Jonathan Ive, Steve Jobs, and the Apple Design Team
Jonathan Ive is influenced by the German designer, Dieter Rams:
"Good design is innovative.
Good design must be useful.
Good design is aesthetic design.
Good design makes a product understandable.
Good design is honest.
Good design is unobtrusive.
Good design is long-lasting.
Good design is ...
The above two screens are an example of 'Navigation' and they are not used for 'Selection' in general.
Since you have mentioned it's an app that lets you choose food items, What If the user wants to select more than one food/drink item from the category? Or how can you make sure that the default food item is the one user would prefer?
You can use established ...
is bot traffic from an iPhone (or Android device) actually a problem? (or--my theory--is this an outdated hold-over requirement that has been cut-and-pasted into technical requirement documents since 1998?)
Bot traffic to an API server is not usually from your iPhone or Android device, instead they come from bot farms, that nowadays(August 2020)...