• Traveler Review from July 7, 2017

    Best night ever! Great food, great entertainment. Amazing evening and incredible food.

    Lori, hosted by Bergthor and Albert in Reykjavik BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 6, 2017

    Bergthor and Albert were fantastic hosts and the food was 5-star quality to match. Seriously, the food was amazing! We enjoyed lively conversation, sang songs, played games and learned a lot about Icelandic culture. My girlfriend and I had such a wonderful time that we hope to stay in touch and meet with Bergthor and Albert again. I would highly recommend this experience.

    Mike, hosted by Bergthor and Albert in Reykjavik BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 4, 2017

    Completely awesome!! Erna & Thanos were fabulous hosts & food was excellent!!

    Jayne, hosted by Erna in Epanomi-Thessaloniki BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 4, 2017

    Keiko gave us a glimpse into Japanese culture that we could not have seen without going to her house and spending time preparing the meal with her. I found the experience more "real" than going to a cooking class, more authentic. But above all, having that time in Keiko's home, being exposed to dozens of little details of daily life, that is what made it very special.

    Noemi, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 3, 2017

    Again, Traveling Spoon has delivered an amazing experience. Everyone in my party was absolutely amazed and pleased with the experience we had. This is simply something that can't be found with other services. Our host opened her home to us, shared her life and customs, and guided us to prepare delicious food.

    Adeh, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 1, 2017

    This experience was wonderful. Our host was welcoming and so willing to share about her culture and answer our questions. The trip with her to the market was a really special experience, as was having her teach us how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes.

    Megan, hosted by Lan Anh in Ho Chi Minh City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 30, 2017

    My wife and I visited Putu and her family while we were in Bali for our honeymoon. Pasta had even gone to the effort of making a display with our names and a heart connecting them, ALL DONE IN FRESH FLOWER PETALS! It was one of the most touching gestures we received during our entire honeymoon! We can't recommend Putu's family and hosting experience strongly enough. It was both a highlight of our trip, and an experience and memories we will cherish for a lifetime!

    Jay, hosted by Putu in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 26, 2017

    We loved having Keiko as our host! She was qualified, hospitable, and easy to converse with - not to mention a good chef. We had an outstanding afternoon with her!

    Madeline, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 25, 2017

    I had an amazing experience with Chamsi. Chamsi explained so much about Moroccan culture & cuisine, I felt like I had a big step in understanding at the start of my Moroccan trip. I loved going to the market with Chamsi and then cooking with her. It was absolutely delicious and well-presented. This experience was amazing and I cannot recommend a Traveling Spoon experience with Chamsi enough!!!

    Carolyn, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 24, 2017

    Amazing hostess. Fun and an expert chef and she made a huge effort. The meal was stunning.

    Alison, hosted by Mirella in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 22, 2017

    Jaatje and Willem are ideal hosts. They opened up their lovely homes and provided a warm atmosphere for a delicious meal. We even got to experience a vinegar tasting on their farm, which I highly recommend. From braai brekies out back to local wine, fresh vegetables and homemade pear birthday cake, our experience was more than a 10/10. Jaatje and Willem will be friends forever!

    Kaitlin, hosted by Jaatje and Willem in Stellenbosch BOOK NOW
  • 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
  • "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

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