Just Eat reveals the most ordered takeaways of the decade

Pizza is the most popular takeaway of the decade! Just Eat reveals UK’s ordering habits with Chinese more popular in the south and vegan orders up 2900% in five years

  • Pizza made up 19% of all takeaway orders on Just Eat in 2020, app has revealed  
  • Brits desire for Italian dish has increased more than 2300% over the last decade
  • Chinese was the most popular dish in 2020 in London and south, while Indian took top spot in Scotland and vegan food saw an increase of 2900% over 5 years

In a year that’s seen many restaurants close their doors and thousands of people hit with cooking fatigue, many have reached for their phones to indulge in a takeaway on a regular basis, with orders from Just Eat soaring by 23 per cent in 2020.

And while Britons often find comfort in a curry or kebab, pizza has become the top ordered dish in the UK, according to new research from the food delivery giants.

Looking at data from across the country for the last ten years, accounting for more than a million orders, Just Eat revealed pizza has been the most ordered dish every year since 2017, with it soaring in 2020 to accounted for a whopping 19 per cent of all Just Eat’s orders.

And while Britons often find comfort in a curry or kebab, pizza has become the top ordered dish in the UK, according to new research from the food delivery giants. Stock image

Missing out on the top spot was Chinese takeaway, which topped the polls from 2011 to 2016.

Dishes from Chinese restaurants were also the most popular last year in southern England, with it taking the top spot in London, the south east and the south west, while Indian food was the most ordered cuisine in Scotland, and the third most ordered nationwide. 

Meanwhile, orders for vegan food has increased a whopping 119 per cent year on year, with it surging in popularity more than 2900 per cent since 2015. 

Last year, Deliveroo announced their most popular dishes across the UK, with a cheese burger from Five Guys being the number one choice among Londoners.

Just missing out on the global top spot, the fast food chain’s burger was found to be the second most popular dish ordered on the takeaway app worldwide.

 Meanwhile KFC’s hot wings are the most commonly ordered dish in Brighton, while Edinburgh dwellers are most partial to Chow Mein.

Pizza was also the top pick in Sheffield, while Burritos were top of the list in Aberdeen and Bristol.

THE MOST POPULAR  TAKEAWAYS IN THE UK IN 2020, BY REGION

UK wide- Pizza

Scotland – Indian

Wales – Pizza

Northern Ireland – Pizza

England wide – Pizza 

North West – Pizza

North East – Pizza 

East Midlands – Pizza

South West England – Chinese 

Greater London  – Chinese

South East England – Chinese

East of England – Pizza

Yorkshire & The Humber – Pizza

West Midlands – Pizza

MOST POPULAR TAKEAWAY, UK WIDE, BY YEAR 

2020 Pizza

 2019 Pizza 

2018 Pizza 

2017 Pizza 

2016 Chinese

2015 Chinese

2014 Chinese 

2013 Chinese 

2012 Chinese 

2011 Chinese

 2010 Italian 

It comes after Just Eat fans were left baffled to discover the company goes by ‘MenuLog’ in Australia – but their famous catchy jingle and star-studded advert remains the same. 

The memorable UK Just Eat advert features Snoop Dogg rapping about takeaways, including fried rice and chicken wings, before spelling out Just Eat a letter at a time at the end. 

But after the Australian advert was shared on Twitter, British foodies were left  surprised after seeing the highly-acclaimed artist rap about a song with the almost identical lyrics with one key difference.


Spot the difference! Britons have been left shocked after discovering that the Australian version of Just Eat is called MenuLog – but their famous catchy jingle and star-studded advert remains the same. Left the British logo, right the Australian one

While in the advert on British TV, Snoop Dogg spells out ‘Just Eat’, in the Australian version, the rapper instead spells out MenuLog one letter at a time, causing Brits to argue that the Australian version of the brand should change its name to Just Eat as well.

Hoards of shocked people took to Twitter to insist that ‘nobody’ will ever say ‘MenuLog’ as they insisted that the British Just Eat jingle is much catchier.

Other dedicated fans of the delivery service were surprised to learn that the exact same advert was used for both Just Eat and MenuLog, with Snoop Dogg even starring in both.

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