Eat with locals in Austin

Our friendly local Austin hosts will show you the best food in the city on a guided food tour, teach you how to make Texan favorites and invite you into their homes for a truly authentic dinner. If you're ready to uncover a superb and unique alternative to the best restaurants in the 'Lone Star State', or just a guide to show you where they are, Eatwith is here to help.

Experience Austin like a local!

There are so many fun things to do in Austin to feel like a true local! Known for its live music, outdoor adventures, and Tex Mex (pass the queso!), Austin has something for the foodies and travelers alike. Admire the architecture in buildings like the iconic State Capitol Building and many unique and interesting homes. Enjoy the renowned Texas museums and galleries that speak of the creativity in the city. And, don't forget to put on your cowboy boots and check out the downtown at night. If you want to get a taste of traditional Texan cuisine and local life, one of the best things to do in Austin is to book an Eatwith dining event with one of our local hosts!

Why choose Eatwith

We are absolute food experts

Our mission is to connect the best local chefs in Austin with adventurous food-lovers from around the world.

Social dining

The best way to make new friends and learn the local culture firsthand when traveling.

Unique food experiences

Try one of our immersive dinners, lunches, brunches, tastings, food tours and cooking classes with local hosts.

The Eatwith highlight

Dinner parties with local chefs in their own homes

  • Our hand-selected local hosts create unique dining experiences in their own homes or private venues. Check if wine is included in your experience!
  • Browse the menu and contact your host if you have any dietary requirements. Do you need a selection of vegan dishes or gluten free options? They can create a custom menu just for you.
  • Dine at a communal table with Austin residents and new friends from around the globe – there's so much more to discover than Franklin Barbecue and the traditional Tex-Mex!

The best cooking classes in Austin

You can't come to Austin, Texas, without learning to make the perfect steak! Or are you craving the local comfort food, ice cream or replicating some of the food truck specials Austin is famous for? We have lots of fun and interactive cooking classes where you can discover the diversity of Texan cuisine yourself. You'll learn how to prepare a meal like the natives, just make sure to save room for dessert! See all our Austin cooking classes.

Fun for all on our Austin food tours

Discover the best Texas has to offer on one of our Austin food tours with a local host. From a bikes and brews tour to a delicious sightseeing food walk, it's the best way to get a real taste of the Austin food scene. A trip to Austin wouldn't be complete without experiencing what their amazing food trucks offer throughout the different areas. Love beer? We've got you covered too. Whether you're vegan, a cheese junkie, or want to satisfy your ice cream cravings – check out our latest tours for all we've got to savor. Browse all of our Austin food tours.

Meet some of our local Austin hosts

From trendy South Lamar to buzzing downtown Austin, our hosts provide an incredible alternative to the restaurants of each area and location. Not only that, but you'll eat a truly authentic meal made from the leafy greens and fresh foods from local sources. Begin new friendships with a dish and drink, each time you visit one of our amazing Austin hosts.

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