• Traveler Review from August 17, 2016

    We literally could not have asked for a better experience! Keiko was extremely warm in inviting us into her home. She was formerly a teacher and it showed in learning how to cook the things she was showing us. The food was all delicious, fresh, and authentic. Her conversations with us were also extremely memorable.
    Louis J, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 16, 2016

    As amazing as all the restaurants in Kyoto were, it was such a breath of fresh air to get outside of downtown and have a truly authentic in-home culinary experience. It provided such wonderful to context to all the delicious foods we had already been eating (and inspiration for my next excursion to Japantown back home in San Francisco!). It was a true highlight and Keiko went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. 
    Nikki, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 10, 2016

    The cooking class and meal at Dewa's house was an amazing experience! Not only was the food delicious but Dewa was also the best host ever! He explained a lot about the culture, their way of living and the food. That was a great way of connecting with the local culture. We definitely recommend doing a course with him - you will leave happy and inspired with a full belly :)

    Alexandra, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 22, 2016

    Awesome experience! Jessie is a woman who loves to cook. We enjoyed cooking, eating, and chatting so much. Our conversation ranged from "foods" to "educational system" to "FTA with other countries". It was an experience that is hard to find elsewhere. Highly recommended!

    PanJ, hosted by Jessie in Seoul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 3, 2016

    INCREDIBLE! So much more than I could have ever imagined. Wayan and her family were gracious hosts. The food was delicious and it was wonderful learning how to make authentic Balinese dishes. The whole experience was amazing. I will definitely book Travelling Spoon in other countries.

    Felicia, hosted by Wayan 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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