Food Trends Highlights
Top 4 restaurant dishes Most popular meatballs dishes in restaurants See More
Montesano Bros Trattoria & Catering (Upper Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania)
Pat's Market (Middletown Township, New Jersey)
Pastaria (Clayton, Missouri)
La Polpetta Restaurant (Deptford Township, New Jersey)
Top rising variations The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with meatballs See More
#1peanuts
#2apple
82.16%
#3salmon
51.07%
#4juice
37.74%
#5lemon
35.99%
#6coffee
35.76%
#7bread
29.59%
#8fish
28.69%
#9rice
27.57%
#10roll
27.02%
Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs Restaurants

15.01%

41,268 of 274,982 Restaurants
Percentage of all online meatballs recipes Online Recipes

0.73%

27,093 of 3,721,964 Recipes
Overview
meatballs Growth Over Time How meatballs has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '19Sep '19Oct '19Nov '19Dec '19Jan '20Feb '20Mar '2000.050.10.150.20.250.30.35
Year Over Year
Meatballs growth or decline vs one year ago
2.23%
Yearly Eating Frequency
Average yearly consumption of meatballs per consumer
1.67
The percentage of the average American diet that meatballs represents Share of Plate
The popularity of meatballs at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average Eating In VS. Eating Out
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs Restaurants

15.01%

41,268 of 274,982 Restaurants
Percentage of all online meatballs recipes Online Recipes

