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Hunt down and buy leftovers
If you want the comfort of a home-cooked meal and haven't the time or energy to do it yourself, then why not track down neighbors who are willing to sell you their efforts?
Shareyourmeal.net is a food-sharing network. Started in Amsterdam in 2008, the network has expanded and is soon to launch in New York. With over 45,000 cooks and over 73,000 meal purchases, users have taken advantage of a search function that offers location, price and portion options. Once you've found a meal you fancy -- generally between $4.00 to $7.00 in price -- you then arrange with the cook a good time to pick up your dinner.