DoorDash’s third annual Deep Dish Report, which was released on Tuesday, December 14, checks in on popular food (and more) trends across the globe. It also looks at how users are making the special moments count, what new trends have emerged over the past year and local heroes that serve up the best of our top ordered items, all using DashPass and DoorDash order data from January 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021.

Last year was all about comfort, but this year, people began to branch out by trying out a variety of different cuisines and recipes. This included unique items like Avocado Eggrolls, Spicy Fusilli Pasta and Brown Sugar Tater Tots.

These were the top 20 ordered items in 2021:

  1. French Fries
  2. Chicken Nuggets
  3. Gyro Bowl
  4. Create Your Own Pizza 
  5. Cheesesteak
  6. Acai Bowl
  7. Avocado Eggroll
  8. Mac & Cheese
  9. Red Velvet Cheesecake
  10. Carne Asada Tacos
  11. Calzone
  12. Build Your Own Salad
  13. Spicy Fusilli Pasta
  14. Tomato Soup
  15. Brisket
  16. New England Clam Chowder
  17. Churro
  18. Brown Sugar Tater Tots
  19. Soup Dumplings
  20. Poke Bowl

Coming in at #1 on the top ordered food list was French fries. There was an increase in a variety of different fries, including cilantro lime fries (341% increase), waffle fries (178% increase), garlic fries (127% increase) and classic fries (130% increase).

Find the full Deep Dish report here.