Dallas’ Favorite Takeout Foods of 2020

Grubhub released its annual Year in Food report and found that people upgraded their game to get take away this year, which is no surprise.

More surprisingly, the most popular order for delivery through the platform in Dallas was Chicken Steak.

Of course, Grubhub is just one of many grocery delivery services, but it’s still interesting to see that anything fried with chicken is good enough to be such a popular product – at least that’s what we have this year.

The dish was 650% more popular than 2019. Other top dishes were tortilla soup, lemon bar, meat lover pizza, and beef taco (ground beef? Asada? Bistec? We don’t know, maybe all of them.

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For the entire state, shrimp and grits were the most common product ordered from Grubhub.

The most popular dish in the US for 2020 looked very similar in 2019: flavorful chicken sandwiches.

This apparently has nothing to do with Dallas or Texas, but the largest one-time contract Grubhub received was for 300 bean burritos. Either someone wasn’t socially aloof, or there’s some place in the nation with seriously good bean burritos that are worth the risk of eating them all.

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Taylor Adams has been writing about the restaurant industry for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Now, as the Observer’s food editor, she attended Southern Methodist University before covering local news on the Dallas Morning News.

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