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What Is ‘Home-Cooked’ Takeout? It’s One of 2021’s Biggest Food Trends

A home delivery meal kit, ready for someone to assemble the ingredients.

You can definitely make a strong argument that 2020 was The Year of the Takeout. With many restaurants’ doors temporarily closed or capacity restricted, people turned to takeout to support their local favorites, and that trend is now carrying over into a “home-cooked” takeout movement for 2021.

Martha Stewart Magazine spoke with food trend experts in restaurants, groceries, and hospitality to predict 2021’s biggest food trends. One of them is a hybrid between cooking and takeout—a routine you might already be familiar with.

Scott Gingerich, senior vice president of restaurants and bars for Kimpton Hotels, told the outlet that takeout kits like DIY tacos or cocktails will continue to rise in popularity in 2021. After all, in 2020, restaurants had to get creative with exactly how they were doing takeout. For the first part of 2021, that’s unlikely to change. So if you’ve ever taken a virtual cooking class after your favorite restaurant sent you a take-home kit to cook, you’re already a part of the trendy “home-cooked” takeout movement.

But what else is coming in 2021? If you want to find out the other experts’ predictions, you can head over to Martha Stewart for more.

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