SkipTheDishes Reveals Canadians’ Shifting Food Order Trends During COVID-19

Food delivery app SkipTheDishes has shared some interesting data around the shifting consumer behaviour it has seen on its network in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. As eating routines and schedules of many Canadians have shifted during the lockdown, 5 pm is now the new rush hour for food delivery.


According to the data collected since March, the fastest growing segment of new users is above the age of 65. Skip has also seen a spike in late afternoon orders between 3-4 pm. 9 pm used to be among the busiest hours but with more Canadians staying in and fewer gatherings, late evening orders have decreased.

Lunch pre-orders have dropped by almost half as more people are working from home than ever before. Saturday and Sundays are still popular, but weekdays are experiencing a bump. Skip has seen an increase in dessert orders overall

Canada has ordered 200,000 cakes. Canadians have been ordering Skip to help them celebrate milestones at home, with New Brunswick leading the way in orders, followed by Quebec.

Canada’s most-ordered items:

  • Chicken sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • French fries
  • Other top items ordered by Canadians include: 
  • Miso soup in British Columbia
  • Fish and chips in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Pad thai in Prince Edward Island
  • Butter chicken in Saskatchewan
  • Egg rolls in Nova Scotia

Have you noticed a change in your food ordering habits lately?