- March 5, 2019
From bacon and eggs to lobster rolls to cheeseburgers — lots of cheeseburgers —people on the west coast of Florida have feasted on a wide variety of meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This delicious data comes courtesy of food delivery app Bite Squad, which analyzed the most popular dishes ordered by customers from Lakeland through Naples for delivery since March. The food choices are varied, and so too are the places people are ordering from. The top 10 lists, broken into six regions, include such chains as Hooters, Five Guys and Tijuana Flats and local neighborhood spots, like Pepo's Cuban Café in St. Petersburg and Perrada Colombiana in Tampa. (Five Guys makes the top 10 list in four areas, and Tijuana Flats and Chick-fil-A make two top 10 lists.)
Chicken wings show up often in the lists, as does pizza. Asian food is popular, too including ramen noodles, pad thai dishes and egg rolls. One more foodie note? Although Tampa and St. Pete differ widely in the No. 1 choice — bacon and eggs in Tampa vs. a poke bowl in St. Pete — the cities agree when it comes to treats: Cold Stone Creamery is No. 4 in both regions.
Note: The el habano cubano sandwich from Pepo's Cuban Café is No. 9.