November 23, 2020

Takeout Trends of 2020


Takeout Trends of 2020
Can you imagine getting lasagna for takeout? Petersburgers can, apparently. Yandex.ru

Good news, stats junkies: a big data dump from Yandex.Food reveals some interesting trends for takeout orders throughout Russia in 2020, arguably the golden age for eating at home (for obvious reasons).

Burgers are by far the most common item ordered, followed by potato products (fries to complement, for example). McDonald's and Burger King make up 87 percent of burger orders, unsurprisingly. For desserts, Russians love takeout ice cream, croissants, and cheesecake.

Most interesting, we think, is the regional breakdown of the most characteristic food orders in each Russian region (the foods that are ordered the most compared to other regions). In St. Petersburg, this was lasagna; in Moscow, spring rolls.

In general, international European foods, like shwarma and burgers, as well as Russian classics like pelmeni, are most popular in western Russia; central Asian cuisine, like Mongolian dumplings, are popular in Siberia; and Far Eastern cities tend to like sushi. Likewise, kasha is widely popular throughout Russia, but is overtaken by rice in Kazan and buckwheat in Perm.

Togliatti, Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Lipetsk, and Magnitogorsk topped the list for coffee orders.

Yandex.Food is the food ordering and delivery arm of Yandex, Russia's Google equivalent. So it's hardly surprising that they've got all this information to put online.

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