Uber Eats’ fifth annual cravings report shows Ottawans like to eat healthy and tip generously

By Alex Black

Uber Eats’ has released its fifth annual Cravings Report — which delves into the delivery trends of people across the country over the past year.

The report includes some interesting trends for the nation’s capital, most notably that Ottawa are a healthy bunch when it comes to ordering through the mobile service.

Ottawa ranked second in Canada for choosing healthy options:

Cities that order the most healthy food (based on restaurants labelled “healthy” in the app)

  1. Montreal
  2. Ottawa
  3. Kingston
  4. Toronto
  5. Vancouver

Also, Ottawa residents don’t shy away from generous tips:

Feelin’ tips-y: Top tippers from coast-to-coast

  1. Prince George
  2. Ottawa
  3. Halifax
  4. Hamilton
  5. Toronto
  6. Edmonton
  7. Kamloops
  8. Windsor
  9. Calgary
  10. London, Ont

Finally, Ottawans enjoy their cannabis edible gummies:

Eating their greens: Cities where adults order the most cannabis edibles gummies:

  1. Toronto
  2. Vancouver
  3. Victoria
  4. Kitchener-Waterloo
  5. Kingston
  6. Ottawa
  7. Peterborough
  8. Hamilton
  9. Niagara Region
  10. London, Ont

Given the time of year, Uber Eats’ also released some fun holiday trends, including the most popular snacks ordered on Christmas Eve and the cities that order the most eggnog.

Santa’s midnight snack: The most popular orders on Christmas eve:

  1. Chocolate milk
  2. White chocolate chip cookies
  3. Chocolate fudge brownies
  4. 2% milk
  5. Chocolate bars

All about that ‘nog: The cities that order the most eggnog:

  1. Vancouver
  2. Calgary
  3. Edmonton
  4. Lethbridge
  5. Victoria

Some other highlights include which alcoholic beverages are most popular and which city is home to the pickiest eaters.

The most popular alcoholic beverage orders:

  1. Vodka
  2. Beer
  3. Whisky
  4. Pinot Grigio
  5. Margarita cooler

Snack game on point: The most popular convenience store items:

  1. Hot dogs
  2. Taquito
  3. Slurpee
  4. Chocolate milk
  5. Chips
  6. Ice cream
  7. Popcorn
  8. Pepperoni pizza
  9. Candy
  10. Brownies

The key ingredient: The most popular grocery item orders:

  1. Bananas
  2. Cucumbers
  3. Strawberries
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Eggs
  6. Cilantro
  7. Raspberries
  8. Avocados
  9. Green onion
  10. Bottled spring water

A world of flavours: The most popular cuisines in Canada:

  1. American
  2. Japanese
  3. Indian
  4. Chinese
  5. Italian

It’s what is on the side that counts: The top requested sides:

  1. French fries
  2. Garlic Naan
  3. Poutine
  4. Miso soup
  5. Hash browns

Giving the ick: The pickiest cities:

  1. Moncton
  2. Kelowna
  3. Red Deer
  4. Greater Sudbury
  5. Halifax
  6. Regina
  7. St. John’s, NL
  8. Nanaimo
  9. Winnipeg
  10. Victoria

Uber Eats’ says the results are weighted to control for population differences.

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