As we approach a new normal and restaurants reopen, there’s a lot to look forward to for the rest of the year. Before looking ahead, let’s rewind to see how diners ate their way through the last six months. Grubhub, part of leading global online food delivery marketplace Just Eat Takeaway.com, today launched the third annual “State of the Plate” report. Looking at trends from hundreds of thousands average daily orders, Grubhub’s mid-year report checks in on what has shaped 2021 thus far, including the top trending foods, popular restaurants across the country, and what we can expect to see more of in the second half of the year.
TOP FOODS OF 2021 TO DATE
Unlike 2020, diners opted for the plant-based versions of delivery classics so far in 2021. And while last year’s top food, the wildly popular spicy chicken sandwich, didn’t make the list, the Nashville hot chicken sandwich still made the top 10.
- Plant-based sausage wrap: (+549%)
- Bubble milk tea: (+505%)
- Birria taco: (+500%)
- Everything omelet: (+454%)
- Strawberry banana cream smoothie (+430%)
- Spicy miso tonkotsu ramen: (354%)
- Churro waffle: (+339%)
- Beef empanada: (+333%)
- Nashville hot chicken sandwich: (+327%)
- Korean barbecue cauliflower wing: (+302%)
Disclaimer: The top foods below have seen the fastest growth on the Grubhub platform during the first half of 2021.