Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Meal Sharing connects guests and travelers in cities around the world with hosts willing to prepare a home-cooked meal.
Meal Sharing connects people around the world to share dinner with each other. The site currently has hosts operating in 425 international cities, across countries and continents. The site’s community-oriented vibe is reminiscent of other global networks like Couchsurfing.org, in that users can give each other ratings, provide images and other forms of feedback. This ensures that the quality of hosts and guests is maintained, and that everyone is simply looking to meet new people and enjoy a good meal together.
Guests searching for a meal on the site can comb through tons of host listings in a particular city. Each host explains what types of food they like to share, as well as a bit more background about their job or personal life. After a guest requests a meal, the host can either accept or deny. If the host accepts, a meal time and date is scheduled. Meal Sharing emphasizes that hosts should “make what [they] make,” so that the focus is on a shared meal and conversation rather than gourmet food preparation. Guests are also encouraged to bring some sort of gift or at least offer to help in order to maintain the supportive community. The site offers a great opportunity for people of different backgrounds and cultures to connect, and I encourage any traveler or interested person to check it out.