meatballs Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular meatballs dishes in restaurants
#1 SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS
Emmy's Spaghetti Shack (San Francisco, California)
#2 MEATBALLS PIZZA CONE
Pizza Cones (Safety Harbor, Florida)
#3 MEATBALL SUB
Veggie Galaxy (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
#4 NEL CENTRO MEATBALLS
Nel Centro (Portland, Oregon)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with meatballs
#1kielbasa
#2burrata
#3vodka
#4zucchini
77.68%
#5garlic bread
76.85%
#6gnocchi
72.30%
#7salad
44.96%
#8pepperoni
41.89%
#9pesto
38.60%
#10eggplant
31.92%
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs

15.35%

23,464 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online meatballs recipes

1.04%

14,907 of 1,435,327 Recipes

Overview

meatballs Growth Over Time How meatballs has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.050.10.150.20.250.30.35
Year Over Year MEATBALLS growth or decline vs one year ago
10.27%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of meatballs per consumer
1.6
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

15.35%

23,464 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online meatballs recipes

1.04%

14,907 of 1,435,327 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
56.39%
#2spaghetti
32.92%
#3rice
5.4%
#4noodles
1.73%
#5gnocchi
1.63%
#6rigatoni
1.44%
#7lasagne
0.5%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1lasagne
#2gnocchi
72.30%
#3rigatoni
33.36%
#4noodles
10.27%
#5pasta
3.24%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1rice
41.01%
#2spaghetti
19.72%
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
#1beef
24.57%
#2chicken
21.38%
#3turkey
12.94%
#4pork
11.49%
#5lamb
8.51%
#6steak
8.37%
#7bacon
6.99%
#8pepperoni
4.01%
#9kielbasa
1.73%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1kielbasa
#2pepperoni
41.89%
#3steak
9.64%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1chicken
21.5%
#2beef
19.73%
#3turkey
12.42%
#4pork
10.09%
#5bacon
6.59%
#6lamb
3.83%
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
59.28%
#2parmesan
15.07%
#3mozzarella
14.94%
#4ricotta
7.85%
#5burrata
2.86%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1burrata
#2mozzarella
13.73%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1ricotta
7.66%
#2cheese
7.08%
#3parmesan
3.42%
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
#1homestyle sauce
41.02%
#2marinara
17.82%
#3tomato sauce
13.89%
#4gravy
11.53%
#5pesto
8.52%
#6hummus
4.19%
#7olive oil
3.01%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1olive oil
#2hummus
50.76%
#3pesto
38.60%
#4homestyle sauce
26.19%
#5marinara
2.79%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1tomato sauce
10.91%
#2gravy
8.23%
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
17.15%
#2spinach
12.18%
#3zucchini
8.4%
#4eggplant
8.4%
#5broccoli
7.89%
#6avocado
7.72%
#7onion
7.2%
#8spaghetti squash
7.2%
#9potatoes
7.2%
#10kale
6%
#11mushrooms
5.15%
#12pumpkin
3.6%
#13carrots
1.89%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1pumpkin
#2zucchini
77.68%
#3kale
35.68%
#4eggplant
31.92%
#5basil
20.96%
#6onion
20.05%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1mushrooms
42.1%
#2carrots
38.58%
#3potatoes
31.47%
#4spinach
31.27%
#5avocado
27.31%
#6broccoli
21.03%
#7spaghetti squash
9.54%
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
48.85%
#2lasagna
10.44%
#3curry
9.81%
#4hamburger
9.19%
#5ravioli
7.72%
#6eggs
7.52%
#7broth
6.05%
#8mashed potatoes
0.42%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1hamburger
68.50%
#2ravioli
58.30%
#3salad
44.96%
#4curry
27.82%
#5lasagna
24.38%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1mashed potatoes
39.7%
#2eggs
39.48%
#3broth
20.85%
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
72.03%
#2red wine
16.53%
#3vodka
11.44%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1vodka
#2red wine
29.82%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
9.7%
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
57.42%
#2garlic bread
32.06%
#3pie
10.53%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1garlic bread
76.85%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1pie
17.08%
#2bread
4.85%
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
84.25%
#2pepper
15.75%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
4.69%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
24.62%
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
#1fish
51.69%
#2salmon
48.31%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1fish
21.45%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1salmon
37.18%
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
#1coffee
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
6.88%

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
19.34%
weight loss
5.11%
meal prep
5.10%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with meatballs over time
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.511.522.533.544.555.566.577.5
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free

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

15.35%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature meatballs

italian restaurant

37%
meatballs Pricing Analysis Average price of meatballs across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$11.35$9.68$12.04$13.65$12.4AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular meatballs Dishes The most notable variations of meatballs served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Spaghetti Meatballs Emmy's Spaghetti ShackSan FranciscoCalifornia
#2 Meatballs Pizza Cone Pizza ConesSafety HarborFlorida
#3 Meatball Sub Veggie GalaxyCambridgeMassachusetts
#4 Nel Centro Meatballs Nel CentroPortlandOregon
#5 Meatball Parm Sandwich Salad Baker's PizzaNew YorkNew York
#6 A Grilled Meatball Egg Rolls Rice The Golden Deli GroupSan GabrielCalifornia
#7 Meatball Banh Mi Banh Mi BoysMetairieLouisiana
#8 D Shrimp Paste Grilled Meatball Egg Rolls Rice The Golden Deli GroupSan GabrielCalifornia
#9 Meatball Sandwich Parallel PizzeriaDana PointCalifornia
#10 Meatball DeSano Pizzeria NapoletanaAustinTexas
Menu Items How many total instances of meatballs found in restaurants across the country
56,987
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of meatballs variations on a restaurant's menu
2.43

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online meatballs recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for meatballs
14,907
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use meatballs as an ingredient
3,135
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of meatballs recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1

Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Meatballs from thehandyfoodie.com

2

Honey Ginger and Garlic Pork Meatballs from Whole Food Bellies

3

Vegan Italian Lentil Quinoa MeatBalls from Stacey Homemaker

4

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Italian Meatball Alfredo from Paleo Gluten Free Eats

5

Crock Pot Meatballs from Dear Crissy

6

Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs from Joy In Every Season

7

Greek Turkey Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki from JoyfulHealthyEats

8

Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole from The Seasoned Mom

9

Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs from The Bewitchin' Kitchen

10

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from The Girl Who Ate Everything