In news that has tangible implications for food retailers, manufacturers, hospitality venues, farmers and more, delivery giant Menulog has revealed the foods most commonly ordered by hungry Australians.
Analysing all of the purchases made through its platform during 2018, Menulog revealed that the most popular item on the menu is garlic naan. The bread pipped another Indian dish, butter chicken, to top spot.
Other items on the list demonstrate the multicultural flavours demanded by Australians. The 10 most commonly ordered individual items were:
- Garlic naan
- Butter chicken
- Pad thai
- Garlic bread
- Green curry
- Pad see ew
- Honey chicken
- Margherita pizza
- Hawaiian pizza
Interestingly, Menulog discovered that our tastes are not uniform, with huge differences depending on where we live.
For instance, Adelaide residents tuck into potato cake more than any other kind of dessert (My Business was shocked to learn that a potato-based dessert even existed, and had to look it up to confirm it was not in fact referring to potato patties using leftovers or deep-fried potato scallops). In Queensland, though, gooey chocolate brownies come up trumps.
In Melbourne, pizza reigns supreme, accounting for well over one-third (38 per cent) of all orders made through the online platform.
Indeed, pizza is a popular choice across the board, but flavours also differ between locations: the margherita is the most ordered in Melbourne, while but Brisbanites prefer to tuck into a supreme or spicy pepperoni.
That just leaves one question: you wanna pizza me?
Adam Zuchetti is the editor of My Business, and has steered the publication’s editorial direction since early 2016.