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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

It is difficult to share "leftover food" assuming you mean the food you just had during lunch and did not finish. (If you meant the leftover dinner from yesterday, you can skip to the ...
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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

First, do not offer food that has already been on your plate or has been touched with your eating utensils (fork, etc) after you've taken a bite. For this to work it needs to be clear that the food ...
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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my leftover food? I don't think you can. You can share. Bring food specially cooked for them. You wanted to be nice and avoid wasting food. I don't ...
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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

I wouldn't ask this of a coworker or peer. The reasons are fairly obvious. There may be fears of hygiene, allergies, etc. Plus the problem of insulting someone by suggesting that they don't have ...
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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

It may be due to a different culture, but as a high-school student in Hungary, while eating with people I know, if I have leftovers I just say something like "Hey, does anyone need a sandwich/piece of ...
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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

Don't present it as something lesser If someone told me Do you want this food, because I don't want it I could imagine that I would consider that impolite. Instead present the food as something ...
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How to politely ask someone if they want to eat my (leftover) food?

If I'm not sure I'll finish something I'll slice it into halves and put it on a separate plate/container before I start. That way, I can offer whoever wants to finish it completely untouched food.
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