Summer has arrived and with it the perfect excuse to forgo cranking up the oven and beat the heat with a family dinner you didn’t have to cook. If you’re looking for a little inspiration on where to dine, Grubhub has revealed the top dining trends of the year so far.

Grubhub’s report titled State of the Plate uses data collected from more than half a million orders placed on an average day through its platform to determine the trendiest dining options. So what did the report find?

photo: Shahrzad Warkentin

One clear choice is maintaining a steady rise in popularity: vegan and vegetarian dining. According to the report, vegan-friendly ordering has risen by 25% so far in 2019, with orders for the Impossible Burger increasing by 82 percent.

The following cities were the top spots in the country for ordering vegan:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Brooklyn, NY
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Las Vegas, NV
  5. Rochester, NY
  6. Philadelphia, PA
  7. Detroit, MI
  8. San Diego, CA

The Impossible Burger also topped the lists of favorites by region in both the West and Midwest.

The most popular dishes to order vary by season, with heartier comfort foods like mushroom stroganoff and empanadas trending in the winter, and lighter options, like cauliflower bites and mixed berry acai bowls growing in the spring. Grubhub predicts that the summer trends will include barbecue pork buns, truffle parm fries and quinoa and arugula salad.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

 

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