Travel off the eaten path

What is Traveling Spoon

Traveling Spoon is like having a friend’s mom cook you a home cooked meal in every country you visit. Traveling Spoon connects travelers with local, vetted hosts to share the joy of a homemade meal in their home and learn about their cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations.

What we offer

To help you experience local cuisine while traveling, Traveling Spoon offers in-home meals with our hosts. In addition, we also offer in-home cooking experiences as well as market visits as an add-on to many of the meal experiences. All of our hosts have been vetted to ensure a safe and delightful culinary experience.

How we started

Traveling Spoon was founded by Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence who met at the Haas School of Business in 2011 around their joint passion of food. They shared a dream of helping people connect with authentic food experiences while traveling and founded Traveling Spoon to build a community of fellow food and travel lovers seeking meaningful experiences around the world.

Meet the Founders