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What are Australian’s favourite cuisines?

A study reveals the top favourite cuisines across different dietary types.

Australian, Italian and Thai stand out as Aussies’ top most favoured cuisines, a survey by YouGov revealed.

The survey revealed that different diet types may influence food choices amongst Australians.

According to YouGov’s survey, two-thirds (66%) of Australian consumers consider themselves meat eaters, whilst 19% say they are flexitarians who eat primarily plant-based diet but still occasionally consume meat and fish whilst only 6% have adopted a fully plant-based diet that may exclude all animal products such as eggs and milk.

Pescetarians, who eat seafood – but not meat from land animals – in addition to plant-based foods make up just 5% of all Australian consumers.

Australian cuisine is most popular among pescetarians and flexitarians, and second most popular among meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans.

Italian is second most popular among pescetarians and flexitarians and ranks among the top five among both meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans.

Thai comes in third amongst pescetarians, flexitarians, vegetarians/vegans, and fourth among meat eaters.

Chinese cuisine is most popular among meat eaters, but ranks fifth among pescetarians and further down the top ten most favourite cuisines among flexitarians and vegetarians/vegans.

Meanwhile, Indian cuisine is most popular among vegetarians/vegans, but ranks fifth and seventh amongst meat eaters and flexitarians, and is not within the top ten among pescetarians.

YouGov Surveys: Serviced provides quick survey results from nationally representative or targeted audiences in multiple markets. This study was conducted online in October 2023, with a national sample of 1,039 Australian residents, using a questionnaire designed by YouGov.

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