• Traveler Review from September 30, 2016

    It was delightful to meet Selda and her family, and to have such a delicious meal in her beautiful home, overlooking the Bosphorus Straight. She was an excellent, gracious hostess. It was great to meet her family and enjoy her scrumptious offerings.

    Theresa, hosted by Selda in Istanbul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 30, 2016

    Angelina Kalogeropoulou was a Traveling Spoon hostess extraordinaire. We enjoyed meeting her family and her scrumptious cooking, even the Greek wine was excellent. It was so fun to meet Angelina and her daughters. The Moussaka was the best I've ever had, and I love Greek food.

    Theresa, hosted by Angelina in Mykonos BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 13, 2016

    The experience was beyond my imagination! If you want a complete immersion to the local culture, great Tamil Brahmin vegetarian food and great company, I strongly encourage you to visit Sundari's kitchen. You step in their home as a guest through Traveling Spoon but you step out as a part of their family. 

    Hena, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 12, 2016

    Rosaline is a one-of-a-kind host. Perfect cooking experience and great food. We had a splendid time with her and her children who had dinner with us. Very interesting peek into Singaporean culture and good chats.

    Birger Sandman, hosted by Rosaline in Singapore BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 5, 2016

    Booking through Traveling Spoon was easy and efficient. Cooking and having a meal with Rafa and Hannah was fantastic! I highly recommend it.

    Lynne, hosted by Hannah & Rafael in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 2, 2016

    The more I use Traveling Spoon....the more I love the experience of connecting people through food...and the cultural exchange is just another bonus! It's definitely making the world a smaller place!

    Karen, hosted by Nuray and Ipek in Istanbul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 28, 2016

    We were gifted a cooking lesson with Putu and her family through the Traveling Spoon which proved to be one of the best experiences we had in Bali. For anyone looking to taste wonderful, real Balinese food and interact with a local family, this is a must-do activity for you!

    Laelle, hosted by Putu in Bali 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 vetted hosts:

    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

    Cooking Experiences + In-home Meals
    3 - 4 hrs

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

    Market visits + Cooking Experiences + In-home Meals
    5+ hrs

    Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering local and regional produce before returning home to cook and eat together

    How it works

    Find a host in your destination

    Search for your travel destination and explore our hosts

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

    Get ready to travel!

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

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