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Everything You Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Dining

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Created in the tradition of services like Uber and Airbnb, Peer-To-Peer Dining is a revolutionary way to open your home to strangers for a meal. Here is everything you need to know about this web service that allows you to have a great dining experience in the comfort of someone else’s home.

It’s Widespread
Unlike Airbnb and Uber, peer-to-peer dining is a service found on a number of websites (Traveling Spoon, Bookalokal, and EatWith, just to name a few). Through these websites, you can register as a guest or a host. If you are a host, you get to cook food for whoever decides to visit your house that night. As a guest, find an open house and enjoy the company of some new friends for only a few bucks.

It’s Selective
If you were worried about the safety of this service, you don’t need to be—all peer-to-peer dining chefs go through extensive proofing of their home and their cooking. Most websites require the applying chef to send pictures of their home and cooking and then have a skype interview with the administrators. You won’t be walking into just anyone’s house—rather, you’ll be walking into a proofed home with exquisite dishes.

It’s Dine-in Friendly
While you do have to go through your fair share of steps to be a cook, you don’t need to do near as much to be on the receiving end of a home-cooked meal. All you need to do is go to one of the many websites that hosts the service and book a reservation at one of the locations. The websites even help you choose the dining experience, city and date for your dining.

Here is a list of websites to get you started:

VizEat

EatWith

Mealsharing

Feastly

Traveling Spoon

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