guide, visit https://homesinfountainhills.com/about-fountain-hills/.