At Uber Eats, we’re all about giving the people what they want, and this year we understood the assignment. Whether you requested extra poutine on the side, a little caffeinated pick-me-up to power through your day, or last-minute groceries brought right to your doorstep, Uber Eats delivered.

That’s why we’re excited to bring you our fifth annual Uber Eats Cravings Report. To get Canadians in the holiday spirit, we’ve baked some festive surprises into this year’s report. We’re highlighting the cities that ordered the most eggnog and the top last-minute Christmas Eve orders. In keeping with tradition, we’re also sharing a snapshot of the most popular, most unique—and in some cases—most unusual delivery requests received over the last year. 

Check out all the sweet and savoury Eats trends from 2023:

  • 🎅Santa’s midnight Eats: Traveling the world in one night is hard work, and Canadians take the task of keeping Santa fueled seriously. The most popular last-minute food orders were milk, cookies and brownies on Christmas Eve last year. 
  • ☃️All about that ‘nog: This holiday drink tends to be a divisive treat, but Vancouverites can’t get enough. It’s the top ranking city for eggnog orders, followed by Calgary and Edmonton.
  • 🙏Feelin’ tips-y: While all Canadians enjoy a reputation of being polite, some cities take it a step further. Prince George scored the top spot with the most generous tippers this year, followed by Ottawa and Halifax.
  • 🍸Keeping the libations flowing: When Canadians run out of their favourite liquid spirits at their events, they turn to Uber Eats to keep their bar cart stocked. This year, vodka, beer and whisky topped the list of most popular alcohol orders.
  • 🍽️Go big at home: Nothing wrong with balling out and treating yourself (and those around you) to a boujee meal every once and a while. In November 2023, a Toronto resident took the top spot for the most expensive order totaling $1,729 from Gusto 101. They ordered 20 pizzas, 30 pastas and 71 appetizers. 
  • 😳Giving the ick: Don’t blame the people, blame the taste buds. Some cities have been proven to be pickier than others when it comes to placing orders. The city who was the most particular about their orders was Moncton, NB.
  • 🌎A world of flavours: In a country full of different cultures, Canadians have access to an array of cuisines right at their fingertips. This year’s most ordered were American, Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Italian.

See the full 2023 Uber Canada Cravings Report below.

Santa’s midnight snack: The most popular orders on Christmas eve

The man of the hour needs his fuel to make it through his biggest night of the year.

  1. Chocolate milk
  2. White chocolate chip cookies
  3. Chocolate fudge brownies
  4. 2% milk 
  5. Chocolate bars

All about that ‘nog: The cities that order the most eggnog

The most eggscellent time of year for eggnog lovers across the country.

  1. Vancouver
  2. Calgary 
  3. Edmonton
  4. Lethbridge 
  5. Victoria

Keeping the libations flowing: The most popular alcoholic beverage orders

Keeping the the bar cart stocked without leaving the house. 

  1. Vodka
  2. Beer 
  3. Whisky 
  4. Pinot Grigio 
  5. Margarita cooler

Feelin’ tips-y: The cities that tip the most

Top tippers from coast to coast 

  1. Prince George
  2. Ottawa
  3. Halifax
  4. Hamilton
  5. Toronto
  6. Edmonton
  7. Kamloops
  8. Windsor
  9. Calgary
  10. London, Ont

Eating their greens: The cities where adults order the most cannabis edibles

Gummies, anyone?

  1. Toronto
  2. Vancouver
  3. Victoria
  4. Kitchener-Waterloo
  5. Kingston
  6. Ottawa
  7. Peterborough
  8. Hamilton
  9. Niagara Region
  10. London, Ont

Snack game on point: The most popular convenience store items

A snack a day keeps the hunger pains away.

  1. Hot dogs
  2. Taquito 
  3. Slurpee 
  4. Chocolate milk 
  5. Chips
  6. Ice cream 
  7. Popcorn 
  8. Pepperoni pizza
  9. Candy 
  10. Brownies

The key ingredient: The most popular grocery item orders

Behind every good chef is a full pantry.

  1. Bananas
  2. Cucumbers
  3. Strawberries
  4. Tomatoes 
  5. Eggs
  6. Cilantro
  7. Raspberries
  8. Avocados
  9. Green onion 
  10. Bottled spring water

A world of flavours: The most popular cuisines in Canada

Take a trip around the world with your tastebuds.     

  1. American        
  2. Japanese        
  3. Indian
  4. Chinese  
  5. Italian

Celery-brate wellness: The cities that order the most healthy food

These cities are glowing from the inside out.

(based on restaurants labelled “healthy” in the app)

  1. Montreal
  2. Ottawa
  3. Kingston
  4. Toronto
  5. Vancouver

It’s what is on the side that counts: The top requested sides

No meal is complete without a complimentary side dish.

  1. French fries
  2. Garlic Naan
  3. Poutine
  4. Miso soup
  5. Hash browns

Giving the ick: The pickiest cities 

Are they picky or do they just know what they want?

  1. Moncton
  2. Kelowna
  3. Red Deer
  4. Greater Sudbury
  5. Halifax
  6. Regina
  7. St. John’s, NL
  8. Nanaimo
  9. Winnipeg
  10. Victoria