Google just added yet another reason to never have to leave its services.
Feeling hungry? Google has just made it easier than ever to order your favorite grub and get it delivered to your door. The option to order food online has been integrated into Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Assistant, offering you a complete end-to-end food ordering experience without leaving Google.
According to Google’s blog post:
“Ever since then, I’ve counted myself as one of the millions of people who regularly order food for home delivery. Starting today, we’re making it even easier to get food delivered to your doorstep.
How to order using Google search, Assistant and Map application
To order via the Search or Maps applications, all you need to do is search for your favourite supported restaurant. “If you search for a particular type of cuisine or a restaurant in Google Search or Maps, then you may now see an “Order Online” button next to some of your options. Tap on that button and you’ll be able to run through the whole food ordering process with Google. That means picking your restaurant, your preferred delivery service, and even reviewing the menu and selecting your dishes. You’ll also be able to see delivery or pickup times and even check out and pay for your order using Google Pay.
Currently, only a few services such as DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow are supported. Support for Zuppler and others will be coming in the future. The Assistant will even let you look at complete menus, complete with all costs and extra add. It even shows delivery charges, taxes and the likes before you check out. And the best part is, you don’t need to create individual accounts. Just your Google account is enough.
Assistant also allows for interactions like “Hey Google, reorder food from [restaurant]. “If you’re feeling particularly busy, lazy, or hungover, then you’ll be glad to know that you don’t even need to touch your phone or go near a computer to order food online. If you’ve ordered food from a restaurant before then you can just say, “Hey, Google, reorder food from Naab Mediterranean” and the Assistant will show your past orders on screen for you to select from. That means you can pick your go-to eats and set up the delivery in seconds with minimal fuss.
This update is rolling out to Search, Maps, and Assistant.