Kenyans ordering more fresh, organic and health-conscious food – Uber Eats

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 Covid-19 lockdown was the beginning of new lifestyle choices by Kenyans, according to data by Uber Eats. 

Self-isolated savourness 

While the most ordered healthy meal is a toss-up between the delicious yellow bean, decadent coconut of the always welcomed chapati, Uber Eats reports that healthy orders overall spiked at an 82% increase since the beginning of April as compared to the first week of the year. With many still wary about the restrictions on gyms and those home workouts that continue to buffer, maintaining a robust lifestyle has become increasingly difficult.

“Kenyans love good food, especially meals that are healthy, vibrant in colour and taste delicious. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there has been a steep increase in food orders that is fresh, organic and health-conscious, proving that locals are making generous steps towards achieving healthier lifestyles,” says Nadeem Anjarwella, the GM of Uber Eats in Kenya. 

Favourite foods ordered 

Uber Eats reports that the keyword ‘healthy’ grew by a massive 227% from customer searches further solidifying the trend towards living leaner and greener. Vegetable Dim Sum and spring rolls were among the most popular snacks ordered while the immunity booster smoothies were a fan favourite drink, proving that every meal and beverage was given a healthy overhaul by locals. 

Most popular healthy items in April 2020:

  1. Grilled Sweetcorn

  2. Hummus

  3. Shish Taouk

  4. Baba Ganoush

  5. Tabbouleh

Most popular healthy dishes 2019

  1. Build Your Own Poké Bowl

  2. Falafel

  3. Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl

  4. Salmon Poké Bowl

  5. Chicken Poké Bowl

“Uber Eats in Kenya is all about celebrating our local tastes and heritage in the food we enjoy together as a country. We are always working to increase our options and bring the food people want, when they want it, in a convenient, contactless and affordable manner”, concludes Anjarwella.

Uber Eats is an on-demand food delivery app and website that helps bring millions of people around the world the food they want, at the tap of a button. We partner with over 400,000 restaurants in more than 6,000 cities across 45 countries and six continents who make meals for every taste and occasion. From speciality local favourites to everyday national brand names, Uber Eats offers millions of dishes.


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