“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw
You don’t have to be Shaw to relate to this quote of his. Some people just eat food a few times a day because they know their body needs it, and there are complete foodies too. In fact, this last type of people know how to appreciate good food!
We have decided to see what people on TruePublic think about food and what they actually prefer.
Ready for some yummy stats? Let’s go!
What’s for breakfast?
Most people think that cold pizza is not a good breakfast food. 51% of the respondents disagree or strongly disagree with the statement that cold pizza is a good breakfast.
Note that male respondents disagree with that statement more than the females do.
Also, it turns out that people prefer savory rather than sweet foods for breakfast. 64% of the respondents voted for “savory foods.”
But what is the best breakfast anyways?
38% of the respondents voted for cereal, 36% voted for eggs, and 26% for yogurt. Both male and female respondents voted in nearly the same way. Interestingly enough, most Baby Boomers, Millennials, and Gen Xers voted for eggs, while most Gen Zers said they prefer cereal in the morning.
Time for lunch!
So, at this time of the day, people would prefer pizza (61%) over tacos. Note that female respondents are more into tacos than males are. For some reason, most Generation Xers would prefer to have tacos for lunch than pizza, unlike Gen Z and Millennials who would stick to pizza. Interestingly, Baby Boomers give it a half love by half of them voting for tacos and half for pizza.
Where would you rather eat lunch?
65% of the respondents voted for Subway while the rest voted for McDonald’s. However, when they are to choose between Panera Bread and Subway, most respondents (54%) choose Panera Bread.
But anyways… isn’t pizza a complete winner?
It turns out it is. 52% of the respondents said pizza is something they would most enjoy for lunch.
Sorry, Turkey Sandwich (19%), Chicken Salad (22%), and Vegan Wrap (7%).
Still, Chicken Salad and Vegan Wrap enjoy more popularity among females than among males. That’s a fact few people can deny.
Another interesting thing is that most of the time people (87%) spend less than $10 on lunch.
Another question has revealed that 40% of the respondents make their own lunch, 28% spend $5, 24% spend $8.50, and only 8% spend $12.75 on lunch.
Do you usually eat lunch alone or with someone else?
It turns out most people (73%) prefer to eat lunch with someone else. Note that Gen Zers and Millennials are more eager to eat with someone else than Gen Xers and Baby Boomers do.
And there comes the dinner!
Let’s find out what time most people consider time for dinner. In fact, most respondents (50%) said dinner is at 6 pm.
Unlike Generation Zers and Millennials, a lot of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers consider 4:30 to be dinner time.
29% of the respondents said they eat out for dinner once a week, 27% said they eat out once a month, 25% said once every two weeks, and 19% said multiple times a week.
Pasta Primavera is a dinner dish that 38% of the respondents would enjoy the most while 25% would enjoy Meatloaf, 19% Chicken Tikka Masala, and 18% Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Interestingly, Meatloaf is mostly the Baby Boomers’ and Generation Xers favorite dinner while Pasta Primavera is mostly Gen Zers’ and Millennials’ favorite.
Which dinner habit was the go-to in your family when growing up?
45% of the respondents voted for “Healthy home style,” while 25% and 25% voted for “Take out” and “Favorite foods only” and only 5% voted for “Exotic & creative” food.
Note that most Gen Zers and Millennials voted for “Take out” and “Favorite foods only” while most Generation Xers and Baby Boomers voted for “Healthy home style.”
Clearly, there are a lot of differences regarding food preferences between males and females and between different age groups. It seems like eating habits, and food choices are something that are connected with specific periods and are inherited up until the point when some new trends appear and replace the existing ones.
Sample size: 500–1,500 respondents