2022 Uber Eats Cravings Report reveals Vancouver has some of Canada’s pickiest and healthiest eaters

Uber Eats launched its fourth annual Cravings Report, revealing all the ways Canadians enjoyed getting their favourite sips and eats exactly how they wanted them.

From Canada’s most polite and pickiest cities to the largest Uber Eats restaurant orders, this year’s report offers a snapshot of the most popular, most unique – and in some cases – most unusual delivery requests received over the last year.

Vancouver ranked number two on the list of cities with the pickiest eaters (behind Toronto) and number seven on the list of cities that order the most “healthy” food. A Vancouverite also ordered this year’s second most expensive Uber Eats order, spending a whopping $1,039.01 at a Japanese restaurant.

Here are some of the year’s juiciest delivery trends:

– We really mind our manners: Sure, we Canadians are known for being polite. But Kingston, Ottawa and Peterborough set the bar even higher by saying “please” and “thank you” the most in their order instructions.

– Top Tippers: Victoria, BC had the most generous tippers, but French Canadians are pretty big tippers too; Sherbrooke and Quebec City ranked second and third on the Top 10 list.

– Lettuce raise a toast (erm, bowl) to the greens we love most: It looks like Thunder Bay, Montréal and Halifax really committed to their New Year’s resolutions – they ordered the most healthy food last year!

– Is it picky eating, or is it knowing what you want? (It’s picky eating): Canada’s largest cities – and perhaps the loudest – appear to be the pickiest as people in Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal most often add special instructions to their orders.

– We love having a world of flavour right in the palm of our hands: The mosaic of cultures making up our great nation mirrors our dining habits. From top-ordered cuisine like Japanese, Indian and Chinese, to classic North American favourites like pizza and burgers, it’s clear that our diverse palates are keen for adventure.

– Conquering mid-month blues, one bite at a time: We’re all looking for ways to add a little razzle-dazzle to our mid-month routines, so no surprise that the most popular day of the month for takeout is the 14th. And what better time to treat yourself than after the workday ends? 6 PM is when the magic happens, people.

– You can choose your adventure with Uber Eats: Canadians from coast to coast were looking to celebrate with mixed drinks like margaritas, piña coladas and sangrías. For a quick sugar buzz, Canadians opted for convenience items like slushies, pop and candy. But balance is key – Canadians also order lots of healthy fruits and vegetables as part of their grocery orders. The most popular day and time of the week to order groceries is Sunday at 4PM.

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: james@hellovancity.com

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