New services bring strangers together for dinner.
We’ve written about meal co-ops (peer-to-peer sharing of home-cooked dishes) and services like Grubwithus that bring strangers together for restaurant meals (see our food trends report). Splicing together those concepts, we’re also seeing tools that bring disparate diners together in the homes of amateur chefs.
Recently launched SupperKing is an app designed to “enable the peer to peer in-home dining experience,” as the founder told Co.Exist. Similarly, Feastly connects “hungry eaters with passionate cooks” in a bid to “democratize dining”; it’s still in private beta. With the expansion of the marketplace for peer-to-peer services—as outlined in one of our 10 Trends for 2013—watch for more such alternative dining services that offer the promise of community and authentic experiences.