Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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REVIEWED: EatWith social dining app

Food tours are hottest new trend in travel. This app lets you eat your way to new experiences

Have you tried social dining yet? Food tours are the new walking tours, and EatWith listings from 25,000 local hosts in more than 130 countries.

EatWith: what it is

Enter the name of the city you want to visit and EatWith gives you a list of available food tours and local eating experiences, and even private dinner parties. It also links travellers to chefs and talented home cooks around the world for some unique experiences.

EatWith: example tours

So what kind of trips can you expect to find on Eat With? Examples include a tour of Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, a pasta-making lesson in Rome, and many less predictable offerings like a seven-course Sri Lankan dinner in a New York home.

EatWith: how does it work

For each entry there’s a description of the experience, the dates it takes place, user reviews, a map of the starting point, and the option to book it through the app. Its experiences are also bookable on Chinese online travel platforms Ctrip, Qyer, Tongcheng, Meituan-Dianping and Mafengwo. However, there are gaps; during our test we found nothing for Hong Kong, Taipei or Manila.