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May 23, 2020

Italian hoagies most-ordered food by Pennsylvanians in lockdown according to Yelp report

The website traced the popularity of food deliveries since March

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top quarantine delivery order Dad’s Deli & Catering/Facebook

Italian hoagies are the takeout order of choice for Pennsylvanians stuck at home during the global health pandemic, a new report released by Yelp showed. The top order in New Jersey was cheese pizza, and the top order in Delaware was the Vietnamese noodle soup pho.

A study released by Yelp shows the most popular delivery orders for Americans in each state during the global health pandemic.

People have been stuck at home more than ever in the past few months of varying lockdown orders, and they've been increasingly ordering food to-go. The new report published Thursday by the crowd-sourced review website shows the top take-out orders by each state.

The report began collecting data from March 16, which is the same day that Gov. Wolf ordered a statewide lockdown for Pennsylvania. 

Yelp determined the top foods residents craved in quarantine by researching the three most-ordered dish names during that period. From the three, a researcher chose one item as the most popular item for that state during COVID-19, the report read.

In Pennsylvania, residents stuck at home without access to restaurant dining rooms have been apparently craving sandwiches. The top most-ordered item for the state was Italian hoagies, according to the Yelp report.

Hoagies, especially of the Italian variety, are one of the most beloved items at the popular chain Wawa. Even though the convenience chain is beloved by Pennsylvanians, the neighboring state of New Jersey is actually home to the most stores. 

New Jersey's top order on the Yelp report turned out to be cheese pizza, matching with New York.

Pho was the most popular item in the nearby state of Delaware. The Vietnamese dish is a broth-y soup of rice noodles, herbs, and mild spices. 

The complete list of each state's top takeout order during the COVID-19 outbreak so far compiled by Yelp is below. 

Alabama – Nachos 
Alaska – Gumbo
Arizona – Tacos
Arkansas – Spring Rolls 
California – Bubble Tea
Colorado – Crab Rangoon
Connecticut – Cheese Pizza 
Washington, D.C. – Biscuits 
Delaware – Pho
Florida – Garlic Rolls
Georgia – Wings 
Hawaii – Bubble Tea
Idaho – Cheese Pizza
Illinois – Thin Crust Pizza
Indiana – Poke Bowls
Iowa – Burgers 
Kansas – Gyros
Kentucky – Gyros 
Louisiana – Sushi
Maine – Pad Thai 
Maryland – Gyros
Massachusetts – General Tso’s Chicken
Michigan – Bubble Tea
Minnesota – Donuts
Mississippi – Catfish 
Missouri – Belgian Fries
Montana – Egg Rolls
Nebraska – Sushi
Nevada – Spam Musubi 
New Hampshire – Crab Rangoon 
New Jersey – Cheese Pizza 
New Mexico – Green Chile Cheeseburgers
New York – Cheese Pizza 
North Carolina – Tacos
North Dakota – Gyros
Ohio – Deep Dish Pizza
Oklahoma – Croissants
Oregon – Loaded Burgers
Pennsylvania – Italian Hoagies 
Rhode Island – General Tso’s Chicken
South Carolina – Sushi
South Dakota – Dumplings
Tennessee – Chicken Tenders
Texas – Crawfish 
Utah – Hot Wings
Vermont – Burritos 
Virginia – Tacos 
Washington – Pad Thai 
West Virginia – Bao Buns
Wisconsin – Pad Thai
Wyoming – Naan

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