Uber Eats Reveals the Foods We Ordered Most This Year

Did your go-to craving make it onto the list?

November 03, 2021


Photo by: Anna Blazhuk/Getty

Anna Blazhuk/Getty

What was your go-to food delivery order this past year? Yeah, we all have our favorites — whether we admit to them or not.

And if you ever wondered what everyone else was ordering, Uber Eats is ready to fill us in.

The food ordering and delivery platform just released its third annual Uber Eats Cravings Report, and among the tasty morsels of information in it are the food items that were ordered from restaurants most over the past 12 months.

Uber Eats top 10 most ordered items includes some expected fare, and some that may, perhaps, surprise you.

Topping the list, in the No. 1 slot, was French fries — because, yes, we do want fries with that. Thank you.

Pad Thai, Garlic Naan, Soda and Miso Soup, made the list at Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

Also ordered in droves: California Roll, in 6th place, Chicken Tikka Masala (No. 7), Edamame (No. 8), Mozzarella Sticks (No. 9) and Spicy Tuna Roll, capping off the list at No. 10.

As for the No. 1 bestselling grocery-store item this past year, it seems we’ve all really been going bonkers for bananas. Just this past September alone, Uber Eats sold more than 25,150 pounds of bananas to U.S. customers. Yes, bananas.

Other trends over the past year include more requests for “extra soy sauce,” “extra spicy" and “extra gravy” — and fewer for “extra avocado,” “extra mayo,” “extra pickle” and “extra ranch.” Which is interesting, really, if not extra interesting.

On the flip side, requests for “no egg,” “no jalapenos,” “no cilantro,” “no cucumber” and “no vegetables” shot up over the past 12 months, while requests for “no mustard” sharply decreased. (No idea why.)

Photo by: Image courtesy of Uber Eats

Image courtesy of Uber Eats

Overall, the five most popular delivery requests in the U.S. were “No Onion,” at the top of the list, and “Extra Sauce,” “No Tomato,” “No Cheese,” and “No Ice” in second through fifth place.

So where are all these special requests coming from? According to Uber Eats, people in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia were much more likely to be “picky” and include special instructions on their orders, whereas residents of West Virginia, Delaware, Utah, South Dakota and Missouri are way more chill and rarely added special instructions to theirs.

Uber Eats has also revealed that, across the U.S., sales of cheese fries rose more than 1,234 percent compared to sales prior to the pandemic.

In other words, you definitely weren’t the only one …

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