Welcome to the future of F&B: 3-D printing. Food scientists at Ikea’s Space10 innovation studio are exploring new ways of making meatballs more sustainable. The team’s futuristic meatball menu includes one that’s 3-D printed and looks like a Wiffle ball before being topped with spices. Others are made with unusual proteins like algae, beet leaves and insects. It’s not yet known when the meatballs will hit the market, but put them on your F&B radar as a healthy (and intriguing!) entree.
Bringing it back to the present day, we rounded up three of the best 3-D food printers planners can use now:
Best for: Snack breaks
Prints: Savory and sweet snacks
Best for: Plated desserts
Prints: 2-D and 3-D chocolate designs
Best for: DIY food stations