Eat with locals in New York

From famous restaurants to remarkable NYC pizza and the best pasta dishes to delicious jerk chicken – culinary delights await you wherever you are in the five boroughs or with the famous Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, or Brooklyn Bridge delivering the perfect backdrop. Take an Eatwith tour of the local hotspots, where the street food is to die for, or alternatively, take a cooking class with one of our native NYC chefs and learn to cook just like the pros.

Dinner at New York – do it like a local!

From east river to crown heights, New York has a variety of the best restaurants, diners, takeouts, and more, to make for a great meal. Be it for los tacos, pork belly, grilled octopus, steak frites, pudding, a hot dog, bacon, or dessert—The Big Apple has everything, fine dining, small plates, street food, places, and, of course, the best restaurants. Whether that's a Thai restaurant or a Mexican restaurant.

Try the signature dumplings, noodles, bagels, cronuts, and pies from each famous restaurant and takeout vendor. Discover the flavors as you pass each storefront that NYC has got to show. From an exquisite delectables Tea Party in the Westside to pastrami in Little Italy to an unforgettable dinner in Chinatown, New York has something for everyone.

Our local hosts are here to give you an insight into what makes ‘the city that never sleeps' so special. Forget about that Mexican restaurant and sterile white tablecloths, our local hosts will serve you the best pizza, lamb chops, pork belly noodle soups, jerk chicken, and more, all from their dining room or intimate east river venues with floor to ceiling windows. Accommodating your every need, with the best vegan options and alternative tastes and cuisines; our passionate local hosts will welcome you to their city and give you a taste of this metropolis.

Find experiences in: The Upper West Side, Upper East Side, East Village, Harlem, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and many more. On a typical night you could be eating southern fried lasagna, foie gras, or a Caesar salad in Greenwich Village or picking through tasting menus in one of the finest restaurants in New York City. From fine dining to comfort food, from a big night out to an intimate restaurant or wine bar experience — New York has it all. Don't miss out on it, meet and dine with locals with Eatwith. You'll get to know what small plates New Yorkers really eat, and get the best Greenwich Village restaurant recommendations or simply join a local in their home to watch them prepare a seasonal tasting menu that will blow your mind.

Why you should explore the New York dining scene with a local

New York is a foodie's paradise, with something to tempt every palate. But if you really want to experience the best of what the city has to offer, you need to explore it with a local. That's where Eatwith comes in.

Eatwith is a global community of local chefs and hosts who are passionate about sharing the love of their cuisines with others. They offer a wide range of experiences, from intimate dinners in homes, private venues or restaurants to hands-on cooking classes to food tours of their favorite neighborhoods.

There are a few reasons why you should explore New York with a local through Eatwith. First, you'll get to experience the city's dining scene like a true New Yorker. Your host will take you to the hidden gems that only locals know about, and they'll be able to give you insider tips on where to find the best food, drinks, restaurants and atmosphere. A local can introduce you to the best restaurants in their neighborhood, and help you navigate the city's sometimes daunting food scene. They can also give you insider tips on where to find the best deals, and what to order at each restaurant.

Second, you'll get to learn about New York's culture and history through its cuisine. Your host will share stories about their own life and the city, and you'll get to taste the flavors and menus that have shaped New York into the melting pot that it is today.

Third, you'll make new friends. Eatwith experiences are all about bringing people together around a table of delicious dishes. You'll get to meet other travelers from all over the world, and you'll make memories that will last a lifetime. You can't do that in a restaurant.

If you're looking for a truly unique and authentic way to experience New York, then we highly recommend exploring the city with a local through Eatwith. You won't be disappointed.

Here are some specific examples of Eatwith experiences in New York:

  • Dinner with a local chef in their home: This is a great way to get a taste of authentic New York cuisine and learn about the city's dining culture from a local expert.
  • Cooking class with a local host: This is a fun and interactive way to learn how to make some of New York's most iconic dishes, such as cheesecake and pizza.
  • Food tour of a New York neighborhood: This is a great way to explore a different part of the city and sample the local cuisine. You might visit West Village, Lower East, or Crown Heights. You'll get to experience the city's food scene like a local. Your host will take you to the restaurants they love, and show you the hidden gems that most tourists never see.

