PlateCulture is a sharing economy platform that enables guests to dine at a local host's home. The site was founded by Lithuanian entrepreneurs Reda Stare and Edvinas Bartkus. It launched in 2013 with a focus on tourists and locals in Southeast Asia.
PlateCulture allows hosts to list their kitchens through the site and guests to make bookings to dine at a host's home restaurant. Both parties leave a review about their experience. In November 2015, the BBC noted the platform's positive impact on language learning opportunities between locals and travellers.
In September 2015, VICE journalist Lauren Razavi described PlateCulture as "an Asian startup that's essentially the Airbnb of food" in a feature story profiling a Persian chef who runs a home restaurant in Kuala Lumpur through the platform.
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- Rachel Croucher (1 May 2013). "Fostering intercultural communication through food: Lithuanian entrepreneurs speak". The Lithuanian Tribune. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Frances Cha (21 May 2014). "Meet locals, eat their food: New Asian dining trend". CNN. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Gabey Goh (5 June 2013). "At PlateCulture, a meal is more than just food". Digital News Asia. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Anh-Minh Do (8 October 2013). "Don’t eat at a restaurant, use PlateCulture and eat at someone’s house". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Lauren Razavi (26 November 2015). "The best new way to learn a language?". BBC. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Lauren Razavi (16 September 2015). "This Woman’s Living Room Is Kuala Lumpur’s Best Persian Restaurant". VICE Munchies. Retrieved 28 December 2015.