The Most Popular Food Delivery Orders in the U.S., According to Uber Eats

Give the people garlic naan!

Have you ever wondered how your Uber Eats orders compare to everyone else's? You're not alone. The California-based company recently released its 2021 Cravings Report, which provides detailed insight into what millions of Uber Eats users ordered over the past year. The in-depth report, which is broken down into several sections, includes info on everything from the top selling grocery item in the country (shoutout to everyone who catapulted bananas to the top spot!) to the most unexpected food combinations. (Who knew so many people like to chow down on prosciutto and pickles, and watermelon and yellow mustard, which was most definitely fueled by TikTok?!)

The report also includes a section on the most popular delivery requests in the U.S., which, as it turns out, was filled with things that people don't want with their food. "No onion," "no tomato," and "no cheese" were some of the most popular omissions, while "extra sauce" was the most widely requested add-on.

When it came to ordering specific take-out items, there were several dishes from a variety of different cuisines that reigned supreme. Keep reading to find out the most popular orders of 2021.

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French fries

Is anyone really shocked that the fast-food classic nabbed the No.1 spot? People love potatoes, and we can't blame 'em. The beloved fried dish likely helped propel "burgers and sandwiches" to the second spot on the Most Popular Cuisine list, right behind "Mexican."

Other popular cuisines that didn't manage to have a specific food on the list of most popular dishes include "Chinese," "Mediterranean," "breakfast," and "Vietnamese."

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Pad Thai

This Thai favorite came in second, and was the only Thai dish that landed in the top 10. It's likely so popular, in part, because of its versatility. Vegetarians can enjoy pad Thai that's packed with tofu and veggies, while meat eaters might prefer a noodle dish that contains shrimp, chicken, or beef.

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Garlic naan

What's not to love about garlic naan? Uber Eats users are well aware that you can't go wrong with carbs slathered in garlic butter, which is why this flavorful Indian bread nabbed the third spot. If you ever find yourself with some extra naan, try it with some spicy chicken curry.

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Perhaps the most general item on this list, this bubbly beverage was the fourth most ordered food or beverage on Uber Eats in 2021. If you don't feel like ordering soda, you can always whip up a homemade version!

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Miso soup

Americans really loved this popular Japanese dish in 2021. Not only is miso soup comforting and flavorful, but it's packed with fermented ingredients, such as miso paste, that are great for gut health. Believe it or not, miso soup can easily be made at home, so the next time you crave it, try to make some on your own.

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California roll

"Sushi" was wildly popular in 2021, and this crab, cucumber, and avocado-filled meal was the most widely requested sushi roll. While sushi can be a bit tricky to make at home, salmon nigiri is much easier to master.

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Chicken tikka masala

This Indian dish is part of the reason why "Indian" was the fourth most popular cuisine in 2021. For those unfamiliar with chicken tikka masala, the hearty meal is made with garam masala, cream, and tomatoes, among other ingredients. Pro tip: You can use your slower cooker to easily make this Indian staple at home. It's great for chilly nights!

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"Sushi" was the sixth most popular cuisine in 2021, so, it's no surprise that edamame, which is typically served alongside some sushi rolls, also earned a spot on this list. The tasty soybeans make a stellar snack or noodle bowl addition because they're packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber.

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Mozzarella sticks

While "pizza" was deemed the fifth most popular cuisine this year, the Italian staple didn't manage to be crowned one of the most popular individual items. However, pizza's cheese-filled cousin—mozzarella sticks—came in ninth place. Unsurprisingly, Americans love cheese.

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Spicy tuna roll

The 10th most ordered dish is this flavorful Japanese staple that typically gets its spiciness from some bold mayonnaise. Environmentally minded consumers will be pleased to know that wild-caught tuna is one of the most sustainable types of seafood.

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