Communal Dining Takes Hold in Vancouver


One of the easiest – and most satisfying – ways to get to know a city is through its cuisine. From its sushi to its fresh, local produce, Vancouver’s culinary offerings speak volumes about its culture.  Now, a new offering is allowing visitors to connect with the city’s food and its people all at once.

Social Feed is an innovative website that enables diners to reserve spaces at communal meals held at some of the best restaurants around the city.  Users log in and book a spot at group dinners offered several nights during the week.  Family-style, pass-the-plate affairs featuring fixed menus, these dinners give visitors to the city an opportunity to experience some of its trendiest restaurants and meet some new friends.

Recent dinners have showcased an eclectic array of culinary gems in the city, from the very traditional Irish-pub fare at the Irish Heather in historic Gastown to pan-Asian, street-food-style dishes at the Flying Tiger in the trendy Kitsilano neighborhood.  Most meals are served at a single round or rectangular table, giving diners an opportunity to get to know one another over the course of the evening.

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Social Feed meals cost around $20, which includes the preset menu, tax and gratuity.  Only local, independent restaurants are featured.  Check out the Social Feed website to reserve your spot.

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