Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Will Hagle
Book a private or open group dinner through BookALokal.
BookALokal is a platform that allows you to book dinners in people’s homes around the world. Similar to EatWith or Meal Sharing, BookALokal offers a unique way to learn about different cultures and meet new people through shared culinary experiences. Compared to those other services, BookALokal has less hosts and venues for dinners. Yet the quality tends to be much stronger. Dinners are hosted by people like Ismael, an Algerian professional chef who currently holds chocolate-making workshops in Washington D.C. You don’t just have to use BookALokal as a unique night out, but you can take advantage of the true learning experiences that it offers.
BookALokal begins as any great search platform does: by asking a simple question. In this case, it’s “Where would you like to eat?” The site lists Brussels, Washington D.C., New York City and Boston as the most popular cities, but there are tons of locations around the world with BookALokal hosts. There are also “verified” hosts, although anyone can technically sign up. Each meal has a set price and menu, as well as information about the chef, ratings and reviews. You can book the entire experience directly through the platform. All you have to do is show up, learn something, meet some new people and enjoy yourself.