Here Are the Foods We Loved in 2019

Along with DoorDash’s predictions for what we’ll be eating in 2020.

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The on-demand food-delivery service DoorDash has analyzed data from orders placed between January 2019 and November 2019 and surveyed more than 1,200 of its customers to fill us in on what foods we ate in 2019 – and what we can expect to eat in 2020.

After crunching the numbers, the service has declared 2019 to have been "the year of Mexican food." Of all the cuisines ordered through its service in 2019, Mexican food was the most popular, with orders rising 314 percent from last year. American cuisine came in second, followed by Chinese, Italian, Thai and Indian food.

In fact, Mexican dishes occupied half the spots in DoorDash’s Top 10 most popular orders, with Burrito Bowls coming in at the very top of the list, followed by Chicken Tacos in second place, Bean Burrito in fifth, Taco Salad in ninth and Nachos in tenth.

Here are DoorDash’s Top 15 Most Popular Orders for 2019:

15. Chili

14. Chicken BLT

13. Cheesecake

12. Greek Salad

11. Spring Rolls

10. Nachos

9. Taco Salad

8. Spicy Chicken Wrap

7. Chicken Noodle Soup

6. Cobb Salad

5. Bean Burrito

4. Make Your Own Pizza

3. Cheeseburger and Fries

2. Chicken Tacos

1. Burrito Bowl

The company also saw DIY foods as a major trend in 2019, with Make Your Own Pizza coming in at fourth place on the list and Create Your Own Sushi Roll spiking in popularity as well.

And looking ahead to 2020, DoorDash predicts that Thai food will be hot, sides and desserts will surge, and nostalgic, classic items like apple pie (orders of which shot up 1,550 percent in 2019) and unexpected foods like cream cheese rangoons and pesto cavatappi will continue to grow in popularity.

Will 2020 be the year of the cream cheese rangoon? Time will tell. But if the British royals have another baby, if past is prologue, it could be the year of fish and chips: When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed baby Archie on May 6, 2019, Americans welcomed him, too; orders of fish and chips – that British classic -- spiked 457 percent. Who needs cigars?

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