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Help Find us a Home

We’ve had a lot of debate over where SoupNextDoor should be located. We’ve narrowed it down to a few different cities in the United States, but couldn’t decide between them. Finally, we thought, “why not ask our users?” Therefore, SoupNextDoor is running a contest before launch to determine where SoupNextDoor should move. The possibilities are:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Denver, CO

So, help us find a home and go to the contest page and select a city to vote for!

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Why We Want to Eat With Strangers

We all know people who love to cook (and are good at it). They may have looked into starting a restaurant at some point, but quickly shied away when faced with all of the paper work involved in finding a space, bringing it up to code,  getting permits, and gathering the capital necessary to do all of these things. Why can’t we just cook things and give it to people on a smaller scale?

“What we need is something like eBay, but for food.” This is how SoupNextDoor got started. There should be an easy way for people who like cooking to sell their food. We know that some of the best food we’ve had has come from amateur cooks, not restaurants. Good cooks should just be able to cook delicious food and have hungry people over for dinner. SoupNextDoor is making that happen.

At first, we were scared by the perceived risk of eating in a stranger’s home. Would people really want to do that? Is it safe? We were encouraged by sites like Grubwithus and Airbnb, but maybe eating home cooked food goes too far. So, we just talked to people about it to see what they thought. The response was overwhelmingly positive!

So, if you’ve always loved cooking, meeting new people, or just eating home cooked food, keep an eye out for SoupNextDoor’s launch in early 2012. Hungry neighbors rejoice!