Food And Gender

November 21, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

GrubHub is an online food delivery service that links up with local restaurants. James McWilliams wrote about what the company has found in an analysis of orders and gender:

  • Women are more likely to order food at work and eat it at their desk. Men are more likely to go out for lunch.
  • Men are often night owls, with their rates of ordering being substantially higher than women between 10pm and 2am.
  • Women are more likely to order juices, and frozen yogurt, while men prefer sodas and milkshakes.
  • Women like edamame, avocado rolls and plantains. Men like poutine, and Sriacha hot sauce.
  • In terms of ethnic food women prefer Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean. Men prefer Greek, Turkish, and Mediterranean.
  • When they do agree on a type of food their menu choices differ. Women will go for vegetable kormas and ensaladas, while men opt for meat samosas and chorizo sausage tacos.

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Source: The Pacific Standard