These are the 10 most popular ethnic cuisines in America
Research by Chef's Pencil
Google Trends provides interest scores for national cuisines based on their search popularity in the US. For ex. Mexican cuisine will comprise searches for Mexican restaurants, tacos, burritos, recipes, and even names of Mexican restaurants.
How we compiled the rankings
10. Cuban Cuisine
Hugely popular in Florida, but not so much in the rest of the US.
9. Vietnamese Cuisine
South East Asian food is becoming hugely popular in the US and worldwide.
6. Japanese Cuisine
5. Indian Cuisine
Indian food is most popular in New Jersey, Washington, and Maryland.
4. Thai Cuisine
Fun fact: Thai food is most popular in Alaska, w/ Fairbanks having one of the highest ratios of Thai restaurants to population in the U.S
3. Italian Cuisine
Everyone loves pizza and pasta, but nowhere as much as New York and New Jersey according to Google Trends.
2. Mexican Cuisine
Mexican is the top ethnic food in the West, South, and most of Midwest, but it was not enough to outrank...(see next slide)
1. Chinese Cuisine
Chinese food dominates the North East and takes the crown as the most searched for cuisine on Google.