Traveling Spoon’s Luxe Guide to the World’s Most Exclusive Eating Experiences
Want to cook with a Michelin-starred chef? Sample Moroccan fusion in a 500-year-old Riad in Marrakech? With Traveling Spoon’s curated global eating experiences, now you can.
Wish you could skip the tourist traps and experience the culinary flavors of a destination like a local? Well, you’re not the only one. Food tourism start-up Traveling Spoon is on a mission to take travelers “off the eaten path”—with Forbes calling the team’s creators, Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence, “the next generation of culinary tourism." Founded in 2013, the duo linked up to redefine the travel industry by easily connecting travelers to authentic dining experiences hosted in the homes of local cooking experts. With offerings ranging from Turkish cooking classes in Istanbul to a meal shared with a prince in Jaipur, there's a bespoke dining experience for every type of traveler. Inspired, we asked Aashi and the team to curate their favorite one-of-a-kind global taste offerings exclusively for DEPARTURES.