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Butter chicken, mozzarella sticks among the most ordered and popular dishes in Ontario

Last Updated Dec 4, 2020 at 4:02 pm EDT

It appears Ontarians have enjoyed ordering butter chicken and a whole lot of burritos as takeout items this year. Abhi Bakshi

We’re getting an idea about what food we ordered online this year.

2020 has seen online food delivery come into its own due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it seems we, in Ontario, had a real taste for butter chicken.

‘DoorDash’ says that was its most ordered dish in the province this year, followed by burritos.

Ontario (DoorDash):

  1. Butter Chicken
  2. Burrito
  3. Poutine
  4. Naan
  5. Fried Chicken Sandwich
  6. Chicken Biryani
  7. Burger
  8. Donuts
  9. Chips & Guacamole
  10. Miso Soup


Rising in popularity this year compared to last were mozzarella sticks and hot wings.

Top 10 Trending Foods on the Rise in 2020 (Compared to Data from the same year prior, Jan. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2020) 

  1. Mozzarella Sticks – 1,700% increase
  2. Hot Wings – 1,440% increase
  3. Hash Browns – 1,130% increase
  4. Quesadilla – 850% increase
  5. Molten Chocolate Cake – 580% increase
  6. Onion Rings – 400% increase
  7. Nachos – 350% increase
  8. Gyoza – 310% increase
  9. Apple Pie – 265% increase
  10. Dynamite Roll – 230% increase


‘DoorDash’ says it’s largest single order this year was from someone who spent $1,087 on a lot of Greek food.

Meantime, ‘SkipTheDishes’ says the top three items ordered through its service in Ontario this year were Asian dishes, burgers and pizza. The most popular cuisines were American/Canadian (Scarborough), Italian (Niagara Falls) and Chinese (Sudbury).

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