Uber has released statistics for its ride hailing and food delivery business in Kenya and it reveals very interesting trends.

Here are some of them.

1. Uber Eats’ data show that American and African cuisines were the most popular. Vegetable spring rolls, ugali and steamed rice are the most requested side dishes and the most ordered meals on Uber Eats in 2023 were KFC’s Streetwise 2 and 3, followed by the Full Java House Breakfast.

2. When it comes to desserts, Kenyans’ top sweet cravings were revealed to be Waffles (D’s Oreo Waffles), Gulab Jamun and Crépes (Sweet Crépes).

3. Friday and Sunday are the most popular days for Uber Eats orders. The most common times for delivery orders were 7pm, 6pm and 1pm.

4. The top 5 restaurants for pasta are; Wagon Wheel Hotel (Eldoret), Bustan Restaurant (Mombasa), 360 Degrees Pizza (Nairobi), Mambo Italia (Nairobi) and Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery (Nairobi)

5. Popular vegetarian spots include Veg Curries (Eldoret), Rozina Grill Restaurant (Mombasa), Shehnai (Mombasa), Wok on Wheels (Nairobi) and Fit Kitchen (Nairobi).

6. The most popular convenience items in 2023 included: Menengai Cream 1kg, Velvex White Serviettes and Velvex Kitchen Towels.

7. Red Roses, White Roses mixed with gypsophila and Garden Bouquet were the most popular flower orders.

8. The longest trip in Kenya last year covering a huge distance of 549km for a four wheel vehicle and 520 km for a 2 wheel vehicle.

9. The highest amount earned by a driver from a trip was Ksh. 15,600.

10. There was 71.3% increase in airport trips.

11. The demand for business trips on Uber for Business saw a 10.96% year on year increase, with 9am being the most popular time for business trips.

12. 5pm was the most popular time of day for trip requests.

13. Travel/Transit, Restaurant and Bar, Shopping and Errands, Tourism/Entertainment and Education, were the top five destination categories that people took trips to.

14. Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru have the top rated drivers in Kenya, with the capital city boasting an average 4.94, while Mombasa and Nakuru coming out at 4.9 and 4.8, respectively.