Uber Eats Cravings Report says the condiment has fallen out of the bag

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As one year ends and another begins, the annual Uber Eats Cravings Report is more than a tasty recap of the foods that people ordered time and again. In a way, it is a peek behind the door at what people eat in the privacy of their homes. Even though that boisterous table at the favorite local restaurant always has a seat open, there is something telling about what people eat and order when no one is looking.

Over the past several years, food trends have taken some unexpected turns. From whipping that coffee to pink sauce, the influence of social media on the plate has grown. While word of mouth might have once seen spikes in popularity, now everyone has to capture that moment to share with the world. From craving to purchase, people want to be part of the experience in post haste.

While the 2022 Uber Eats Cravings Report has much to chew on, the underlying truth is that food delivery is here to stay. It is no longer just a pizza and maybe some fried rice that can arrive at the door. Global flavors, intricate recipes, and the hottest food trends can arrive after the push of a button.

As an Uber Spokesperson commented about this year’s report, “We’re thrilled to release the fourth annual Uber Eats Cravings Report — a look at the most popular, surprising and creative delivery requests we’ve seen over the past year. At Uber Eats, we aim to satisfy all cravings no matter how unique. Whether it’s a Negroni Sbagliato or pickles and whipped cream, we’re focused on helping consumers get anything delivered right to their door.”

The Uber Eats Cravings Report says this condiment is now on the outs

In previous years, ranch was the condiment of choice. From chicken wings to French fries to just a simple salad many people will asking for an extra order of that tangy flavor.

According to Uber Eats, ranch fatigue is real. The request for extra ranch, a side of ranch, and the like is down dramatically. That condiment request does break into the top 20 list.

Although ranch is on the outs, it seems that potatoes were definitely in during the Thanksgiving holiday. Requests for fried potatoes, French fries and hashbrowns soared. Whether people were trying to soak up those overindulgent sips or it is an ingredient goes well with leftover turkey, the reasoning is not clear.

These findings and more can be found in the 2022 Uber Eats Cravings Report. There is a lot to chew on and it might give some more insight on what might be on the plate next year.