GrubHub, the site which helps you find and order food online, has been tracking where and how often customers are ordering gluten-free options at takeout restaurants.
Looking at GrubHub’s 2013 orders reveals that gluten-free menu items have become a lot more popular since April of 2012. 60% more popular. That’s a whole lot of gluten-free food being ordered!
To find out more about where the demand for gluten-free takeout is greatest, analysts looked at GrubHub’s orders from their network of more than 200,000 restaurants in over 500 cities across the country. Results suggest that diners in the Pacific Northwest region are leading the demand for gluten-free takeout. Seattle topped the list with Portland and Eugene, Oregon coming second and third.
These are the top ten cities where diners are ordering gluten-free -
2) Portland, OR
3) Eugene, OR
4) San Jose, CA
6) Raleigh, N.C.
8) Minneapolis, MN
9) Los Angeles
10) Albany, NY
GrubHub also looked at the the dishes gluten-free customers were ordering. Gluten-free pizzas, salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches were found to be the most ordered gluten-free items. Not really a surprise since these are probably the most common gluten-free options offered.
Are you surprised by these findings? Do you think your town should be on the list?