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UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 26: Chef Ludo Lefebvre's fried chicken sandwich at his grand opening of LudoBird at Universal CityWalk on March 26, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

There’s no doubt a lot of food was ordered in during the first half of 2020 thanks to folks being stuck at home during the lockdown. Well, now GrubHub is sharing what everyone was eating.


  • GrubHub just released their second annual “State of the Plate” report looking at food trends for the first half of 2020.
  • It seems the spicy chicken sandwich (you know which one they are probably talking about) is more popular than ever.
  • In fact, the spicy chicken sandwich saw a 299% increase in popularity this year.


Top Ten Most Foods Of 2020 (So Far)
(rise in popularity)

  1. Spicy chicken sandwich (299%)
  2. Plant-based burger (291%)
  3. Vanilla shake (273%)
  4. Iced latte (261%)
  5. Chili (228%)
  6. Cinnamon roll (205%)
  7. Chimichanga (195%)
  8. Beef burrito (181%)
  9. Potato taco (169%)
  10. Taro milk tea (168%)
  • Like last year, vegan items are still popular, with some cities more vegan-friendly than others
  • The top vegan-friendly cities include:


  1. New York, NY
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Las Vegas, NV
  5. Boston, MA

Source: Financial Content