How to Use Google Delivery to Order In From Local Restaurants

Order food online directly from Google Assistant, Maps, and Search

Google Delivery with search, Maps, and the Assistant

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Hungry? Google wants to help with Google Delivery. Through partnerships with food delivery companies like DoorDash, Postmates, Slice, ChowNow, GrubHub, and Delivery.com, you can now place orders through Google search, Maps, and the Assistant. All without using branded food delivery apps. 

How Ordering With Google Delivery Works

If you're searching online for food and the restaurant you're looking for uses a food delivery service, you'll see an Order Online button in Google search results or Google Maps. That means you can place your delivery order through Google Delivery and you don't need an account with any of the delivery services to use to use those services. Place your order using your Google account. 

Menus are displayed in the apps, where you'll also see the minimum order amount and respective delivery fees, and the ordering process is much like the one in the branded delivery apps. You'll have options available to enter promo and coupon codes or charge the meal to your credit card (or Google Pay). 

Mobile users can also use the Google Assistant to place orders or reorders by voice. The Assistant will take you part of the way through the ordering process, but at a certain point, you'll have to pick up your device to make your choices by tapping the screen.

If you have not set up a delivery address or payment information in your Google Account, you'll be prompted to do so at the appropriate time during your order. 

Ordering Food Delivery Through Google Search

Depending on your location and the delivery service you choose, the names of some buttons or links may be slightly different. For example, Click to Order, Checkout, or Place order.

Order From a Web Browser on a Computer

When you're at your computer or laptop, here's how you can place a Google Delivery order.

  1. Open Google.com and search for a cuisine type or restaurant name. 

  2. Click the name of the service you'd like to use. 

  3. A blue Order Delivery button is listed on the restaurant's Google listing. Click that button.

  4. Choose the delivery service you would like to use, verify your address, and click Agree and continue.

  5. Enter your delivery address and then click Agree and continue.

  6. The menu for the restaurant you selected should appear. create your food order. When you're done, click View cart to review your order. Then select Checkout.

    You may be prompted to sign into the food delivery service using your Google account. You must allow this for the order to continue.

  7. Follow the checkout/payment instructions on the website and submit your order.

Order From a Web Browser on a Mobile Device

Here's how you can place a Google Delivery order when you're on your mobile device.

  1. Open Google.com and search for a cuisine type or restaurant name. 

  2. If the restaurant participates in a food delivery service, click Place an order.

    Google Delivery via browser app on mobile device
  3. Click the link to the food delivery service you'd like to use.

    Google Delivery via browser on mobile device
  4. Enter your delivery address..

  5. Choose your food.

  6. Follow the checkout/payment instructions on the website and submit your order

Ordering Through the Google Maps App

Want to order something from the new restaurant in your neighbourhood? Search for it on Google Maps and place an order directly from there.

  1. Open the Google Maps app and search for a cuisine type or restaurant name. 

  2. Select a restaurant from the search results. 

  3. If the restaurant participates in a delivery program, there will be an Order Delivery button.

    Google Delivery via Maps app on mobile device
  4. Click Order Delivery

  5. Enter your delivery address if it's your first order, otherwise, Google uses the address stored in your Google Account. If it's your first order, click Agree and Continue; otherwise, proceed to the next step.

  6. Choose the food to order and tap Add to Cart.

  7. Open the cart to review your items and tap Go to order.

  8. Tap Checkout

  9. If you have multiple Google accounts on your mobile device, choose the one to use for this order and click Continue as [name].

  10. Review your order, add a tip, confirm the delivery address, time, and payment method. 

  11. Tap Place order. You'll receive an email with a copy of your receipt.

Ordering Delivery With the Google Assistant

Google's allows you to place orders with the Google Assistant, whether on your smartphone or smart home device.

  1. Activate the Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. This is done differently based on your device, Android version, and settings, so follow your device's instructions as appropriate. 

    Google Delivery for food delivery does not currently work on Google Home devices as a screen is required to finalize the order.

  2. Say "Hey Google, order from [restaurant name]."

    Google Delivery via Google Assistant on a mobile device
  3. On your smartphone, tap Delivery.

  4. Choose your preferred delivery service. 

  5. Choose the food to order and tap Add to Cart

    You cannot tell the Assistant your order, you must choose the items manually on your device.

  6. Open the cart to review your items and tap Go to order.

  7. Tap Checkout

  8. Review your order, add a tip, confirm the delivery address, time, and payment method. 

  9. Tap Place order. You'll receive an email with a copy of your receipt.

Reordering Food With the Google Assistant

You can reorder food from a restaurant using the Google Assistant too.

  1. Activate the Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. 

  2. Say "Hey Google, reorder food from [restaurant name]."

  3. The Assistant will access your past orders and display them on your mobile device.

  4. Open the cart to review your items and tap Go to order.

  5. Tap Checkout

  6. Review your order, add a tip, confirm the delivery address, time, and payment method. 

  7. Tap Place order. You'll receive an email with a copy of your receipt.