Food tastes and trends in the U.S. often vary by state and region. This certainly applies to bagels.
In honor of National Bagel Day on Wednesday, Grubhub put together a report on all things related to the popular breakfast bread, including top flavors, emerging trends and regional preferences.
According to Grubhub’s 2019 order data, the nation’s favorite bagel flavor is everything, followed by sesame and cinnamon raisin. The most popular topping is regular cream cheese, followed by bacon and avocado.
Top Bagel Flavors In The U.S.
Top Bagel Toppings In The U.S.
Regular cream cheese
When the food delivery service broke favorite flavors down by region, the everything bagel dominated everywhere except the Midwest, where cinnamon raisin is the number one pick. There are also some interesting choices below the top spot. Asiago is the fourth most popular flavor in the South, while chocolate chip has that ranking in the West.
Grubhub also shared the five states with the highest percentage of bagel orders out of all orders: New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Florida and Oregon.
And finally, the service calculated which bagel orders rose most in 2019, compared to 2018, to determine the “trendiest” flavors and sandwiches nationwide.
Trendiest Bagel Flavors
French toast: 153% more popular
Blueberry: 136% more popular
Garlic: 114% more popular
Pumpernickel: 114% more popular
Sesame seed: 103% more popular
Trendiest Bagel Sandwiches
Egg and cheese: 489% more popular
Bacon, egg and cheese: 347% more popular
Bagel and lox: 253% more popular
Tuna salad: 224% more popular
Egg salad: 98% more popular