One of the simple pleasures of modern living is being able to go online to order a selection of delicious dishes which can be delivered to straight to your door.
In fact, home delivery food services are so popular, Australians are spending as much as $2.6billion each year on delivered meals, according to figures from comparison site Finder.com.au.
It’s a sum that equates to an average spend of $1590 per person.
And while there’s an endless array of food items to choose from, it would seem that some are more preferred than others – and tastes aren’t as diverse as you’d imagine.
Home delivery food services are so popular Australians are spending as much as $2.6 billion each year on delivered meals (stock image)
According to a new report from online delivery site Menulog, Italian and pizza consistently top the list of most popular food choices nationally.
In fact, pizza is so well-loved, in the past year Australians ordered the tasty treat four million times.
Although there’s a clear love for Italian food, the most popular meal ordered in 2017 was the noodle-based dish ‘Pad Thai’ which had nearly half a million orders.
Pizza is so well loved that in 2017 Australians ordered it four million times (stock image)
Data from the company’s survey revealed the number one most popular meal ordered in 2017 was the ever-popular ‘Pad Thai’ (stock image)
Australia’s favourite takeaway foods:
* Italian and pizza consistently top is the list of most popular cuisines
* The most popular pizza toppings ordered were vegetarian, Margherita, Hawaiian, Pepperoni and Meat Lovers
* The number one most popular meal ordered in 2017 was ‘Pad Thai’
* Malaysian soup Laksa is a more popular choice than Vietnamese Pho
* Chicken is the top protein choice followed by beef, lamb and pork
Coming in third and fourth place was Indian and Thai respectively.
When it comes to a protein choice, chicken topped the list, followed by beef, then lamb and pork.
While Asian soups are still popular, Laksa – a Malaysian spicy coconut noodle soup out did its fashionable Vietnamese counterpart, Pho (a type of soup made from beef stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken are added).
Figures from the survey also revealed fried chicken and ice cream deliveries had surged in the past year by 40 per cent.
Ice cream deliveries surged by 40 per cent, according to figures from the company’s survey (stock image)
The study also showed which suburbs, among the main centres it polled, ordered the most home deliveries.
In Sydney, inner city locales Surry Hills, Zetland, Redfern, Petersham and Camperdown topped the list.
And in Melbourne, the most-delivered suburbs were revealed as the CBD, Southbank, East Melbourne, Carlton and Brunswick East.