Skip to main content

Google Assistant redesigns ‘Food preferences’ menu with cuisines, ingredients

Last December, Google added “Food & drink” settings so that Smart Displays could recommend recipes that abide by your dietary restrictions. In a revamp, Google Assistant’s new “Food preferences” menu has a more friendly interface and fine-grained options.

Like before, Google Assistant’s Food preferences menu lets you “Set your preferences for better recipe recommendations on your smart display.” It still starts by asking whether you’re Gluten free, Vegan, and/or Vegetarian, but in a much nicer interface.

Instead of a list, you’re now presented with a grid of pictures. In the top-left corner of each card is a thumbs up button that you have to tap. (The touch target is a bit small.) Meanwhile, the major change is the ability to also select “Cuisines” and “Ingredients.” There’s a high-level carousel to filter or you can just scroll through “All.”

In these sections, cards can be thumbed up or down. There are 13 types of food from around the world, and 30 distinct ones.

Now called “Food preferences,” instead of “Food & drink,” it can be accessed under the “You” tab for those with the old Assistant settings. In the revamp, it’s available in the You page or the alphabetical settings list.

As of today, this Google Assistant Food preferences menu is widely rolled out on the latest version of the Google app for both Android and iOS.

More about Google Assistant:

Thanks Encestral Z

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Abner Li Abner Li

Editor-in-chief. Interested in the minutiae of Google and Alphabet. Tips/talk: