What is EatWith?
Nothing makes traveling to a new region better than get fully involved in the culture and of course eat like the locals do.
Fortunately, the Airbnb equivalent dining room, eatwith.comIt allows just that.
Now that it is spreading all over the world, the hosts are willing to open their homes to foreign and domestic travelersThey will get paid for it.
The company's goal is to give people the opportunity to try foods that they might not find in restaurants in a country or city, while at the same time having a unique experience in someone else's home.
How does EatWith work?
Millennials do it all socially, from sharing rides with apps like Uber and Lyft, to home sharing with apps like Airbnb and Couchsurfing. Why not share the food?
Instead of making a reservation at a regular restaurant or wandering through the farmer's market, Eatwith connects foodies with local hosts eager to showcase their city's new and unique food culture.
Users can visit Eatwith.com or download its Android or iOS app, sign up, and pay with a credit card to attend cooking classes, dinners or gastronomic tours.
EatWith, which already operates in 130 countries around the world, is very selective when it comes to giving the green light to host requests.
In New York, a city famous for its food and restaurant scene, you might think it's easy to set dinner plans for any given night.
But as much as I love to explore restaurants and try all kinds of cuisines, the practice of eating out can be tiring and exhausting.
In response to the formalities and time commitment of dining out, people are ordering more than ever and the market for food delivery services is booming.
An increasing number of millennials host their own dinner parties too prioritizing the social aspect of bringing friends and family together over the quality of the food itself.
The problem is that none of these alternatives is perfect. When you order food delivery, you can miss out on the rituals of a sit-down dinner.
When you organize a dinner, however informal it may be, you have to take care of the preparation of the food and the cleaning after the event.
Eatwith lets you experience dining in a fresh, new way, and it doesn't mean going to a stuffy restaurant, ordering greasy takeout, or washing loads of dishes after dinner.
It is a platform for find unique dining experiences, hosted in cool locations around the world by professional chefs and home cooks.
Through an experience with Eatwith, you'll enjoy great food, meet other locals or travelers, and strengthen your connection to your city.
I love dining out as much as staying in, but interesting dining experiences like those offered by Eatwith also intrigue me, so I gave the platform a try for myself.
That is how find, reserve and enjoy an Eatwith experience
Eatwith offers many ways to make your next dining experience more memorable and exciting.
You can search and book three different types of dining experiences:
- Gastronomic experiences (lunches, meals, dinners, parties and more)
- Cooking lessons
- Gastronomic routes (sights, shops and markets)
Estas experiencias están disponibles en más de 130 países en ciudades importantes como París, Nueva York, Barcelona y Lisboa.
Whether you're a local or visiting these cities for the first time, Eatwith offers you the opportunity to have authentic interaction with the food and people of the city.
Some of the most sought-after experiences on Eatwith include rooftop brunches in New York, pasta-making classes in Rome, and canal house dinners in Amsterdam.
To limit your search, start with your location
You can filter more by date, number of diners, price per person, type of cuisine, special diet, etc
Prices can vary drastically depending on the type of experience you choose.
For example, a simple rooftop brunch in Barcelona costs 55 $, while a beautiful sunset tour and picnic in Dubrovnik costs 137 $.
In general, Eatwith experiences are not going to be cheaper than eating out at a restaurant, but they will certainly be different.
Choose an experience to find out more about your host, details about the menu, class or excursion, and what other Eatwith customers have to say.
Request a reservation, pay the fee and you have everything ready for your meal, class or excursion. You will receive a confirmation and additional details about your reservation by email.
All Eatwith events are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy, and cancellations that occur before each event's cancellation deadline are fully refunded.
Find and book a unique dining experience with Eatwith.
To find Eatwith opinions, the best thing is to browse the internet.
We will get an idea of what users who have tried the EatWith experience say.
In truspilot the platform has a 4.2 rating. Nothing bad. And comments like these:
On Tripadvisor, the ratings and opinions Eatwith are also very good:
What can you expect from dining with Eatwith? I attended one in Brooklyn, New York, to find out.
The particular dinner I attended was Christmas-themed and took place at the hosts' home, a cozy brownstone apartment in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The table for eight people was set with candles and Christmas decorations.
We settled into our seats and began to chat with the other guests.
The chance to meet new people is one of the biggest draws of the Eatwith experience.
Whereas in traditional restaurants you tend to stick to interacting with your own group, Eatwith dinners are more social and bring strangers together to enjoy a meal
This setup works well for both locals and tourists. My experience was proof of this:
Among our tablemates were two other couples who live in New York and a solo traveler visiting the city for the first time from England.
We swapped stories about the horrors of the subway ride and events like SantaCon, recommended activities and points of interest in New York, and learned more about each other's jobs and interests over the course of the evening.
Meanwhile, our hosts were in their kitchen preparing a five-course meal for us.
They made good use of their small space, but I shouldn't have been surprised by the professional nature of the kitchen. Our chef had previously worked at the Michelin-starred Del Posto, as well as a popular speakeasy
Not all Eatwith hosts are professional cooks, although a large number of them are.
Your host can also be someone who is simply passionate about food, culture, and sharing their city with you.
All Eatwith hosts must go through a rigorous application and selection process to appear on the site
Every dish was restaurant quality. What made the food even better was eating it in the comfort and privacy of home.
The evening menu was a delicious sampler of Latin American cuisine: empanaditas, tamales, octopus mofongo, perch steak, and a coquito-type drink to finish off the meal.
The atmosphere was cozy, intimate and comfortable, without the pretensions of a formal restaurant. When we're done eating, we don't feel rushed to leave to make room for more diners.
After any Eatwith experience, you can share the highlights with future users by leaving a review on the booking page.
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