• Traveler Review from June 19, 2017

    Definitely the best experience in Bangkok. We've been to Bangkok for few times, but never visited someone's house and never had lunch there. If I expected 100%, it was like 120% or above. Would definitely recommend it!

    Thomas, hosted by Cherry in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 16, 2017

    Marie is studying culinary and wants to own her own restaurant - I would be the first customer!! All in all it was a wonderful experience that travelers don't usually get - to really speak to local people about their lives, their work, the politics of their country...and most of all the food. Marie was great to let me help her in the kitchen - she is a natural! It was a heartfelt and amazing experience - thank you Marie and Florent!

    Lynda, hosted by Marie and Florent in Paris BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 10, 2017

    Vinita and her family are very warm and welcoming. I was traveling by myself, and they made me feel right at home chatting with them. Vinita prepared a number of different dishes, and all of them were DELICIOUS! I would highly recommend Traveling Spoon - it is a great way to enjoy sampling local food while also meeting people from that area. It was so much more memorable than eating at a restaurant!

    Kim, hosted by Dr. Vinita S. in New Delhi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 30, 2017

    It was a pleasure to meet Satomi and her father, share a meal and enjoy their company. Seeing the apartment and learning about the lives and work of our host and her father were very interesting.

    Dawn and Melanie, hosted by Satomi in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 29, 2017

    Jessie gave very good instructions on how to find her place and she was well prepared for our cooking session. We enjoyed talking to her about Korean life and we enjoyed the casual homely atmosphere.

    Sandra, hosted by Jessie in Seoul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 29, 2017

    Amol was an excellent host and the villa is an oasis from the usual crowds of Goa! It was, by far, one of the best experiences we had in India for what we learned and the connection we made. After a refreshing fresh fruit juice, he gave us a tour of the fruit and vegetable plants around the property, many of which are unique to the climate and cuisine. We picked fresh ingredients for cooking and to try as we walked around. The meal was healthy and delicious! We now have a much better understanding of Goan menus and with the simple recipes and natural ingredients, we look forward to cooking our own Goan meal soon!

    Kimberly, hosted by Amol in Goa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 28, 2017

    Boyoon is a great host who also provided a delicious (not spicy as I can't eat it) meal that both my friend and I very much liked. It was great talking to her and getting tips for restaurants in the cities she planned to visit. (The snack we received as gift was also very delicious. Thank you very much, Boyoon!)

    Karo, hosted by Boyoon in Seoul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 25, 2017

    Keiko was very nice and helpful. She really let us do the cooking and we enjoyed it very much. We learned all kind of things about the Japanese culture and food. Things that helped us understand Japan later on in our trip. We especially liked cooking Dashimaki Tamago!

    Dennis, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • "Traveling Spoon is a brilliant idea. The world needs it." - Alice Waters

    100% of hosts are personally vetted

    We find the best home cooks around the world so you can immerse yourself in meaningful food experiences and cultural traditions passed down through generations. Visit a grandmother in her kitchen in India and learn how to make crisp dosas or spend time on a farm in Northern Thailand and grind curry pastes.

    Choose from three unique experiences with our hosts, or pick a combination:

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    In-home Meals
    1 ½ - 2 hrs

    Experience the joy of a homemade meal (and eat it the way the locals do) over conversation about food and culture

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    Cooking Experiences
    3 - 4 hrs

    Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen

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    Market visits
    1 - 2 hrs

    Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering the best local produce and its producers

    How it works

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    Choose your host, select your travel dates and fill out our booking form

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    After your host responds, confirm your booking to receive final details and travel off the eaten path!