UX/UI Taste for a Food Delivery App

UX/UI for food Apps

When the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a worldwide lockdown, applications that allowed individuals to purchase groceries, lunches, beverages, snacks, and whatever else they wanted became a lifeline, actually sustaining people and businesses alike. According to a Mercatus analysis, online grocery purchases in the United States are predicted to account for 21.5% of total food sales by 2025, a 60% increase over pre-pandemic forecasts. The restaurant delivery market expanded as well; in the United Kingdom, for example, it increased by 128% by 2020.

However, with increased demand comes increased competition among food-ordering applications. Customers show little to no loyalty to any one business, and new ones continue to sprout up. 

Maximize Minimalism: The Power of White Space

Maximizing minimalism, also known as the power of white space, is a design principle that emphasizes the importance of negative space in creating a clean and uncluttered visual design.

White space, or negative space, refers to the empty areas in a design, such as the space between elements, around text, and within images. It is the space that surrounds the design elements, and it can be any color, not necessarily white.

Maximizing minimalism in a food app design means using white space effectively to create a clean and uncluttered layout. This can be achieved by using a simple color palette, using a limited number of design elements, and using a consistent layout.

By maximizing minimalism, the food app’s design will be more visually appealing, and it will be easier for users to focus on the important elements of the app, such as the menu and ordering process. Additionally, it allows for a more organized and easy to use interface, making it less overwhelming for users to navigate.

Furthermore, white space can be used to create visual hierarchy, to guide the user’s eye to the most important information and actions in the app.

Overall, maximizing minimalism in a food app design can greatly enhance the user experience by creating a clean and uncluttered layout that is easy to navigate and visually pleasing.

Focus on Search in Food App UI

When designing the search functionality for a food app UI, some important elements to consider include:

  1. Search bar: A clearly visible search bar that allows users to easily enter keywords or ingredients to search for recipes.
  2. Autocomplete: An autocomplete feature that suggests recipes or ingredients as users type, making it easier to find what they’re looking for.
  3. Advanced search options: The ability to filter search results by recipe type, dietary restrictions, ingredients, and other criteria to make it easier for users to find exactly what they’re looking for.
  4. Relevancy-based search: A search algorithm that prioritizes relevance, so the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.
  5. Recent searches: A list of recent searches that users can quickly access, so they don’t have to enter the same search criteria multiple times.
  6. Saved searches: The ability for users to save their searches for easy access later.
  7. Voice search: The ability for users to search for recipes using voice commands, so they can search hands-free.
  8. Search history: A log of the user’s search history, so they can easily access previous searches and results.
  9. Integration with other features: Integration with other features such as shopping list and meal planning, so users can easily find recipes that fit with the ingredients they already have or plan to buy.
  10. Error handling: A clear and concise error message when the app is unable to find any results based on the user’s search criteria.
  11. Personalization: The ability for users to save their preferences and dietary restrictions, so the app can personalize search results and suggest recipes that fit with their preferences.
  12. Popular search: Showing a list of popular search keywords in the search bar to give users an idea what other users are searching for.
  13. Multi-language support: If the app is intended to be used by users who speak different languages, the search function should support multiple languages.

Personalize the Experience for food delivery app

Personalizing the experience for a food delivery app can involve a number of different elements, including:

  1. Personalized recommendations: Using data such as past orders, search history, and ratings to suggest personalized recommendations for meals, restaurants, and dishes to users.
  2. Customizable profiles: Allowing users to create and save custom profiles, including information such as dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferred cuisines.
  3. Order history: Keeping track of past orders, so users can easily reorder their favorite meals or repeat a past order.
  4. Favorites: Allowing users to save their favorite meals, dishes, and restaurants for quick and easy ordering in the future.
  5. Push notifications: Sending personalized push notifications to users, such as reminding them of their favorite restaurant’s daily special or new menu items.
  6. Order tracking: Providing real-time tracking of food delivery, so users can see where their order is and when it will arrive.
  7. Personalized offers and discounts: Offering personalized discounts and offers to users based on their ordering history and preferences.
  8. Reviews and ratings: Allowing users to leave reviews and ratings for restaurants and dishes, and using this data to suggest personalized recommendations.
  9. Chatbot assistance: Providing a chatbot feature that can assist users with their orders, answer questions and help them find the perfect meal.
  10. Multi-language support: If the app is intended to be used by users who speak different languages, the app should support multiple languages and personalize the experience according to the user’s preferred language.


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Sunil Vallala

UX/UI Designer with hands on experience in building ideas from scratch with the core belief that design is a catalyst for change in any business.

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