meatballs Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular meatballs dishes in restaurants
#1MEATBALLS PASTA
Isabella's Pizza& Pasta (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
#2SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS
Emmy's Spaghetti Shack (Sf, California)
#3LION HEAD MEATBALL NOODLE SOUP SOFT BOILED EGG
Hao Noodle And Tea By Madam Zhu's Kitchen (Nyc, New York)
#4LAMB MEATBALLS
Choolaah Indian Bbq-pgh (Pgh, Pennsylvania)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with meatballs
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs

14.49%

25,754 of 177,783 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online meatballs recipes

1.13%

22,417 of 1,979,825 Recipes

Overview

meatballs Growth Over Time How meatballs has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '1900.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.4
Year Over Year MEATBALLS growth or decline vs one year ago
15.61%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of meatballs per consumer
1.58
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that meatballs represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of meatballs at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs

14.49%

25,754 of 177,783 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online meatballs recipes

1.13%

22,417 of 1,979,825 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

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
57.06%
#2spaghetti
32.83%
#3rice
4%
#4gnocchi
1.87%
#5rigatoni
1.72%
#6noodles
1.47%
#7quinoa
1.06%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1quinoa
33.73%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1gnocchi
41.08%
#2rice
30.37%
#3pasta
20.13%
#4rigatoni
17.94%
#5spaghetti
14.47%
#6noodles
8.47%
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
23.95%
#2beef
22.06%
#3turkey
11.18%
#4pork
9.65%
#5lamb
8.42%
#6steak
8.06%
#7bacon
7.18%
#8pepperoni
4.28%
#9kielbasa
3.34%
#10brisket
1.45%
#11sausage
0.44%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1kielbasa
#2bacon
30.37%
#3brisket
26.69%
#4pepperoni
16.71%
#5beef
4.48%
#6chicken
4.24%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1lamb
30.18%
#2pork
16.14%
#3steak
15.74%
#4turkey
6.96%
#5sausage
3.35%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1salad
37.13%
#2pho toppings
13.07%
#3lasagna
11%
#4ravioli
9.06%
#5hamburger
8.54%
#6chicken wings
6.6%
#7curry
5.17%
#8ice cream
4.79%
#9eggs
3.23%
#10tacos
1.42%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1chicken wings
#2ice cream
#3hamburger
#4tacos
62.24%
#5eggs
13.68%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ravioli
79.99%
#2lasagna
66.33%
#3curry
26.31%
#4salad
13.84%
#5pho toppings
4.42%
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
#1basil
20.04%
#2spinach
12.2%
#3avocado
11.11%
#4eggplant
9.15%
#5zucchini
8.93%
#6broccoli
8.06%
#7cauliflower
7.41%
#8onion
7.19%
#9kale
6.54%
#10potatoes
6.54%
#11carrots
1.96%
#12jalapeno
0.65%
#13tomatoes
0.22%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1jalapeno
#2avocado
#3carrots
70.69%
#4broccoli
60.48%
#5cauliflower
49.53%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1tomatoes
42.01%
#2spinach
37.94%
#3zucchini
25.14%
#4potatoes
24.69%
#5basil
20.98%
#6eggplant
18.64%
#7onion
17.49%
#8kale
5.68%
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
34.01%
#2tomato sauce
21.83%
#3pesto
19.8%
#4gravy
17.77%
#5hummus
6.6%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1tomato sauce
34.58%
#2hummus
27.06%
#3marinara
14.99%
#4pesto
2.74%
#5gravy
1.85%
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
#1mozzarella
37.84%
#2parmesan
33.93%
#3ricotta
18.92%
#4burrata
9.31%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1burrata
33.73%
#2ricotta
30.46%
#3mozzarella
9.42%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1parmesan
40.95%
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
63.66%
#2red wine
11.49%
#3vodka
9.63%
#4cocktail
5.9%
#5champagne
4.66%
#6beer
4.66%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1champagne
#2cocktail
85.16%
#3wine
24.76%
#4red wine
13.06%
#5vodka
0.78%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1beer
48.6%
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
46.41%
#2garlic bread
34.45%
#3cake
17.7%
#4pancakes
1.44%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cake
#2pancakes
#3garlic bread
22.04%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
10.16%
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
#1calamari
36.26%
#2salmon
23.39%
#3fish
19.3%
#4lobster pieces
11.7%
#5crabs
9.36%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1lobster pieces
87.57%
#2crabs
87.57%
#3salmon
80.01%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1calamari
83.91%
#2fish
48.51%
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
76.12%
#2chocolate
23.88%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
38.62%
#2garlic
10.8%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1black tea
51.43%
#2coffee
48.57%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1black tea
#2coffee
4.08%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose meatballs compared to all other dishes
fitness
14.62%
meal prep
4.72%
weight loss
4.23%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with meatballs over time
May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '1900.511.522.533.544.555.566.577.5
  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • clean eating
  • keto

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular meatballs dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs

14.49%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature meatballs

italian restaurant

36 %
meatballs Pricing Analysis Average price of meatballs across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$11.5$10.14$11.79$14.36$12.94AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular meatballs Dishes The most notable variations of meatballs served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Meatballs Pasta Isabella's pizza& pastaFort LauderdaleFlorida
#2 Spaghetti Meatballs Emmy's Spaghetti ShackSfCalifornia
#3 Lion Head Meatball Noodle Soup Soft Boiled Egg Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu's KitchenNycNew York
#4 Lamb Meatballs Choolaah Indian Bbq-PghPghPennsylvania
#5 Meatball MONA Fresh Italian FoodHoustonTexas
#6 Meatball Po Boy Johnnys po-boysNew OrleansLouisiana
#7 Pork Meatballs BarzottoSfCalifornia
#8 Quinoa Meatballs HG Sply Co.DallasTexas
#9 Spaghetti Meatballs Pasta Buca di BeppoNycNew York
#10 Meatballs Olive GardenNycNew York
Menu Items How many total instances of meatballs found in restaurants across the country
61,479
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of meatballs variations on a restaurant's menu
2.39

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online meatballs recipes and their penetration