The top coronavirus food trends of Uber Eats customers revealed – Daily Mail

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REVEALED: What Australians are ordering on Uber Eats at the moment – and the top food and takeaway trends in different cities

  • Uber Eats is a popular option for Aussies wanting to avoid contracting COVID-19
  • Breakfast & brunch searches are up 100% on last year since the virus began
  • ‘Dessert’ is a also a top search, and full cream milk is proving very popular
  • Australians are eating earlier than ever because they aren’t commuting home
  • Tipping service created in April & already 17,000 restaurants have been tipped 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Australians are turning to comfort foods like butter chicken and Pad Thai during the coronavirus lockdown and eating dinner earlier than ever before, according to Uber Eats.

The restaurant delivery service has been tracking its customers orders since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Down Under in February and has made a number of interesting discoveries about the way we like our takeaway food. 

National searches for breakfast and brunch are soaring on the Uber Eats app, up nearly 100 percent from the same time last year, and ‘comfort food’ and ‘dessert’ are now some of our most frequent searches.

Ccomfort food' and 'dessert' are now some of our most frequent searches on Uber Eats

Ccomfort food’ and ‘dessert’ are now some of our most frequent searches on Uber Eats

This has replaced the search term ‘vegan’, which is categorically down since social distancing began. 

Uber Eats has also noticed Australians are looking for more everyday essentials on the app, like bread, eggs and toilet paper, with searches up by more than 60 per cent since February.  

Full cream milk continues to be a popular go-to nationwide, with Caltex’s Star Mart Full Cream Milk the most ordered everyday essential in Victoria and South Australia; a trend mirrored with BP’s Whole Milk, being the most popular everyday item in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

What are Uber Eats customers ordering?

* Comfort foods and desserts are high on every Australian’s list right now

* They are also selling plenty of everyday essentials, like bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper, which is up 60 per cent since the start of isolation.

* Families are ordering meals in earlier than ever before, with dinnertime starting at around 6pm.  

* The new restaurant tipping feature on the app, which was only introduced in April, has already seen 17,000 restaurants receive a tip.

Families are ordering their dinner meals earlier than ever before with deliveries more concentrated around 6pm than the usual dining spread at 8pm.

This is believed to be due to the lack of commute home from work, with plenty of Australians staying in their houses to work.  

Melbourne’s most popular meal from independent restaurants is the Halal Snack Pack, a trend mirrored by the Gold Coast, Geelong, Adelaide – which call it ‘load your own’ – and Canberra. 

While those in Brisbane are ordering in a butter chicken and Sydneysiders are opting for a Pad Thai. 

Families are ordering their dinner meals earlier than ever before with deliveries more concentrated around 6pm than the usual dining spread at 8pm

Families are ordering their dinner meals earlier than ever before with deliveries more concentrated around 6pm than the usual dining spread at 8pm

Hobart bucks the trend with sustained activity towards healthier search terms. 

Customers are showing their deep appreciation for local restaurants and delivery partners during this period of lockdown with tipping up overall for delivery partners.

The new restaurant tipping feature, which was only introduced in April, has already had 17,000 restaurants receive a tip. 

Uber Eats has matched these tips dollar for dollar, turning $1 million tips into a $2 million payment for restaurants in the first few weeks since the program went live.

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