Findings reveal that the following items registered the largest growth in orders year-on-year:
- Chia – 140% increase
- Quinoa – 110% increase
- Almond milk – 110% increase
- Kale – 99% increase
- ‘Raw’ foods – 59% increase
- Gluten-free – 52% increase
- Pressed juice – 38% increase
Meanwhile, women are 44% more likely than men to order health foods from takeout restaurants, and college students are nearly 50% less likely to participate in these health food trends than the average diner.
As to where these types of food trends are most geographically concentrated, the following cities ranked highest for their percentage of trending health food orders: Boulder, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, San Jose, San Diego, St. Louis, Miami and Austin.
“GrubHub order data is an incredible indicator of new food trends,” said president Jonathan Zabusky.
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