Dec 17, 2021 - Economy & Business

Lemon-lime soda, navy comforter among top ordered items in 2021

Doordash logo with a dollar sign replacing the S.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

This year’s stay-at-home economy was fueled by chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, lemon-lime soda, and mac and cheese bites. 

Driving the news: Those were the top three convenience items delivered by DoorDash, according to the company’s latest trend report


  • Atop the household category: Navy comforters, smart-home items and garment racks — along with irons, accent tables, nonstick baking pans and rolling office chairs. 
  • Most ordered foods: French fries, chicken nuggets and gyro bowls were the top three.
  • New England clam chowder, churros, brown sugar tater tots, soup dumplings and poke bowls rounded out the bottom 20.

The big picture: DoorDash is expanding delivery services into ultra-fast groceries, starting with New York City.

  • The speed and scale race has spread across retail and pushed investors into startups like Gopuff, which just raised $1.5 billion.
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