From Ordering 30 Million Pizzas To The Top Pizza Cities, Here’s How Indians Feast On This Italian Delicacy

The enduring appeal of pizza transcends mere gustatory satisfaction.

by Tejashee Kashyap
From Ordering 30 Million Pizzas To The Top Pizza Cities, Here’s How Indians Feast On This Italian Delicacy

Pizza is undoubtedly one of the most beloved foods worldwide. Despite its ubiquity, the enduring appeal of pizza transcends mere gustatory satisfaction. Whether it’s the World Cup Finals, New Year’s Eve, or the fast-approaching Valentine’s Day, Pizza is the one meal that can compete with Biryani. On World Pizza Day, Swiggy shared insights into the popularity of the Italian staple.

Pizza Is Indians’ Go-To Order

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Pizza caters to a vast spectrum of preferences from traditional Margherita to exotic combinations. Swiggy’s analysis covers the period from February 9th, 2023 to February 7th, 2024. The delivery platform has delivered a staggering 30.29 million pizzas in the last year, enough to cross the distance between Delhi and Mumbai almost 6.4 times!

Here are the interesting highlights from the analysis:

  • Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore became the pizza hotspots.
  • A resident of Chandigarh stole the show last year when he ordered an astounding 558 pizzas.
  • A Swiggy customer from Bhubaneswar started a feast in 2023 by placing an astounding 217 pizza orders in one go.

Pizza isn’t limited to gatherings! There’s something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for a big get-together or a single slice. With over 33% of orders coming in during supper, the 7 to 11 PM time frame has emerged as the prime time to satisfy your appetite for pizza. And Margherita was the winner in every city.

Also Read: These 8 Places Dish Out The Best Pizzas In Delhi, Right From Cheesiest Delights To Thinnest Crust

A Pizza For All Occasions

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Pizza is a group endeavour! The most well-liked accompaniments were cheese dips, garlic bread, and cool, refreshing drinks, demonstrating that Indians know how to throw a party with their slices. On New Year’s Eve, during the World Cup finals, and India-Pakistan matches, Indians consumed pizza in unprecedented quantities. Now you know what to grab the next time you’re ringing in the new year or supporting your team!

Pizza possesses a universal appeal that transcends cultural boundaries. Unlike many other dishes that may be constrained by regional or ethnic origins, pizza’s widespread popularity knows no bounds. This universal appeal fosters a shared experience among pizza lovers worldwide, reinforcing its enduring status as a beloved comfort food. With its timeless allure and endless possibilities, it’s no wonder we never seem to tire of indulging in a slice of this beloved comfort food.

So, which pizza is your favourite?

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