DoorDash report reveals interesting information about eating habits in Mississauga and Hamilton
Published December 5, 2022 at 3:16 pm
Did you know that Mississauga residents like to use coupons, pick up their food and order products for their pets?
Last week, food pickup and delivery company DoorDash Canada unveiled its year-end trend report, and the eating and ordering habits of Mississauga residents made a few of the company’s lists.
Hamilton was also mentioned in the report.
Using data from January 2022 to November 2022, DoorDash says it’s sharing a “snapshot of the best and quirkiest food and ordering trends to come out of this year, regionally and nationally.”
A few things the report revealed?
Mississauga residents are some of the biggest couponers, joining other savers in Thunder Bay and Saskatoon. According to the report, residents in those three cities used the most discount codes offered on the platform in 2022.
“Year-over-year, a trend we continue to see increase is Canadians’ love for food,” says Shilpa Arora, general manager, DoorDash Canada, in a news release.
“We’ve seen incredible support for local restaurants with an increase of takeout and pick-up options. With that comes a lot of interesting trends and consumer preferences that we’re excited to share with Canadians once again. It might even inspire your next DoorDash order!”
The report also found that residents of both Mississauga and Hamilton enjoy picking their food up from the restaurant. On the list of the top cities with the highest numbers of pick-up orders in Canada, Mississauga came in second (right after Vancouver), and Hamilton came in tenth. Other cities on the list include Toronto, Winnipeg, Waterloo, Calgary, Kelowna, Victoria and Ottawa.
The report also found that Mississauga residents are “good pet parents.” According to the report, Mississauga came in tenth on the list of the top 10 cities with the highest pet essentials orders. Other cities on the list include Cornwall, Fredericton, Ottawa, Halifax, Oshawa, St. John’s, London, Windsor and Victoria.
Mississauga residents also made the list of best-organized diners. According to the report, Mississauga is among the top 10 cities where residents like to place orders in advance. Other cities on that list include Quebec City, Drummondville, Winnipeg, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, St. John’s, NL and Kitchener/Waterloo.
As for other interesting facts about Canadian dining habits, the report found that Torontonians are the most indulgent eaters, favouring comfort foods such as fries, fried chicken, chicken wings and burgers. Vancouverties tend to gravitate to healthier choices such as salads, bowls and lettuce wraps.
The report also mentioned a few other fun facts, noting that someone once asked food to be delivered from a restaurant that was just 210 metres away. The report also revealed that someone in Outremont, QC, placed an order that totalled $2,761. That order included 12 plates of kebabs, meat platters and salads.
Other big-ticket orders included cosmetics in Markham, 30 butter chicken dishes (and more) in Vancouver, 40 bottles of wine in Calgary and 95 sandwiches in Vancouver.
The report also noted that coffee lovers seem to hail from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
The restaurants that received the most love in 2022 include Mr. Puffs, Kibo Sushi, Dave’s Hot Chicken and Ben Thanh, to name a few.
As for late-night munchies, the foods most typically ordered at night across the country include chicken nuggets, fries, poutine, wings, burgers, apple pie, spinach and cheese dip, chocolate sundaes and more.
The most popular cuisines across the country are, naturally, diverse. According to the report, Canadians seem to love American, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Korean and Filipino food. The most popular dishes include burgers and fries, poutine, sushi, chicken wings, burritos, chicken rice bowls, shawarma wraps, curries and Pad Thai. In Ontario, residents seem to enjoy cheeseburgers, coffee, burrito bowls, crispy chicken, bagels, Pad Thai, beef patties, pizza and onion rings.
As far as dessert goes, Ontarians enjoyed strawberry cheesecake, apple pie, baklava, chocolate fudge cake and white chocolate brownies the most in 2022.
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