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Travel off the Eaten Path

Book a private meal or cooking class with the best home cooks around the world

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  • Traveler Review from September 17, 2018

    Lin was an absolute delight to spend an evening with. She's personable, smart, funny, and a great chef. With Lin, my girlfriend and I had what may be the peak experience of our 2 week trip to SE Asia. Lin's beautiful home /cooking school is just outside of Chiang Mai and her class was equal parts delicious, fun, informative, and hands-on.
    Jonathan, hosted by Panphailin (Lin) in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 15, 2018

    We absolutely enjoyed the night at the Bed&Breakfast with Cinzia. We had such a lovely and friendly welcome with some appetizers and some good wine. With fresh ingredients and basil from the garden, we made the most delicious meal...and it was all vegan! We couldn't have had a better first Traveling Spoon experience, thank you!

    Eileen, hosted by Cinzia in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 5, 2018

    My experience with David was absolutely amazing to say the least...It was an absolute treat and a highlight of my trip to Colombia for sure—it is something that I will remember forever. 
    Kara, hosted by David in Medellín BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 2, 2018

    Nino and her mom were so friendly and lovely. They were willing to cater to our vegetarian needs and taught us how to make delicious Georgian vegetarian food. We love her and her mom and highly recommend them to everyone who wishes to have an amazing cooking experience in Georgia!!!
    Cherry, hosted by Nino and Lia in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 1, 2018

    It was great!! Nino and Lia were amazing hosts and the food was unbelievable. We loved that Lia was verrry picky at the market - every ingredient had to be perfect and that´s how the dishes were in the end! The atmosphere was very personal and we had good long talks!
    Max and Sylvana, hosted by Nino and Lia in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 29, 2018

    We enjoyed our day with Aoy. She was patient and took the time to explain the different cooking methods and ingredients used for the dishes. We got to see another part of Bangkok which we wouldn’t have been able to but for the class.
    Belinda, hosted by Aoy in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 28, 2018

    Dotty was very responsive to all emails, thorough, arranged a driver, and was just a delightful woman. I was given choices of foods I would like to cook and everything was delicious. Highly recommended.
    Sharon, hosted by Dotty in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 28, 2018

    We learned how to cook delicious local food, but also met a delightful, warm woman who was open and sharing in her home and her thoughts. We're so glad we've found The Traveling Spoon.
    Six Scotts, hosted by Teona in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 22, 2018

    The atmosphere was just like visiting old friends. We chatted about various aspects of Russian food culture and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This is a highly recommended way to get a truly local experience.
    Antti, hosted by Alexander in Saint Petersburg BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 17, 2018

    This is why I travel, to meet amazing people like Josh, explore new cities and beautiful places, and to experience the best food that a place has to offer. This was pure perfection! I love Traveling Spoon.
    Todd, hosted by Josh in Barcelona BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 16, 2018

    Even though Teo wasn’t there for our visit, her mother Tina took really good care of us. Highly recommended!!
    Jessica, hosted by Teona in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
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    "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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    Find a host in your destination

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    Fill out the booking form

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

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    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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