Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today released findings from its annual "Year in Food" report. To find out what food trends shaped the year (or didn't), Grubhub analyzed millions of orders placed by more than 16 million diners on its platform and surveyed consumers across the country on their ordering tastes and eating habits.
Plant-based foods were on the rise in 2018. According to Grubhub's ordering data, bean burritos took the top spot as the food surging the most in popularity in 2018, rising 276% as compared to 2017. And if you've been hearing more about cauliflower this year, you're not alone: cauliflower rice bowls (155% increase) and buffalo cauliflower (124%) also made the list.
One food we don't see in our top 10? Red meat.
Overall, the top 10 foods in 2018 are:
bean burrito (276% more popular)
poke (205% more popular)
chicken slider (189% more popular)
baby back pork rib (165% more popular)
chicken burrito (164% more popular)
chicken sandwich (160% more popular)
cauliflower rice bowl (155% more popular)
chicken and waffle slider (145% more popular)
parmesan chicken (139% more popular)
buffalo cauliflower (124% more popular)
A few other fun facts to note:
Avocado toast is no longer all the rage - the dish responsible for emptying millennials bank accounts didn't even make our top foods of 2018.
While poke bowls are still hot, they've fallen to the #2 spot of this year, seeing "only" a 205% increase in popularity, compared to a 643% rise in popularity in 2017.
America can't get enough chicken, with chicken-based dishes making up half of our top 10 list.