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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 February 19, 2019

    Amazing experience! I had a great time with Shivani and her family. If you're considering going for a class you should do it! Part of the experience is getting to talk to her and her family about all things India and get to know the country from another perspective.
    Sergio, hosted by Shivani in New Delhi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 18, 2019

    Great experience with Monica, learnt many new things and a lot about fresh spices. Butter chicken was so outright delicious as was all the other food served, fantastic opportunity to spend time in a family home and see some real Indian cooking culture... Would highly recommend, thank you Monica!
    Will, hosted by Monica in Agra BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 14, 2019

    Best thing we did in Jaipur. Shalini and her husband and her in laws and 2 young sons were a lovely family to spend time with...So lovely to spend an evening with a wonderful educated Indian family and find out about their life.
    Katia, hosted by Shalini in Jaipur BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 7, 2019

    Simple yet delicious food. Yoko answered our many questions on food prep and techniques, as well as advised us where to buy ingredients...Yoko was very friendly and willing to share her passion for the food of Osaka with us. It was an enjoyable morning and we will definitely be trying out what we learnt when we get home.
    Belinda, hosted by Yoko in Osaka BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 3, 2019

    Great culinary experience! I was amazed to see all what can be prepared in the kitchen with just two chopsticks. I spent a very interesting and pleasant evening with both Anna and her mother and can highly recommend this interesting experience in their company.
    Olivier, hosted by Anna in Shanghai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 1, 2019

    You know you have had a good evening when you smile remembering it, we were greeted warmly on arrival and the friendship, chatter and laughter continued until we left. We came away feeling like we’d been made part of the family and will treasure the memories for a long time.
    Maria, hosted by David in Penang BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 26, 2019

    Easy booking, great communication from booking, to making plans, and everything in between - Daniela was a top class host and we enjoyed our time with her and her Mom - highly recommended. Thank you so much!
    Jon, hosted by Daniela in Medellín BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 25, 2019

    This evening was all we had hoped for. We met a lovely Thai native with whom we could talk endlessly and share a delicious 5 dish meal. With her English near perfect, we could discuss everything from the both common and unusual foods we were preparing, to Thai culture, to other tourist plans we wanted to make. Traveling Spoon gave us a unique and wonderful opportunity.
    Marcia, hosted by Simawadee (April) in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
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    "Traveling Spoon is a brilliant idea. The world needs it." - Alice Waters

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    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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