For many, every month seems to be the start and end of a year, as locals adjust to the “new normal”. In January, it was about a ‘new year, new me’ and choosing to ignore those 2020 memes, the start of the nationwide lockdown was the beginning of new lifestyle choices by South Africans, according to data by Uber Eats.
While the most ordered healthy meal is the Poke bowl and the many iterations and flavour combinations of it, Uber Eats reports that healthy orders overall spiked at a 71% increase since the beginning of April as compared to the first week of the year. With gyms closed, running outdoors restricted and home workouts buffering, maintaining a robust lifestyle has become increasingly difficult.
“Since the app was able to deliver under level four of the lockdown, there has been a steep increase in food orders that is fresh, organic and health-conscious. Consumers have developed a taste that appreciates raw and natural ingredients, highlighting the global movement towards healthier lifestyle choices since the pandemic,” says Ailyssa Pretorius, General Manager of Uber Eats in South Africa.
Favourite Foods Ordered
Uber Eats reports that the keyword ‘healthy’ grew by 82% from customer searches further solidifying the trend towards living leaner and greener. Protein bars and spring rolls were among the most popular snacks ordered while the fruity smoothies were a fan favourite drink, proving that every meal and beverage was given a healthy overhaul by locals.
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“Uber Eats understands that the tastes of our community are continually changing which is why we are always working on providing the best possible meals to select from. Whether it’s a post-workout smoothie, a protein-rich evening meal or snacks to maintain energy levels throughout the day, our range of healthy options is available through contactless delivery right to your door”, concludes Pretorius.