There's a cool new feature lurking in your Google search results, but you're not likely to ever come across it on your own. The next time you're looking for a recipe, try adding filters to find just the right one. You'll find it buried in the search tools.


When Google detects that you've searched for a food, the search tools menu will gain these recipe-specific filters. You can access it on mobile by tapping the "More" dropdown, then choosing "Search tools" at the bottom of the list. That will bring up the filters in a row above the search results.

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Yes, even the best drink in existence, but the Ol' Janx Spirits is not listed under ingredients.

Each item you select will refresh the search results to only show recipes matching your input. It's a pretty handy feature, and yes, it works on the desktop too.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Gokh

    They don't know what to do?

  • ajb

    Yay! Now I can figure out what the hell I can make with the stuff I stare at in my fridge. (what can you make with sour cream, a carrot, half a bottle of relish, a beer and some hummus? I don't know but I'm about to find out!!)

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  • Imparus

    They should have the option for "more than 500 calories", for us that are trying to gain weight.

  • Joshua Cluelow

    I have to wonder how they're searching with no data connection...Or WiFi.

    • mikahl3

      Kitkat icons are grey so they are connected.

      • Joshua Cluelow

        There's no H/3G/4G/LTE symbol over the cell signal bars. It's not connected to a data network.

        And yes, I know it's a mockup - it's just a joke poking at the silliness of it.

        • fixrex

          always clock 4.40. kitkat? hehe

    • CoreRooted

      It's probably a mockup.

  • Roberto Giunta

    Is that US only again? My search tools only show "Any time" and "All Results" (Austria)

    • wq

      Works on Google.com outside the US. Does not seem to work on country specific google pages.

  • J_Pod

    Google Now should work will AllRecipes like they do with Wikipedia and integrate this into Google Now.

  • Android Developer

    Does it also have other languages supported?
    How about Kosher?

    • Dakota

      A lot depends on ingredients. Sure, you cant have pork or shellfish, or mix meat and milk, but most recipes can be made if you buy kosher ingredients esp meat or chicken. Cook with whole ingredients, not processed junk

      • Android Developer

        In terms of food ingredients, I am not familiar with how many of them are named in English.
        That's why I asked about other languages (Hebrew in my case).
        I also prefer to search for Kosher recipe instead of looking at a non-Kosher recipe and replace ingredients, since changing the recipe (to make it Kosher) also changes the way it was supposed to taste.

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  • danifeb

    lasagna, nice choice

  • Axel

    Why is this phone different O.ohttp://phandroid.com/2014/06/05/google-search-can-filters-ingredients-to-popular-dishes-doesnt-show-the-nexus-6/

  • Umesh Rajput

    Yes only available on google.com
    if you search that on the local country specific you'll not get it