DoorDash's Deep Dish report spots biggest food and snack trends of 2021

Jan. 11, 2022

In DoorDash Inc.'s third annual Deep Dish Report, the online ordering and delivery service checks in on 2021's most popular food trends (and more) across the globe.

The latest report uses DoorPass and DoorDash order data from Jan. 1, 2021, to Oct. 1, 2021, to see what consumers ordered most. It offers some useful insights to other merchants and retailers, including vending and micro market operators.

Following are highlights in the food and snacks categories.

Top convenience items:

  1. Chocolate chip cookie dough Ice cream
  2. Lemon-limesoda
  3. Mac and cheese bites
  4. Peanut butter cups
  5. Energy drinks
  6. Sour cream and onion potato chips
  7. Sour gummy worms
  8. Beef jerky
  9. Frosted mini donuts
  10. Pickle bites

Top 20 ordered food items:

  1. French fries
  2. Chicken nuggets
  3. Gyro bowl 
  4. Create-your-own pizza  
  5. Cheesesteak 
  6. Acai bowl 
  7. Avocado eggroll
  8. Mac and cheese
  9. Red velvet cheesecake 
  10. Carne asada tacos 
  11. Calzone
  12. Build-your-own salad
  13. Spicy fusilli pasta
  14. Tomato soup
  15. Brisket 
  16. New England clam chowder
  17. Churro 
  18. Brown sugar tater tots
  19. Soup dumplings
  20. Poke bowl

Based in San Francisco, DoorDash reportedly commands 56% market share in the online food delivery space. Its market share in the convenience delivery category is said to be slightly higher. It generated almost $2.9 billion in revenue in 2020. 

On Feb. 8, 2021, DoorDash announced its acquisition of Chowbotics, which developed a salad-making robot.


[Photo: Chowbotics]

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