According to Uber Eats, Grocery Deliveries Are on the Rise, and This One Item Is the Most Popular

published Nov 3, 2021
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Plastic bag filled with groceries on kitchen counter.
Credit: Sarah Crowley

Over the last few years, more and more people have indulged in utilizing grocery delivery services. Though Instacart, Amazon, and Shipt — as well as options provided by big brand retailers such as Walmart, Publix, and Target — are all preferred choices by customers, Uber Eats still finds itself comfortably ranked in popularity amongst those looking to have their groceries delivered to them. And according to this year’s Uber Eats Cravings Reports, there was one particular grocery item that people requested the most during their delivery haul.

The report, which is in its third year and reveals both the most popular and most unusual delivery requests from Uber Eats customers, tells that — as we can all predict — grocery deliveries are on the rise. And, the one item that seemed to get the most love in everyone’s cart is … bananas.

According to Uber Eats, the astronomical amount of 25,150 pounds of bananas, which are the top-selling grocery item throughout the U.S., was sold through the delivery franchise in September 2021 alone. Wow!

Also in the report were the most popular alcohol brands asked for during delivery including Tito’s, White Claw, Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, and Corona. Other interesting mentions were the list of surprising food combos. Customers seemed to enjoy prosciutto and pickles, bell peppers and cream cheese, burgers and honey, ice cream and hot sauce, and — this summer’s viral hit — watermelon and yellow mustard.

While some of these delivery requests may not surprise you much, Uber’s claim of one person’s grocery bill just might. According to the report, one customer ordered almost $7,800 worth of groceries with 218 individual items being added on to the ticket. So, if you thought you’ve been taking it too far with the grocery delivery lately, you can rest assured that you’re probably still in good standing.