Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014 by Will Hagle
Feastly connects foodies, chefs, and those looking to get out and have a good time with restaurant-like meals served in the cook’s home.
Feastly provides a direct connection between diners and chefs, allowing individuals to consume meals directly in a cook’s home. The site was created in order to reintroduce the authentic, home-dining experience that is so often lost while eating out at restaurants. The intent of the site is also to connect individuals who are seeking a communal dining experience, as interested in sharing stories and conversations as they are a great meal. The site also works with chefs from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, emphasizing home-cooked foods that can’t typically be found at mainstream restaurants in the United States. Feastly also works directly with the chefs that offer meals through their platform, so it’s a well-curated, talented bunch rather than just anyone who has a kitchen.
The process of booking a meal through Feastly is easier than making a reservation at most restaurants. The site allows potential customers to filter by price, date and city (Feastly’s services are currently only offered in Washington D.C., San Francisco and New York, although they’re reportedly expanding). Some of the meals are even free, and exist more as a chance for people to meet up and get to know each other while a chef tests out a new menu for honest reviews and feedback. The culinary world is growing quickly, and Feastly offers a great opportunity for people to get together in an intimate environment for the purpose of a great meal and company. It’s a smart idea, and it’s executed well on this site.