In generally, people prefer to eat food stands or restaurants because it is easier than preparing and eating food at home. But I personally prefer to prepare and eat food at home for the following reasons.
First, eating food at home is cheaper than eating out. I think that people can save money to do other things that he or she wants do more than eating food at food stands or restaurants. When I lived alone several years ago, I rarely went out and ate food because I had to save money to study abroad. Then, there was only the way to do it as I prepared and ate food at home because other things could not be solutions for it. Actually, I continued to do it for three years. As a result, I was able to study abroad and then I was truly happy. As this example illustrates, I can save money to do other thing that I want to do more than eating out by eating food at home.
Second, eating food at home is more comfortable than eating out. When I lived with my family in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, where is my hometown, I was really comfortable because I liked my house so much and I loved my family really and truly. On the other hand, when I went out for dinner last week, Although the food I ate was good, I felt much stress because the restaurant was uncomfortable and unfamilier for me. Then I hoped that I can eat food at home every day. This example strongly demonstrates that eating food at home is more comfortable for me than eating out.
In conclusion, I strongly prefer to prepare and eat food at home.