What are people eating in top eight Indian cities, according to Swiggy

Swiggy is a Bangalore-based food delivery startup that collated data from eight cities (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi & NCR, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata) where it operates, and tracked top five cuisines, main course items, snacks, and desserts across India to find out what the Indian cities are ordering in.

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It has partnered with over 12,000 restaurants across these locations.

These are the highlights:

• Main course: the Indian cuisine--in its various north and south avatars--emerged more popular than its American and Chinese competitors.

Most popular non-vegetarian main course item was chicken biryani, except in Delhi-NCR where top six dishes were dal makhani-naan, burgers, chole bhature, egg rolls, masala dosa and pav bhaji.

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• Biryani capital, Hyderabad, made up for Delhi’s underwhelming response by ordering biryani even during snack time--between lunch and dinner--when orders in other cities gravitated toward street food and burgers.

• Regional cuisines held sway in their geographies and in diametrically opposite locations. For example Delhi-NCR, apart from ordering chole bhature, loved to order masala dosa.

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Similarly, Chennai showed a healthy appetite for north Indian delicacies. Mumbai remained truly cosmopolitan by ordering from every cuisine, and Chinese dishes found favor mostly in Delhi-NCR and Kolkata.

• Most price-conscious city - Price-wise, Pune came out as the most price-conscious city due to its large student population. Rest of the locations did not seem to see the price as a barrier to getting good food home delivered instantly.

Image credits: Le Casse Croute
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