Sugar-free juices and Salads are getting more popular with Bengalureans, while Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food item in Hyderabad.

Food trends 2018 by Foodpanda Bengaluru Hyderabad ordered out the most among metrosYouTube screenshot
Atom Food Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 20:07

As a billion Indians get ready to welcome 2019, here’s a glimpse of the year that went by. As one of India’s fastest growing food delivery companies, Foodpanda brings deep insights from 100+ cities, showing India’s unabashed love for food!

Over the course of the year, Foodpanda became the largest food delivery network in India with 125,000 delivery partners working on-ground in over 100 cities. Here are some highlights on food ordering trends observed on the platform across India in 2018:

India loves to order Biryani, burgers, shakes and ice creams

  • Favourite breakfast - Idli & Dosa
  • Favourite lunch food item - Biryani, Shakes & Ice-cream
  • Most ordered evening snacks - Momos, Pasta, Shakes & Ice-cream
  • Favourite food for dinner - Chicken Biryani
  • Go-to food item for late night cravings - Chicken Biryani, rolls and shakes

Indians from these cities among metros order out the most - Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai

  • Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food item in Hyderabad
  • 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
  • Mumbaikars are big on Milkshakes and Burgers
  • Sugar-free juices and Salads are getting more and more famous with Bengalureans

Metros of tomorrow drool over thaalis and sweets the most!

  • Vizag, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar lead the race of the cities that order out the most among non-metros
  • Masala Dosa and Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food in Vizag
  • Jaipur loves to eat sweets and vegetarian thaalis
  • 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.

  • 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 south India.
  • 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 favourite to order out.

Over the year, December 11 emerged as a milestone day in food delivery history for Foodpanda. A delivery partner named Chandrashekhar from Hyderabad, completed 38 orders in one day!

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