Social eating with VizEat
Welcome to the future of travel
VizEat is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals in over 130 countries. From an elegant dinner party in a Parisian apartment, to a pasta-making class with a Roman family, to a rooftop tapas tasting in Barcelona, we connect hand-selected local hosts with travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path, immersive experiences. In September 2017, VizEat acquired North America’s social dining leader, EatWith.
VizEat counts on some 20,000 hosts around the world, who are a combination of home cooks and trained chefs coming from diverse backgrounds, to host unique food events to travelers. Naturally, they all share a love for cooking as well as sharing experiences, local foods and meeting new people - and we always find our best hosts are the ones that combine great food with a magical experience!
We are proud of our host community as it continues to grow offering all kinds of delicious food events for guests around the world. From gourmet dining experiences to relaxed and authentic supper clubs and fun social occasions, VizEat has something for everyone who wants to eat local and guarantees you’ll never travel the same way again!
How the magic started
During his trip to Peru, Jean-Michel befriended a local family who invited him to their home for dinner. Meanwhile, Camille was living in Asia, exploring China and learning about local cuisine and culture. After crossing paths and sharing travel stories, they realized their common passions for authentic food and immersive tourism. In 2014, they embarked on a journey to change the way people travel, one food experience at a time. Today, our team is a mix of product thinkers, community builders, engineers, food lovers and creatives working across offices in Paris, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, and New York. We believe there is nothing more special than breaking bread with new friends, and we love spreading the magic of social dining to our growing community.
Meanwhile, Camille was exploring Asia, and the immensity of Beijing. Camille is an unconditional food lover and was curious about discovering the Chinese culture in its most authentic form. This is how the idea of creating a platform that would enable travelers and locals to meet, came to her mind.
This idea of social eating became a reality when they crossed paths and decided to start VizEat and make these delicious experiences a reality for people around the world.
VizEat is now the world’s most popular social eating platform and has been called the future of dining by travel and tech commentators (Apple CEO Tim Cook recently joining an event on his latest trip to Paris).
VizEat allows travelers to make meaningful connections with locals as they discover the world and eat local. As the world transitions to online connections, VizEat aims to maintain the human element many travelers find missing and believe the strongest connections take place sharing a meal. To achieve this, VizEat uses the latest technology to connect travelers with locals and facilitate the simple desire to break bread with others.
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+20 000 hosts and 150 000 VizEaters
In 130 countries
5 000 culinary experiences available