Imagine that you’re in Madrid or Barcelona on a city break and you’re after the most authentic Spanish food you can find. You’ve eaten on the famous tapas streets and visited the recommended restaurants, but you still want to experience the real Spanish cuisine that Spaniards eat at home.

You want to try the food that your Spanish friends keep talking about and flying home for every few months. The crispy ham croquettas made lovingly by the grandmas, or dad’s famous tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette). Well, thanks to a new app called Yoomers, you can.

Any passionate home cooks can sign up to the platform and post their menus. Ratings by other guests and checks by Yoomers ensure quality and authenticity. Currently, the app is only available in Spain, but there are already pilots rolling out in New York, London and Italy.

Not only is Yoomers a great way to try home-cooked local cuisine, but it’s also an ideal place to meet both locals and other travellers. It’s especially useful for solo travellers who are tired of dining alone and want a social atmosphere. “We’re connecting foodies and visitors in real local homes,” says CEO Miguel Escassi.

Another great function of the Yoomers app is that users can select categories to find hosts and cooks to meet their needs. For example, there are those who specialise in vegetarian food and those who can cater for gluten-free diets. Because of all these unique qualities, the app has already been gaining recognition and acclaim, winning two awards by Innova Spain and TouriSMEshare.

“Yoomers is much more than an app,” explains Miguel. “It’s a community of collaborative, open-minded people who are willing to taste new social experiences.”

Yoomers | Discover social dining in local Spanish homes

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