What was on diners’ plates in 2019?

From plant-based eats to more indulgent cuisines, we searched reviews and analyzed our data to see what was trending amongst our diners. Before we close the menu on 2019, let’s take a look at what was on our diners’ plates this year!

Here’s what was on your plates…

Plant-based

You vegged out on vegan delights as more restaurants added plant-forward options to their menus. Reviews referencing plant-based foods increased by 136% since 2017.

Plant-based

You vegged out on vegan delights as more restaurants added plant-forward options to their menus. Reviews referencing plant-based foods increased by 136% since 2017.

Cauliflower Crust

You swapped out the traditional pizza crust for a thin and crunchy cauliflower alternative and mentioned it in your reviews 487% more times since 2017.

Cauliflower Crust

You swapped out the traditional pizza crust for a thin and crunchy cauliflower alternative and mentioned it in your reviews 487% more times since 2017.

Jackfruit

You enjoyed this giant, spiny fruit and its ripened texture as a popular stand-in for dishes like pulled pork. Jackfruit was mentioned 148% more than in 2017

Jackfruit

You enjoyed this giant, spiny fruit and its ripened texture as a popular stand-in for dishes like pulled pork. Jackfruit was mentioned 148% more than in 2017

Data is sourced from January 2017 to November 2019

Here’s what was on our plate in 2019…

Data is sourced from January 2019 – September 2019 based on direct seated reservations.

You were eager to try new things

Diners were interested in trying new things with 70% of reservations coming from new diners booking restaurants for the first time on OpenTable, compared to repeat diners, based on their reservation history.

Data is sourced from January 2019 to September 2019

You also indulged a little…

Cacio e pepe

This authentic Roman dish may only have three main ingredients, but its flavors made a big impression on your taste buds. Mentions in reviews increased by 96% since 2017.

Cacio e pepe

This authentic Roman dish may only have three main ingredients, but its flavors made a big impression on your taste buds. Mentions in reviews increased by 96% since 2017.

Queso

Reviews increased by nearly 31% since 2017. You loved adding queso to your favorite dishes, like juicy burgers or a plate of nachos piled to the sky with your go-to fixings.

Queso

Reviews increased by nearly 31% since 2017. You loved adding queso to your favorite dishes, like juicy burgers or a plate of nachos piled to the sky with your go-to fixings.

Potstickers

Pork, shrimp, or just veggies? No matter which style you prefer, pot stickers are bite-sized deliciousness. Mentions in reviews increased by 61% since 2017.

Potstickers

Pork, shrimp, or just veggies? No matter which style you prefer, pot stickers are bite-sized deliciousness. Mentions in reviews increased by 61% since 2017.

Data is sourced from January 2017 to September 2019

..and we were right there with you!

Data is sourced from January 2019 – September 2019 based on the average direct seated reservations and the
average restaurant open 12 hours per day 7 days a week.

American vs. Italian cuisine

American cuisine was the most popular amongst our diners for breakfast and lunch, but Italian cuisine reigned supreme for dinner.

Data is sourced from January 2019 to September 2019

Cheers to more delicious experiences

Here’s to discovering new flavors and creating more exceptional moments over amazing meals in 2020! Check out our lists of Top 100 restaurants below and start your year on a tasty note.

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