New data from DoorDash, UberEats and Deliveroo reveals what Australians had brought to their door in winter.
There are some clear trends from the data – especially for orders after midnight on weekends. To no surprise, burgers and chips dominated the late-night munchies, from a cuisine described as “American”.
The top UberEats dish for the nation was the burrito, while DoorDash delivered more chips than anything else, and Deliveroo’s top order was for a burger.
“The winter food trends data gives our teams an in-depth look inside the appetites of Australians and reveals the breadth of delivery items in demand. These seasonal insights allow us to adapt DoorDash’s offering by tapping into new merchant markets and giving our customers a more tailored experience via the app,” DoorDash general manager Australia Rebecca Burrows said.
It’s clear users of the different apps had their preferences too. Indian was a winner across the nation and most states for DoorDash, while UberEats users went for American – except in Queensland, where people preferred Vietnamese, and in Tasmania where Italian was chosen most.
DoorDash users picked Indian as their top cuisine in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT, and across the nation garlic naan and butter chicken were its second and third-most popular dishes.
Hot chips swept the board for DoorDash as each state and territory’s favourite dish, while burgers did the same for Deliveroo. But UberEats showed a bit more regional variety, with Victorians preferring sandwiches, NSW choosing burritos, and South Australians ordering curries.