Skip The Reso? More Canadians Are Ordering In This Valentine’s

Is Valentine’s Day a source of stress for you and your sweetie? It doesn’t have to be; getting dolled up, trying to find a reservation, then spending a fortune on a meal out isn’t the only way to say “I love you” this February 14th. You could do what a lot of Canadians are doing… and what I’m thinking about doing myself: order in.

A few years ago I would have said anyone would be crazy to hedge their Valentine vittles on ordering at home, but the world of delicious delivery is a very different place now. The gig economy is making it easier to get great food in the comfort of a space you love, with the person you love.

It’s a trend that’s rising. According to SkipTheDishes there has been an average upwards spike of over 20% in order on valentines day. A recent survey supports that trend: 1 in 13 Canadians are celebrating Valentine’s Day in this year, with delivery or pickup as their choice.

Speaking of choices, SkipTheDishes data shows international cuisines were the tastes of choice, with Canadians chowing down on a variety of Japanese, Thai, and Indian dishes.

What did last Valentine’s Day look like? Here’s the breakdown of the top choices per province:

  • Alberta – Butter Chicken
  • British Columbia – California Roll
  • Manitoba – Cheeseburger
  • New Brunswick – Double Cheeseburger
  • Newfoundland – Chicken Sandwich
  • Nova Scotia – Pad Thai
  • Ontario – Butter Chicken
  • Prince Edward Island – Red Velvet Cookie
  • Quebec – Pad Thai
  • Saskatchewan – Cheeseburger

While it’s always fun to head out to a big meal to celebrate a nice occasion, this year might be a good time to check out Netflix and a meal!

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Mike Agerbo

Mike Agerbo

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