- Aug 4, 2021
Google announced that you can now order food directly from Google Search, Google Maps, or Google Assistant. Google is partnering with companies like DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow for a unified and direct experience.
In Google Search and Google Maps, the functionality works through a new “Order Online” button that appears when you search for a supported restaurant. From here, you can pick one between delivery and pickup, and select which service you want to order your food through. If the specific restaurant supports Google Food delivery, your ordering selections are all made entirely through Google’s interface and Google Pay.
Commands like “Hey Google, order food from [restaurant]” on your phone will show what delivery services are available. In the case of DoorDash, this launches a fullscreen Action featuring a menu and the ability to checkout through Google Pay where your address and payment details are already filled out.
Alternatively, you can ask Google’s voice assistant to repeat a previous order if you don’t want to deal with the indecision of choosing what to order. There’s no mention of whether this feature is available through Google Assistant smart speakers or, more usefully, Google smart displays.
Google Assistant also allows for interactions like “Hey Google, reorder food from [restaurant].” This pulls up a list of past orders that you can select from to place a new one. When reordering, you wholly interact and stay within the Google Assistant as you browse and confirm payment details. Options are presented to the user through the standard carousel of chips at the bottom of the screen.
Google Food delivery feature has already rolled out so you can give it a try.