Going Whole Hog: Communal Dining at Save On Meats, Jan 27

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

For the past few years, communal dining has slowly been catching on in Vancouver.  The basic premise, more or less, is that you sit down at a table with a bunch of strangers, share a good meal and maybe make some new friends in the process and make the city a more friendly place.

As far as I can tell, it started with the Irish Heather, which still offers its Long Table Series Sunday-Wednesday at 7 p.m.  But last year, a new dining group took up the reins and added a little twist.

The Social Feed is an independent company that organizes communal meals at a bunch of restaurants around the city.  They’ve hosted events everywhere from Flying Tiger in Kitsilano to Habit on Main Street and Peckinpah in Gastown.  You go to their website, sign up for a meal and pay a single fee (usually around $30), which includes the food, a drink, tax and tip.  Then you show up at the designated restaurant and join a bunch of new friends for dinner.

It’s social, flavourful and flirty (typical age is 22-34, according to their website).  If you’re interested in checking one of these communal meals out, you might consider Social Feed’s upcoming dinner at Save on Meats on Jan. 27 ($48).  Here are the details: Continue reading:
Going Whole Hog: Communal Dining at Save On Meats, Jan 27

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.

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Communal Dining Takes Hold in Vancouver

Communal Dining in Vancouver

Social Feed at Peckinpah, May 18th 2011

These days, there’s definitely no stigma in going out to dinner alone.  Plenty of singles hunker down at two-top tables across the city every night. But if you’re among those solo diners who’d rather have some company, there is an alternative: communal dining.

Here’s how it works:  Groups of strangers get together for set menus at designated restaurants.  You eat together, get to talking and suddenly you’ve made a few new friends and a had memorable meal.  There are a few options if you’re interested in doing this in Vancouver.

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Communal Dining in Vancouver

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