Jun 4, 2024 - Food and Drink

Is Texas' favorite veggie really a veggie?

A map shows the most ordered veggie for each state in 2023, according to Instacart data. Greens (Iceberg, romaine, spinach or mixed greens) were the most ordered in 25 states. Cucumbers were most ordered in 10 states. Yellow onions or scallions were most ordered in 8 states. Carrots were most ordered in 6 states. Celery was most ordered in Alaska. Tomatoes were most ordered in California.
Data: Instacart; Map: Sara Wise/Axios

Cucumbers are the most sought-after vegetable in Texas, at least for those who order from Instacart.

The big picture: Texas joined only nine other states with the cool veggie listed as the favorite in 2023, including neighboring Louisiana and New Mexico.

Driving the news: The grocery delivery app last month released a state-by-state analysis of the most-ordered vegetables.

  • Other states' favorites include onions, celery, carrots and greens.

The intrigue: Only Californians wanted tomatoes more than any other vegetable.

Which begs the conversation: Some people say a tomato is a fruit, while others say it's a vegetable and then there are people who say there actually is no such thing as a vegetable, writes Axios' Carly Mallenbaum. That could all be correct.

Sound off: Which vegetable is your favorite? And do you indeed consider it a vegetable or something else?

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