Traveling isn’t just about seeing new places. It’s also about being immersed in a different culture. And because food is a big part of what makes a culture unique, many travelers make it a point to try local fare wherever they go.
At this point, meal sharing is not as popular as other ways travelers take advantage of the sharing economy—like cheap travel accommodations or sharing transportation, for example. (Be sure to check out my previous guest posts on each!)
However, it’s a great way to experience authentic, local dishes—and sometimes an opportunity to mingle with the locals over a meal. So while the sharing economy doesn’t offer as many quick ways to save a buck on food, it can allow you to find more unique, memorable dining experiences, thus offering you the utmost bang for your buck in the long run.