How to order food from Google Maps for pickup or delivery, using a computer or mobile device

Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesIt’s easy to order food from the Google Maps app or desktop site.
  • To order food from Google Maps, find and select the restaurant you want to order from and click or tap the Order button.
  • If you don’t see an Order button, that restaurant doesn’t support online ordering via Google Maps, and you’ll have to use a separate app or website.
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Thanks to delivery service apps like Postmates, Grubhub, and Uber Eats, there’s nothing unusual about ordering food using your smartphone. But you can order food without any delivery app at all, just by using Google Maps and your Google account.

Google has partnered with a handful of popular delivery services, and have made it easy to order food right from the map.

But not all restaurants offer ordering from Google Maps — some don’t have a relationship with a delivery service. In that case, you should try a different restaurant, or use another delivery app.

No matter what version of Google Maps you’re using — iPhone, Android, or even in a web browser on a desktop — the process for ordering food is essentially the same.

How to order food from Google Maps

1. Open Google Maps and find the restaurant you want to order food from, either for pickup or delivery.

2. Click or tap the name of the restaurant on the map.

3. On your phone, tap “Order.” If you’re using a web browser, click “Order Online.” If you don’t see the button to place an order, this restaurant doesn’t offer online ordering through Google Maps.

How to order from Google Maps 1Dave Johnson/Business InsiderTape ‘Order’ to place an order with the selected restaurant.

4. Choose “Delivery” or “Pickup.”

5. If you choose to have the food delivered, make sure that the correct delivery address is selected — if not, click or tap and edit the address.

How to order from Google Maps 2Dave Johnson/Business InsiderChoose whether you want pickup or delivery and choose the right delivery address.

6. Depending on the restaurant, you might have a choice of delivery services, like Postmates or Grubhub. Pick the one you prefer.

7. Select your menu items. When you’re done, select “Go to order” and then check out. (If you’re using a web browser, there’s no need to go to the order — you can simply click “Checkout.”

8. Follow the checkout instructions to pay for the order. If you have a payment method saved to your Google account, you can check out with a single tap. Otherwise, you’ll need to enter a credit card at checkout each time.

How to order from Google Maps 3Dave Johnson/Business InsiderAfter you’ve added all the food to your order, you can check out and pay for the pickup or delivery.

That’s all there is to it. You’ll receive a form of order confirmation, either in a text or an email, and your order will be waiting for you at the restaurant, or it will be delivered to you, depending on how you chose to place the order.

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