French startup VizEat, an online booking platform for
locally hosted culinary experiences, has rebranded as EatWith after acquiring San Francisco-based EatWith in September. EatWith is the largest
social eating platform in the U.S.
The French company was founded in 2014 as a booking app for
travelers interested in having interactions with locals that revolve around
food. Since then, it has grown into a global meal-sharing platform with more
than 25,000 hosts in 130 countries.
Through EatWith, guests can book a variety of culinary
experiences, including a meal in a host's home, an interactive market visit, a
cooking class or an elaborate, high-end feast prepared by an accomplished chef.
Prices for these experiences can range anywhere from $10 to $165 and up per
Last year, EatWith (then VizEat) partnered with several
travel companies, including The Travel Corporation. Guests traveling with the
tour company's brands -- which include Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Uniworld
Boutique River Cruise Collection and Contiki -- gained access to EatWith's meal-sharing
experiences while on their tour or river cruise.
The company also inked a deal with Virtuoso last year,
making its locally hosted dining encounters bookable by Virtuoso agents.
The EatWith mobile app is available for download for iOS and
Android devices. Anyone can sign up to become either a host or a guest.