0.73%

27,093 of 3,721,964 Recipes
Innovation Analysis
The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for meatballs, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year
food Trends Highlights the most popular food ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top food Ingredients
#1meatballs
51.39%
#2meats
20.99%
#3sandwich
5.39%
#4pizza
4.97%
#5salad
4.45%
#6seafood
3.76%
#7soup
2.64%
#8eggs
2.44%
#9burger
2.14%
#10spaghetti meatballs
1.6%
Fastest Rising food Ingredients
#1shrimp tempura
#2dumpling wrappers
#3soft tacos
#4stewed tomato
#5spicy tuna roll
#6salad
47.58%
#7soup
37.23%
#8sandwich
20.88%
#9seafood
12.73%
#10burger
7.54%
Fastest Falling food Ingredients
#1cheese fries
69.96%
#2cheese crackers
67.95%
#3veal parmigiana
67.95%
#4chicken wrap
67.95%
#5chicken caesar salad
67.95%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
48.86%
#2spaghetti
23.33%
#3rice
10.1%
#4noodles
8.31%
#5quinoa
1.86%
#6rigatoni
1.72%
#7polenta
1.39%
#8linguine
1.36%
#9brown rice
1.36%
#10zucchini noodles
1.29%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1sushi rice
#2elbow macaroni
#3wheat berries
#4chow mein noodles
#5puffed rice
#6linguine
48.58%
#7rigatoni
34.40%
#8rice
27.57%
#9pasta
9.94%
#10spaghetti
2.69%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1farfalle pasta
67.95%
#2millet
51.93%
#3granola
51.93%
#4zucchini noodles
46.45%
#5cheese tortellini
39.91%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
25.7%
#2beef
16.92%
#3sausage
15.4%
#4pork
12.53%
#5steak
9.06%
#6lamb
6.03%
#7bacon
5.26%
#8pepperoni
3.25%
#9ground beef
2.78%
#10italian sausage
2.17%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1beef sirloin
#2stewing beef
#3rotisserie chicken
#4pork sausage
#5spam
#6ground beef
44.57%
#7italian sausage
32.07%
#8steak
29.19%
#9chicken
24.52%
#10sausage
19.02%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1drumstick
75.97%
#2andouille sausage
75.97%
#3sirloin steak
72.53%
#4genoa salami
67.95%
#5beef sausage
61.54%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1tomatoes
18.83%
#2greens
15.19%
#3onion
13.64%
#4potatoes
10.81%
#5mushrooms
10.74%
#6spinach
6.94%
#7beans
6.41%
#8olives
6.04%
#9broccoli
5.72%
#10zucchini
5.37%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1beans
64.62%
#2potatoes
21.63%
#3olives
19.31%
#4broccoli
16.77%
#5onion
13.75%
#6greens
9.99%
#7mushrooms
8.08%
#8spinach
3.22%
#9tomatoes
1.67%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1radicchio
80.77%
#2oyster mushrooms
80.77%
#3wakame
67.95%
#4alfalfa sprouts
67.95%
#5mediterranean vegetables
67.95%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
50.11%
#2mozzarella
11.38%
#3parmesan
11.05%
#4ricotta
7.13%
#5cream
5.69%
#6butter
5.29%
#7provolone
2.38%
#8feta
2.29%
#9milk
2.17%
#10yogurt
2.01%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1butter
55.10%
#2milk
37.16%
#3feta
19.72%
#4provolone
16.24%
#5cheese
6.17%
#6ricotta
6.17%
#7parmesan
4.93%
#8cream
0.86%
#9mozzarella
0.73%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1cottage cheese
87.98%
#2havarti
80.77%
#3colby jack
67.95%
#4custard
51.93%
#5jalapeno cheese
51.93%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
30.21%
#2pepper
20.82%
#3basil
12.73%
#4salt
9.91%
#5parsley
5.44%
#6chocolate
5.06%
#7cilantro
4.08%
#8ginger
3.87%
#9oregano
3.52%
#10clove
3%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
54.15%
#2ginger
45.11%
#3pepper
21.02%
#4clove
8.62%
#5cilantro
7.68%
#6basil
7.09%
#7salt
6.98%
#8garlic
4.12%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1lemongrass
62.38%
#2dry rub
61.54%
#3lemon basil
51.93%
#4peppermint
51.93%
#5salt black pepper
51.93%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
40.2%
#2roll
12.3%
#3pastry
8.31%
#4garlic bread
7.94%
#5toast
6.73%
#6cake
5.83%
#7sweetener
5.42%
#8pie
5.19%
#9crust
3.8%
#10sugar
3.61%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1garlic croutons
#2crumble topping
#3splenda
#4shortbread cookies
#5cinnamon raisin bread
#6sugar
39.33%
#7bread
29.59%
#8crust
28.54%
#9roll
27.02%
#10toast
26.40%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1dulce de leche
75.97%
#2sorbet
72.53%
#3lemon cream
67.95%
#4rice flour
67.95%
#5cinnamon bread
67.95%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1marinara
22%
#2tomato sauce
12.49%
#3stuffing
11.61%
#4oil
11.54%
#5chili
10.22%
#6pesto
8.55%
#7gravy
7.76%
#8olive oil
6.96%
#9honey
4.85%
#10pasta sauce
3.74%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1spicy mustard
#2enchilada sauce
#3tangy bbq sauce
#4champagne vinegar
#5tomato ketchup
#6chili
29.17%
#7honey
22.84%
#8gravy
21.41%
#9marinara
20.90%
#10oil
18.99%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
29.44%
#2beer
26.7%
#3cocktail
23.09%
#4vodka
7.15%
#5red wine
4.09%
#6bourbon
2.32%
#7white wine
2.08%
#8rose
1.77%
#9margarita
1.71%
#10sangria
1.53%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1burgundy
#2madeira
#3peach schnapps
#4session beer
#5hard seltzer
#6margarita
44.21%
#7rose
41.92%
#8bourbon
38.87%
#9red wine
22.23%
#10vodka
20.73%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#2sangria
14.54%
#3white wine
8.33%
#4cocktail
8.22%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1lemon
20.42%
#2berries
18.85%
#3dates
9.79%
#4apple
8.75%
#5lime
8.02%
#6cherries
7.5%
#7orange
6.67%
#8pineapple
6.56%
#9strawberries
6.15%
#10bananas
6.15%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1apple
82.16%
#2strawberries
43.04%
#3lemon
35.99%
#4orange
35.92%
#5lime
27.35%
#6cherries
21.28%
#7bananas
17.17%
#8berries
16.62%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1tangerine
80.77%
#2grapefruit
73.78%
#3dragon fruit
67.95%
#4granny smith apple
51.93%
#5kaffir lime
51.93%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1shrimp
32.86%
#2prawns
32.86%
#3calamari
7.03%
#4clam
5.5%
#5scallops
4.73%
#6oysters
4.73%
#7mussels
4.48%
#8squid
2.69%
#9shrimp meat
2.05%
#10crab meat
1.66%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1lobster meat
#2bay scallops
#3tobiko
#4pollock
#5sea scallops
#6mussels
36.20%
#7scallops
16.74%
#8shrimp
4.60%
#9prawns
4.60%
#10clam
1.79%