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Gastronomic Business Ideas

1. The restaurant specialized in a specific niche

If you think about opening a restaurant, you probably know that there are thousands of options already available in the market. Therefore, the number of competitors is very high (and distinguishing themselves from the others is not an easy task, at all).

However, if you think of a specific niche, the chances of your success are much greater, because you will have a particular audience to address all your strategies, in addition to having few competitors in the market.

To help you, we think of some examples:

  • Vegetarian food restaurant (without meat);
  • Vegan food restaurant (without any ingredient of animal origin);
  • Restaurant of low-calorie meals;
  • Restaurant of dietetic meals for diabetics;
  • Salad restaurant with purely organic ingredients;

You can notice that, in all these cases, there is a specific target audience: people who do not eat meat, people who have a philosophy of vegan life, people who want to lose weight, diabetics, and people who care about their health and do not want to eat with transgenics, for example.

This is a very important trend in the current market: focus on the need for a group of people and meet them in the best possible way.

2. Sale of frozen foods

One of the best business ideas for those who want to be their own boss is the sale of frozen foods, mainly when we talk about healthy, nutritious and homemade meals.

Currently, there is great concern about the quality of the food we consume and, at the same time, people want practical and fast options (because almost nobody has time to be cooking for hours).

Therefore, the sale of frozen foods is an excellent option for your own business. If you have the ability to cook, this is a good possibility, you can start with little investment, even capturing customers from your social environment.

3. Food for children

Food for children is one of the best business ideas today because it is something new and interesting, which draws much attention from people, especially parents and caregivers of minors.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2013 more than 42 million children suffered from childhood obesity, and the numbers are getting worse over time.

This is why more and more parents are looking for healthy options for their children. The big problem, however, is to compete with the well-known “junk foods”, which have colors and tastes that call the attention of children a lot.

An excellent option, then, is the preparation of healthy foods that have aspects and flavors capable of enchanting the little ones: salads that form funny drawings, ice cream made with natural fruits and foods placed in striking containers, for example.

4. Decorated Cakes

Decorated cakes have always been popular and today they still are, mainly thematic ones, with current elements (such as movies, television series, drawings, bands, and popular celebrities).

This product is very sought after for various events, such as birthdays, baptisms, weddings, baby showers and any type of party in general.

It is a specialized job and, therefore, can be charged a considerable value to customers, mainly when it has some special feature (such as not having gluten).

5. International gastronomy

International gastronomy is usually a success anywhere, mainly in today’s globalized world: people are increasingly open and curious to try different foods from other countries.

The idea is to conduct an investigation and perceive what are the interests of the citizens of the region in which you live, but some examples are the following:

  • Arab Gastronomy
  • Japanese Gastronomy
  • Chinese cuisine.
  • Brazilian gastronomy.
  • Indian cuisine.
  • Peruvian gastronomy.

6. Gourmet cooking classes

If you are a specialist in haute cuisine or know someone who is, a good idea is to create gourmet gastronomy courses. Teaching sophisticated and exotic recipes at home or in a space prepared for that (which can even be your own home) is an excellent option.

Another idea is to create a course on the Internet and become an online teacher, but we’ll talk about that shortly.

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