Home >News >India >Indians demand 'extra sauce' in their meals, says Uber Eats report

‘Extra sauce’ followed by ‘spicy’ and ‘extra onions’ topped the charts as the most popular food delivery request on Uber Eats, according to the India findings of 'The Eats Cravings Report 2019'.

The report presents a snapshot of India’s favorite cravings and the most popular binge-worthy dishes.

While Indians are big dippers as the extra sauce suggests, other requests that made it to India’s Top 10 food requests include 'Jain meal', 'less spicy', 'extra mayo', 'extra cheese', 'no onion', 'no garlic', 'extra raita', 'extra onions' and Lemon.

The Western cities of Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Surat ordered the highest number of ‘Jain’ dishes while ‘onions’ were a popular craving among the Southern cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.

As far as summer beverages go, Mumbai clocked in the highest number of orders for lassi. The order analysis revealed that Jaipur ditched its traditional tangy summer drink of Jal Jeera for a chilled cup of cold coffee, while Pune opted for a good old cup of chai/hot tea. Chennai kept it healthy with a refreshing glass of watermelon juice. Oreo Shake, the ultimate millennial craving, topped beverage charts across Mangalore.

Indians love desserts, according to the report. The findings provide insight into some of the most widely received requests for sugar cravings across cities. Indians ordered gulabjamun to satiate their sweet tooth, followed by ice cream and rasmalai.

Uber Eats’ analysis revealed that every city has its own personal favourite flavour of ice cream. While Bengalureans stay true to their roots with the highest number of tender coconut ice-cream orders, Mumbaikars prefer strawberry ice-cream, Delhiites ordered Belgian chocolate and mango was the most popular ice-cream flavour in Pune

Also, Indians binged on chocolate milkshake the most with close competition from hot chocolate sundaes and "Death by Chocolate" pastries.

Bengalureans ordered the most Maggi to satiate their midnight cravings, followed by Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Among snacks, chaat was the most popular craving in Pune, closely followed by Jaipur. Chicken biryani topped India’s late night cravings from 11:00 PM-1:00 AM, followed by chicken fried rice and mutton biryani.

Uber Eats’ order analysis was conducted between the period of January to May 2019 .In India, Uber Eats was first launched in Mumbai in May 2017 and is currently present in 38 cities across the country.

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