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B.C. loves burritos: These are the most ordered foods across Canada in 2020

Which cuisine reigns supreme when it comes to our food-ordering habits during this strange year?
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A vegan burrito from Tacofino in Vancouver. Photo: Tacofino Vancouver/Facebook

2020 is definitely the year of ordering take-out and delivery here in Canada and around the world. So what are we putting in our virtual baskets the most for mealtimes?

According to newly-released data from food delivery app DoorDash, Canadians have big love for burritos, butter chicken, and chicken nuggets (or tenders, if you're fancy). 

Similarly, in British Columbia, burritos and butter chicken take the top two spots, but then our love of Asian eats shines through, with miso soup and Califoria rolls sliding into third and fourth place, respectively.

DoorDash also took a look at some trends nationwide, and found that our collective admiration for deep-fried pub grub is on the up; the mighty mozzarella sticks saw a whopping 1700% increase in popularity in 2020, while hot wings jumped 1400%.

And one more bite of data: DoorDash says the largest order on its platform in 2020 was $1,087 and it included Souvlaki, Gyros, Pastitso (Greek Lasagna), and more. Hopefully that was for one heck of a gathering sometime between January and mid-March, or a seriously socially-distanced backyard hangout!

Take a look at some of the rankings for 2020 below. 

British Columbia

  1. Burrito
  2. Butter Chicken
  3. Miso Soup
  4. California Roll
  5. Chicken Tenders/Wings/Nuggets
  6. Spicy Tuna Roll
  7. Tuna Poke Bowl
  8. Chips & Guacamole
  9. Edamame
  10. Teriyaki Chicken

Top Foods of 2020 (Top Food Items ordered from 1/1/20 to 10/31/20 - Canada) 

  1. Burritos
  2. Butter chicken
  3. Chicken Tenders/Nuggets
  4. Poutine
  5. Onion Rings
  6. Miso Soup
  7. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  8. California Roll
  9. Burger
  10. Tuna Poke Bowl

Top 10 #Trending Foods on the Rise in 2020 (Compared to Data from the same year prior, 1/1/19-10/31/20

mozzarella-sticksBreaded mozzarella cheese sticks. Photo: Getty Images
  1. Mozzarella Sticks - 1700% increase
  2. Hot Wings - 1440% increase
  3. Hash Browns - 1130% increase
  4. Quesadilla - 850% increase
  5. Molten Chocolate Cake - 580% increase
  6. Onion Rings - 400% increase
  7. Nachos - 350% increase
  8. Gyoza - 310% increase
  9. Apple Pie - 265% increase
  10. Dynamite Roll - 230% increase 

Top Cuisine Picks Nationally

  1. Japanese
  2. Indian 
  3. Mexican
  4. Chinese
  5. Italian

Top Breakfast Food Orders

  1. Hash Browns 
  2. Coffee
  3. Bagel
  4. Breakfast Wrap
  5. Iced Cappuccino
  6. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Top Lunch Orders

  1. Burrito
  2. Poutine
  3. Chicken Nuggets/Wings
  4. Chips & Guac
  5. Fried Chicken Sandwich

Top Dinner Orders

  1. Butter Chicken
  2. Burrito
  3. Garlic Naan
  4. Miso Soup
  5. California Roll