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Host: Nate

New York, NY, United States

USD
$15-$21 per person

Delicious Home-cooked Meal with a Local in their NYC Home

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Nate

Nate and his wife Kristen live in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City. Nate is originally from Chicago, where he was deeply inspired by his grandmother's home cooking. It was there he honed his cooking skills. His wife Kristen grew up in New York and was influenced by her grandfather from the Bronx. The mash-up of flavors are brought on by the uniqueness of Nate and Kristen's upbringing. What makes this meal come to life outside of the dishes is that they are both wonderful people with a great sense of humor. Join them for a meal for a true New York city experience with locals.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join your host Nate at his apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant for a flavor explosion inspired by NYC and Cajun food. Nate and his wife Kristen enjoy diverse flavors inspired by their unique heritage so your meal might include Italian, Cajun or Mexican-inspired dishes. At one meal, flavors may be influenced by Kristen's Bronx-bred grandfather while inspiration from Nate's grandmother's takes center stage at another. You might enjoy meatballs in a Sunday gravy inspired by a recipe handed down by Kristen's grandfather, who hails from NYC's Little Italy by way of the Bronx. Or you might enjoy chicken and waffles, the chicken brined with agave nectar, cumin and cardamom, and sweet Belgian waffles topped with tangy whipped cream, peach compote, and pecan halves. After the meal, guests can relax and socialize in the living room. If you're lucky, their cat Filomena might come out to say hi. Nate and Kristen hope you will leave pleasantly full!

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Meatballs in a Sunday Gravy inspired by Kristen's grandfather
  • Agave, cumin and coriander-brined chicken with waffles
  • Sweet Belgian waffles with tangy whipped cream, peach compote, and pecan

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
We had Sunday brunch with Nate and Kristen. Delicious! Mimosas, egg and sausage skillet, most amazing buttermilk biscuits, and homemade doughnuts with fresh cream and peaches! What a great couple... we really enjoyed meeting them! They are excellent hosts and great conversationalists. We even had a brief visit from Princess Filomena :)
- Hayder & Jamie November 01, 2013
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Nate

$15-$21 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$21 $18 $15
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$21 $18 $15
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Nate

Nate and his wife Kristen live in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City. Nate is originally from Chicago, where he was deeply inspired by his grandmother's home cooking. It was there he honed his cooking skills. His wife Kristen grew up in New York and was influenced by her grandfather from the Bronx. The mash-up of flavors are brought on by the uniqueness of Nate and Kristen's upbringing. What makes this meal come to life outside of the dishes is that they are both wonderful people with a great sense of humor. Join them for a meal for a true New York city experience with locals.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join your host Nate at his apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant for a flavor explosion inspired by NYC and Cajun food. Nate and his wife Kristen enjoy diverse flavors inspired by their unique heritage so your meal might include Italian, Cajun or Mexican-inspired dishes. At one meal, flavors may be influenced by Kristen's Bronx-bred grandfather while inspiration from Nate's grandmother's takes center stage at another. You might enjoy meatballs in a Sunday gravy inspired by a recipe handed down by Kristen's grandfather, who hails from NYC's Little Italy by way of the Bronx. Or you might enjoy chicken and waffles, the chicken brined with agave nectar, cumin and cardamom, and sweet Belgian waffles topped with tangy whipped cream, peach compote, and pecan halves. After the meal, guests can relax and socialize in the living room. If you're lucky, their cat Filomena might come out to say hi. Nate and Kristen hope you will leave pleasantly full!

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Meatballs in a Sunday Gravy inspired by Kristen's grandfather
  • Agave, cumin and coriander-brined chicken with waffles
  • Sweet Belgian waffles with tangy whipped cream, peach compote, and pecan

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
We had Sunday brunch with Nate and Kristen. Delicious! Mimosas, egg and sausage skillet, most amazing buttermilk biscuits, and homemade doughnuts with fresh cream and peaches! What a great couple... we really enjoyed meeting them! They are excellent hosts and great conversationalists. We even had a brief visit from Princess Filomena :)
- Hayder & Jamie November 01, 2013
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$21 $18 $15
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$21 $18 $15
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
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