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Indians just can’t have enough of biryani — 2.28 orders placed every second on Swiggy

The seventh edition of Swiggy's annual report reveals India’s 'favourite orders' and midnight cravings — from popcorn to pomelos. But biriyani reigns supreme.

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New Delhi: The annual trends report by food delivery app Swiggy has revealed that biryani was, yet again, the ‘most ordered dish’ on the platform, with 2.28 orders placed every second.

The seventh edition of the report, titled ‘How India Swiggy’D 2022’, was released Friday. The data presented in the report is from Swiggy’s order analysis across India, from January to November.

While Biriyani has reigned supreme for the seventh year in a row, Swiggy orders for masala dosa and samosas also took top positions in the rankings.

The company’s annual trends report offers intriguing yearly statistics on delivery times, ordering trends and searches from different customers across the country.

Ravioli, an Italian dish, and bibimbap, a Korean delicacy, were other popular orders, showcasing a huge interest among Indians to explore international cuisines.

Swiggy also received a whopping 27 lakh orders for gulab jamuns, making it India’s preferred dessert. Popcorn was the top choice for late-night cravings, with 22 lakh orders, and a majority of them placed after 10 pm.

The report also revealed that a user from Bhubaneswar placed 2,707 orders this year, which is the most orders placed by a single person. Additionally, orders for tea and coffee have increased by 305.55 per cent and 273.67 per cent respectively on the platform.

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Bengaluru — the Swiggy city

Bengaluru dominated Swiggy’s report, offering the most curious findings. The highest single order of a whopping Rs 75,378 was around Diwali from a user based out of the city.

Another city-based user spent Rs 16.6 lakh on groceries and essentials from Swiggy Instamart, the app’s grocery delivery service. This was the highest amount spent by a single user.

The fastest Instamart order was also delivered in just 1.03 minutes to a customer who was only 50 metres away in Bengaluru.

With over 29.86 lakh orders, chicken was the most requested meat in India. Bengaluru also had the most deliveries of meat, followed by Hyderabad and Chennai. Additionally, the city placed more meat orders than Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Kolkata, Pune and Coimbatore put together.

Clean eaters took to Instamart

According to Swiggy Instamart trends, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai were part of what it called the ‘Quick Club’, with more than five crore orders placed this year.

With more than 50 lakh kg of organic fruits and vegetables being sold on the platform, ‘clean eaters’ also opted to shop at Instamart. The report showed that the healthiest eaters hailed from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Pune. Over 17 lakh kg of ‘unusual exotic fruits’ such as wood apples, berries, and exotic fruits like dragon fruits and pomelos were also sold on the platform.

A bunch of first time users from Port Blair, Srinagar, Munnar, Aizawl, Jalna and Bhilwara also jumped on to the delivery platform this year.

With Covid cases reducing, Indians also opted to dine out more frequently, with customers spending 25 per cent more this year than in 2021. As many as 10,000 new restaurants joined Swiggy’s Dineout network this year.

For the fourth time in a row, Delhiites topped the list for using Swiggy Dineout programme. Consumers also spent 25 per cent more when dining out this year.

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