Manchester’s favourite takeaway options have been revealed – and pizza claims the top spot

Google Search Trends from the last 12 months have shown which takeaways each city was searching for the most.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 16th June 2021

A new study has revealed the top choices of takeaway cuisine for each UK city – and pizza has taken the top spot here in Manchester.

It’s no secret that we’re a nation of takeaway lovers, and with the recent restrictions and multiple national lockdowns, we’ve had no choice but to turn to our favourite takeaways instead of meals out over the past year or so.

But what exactly are the most popular takeaways in the UK?

In an attempt to find the answer to that question once and for all, Altrincham-based eco packaging company W.F. Denny decided to use Google Search Trends from the last 12 months to see which takeaway cuisines each city was searching for most.

Data was pulled together for the seven most popular types of takeaways – based on overall searches – and then filtered to find the results for each city, with the total number of searches added together to determine the overall popularity of each cuisine.


And here are the results:

Mancunians’ Top 5 Takeaway Options

  1. Pizza
  2. Burger
  3. Fried Chicken
  4. Chinese
  5. Kebab

Not only did the classic takeaway option of pizza take the top spot here in Manchester, but it’s also proven to be the most popular takeaway overall, with every single UK city searching for this food more than any other cuisine.


With the likes of Rudy’s, Crazy Pedros, Nell’s, Ciaooo, American Pies, Franco Manca are all on offer in Manchester, it’s no surprise that we’re such huge fans of pizza, is it?

In fact, the data also showed people in Northern England are actually bigger pizza fans than those in the South.

The city’s not short of places for a good burger or kebab either, which have both claimed places on Manchester’s top five list.


On the other end of the spectrum, W.F. Denny‘s research has also revealed that, rather surprisingly to us Mancunians, fish and chips is one of the least popular dishes to be ordered from takeaways, and Indian food is the least popular choice of the seven types of takeaways analysed overall.

Do you agree? What would be your number one?

You can read the full research into the UK’s favourite takeaways here.