Bowls, Vegan Foods and Charcuterie Are the Trendiest Foods In the First Half of 2017

Unveiling the hottest food and delivery trends for the first half of 2017, data shows that people are turning to bite-sized foods, charcuterie and long-time favorites such as chicken fried steak and barbecue this year.

In line with national culinary reports published in late 2016, these three dishes are indeed on the rise:

  • Bowls — 32% increase in orders in 2017
  • Vegan dishes — 19% increase in orders in 2017
  • Charcuterie — 9% increase in orders in 2017

Grubhub’s data analysts looked at foods that climbed in popularity, using order data from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2017. In addition, analysts looked at spikes in popularity for dishes that were expected to rise in popularity, according to culinary reports published at the end of 2016.

Six months into the year, here are 2017’s trendiest delivery dishes:

  • Poke bowls — 365% increase in orders
  • Bite-sized foods
    • Pretzel bites — 238% increase in orders
    • Mac and cheese bites — 78% increase in orders
    • Mini corn dogs — 76% increase in orders
  • Chicken fried steak — 103% increase in orders
  • Avocado toast — 93% increase in orders
  • Grilled and traditional barbecued dishes
    • Barbecue beans — 106% increase in orders
    • Jumbo barbecue chicken wings — 78% increase in orders
    • Sirloin steak — 77% increase in orders

Bowls, vegan dishes and charcuterie are trendy favorites. Here is a closer look at each category:

  • Top five trendiest bowls:
    • Steak guacamole bowl
    • Marinated beef bibimbap bowl
    • Chili coconut curry bowl
    • Tikka masala curry bowl
    • Vermicelli and pork bowl
  • Top five vegan dishes:
    • Vegan quesadilla
    • Tofu wings
    • Teriyaki quinoa bowl
    • Samosa chaat
    • Vegan calzone
  • Top five charcuterie ingredients:
    • Pickled raisins
    • Salumi
    • Sourdough bread
    • Prosciutto
    • Blue cheese

Trendiest Winter Foods (January and February):

  • Penne rosa — 385% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Ribeye pho — 127% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Fried chicken sandwich — 124% ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year

Trendiest Spring Foods (March and April):

  • Beer battered onion rings — 53% more ordered during spring 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Greek bowl — 46% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Miso soup — 46% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year

Trendiest Early Summer Foods (May and June):

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts — 301% more ordered during summer 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Pretzel bites — 98% more ordered during summer 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Poke bowl — 96% more ordered during summer 2017 vs. rest of the year

In addition to the national data findings, Grubhub analysts also looked into data on the regional level and is available upon request.