As a billion Indians get ready to welcome 2019, here’s a glimpse of the year that went by. As India’s fastest growing food delivery company, Foodpanda brings deep insights from 100+ cities, showing India’s unabashed love for food!
Over the course of year, Foodpanda became the largest food delivery network with 125,000 delivery partners working on-ground in over a 100 cities. Some highlights on food ordering trends on the platform across India in 2018 are:
India loves to order Biryani, burgers, shakes and ice creams
o Favourite breakfast - Idli & Dosa
o Favourite lunch food item - Biryani, Shakes & Ice-cream
o Most ordered evening snacks - Momos, Pasta, Shakes & Ice-cream
o Favourite food for dinner - Chicken Biryani
o Go-to food item for late night cravings - Chicken Biryani, rolls and shakes
Indians from these cities order out the most - Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai
o Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food item in Hyderabad
o Delhiites are crazy about Tikkas and Butter Chicken; however an emerging new trend observed in Delhi NCR was orders of Hakka Noodles with Chicken Tikka
o Mumbaikars are big on Milkshakes and Burgers
o Sugar-free juices and Salads are getting more and more famous with Bangaloreans
Metros of tomorrow drool over thaalis and sweets the most!
o Vizag, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar lead the race of the cities that order out the most
o Masala Dosa and Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food in Vizag
o Jaipur loves to eat sweets and vegetarian thaalis
o Customers in Bhubaneswar love to relish Rasgulla after their meal!
Varied cuisines and food items dominated the food ordering pattern, giving an interesting sneak peek into the wide food palate across our country
o Dishes such as Chole Bhature, Rolls, Chicken Tikka were the comfort food of the northern region whereas Biryanis, Burgers and Salads were big hits in southern India
o The western parts craved for food items such as Shakes, Ice-cream, Paav Bhaaji; and the eastern cities were binging on Chicken Biryani, Rasgulla and Ice-cream
Foodpanda also observed that India loves to order the most in between 8-9pm; dinner time is India’s favorite to order out.