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More NYers Are Cooking at Home, Survey Finds

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The annual Zagat survey found that more people are cooking at home than eating out. (Radio Rookies)

New York City is known for vibrant restaurant scene, but more New Yorkers are choosing to dine in rather than eat out, according to a new survey by consumer guide Zagat.

For the first time in its annual survey, Zagat found that more people are cooking at home rather than eating out.

Tim Zagat, founder of Zagat, said it’s a trend with roots in the recession.

“Every year since then, the number of meals eaten at home or cooked at home has increased every year. And every year the statistics of eating out and taking out has declined,” he said. “And this year for the first time those lines have crossed.”

In 2012, 6.7 meals were cooked at home, while 6.4 meals were either eaten at a restaurant or taken out. In 2007, 5.6 meals were cooked at home, while 7.5 meals were eaten at a restaurant or taken out.

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