Most popular takeout cuisines in the United States

Getting take-out food has become a regular practice for people across America. For whatever reasons, take-out orders have been at an all-time high in the more recent times. But what cuisines are most popular to get take-out from? What do Americans love the most?

According to Think Tasty, a survey was done to figure out what America’s top 10 take-out cuisines were, and we’ve got a hold of that list!

What is your favorite type of takeout? Let’s find out…then order some together!

From least popular to most popular, here are the top 10 most ordered take-out cuisines in America!

10. Mediterranean

Personally, when I think of Mediterranean foods, I think of super fresh veggies, rich olive oils, and maybe even throwing in some feta cheese here and there.

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Mediterranean dishes to try:

  • Hummus
  • Green Goddess Chicken Thighs
  • Moussaka
  • Mediterranean Shrimp & Orzo Salad

According to the Think Tasty survey, roughly 16% of Americans enjoy Mediterranean food regularly.

9. Indian

When I think of Indian foods, I think of a lot of different spices, tons of different chicken dishes, but also a lot of curry-based foods. This kinda scares me, as it does many other Americans.

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Indian dishes to try:

  • Butter Chicken
  • Frybread
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Dosa

The survey revealed, roughly 19% of Americans enjoy Indian food regularly.

8. Spanish

It’s hard for me to think of different Spanish foods. I’ve rarely, if ever, even seen a Spanish restaurant near me. I’m super curious to see some of their classic foods!

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Spanish dishes to try:

  • Paella
  • Tortilla de Patatas
  • Gazpacho de Mango
  • Olla de Trigo

According to the Think Tasty survey, roughly 22% of Americans enjoy Spanish food regularly.

7. Thai

I’ve heard a ton of things about Thai food, but I’ve only ever dabbled into trying different dishes in the Thai cuisines a couple times. It’s rich, flavorful, and delicious nonetheless.

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Thai dishes to try:

  • Pad Thai
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Tom Yung Goong
  • Khao Pad

Think Tasty survey’s also revealed that, roughly 24% of Americans enjoy Thai food regularly.

6. French

We all know a couple of things that the delicious European French cuisines has to offer, but those have been done to death. What else does the French cuisine have offer? Let’s find out!

If you’re unsure, here are some popular French dishes to try:

  • Quiche
  • Cuisses de Grenouille (Frog Legs)
  • Tarte Tatin
  • Beef Bourguignon

Roughly 25% of American enjoy French food regularly.

5. Greek

Greek food is so delicious! If you’ve never tried it before, then you’re seriously missing out! Obviously speaking, a lot of it is super similar to Mediterranean food, but here’s what’s different.

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Greek dishes to try:

  • Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
  • Koulourakia
  • Taramasalata
  • Gigantes (Giant Beans)

According to the Think Tasty survey, roughly 32% of Americans enjoy Greek food regularly.

4. Japanese

When I think of Japanese food, I think of one of, if not the only, my favorite foods…SUSHI! I am absolutely in love with Sushi that it’s impossible for me to have too much and be tired of it.

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Japanese dishes to try:

  • Anpan
  • Ramen
  • Mochi
  • Japanese Barbecue

The Think Tasty survey says, roughly 50% of Americans enjoy Japanese food regularly.

3. Italian

Now, given that I am Italian, ordering it out isn’t always top on my list; the homemade stuff has always and will always taste better, but Americans love to order and make it!

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Italian dishes to try:

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Zeppole
  • Risotto
  • Veal Saltimbocca

Think Tasty’s survey states that roughly 70% of Americans enjoy Italian food regularly.

2. Mexican

This is quite possibly the fastest takeout cuisine option that we’ve talked about thus far. I love that when ordering Mexican food, it’s always fresh and I never have to wait too long for it!

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Mexican dishes to try:

  • Chilaquiles
  • Discada (Slow-Roasted Barbecue)
  • Nachos
  • Fajitas

According to the Think Tasty survey, roughly 74% of Americans enjoy Mexican food regularly.

1. Chinese

Here we are, folks…we’ve officially made it to the number one takeout cuisine in America. I’m not surprised at this one as there are so many different fast casual options…in Malls especially!

If you’re unsure, here are some popular Chinese dishes to try:

  • Dim Sums
  • Peking Roasted or Deep Fried Duck
  • Orange Chicken
  • Mapu Tofu

And finally according to the Think Tasty survey, roughly 80% of Americans enjoy Chinese food regularly.

Thank you for coming along on this journey of ours! What is your personal favorite type of takeout foods/cuisines to eat? What is your own personal least favorite? Let’s chat about all of that and so much more down in the comments below together… and as always, eat up, y’all!