Hey foodies, are you bored with searching on Yelp for popular restaurants every time you want to try new place? Restaurant review websites are not the only way you can find some authentic meals. There is a new unique way of dining, called EatWith.
EatWith is the world’s first online platform for home-restaurants. It is a global community that allows people to dine in the locals’ homes and enjoy delicious homemade cuisine with the host. In another word, EatWith is like Airbnb for meals!
Here is how EatWith works: you can either be a guest or a host on EatWith website. If you want to be a guest on EatWith, you will be asked to create an online profile that includes location preferences, favorite types of cuisine, your hobbies and personalities as well as the languages you speak. Then simply search the upcoming events on your current city and see which one you are interested in joining.
You can also choose to be a host, design your own menu, prepare your favorite dishes, decorate the table, meet interesting people and share your unique cultural perspective. There are certain qualifications you have to meet to be a host. If you are interested in hosting, an EatWith representative will meet with you, check out your house and judge your cooking. Once your hosting application approved , you will be allowed to advertise your own dining events on EatWith platform, often with themes. Moreover, you will earn some extra income by hosting a dining event!
The average prices seem to be between $35 – 60 per guest per meal, while people think the food qualities are actually at Michelin Star level. You will be surprised by the amount of people who have the passion to cook and host; to take care of others’ stomachs. You will be touched by the diversity of the guests – they come from different cultures and backgrounds but become friends after one tasting meal. You will be amazed by the power of food – nothing brings strangers together like food.
While food plays an essential role in EatWith events, the dining experience is about the people who connect travelers to the local scene. The guests receive a handmade card with the host’s travel tips in the city. Not only do the guests get a tasty meal, but also they gain suggestions of how to step into the city’s secret corners.
“Most tourists won’t get a chance to meet the locals except maybe the Taxi driver, or the waiter in the restaurant,” said EatWith’s co-founder, Guy Michlin, “but Eatwith aims to change this.” According to Guy, dining in a local residential house with people that you’ve never met is what EatWith was invented for.
In addiction, EatWith provides a perfect solution for those who are afraid of single dining. If you are uncomfortable eating alone in a fine dining restaurant, join EatWith and you are no longer a single diner.
Of course, just because someone is willing to cook for strangers doesn’t mean that they should be, so show your respect and appreciation to the hosts during your visit at the dining event. For example, help with the dishes even if you are not required to. Click here and read more about how to be a perfect guest.
For more details, please check EatWith.com