Food & Drink

Table-Hop with EatWith

Guess who’s coming to dinner

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You’re going steady with more than a few foodie-centric Instagram handles.

Sitting down to a meal with a group of like-minded strangers is the logical next step.

Leave it to EatWith, a website that connects hungry diners around the globe with hosts hawking everything from Barcelona-style brunches to authentic Russian dinners and French vegetarian feasts.

How it works: Diners sign up and browse upcoming meals in their city and beyond (it’s a big hit with globe-trotting folks). Hosts go through a serious vetting process (application, background check, interview, taste test) to ensure they serve high-quality food and to weed out the sociopaths.

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People go the extra mile: Some offer cooking lessons; there’s even a Michelin-starred chef in the mix. So far, you can find meals in 30 countries — including a Santa Cruz artist’s backyard, a Brooklyn apartment, and a kitchen in Rome.

Prices average around $40 for a three-course meal with alcohol (hosts set the rates; EatWith takes a small commission).

Be sure to post a photo. #thankyoudailycandy

For more information and to sign up, go to eatwith.com.

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