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  • Traveler Review from January 11, 2017

    I enjoyed my Traveling Spoon experience as I was able to see how a local lived and see a smaller, quieter neighborhood of Tokyo instead of just tourist spots. The food was delicious and I look forward to trying to make similar recipes at home.

    Christie, hosted by Keiko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 9, 2017

    Delicious food, extremely nice and generous host, beautiful ambience.

    Quichen, hosted by Mor in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 8, 2017

    Traveling Spoon gave me the chance to connect with a city in a way I had never thought possible.... I always find something missing from my usual vacations, something real. But with Traveling Spoon, I felt I actually connected with the culture and learned something about both Mexico City and myself. It was a phenomenal experience that broadened my horizons.

    Kevin, hosted by Alex and Ale in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 8, 2017

    Keiko was an incredible host. We loved being able to learn about the food, how to cook, and her life in Japan. Her kindness and hospitality made us feel at home, and we can't wait to experience the Traveling Spoon in other places around the world!

    Bobby, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 7, 2017

    Great food and cultural experience. The warm and friendly family took time to explain their home, garden and customs...Really a must do for any traveler. You can buy food at any restaurant, but last night was an experience to remember.

    Priscilla, hosted by Putu in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 7, 2017

    We had a wonderful evening with Jessie she was very hospitable and went above and beyond to make our experience great. The only down side was we thought the class was going to be more hands on with everyone cooking...Still very enjoyable.

    Kim, hosted by Jessie in Seoul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 5, 2017

    Lan Anh Lê was a very gracious host. I enjoyed her cooking and conversation tremendously.  I loved the experience and will rave to my friends about this app from now on. I will use this app again that is for sure.

    Paul, hosted by Lan Anh in Ho Chi Minh City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 2, 2017

    We had the most fantastic time learning to cook thai food with Pea. She made us feel welcome in her home and really took the time to guide us through each dish...After we finished cooking, she sat with us for quite some time talking about the culture of Thai's and how food fits into that. It was so great spending time with her, a big highlight of our trip! 

    Rachel & Mike, hosted by Pea in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 31, 2016

    Maia is extremely friendly and hospitable: she threw her house open to a group of strangers with no material incentive. She is both curious and knowledgeable about food and its preparation. I loved spending time talking to her about Hanoi and Vietnam's culture (both food and general), and got a great deal out of the encounter even without cooking.

    WillJ, hosted by Maia in Hanoi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 31, 2016

    Keiko is an amazing host. Her English was excellent so communication was perfect. She was able to teach us more in a single lunch then we were able to learn from from any exhibit. She made our trip everything we wanted it to be.

    Stephen, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 30, 2016

    Best culinary experience of any vacation - Dewa was very calming and offered a divine experience incorporating culture, food, religious practices, and general personal connection.

    Jennifer & Chris, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 29, 2016

    Jessie was so welcoming! It was awesome to connect with someone from another culture so personally, and enjoy good food together. We had a wonderful experience.

    April, hosted by Jessie in Seoul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 27, 2016

    Sundari's expertise in guiding us through the preparation of the cuisine of South India was beautifully balanced by her gift of storytelling. For each dish we were encouraged to taste and make suggestions if it was ready, this made us feel we were truly making the dishes ourselves. Sundari has a gift for cooking and for making people feel at ease…we felt we left with two new friends.

    Christopher & Julie, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 27, 2016

    Pea and her son Jah were amazing hosts! It was an awesome local experience. Thank you for sharing your home with us Pea and Jah!

    Nandini, hosted by Pea in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 26, 2016

    My traveling companions and I visited a traditional Balinese family compound. Walking through the garden and rice paddies and learning about the culture from Dewa, our host, was an experience I will remember forever. Thank you so much to Traveling Spoon for connecting us with Dewa and his beautiful family!

    Cody, hosted by Dewa 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

    1
    Find a host in your destination

    Search for your travel destination and explore our hosts

    2
    Fill out the booking form

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

    3
    Get ready to travel!

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

    Traveling Spoon Destinations

    Bangladesh

    China

    Greece

    Hong Kong

    India

    Indonesia

    Japan

    Malaysia

    Mexico

    Morocco

    Nepal

    Philippines

    Singapore

    South Africa

    South Korea

    Sri Lanka

    Taiwan

    Thailand

    Turkey

    Vietnam

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