The Top Five Favorite Cuisines in America


A new study has revealed that Chinese food is the US most Googled cuisine, according to Google search data.  

The research, conducted by BBQ experts, analysed Google search data related to the 40 most popular cuisines in the world in different US states, to find out what cuisines Americans search for (and eat) the most.  

1. Chinese food 

Known all over the world, Chinese food is certainly one of everyone’s most loved cuisines. With an average of over 3.35 million searches per month in the US only, Chinese is Americans’ absolute favourite food.  

2. Mexican food 

With an average of 1.22 million Google searches in the USA, Mexican is Americans’ second most favourite food. Known for its spices and hot sauces, this cuisine is sought-after and appreciated globally.  

3. Thai food 

Thai food is third in the ranking. With over 823,000 monthly Google searches in the USA, Thai remains one of Americans’ first choices when it comes to foreign cuisines.  

4. Indian food 

Registering an average of 673,000 Google searches, Indian food is the fourth most Googled food in America.  

 5. Korean food

Another Asian cuisine features in fifth. Showing an average of 246,000 Google searches in the US, Korean food is the fifth most popular cuisine in the States, followed by Japanese (with an average of 201,000 Google searches per month in the US), and soul food (201,000).  

Greek, Italian and Hawaiian food follow in the ranking with an average of 165,000, 165,000 and 90,500 searches in the US.  

A spokesperson for comments on the findings: 

“It is fascinating to see food from four different Asian countries feature in the top five of the ranking. Each of the cuisines offers a wide array of delicious dishes, and they have clearly become must-have meals for Americans, whether they are cooking at home, ordering take-out or dining at a restaurant.” 

The study was conducted by, which is dedicated to helping users grill and BBQ better, by offering practical guides, recipes, and advice on all aspects of outdoor cooking. 


Top 20 most popular cuisines in the US: 

Food Average monthly searches 
Chinese food 3350000 
Mexican food 1220000 
Thai food 823000 
Indian food 673000 
Korean food 246000 
Japanese food 201000 
Soul Food 201000 
Greek food 165000 
Italian food 165000 
Hawaiian food 90500 
Peruvian food 90500 
Spanish food 90500 
Cuban food 74000 
German food 74000 
American food 60500 
French food 60500 
Haitian food 49500 
Russian food 49500 
Brazilian food 40500