Although 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges, Grubhub customers have remained steadfast in their commitment to exploring new dishes and connecting over food.
While in quarantine, you’ve hosted virtual game nights, sent meals to loved ones, and noshed on comfort foods to lift spirits. You’ve celebrated birthdays over burritos, anniversaries with lattes, and graduations with cinnamon rolls. You made acai bowls your breakfast of choice (359% more popular), had lunch meetings over Thai chicken salads (399% more popular) and dinner dates with rigatoni bolognese (292% more popular). Over the months, you’ve brought the bar home and ordered alcoholic beverages; you’ve even turned mealtimes into family activities with D.I.Y. orders. You also didn’t forget your morning coffee routine: orders of cold brew rose by 232%.
You’ve also embraced vegan and vegetarian ordering like never before. In New York, the mushroom burger saw a 150% rise in popularity, and sag paneer was a hit in the Bay Area, where it was 389% more popular. This year, Houston got in the veggie game by making fried mushrooms 238% more popular. So far in 2020, vegan orders have risen by 23% with plant-based burgers specifically increasing by 90% and general plant-based orders by a whopping 135%!
With more than half a million orders placed a day, you’ve traveled through taste, even when quarantined at home. Here’s what you’ve helped rise to stardom in the first half of the year and what we’re predicting will be on the rise in the next six months.
Spicy chicken sandwich: 299% more popular
Plant-based burger: 291% more popular
Vanilla shake: 273% more popular
Iced latte: 261% more popular
Chili: 228% more popular
Cinnamon roll: 205% more popular
Chimichanga: 195% more popular
Beef burrito: 181% more popular
Potato taco: 169% more popular
Taro milk tea: 168% more popular
Methodology: Grubhub took a look at order trends on its platform from January 1 – June 20, 2020, as compared to the same timeframe in 2019 to find the top items rising in popularity so far.
Wondering what to order next? Here are our predictions for top Summer and Fall foods in ranking order.
- vegetable biryani
- spinach and artichoke wonton
- Mexican shrimp cocktail
- black bean and quinoa bowl
- balsamic chicken salad
- miso tofu bowl
- quinoa taco salad
- mushroom burger
- cajun wing
- buffalo chicken empanada