Orderscape Marketplace Guide

How do I get it?

View the Orderscape Marketplace directory on Google Assistant.

The Orderscape Marketplace for Google Assistant works with compatible devices such as Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, including Google Home Hub, Android TV, Wear OS devices and Chromebook. If you are an iPhone or iOS user, be sure to install the Google Assistant app first. Support for Google Home, Android Auto, and Assistant-enabled Headphones will appear in future releases.

To open the Marketplace, launch Google Assistant by saying, “Hey Google, talk to Orderscape” or launch Google Assistant, then say, “Talk to Orderscape.


NOTE Jan 24, 2019: Several people have been unable to launch the action with their voice, where Google responds with “order skate” or “order scape”. Google is aware of the problem and should be fixing this presently. In the meantime, the workaround is to type “Talk to Orderscape” to launch it or tap “Try it” from the directory page. We apologize for this major inconvenience.

How do I use it?

Once you’ve opened the Marketplace for the first time, it will ask you for permission to obtain your current location and name. We recommend saying “yes“. If you don’t, the bot will ask you to specify your location manually. In this case, specify your city and state such as “Go to San Jose, California.”

Location, location, location.

As you might expect, location is critically important for food and restaurant search. While we currently support 50,000 restaurants nationwide, your area may not be covered if you’re in a small town. We’ll be adding more restaurants over time. You can still play with the action by specifying another (larger) city or metro area such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. You can always change your location manually at any time by saying, for example:

  • Go to Boston
  • Visit Chicago, Illinois
  • I’m at the San Francisco airport
  • Switch to San Jose, CA
  • I moved to 94530
  • I’m visiting Disneyland
  • Set my address to 555 Main St., New York, New York
  • etc.

You can update your current location more easily at any time from your mobile device by saying “Update my location“, for example. Google requires confirmation to obtain your mobile location, so say “yes” to confirm.

Search for food.

To search food you’re hungry for nearby, just say, for example:

  • Chicken pot pie.
  • I want a Caesar salad.
  • I’m in the mood for chocolate pie.
  • We’re hungry for cheeseburgers.
  • etc.

You’ll see and hear the results of all matching menu items at restaurants near you. You should see exact results first followed by similar results. Select an item to get more information about it, then get details on the restaurant if you desire too, get directions, or continue the search. Say “Search Results” to see the current list of results again. You can page through results by saying “more” or “back“.

Add query terms

To narrow results, you can add terms to your query by saying, for example:

  • Add mushrooms and olives
  • Also ketchup and mustard
  • And lettuce
  • etc..

NOTE: When you narrow results you may notice that you see more results. How can this be? Making your query more specific brings items of interest to the top, but will also match more items.

Remove query terms

To generalize your search, you can remove existing terms from your query by saying things like:

  • Remove the pickles
  • Drop the ketchup
  • Not lettuce
  • I don’t want onions
  • No peanuts, please
  • etc.

Expand or reduce your search area

Your search area defaults to 3 miles from your location, but you can increase or decrease the radius from 0.5 to 20 miles at any time to affect your current and future searches, for example, say:

  • Increase radius by 2 miles.
  • Decrease radius by 1 mile.
  • Set radius to 4 kilometers.
  • etc.

Search for cuisines.

You can easily search for restaurants of any or desired cuisines by saying:

  • Show me Italian restaurants.
  • Find Mexican restaurants.
  • I’m looking for Asian food.
  • What Sushi is nearby?
  • Show me cuisines nearby.
  • Cuisines.
  • etc.

Search for restaurants.

You can find restaurants by name with some of the following queries by saying, for example:

  • Show Round Table Pizza restaurants
  • Open Potbelly
  • List Olive Gardens near me
  • Find the closest Five Guys
  • etc.

Item Details

When you select a menu item or restaurant from a list you’re shown details. Here’s an example of item details:

Restaurant Details

Here’s an example of restaurant details. For restaurants, you can also ask for directions or tap the directions button to get a map with directions.

Getting help and tips.

You can get help at any time in the action by just asking, e.g. “I need help,”Help me please,” or just “Help.” The action will also periodically offer you tips on how to get things done. Once tips are exhausted, you won’t hear them anymore, but can restart them by saying “Reset tips.”

How do I submit a bug report?

What! You found a bug?! If so, we’d like to hear about it ASAP. Please submit your bug report here. You can also ask to file a bug report from within the action by saying something like “file a bug report” and will provide a handy link to submit from your device.

The Marketplace exiting prematurely or not responding as you’d expect are likely bugs. Please share some of your conversation history leading up to the bug in your report. Please also indicate if this is repeatable. Please also include your location within the app (city, state) and search radius if possible.

How do I submit general feedback?

We’d love to hear your comments and ideas on how to make Orderscape Marketplace better. Please submit your feedback here.

Ted CohnOrderscape Marketplace Guide