Customers from Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Vizag were hooked onto the Foodpanda app, ordering out the most as they bid farewell to 2018.

India binged on more than 20000 Biriyanis on the last day of 2018 Foodpanda FoodPlate from Wikimedia Commons
news Food Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 17:37

New Year’s Eve without doubt, is the biggest party of the year, and no party is complete without a scrumptious meal. This New Year’s Eve saw India celebrating by ordering in vociferously and biriyani turned out to be its most favourite dish. More than 20,000 biriyanis were delivered to Foodpanda customers across India on December 31, 2018 while over 300 were delivered in the last 30 minutes leading to 2019. Other popular food items on New Year’s Eve were Black Forest chocolate cake, chicken rolls, burgers and fried rice.

It was interesting to note that on the last day of 2018, a customer from Mumbai ordered food as many as 22 times! Customers from Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Vizag were hooked on to the Foodpanda app, ordering out the most as they bid farewell to 2018.

Over the course of the year, Foodpanda claims to have become the largest food delivery network with 125,000+ delivery partners working on-ground across 100 cities. Some highlights on food ordering trends on the platform across India in 2018 are:

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

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

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

  • Chicken Biriyani 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 popular among Bangaloreans

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
  • Masala Dosa and Chicken Biiryani 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 southern India
  • The western parts craved for food items such as Shakes, Ice-cream, Paav Bhaaji; and the eastern cities were binging on Chicken Biriyani, Rasgulla and Ice-cream
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