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Kelowna take-out orders top Canadian list for pickiest, and best tips

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Uber Eats has declared Kelowna home to some of the pickiest eaters in Canada.

Of all the special requests added to orders around the country, data from the food delivery service shows customers from Kelowna make some of the most. Kelowna placed third behind Regina and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Prince George is also on the list at number six.

The demands of Kelowna customers are apparently worth the hassle however. The city also placed third in the category of best tippers in Canada, next to Victoria and Nanaimo, according to Uber Eats’ Cravings Report for 2021.

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Victoria may not make the most special requests, but when they do, it’s most often for gluten-free food. In Vancouver the most common request is for no green onions.

Canada’s largest order of 2021 so far came from from Vancouver totalling $1,600. The next largest was a $1,300 order from Montreal, followed by a $1,200 order from Toronto.

Vancouver and Victoria both made the top 10 for cities that order the healthiest food.

Nanaimo placed first and fourth Victoria in politeness, respectively, based on who says please and thank you the most.

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Among all the food options in Canada the most popular is Japanese, and is among six Asian food options on the top 10.

The most popular side items are chicken nuggets followed by fries and then poutine. The most ordered deserts are ice cream, pearl milk tea, cake, donuts and chocolate chip cookies in that order.  From a convenience store the most ordered items are chocolate bars.

The delivery service boasts that “anything” can be ordered on its app.


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