No matter what your interests are, you're sure to find an Eatwith experience that's perfect for you. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring New York with a local today!

Why choose Eatwith

We are absolute culinary expertsOur mission is to connect the best local chefs in New York with adventurous foodies worldwide. Whether you're looking for the best local Thai, Mexican, or Vietnamese restaurant or somewhere with floor-to-ceiling windows, NYC has them all, and Eatwith has an experience for every taste, type, and visitor. Join expert chefs as they cook up their signature items, like dungeness crab, in an intimate dinner experience just for you. Their menu items and charm will up your New York trip by several spice levels, making for the perfect night.
We are the leaders in social diningSocial dining is the best way to make new friends around a table of delicious and excellent food. Whether you're a traveler looking for the ultimate cultural experience or you've recently relocated to a new location, sharing a dinner in NYC restaurants or a more personal 'dining room' venue is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
We offer truly unique dinner experiencesTry one of our immersive dinings, tastings, food tours, and cooking classes with local hosts. If you prefer a dinner experience rather than shelling out a fortune on NYC restaurants with critical acclaim, crammed in a narrow space, then Eatwith has you covered. With a range of truly unique locations from east river to east village to west village... with tasting menus that will definitely beat the prix fixe menu at that restaurant like Crown Shy that you're eyeing...

The Eatwith highlight

Explore tasting menus & flavors with local chefs in their own dining room

Roam their neighborhoods, taste their menu, and enjoy their hospitality. You are invited to your amazing host's home with high ceilings, dining room, or private venue to allow for the most authentic traveling experience in New York. Explore a tasting menu of three to five courses; it's an exciting alternative to the restaurants and bars in New York City.

  • Our hand-selected local hosts create unique dining experiences in their own dining room or private venues. Check if wine is included in your experience!
  • Browse the menu and contact your host if you have any dietary requirements. They can create a custom menu just for you.
  • Dine at a communal table with New Yorkers and other people from around the world. Get insider tips and recommendations from those in the know.

The best cooking classes in New York

Make impressive dishes with local chefs

Mark your calendar and prepare your chef's hat, our fun and interactive cookery classes in New York will teach you how to make their signature items, everything from Chinese dumplings to French onion soup to Mexican pork carnitas. Eat fried for lunch, brisket for supper, and carve a melon for dessert; create your favorite dish and surprise yourself with fabulous flavors. Learning from top chefs to expertly cook, restaurants will soon feel like a thing of the past!

We've got hosts who are chefs at New Yorks restaurants, who specialize in Korean BBQ, premium-cooked meats, or an entire mini-spit for you and your friends. If you enjoy barbecuing, we've got you covered too. Learn to cook a New York restaurant's menu and have a great time eating it from fresh ingredients, creating a night in New York you're looking for.

Update your cooking repertoire with NYC's newest and hottest menu. Steal secret cooking techniques from top diners. Book your reservations now! Browse all our top New York cooking classes!

Fun food tours in New York

See all the renowned hotspots, and eat meals at every stop!

Be it for the cocktails, a few frosty cold beers, the New York cheesecake, the roast chicken, or the pies, see a different (and tastier!) imagery of NYC on a variety of immersive food tours with Eatwith. There are plenty of restaurants in New York ranging from chic to cult-favorite from Bay Ridge to the West Village.

Join our passionate local hosts who will take you all around their neighborhood and show you the best food in the likes of West Village, East Village, Lower East Side, and everywhere in between! Your NYC trip will be paid off with all the great food. So, if you're looking for a menu that is a little different – whether that's for Japanese BBQ, fried chicken, the perfect miso marinade, or just some good red wine, Eatwith will help you make your night in New York unforgettable. Reserve your spot on an Eatwith New York food tour today.

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