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Private Market Tour and Portuguese-Goan Cooking Class provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Market Tour and Portuguese-Goan Cooking Class

Private Market Tour and Portuguese-Goan Cooking Class
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a private market tour and authentic cooking class in a local home with your host Paula. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Paula will teach you 2-3 Traditional Portuguese and Portuguese-influenced Goan dishes from her family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together. • Private market tour of neighborhood market • Cooking lesson in a local home • Introduction to Portuguese and Portuguese-influenced Goan dishes • 100% private activity • Portuguese hospitality in a residential Almada neighborhood (short 7-minute ferry ride from downtown Lisbon) • Vegetarian options available
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your experience will take place in Almada, just a short 7-minute ferry ride from downtown Lisbon. Paula will meet you at the ferry stop in Cacilhas and take you on a lovely 10-minute walk through the center of town to her apartment, located just a few meters from the neighborhood’s main covered market. Start your experience with a tour of the neighborhood market where Paula has been visiting and shopping for decades. Then head to Paula's home kitchen where you will learn to make 2-3 Portuguese and Portuguese-Goan dishes. You will learn to make two appetizers side-by-side such as pataniscas de bacalhau, traditional Portuguese cod fritters, and Goan bojas, gram flour fritters made with onion and cumin seeds. Then go on to make a main dish, where you can select between a Portuguese or Goan main dish, such as bacalhau a braz, a traditional Portuguese dish of cod with shredded potatoes and egg, or a Goan curry. After cooking, sit down together at Paula’s dining table or in her cooking studio table across the street. End your meal with a sweet dessert and coffee or tea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your experience will take place in Almada, just a short 7-minute ferry ride from downtown Lisbon. Paula will meet you at the ferry stop in Cacilhas and take you on a lovely 10-minute walk through the center of town to her apartment, located just a few meters from the neighborhood’s main covered market. Start your experience with a tour of the neighborhood market where Paula has been visiting and shopping for decades. Then head to Paula's home kitchen where you will learn to make 2-3 Portuguese and Portuguese-Goan dishes. You will learn to make two appetizers side-by-side such as pataniscas de bacalhau, traditional Portuguese cod fritters, and Goan bojas, gram flour fritters made with onion and cumin seeds. Then go on to make a main dish, where you can select between a Portuguese or Goan main dish, such as bacalhau a braz, a traditional Portuguese dish of cod with shredded potatoes and egg, or a Goan curry. After cooking, sit down together at Paula’s dining table or in her cooking studio table across the street. End your meal with a sweet dessert and coffee or tea.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P565
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Market Tour and Cooking Class with your host Paula
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • 2800-270 Almada, Portugal Please meet your host Paula the Cacilhas ferry stop, a short ferry ride from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre. Paula will meet you at the fountain near the exit of the ferry. From there you will walk together through town to Paula's home.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Market Tour and Cooking Class with your host Paula
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • 2800-270 Almada, Portugal Please meet your host Paula the Cacilhas ferry stop, a short ferry ride from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre. Paula will meet you at the fountain near the exit of the ferry. From there you will walk together through town to Paula's home.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Max H
2 contributions
Oct. 2021
This was probably the highlight of our entire 2 week vacation in Portugal. Paulinha was an excellent host-she prepared some recipes for us that were easy to follow but also represented a new challenge for us. She is a good teacher who balances helping you learn with making the day stress-free.

After the cooking class she took us on a brief tour of the city and up to a spectacular vantage point where we could look down on the river over Lisbon. I really strongly recommend this experience. It was truly a great way to learn about the place we were visiting, eat some delicious food and get a sense of the cultures that make up Portugal.

Caroline and Max
Written 8 January 2022
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Sheri B
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Couples
SO MUCH FUN! Paulinha was a wonderful host and we had a blast spending the afternoon with her! You feel as though you’ve been friends for years as she takes you around her neighborhood to get ingredients and then back to her cute bakeshop to prep the meal. My husband and I loved feeling right at home with Paula as she taught us traditional cooking techniques and introduced us to some seafood we’ve never had before like ray and shark! All was enjoyed over a glass (or two) of wine or beer! It felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. After lunch, she walked us along the river giving us a unique and beautiful view of Lisbon from Almada. We loved learning about the neighborhood as much as learning about the delicious meals! We absolutely recommend this experience for an authentic afternoon in a quaint, Portuguese neighborhood! Thank you so much, Paula!
Written 7 October 2021
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Murilo M
4 contributions
Jun. 2020
OMG, That was one of the most amazing gastronomic experiences in my travels.
Paula is a very kind and talented host, her explanations about how to prepare some dishes are as memorable as the best samosa I ever eat in my life.
In these apocalypses times, Paula experience is must do in Lisbon, I would say 100xtimes better than eating in a normal restaurant.
Written 30 June 2020
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Jeanne R
1 contribution
Mar. 2020
Paula is a dedicated host. The market visit could have been longer with more explaination, but appart from that we really enjoyed both the food we cooked (especially the pasteis de nata) and the discussions we had. Don't hesitate in telling her what specialty you would like to prepare, she can adapt her recipes!
Written 13 March 2020
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Kate L
Campbell, CA15 contributions
Nov. 2019
Paulinha was a wonderful host and our visit and cooking experience was the highlight of our Lisbon visit. We started with a market visit and then proceeded to Paulinha's cooking studio to learn how to make Portuguese and Goan dishes--all delicious!

Our day was filled with stories about local customs, visits to nearby spots with gorgeous views and some of the best food I'd ever had. We will take this experience home with us and cannot wait to share the recipes and stories with family and friends. Would highly recommend Paulinha as a host, especially to families with children as she is very used to teaching kids about cooking as she is a long-time scout leader.

Even the experience of taking the ferry from Lisbon across the water was wonderful, a great way to see a different view of the city.
Written 12 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great experience
This was a wonderful experience! We made arroz con mariscos and an orange swiss cake roll, both of which were delic
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What makes a cooking class special!
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Cooking class
Paula’s cooking class is an amazing experience. She’s friendly, warm and knowledgable. The cooking class was wel
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Great Cooking Experience and Meal!
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A Sure Holiday Highlight
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Highlight of our trip - must do for amazing experience
My wife and I arrived at Cristina's apartment and from the very first moment, we felt like we were good friends. Cr
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One of the highlights of our trip
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Absolutely delicious and heartwarming experience
As always, our Traveling Spoon was the best part of our trip to Portugal! Paulo and his family were such a joy to s
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Great food and wonderful host!
We received a Travelling Spoon voucher for a Christmas gift, and decided to use it when visiting Lisbon. Setting up
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TREATED LIKE FAMILY
Cristina was a wonderful hostess. It was delightful to share a meal and great conversation with a well traveled an
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE AND A LOVELY MEAL!
I felt like I was part of a big family as soon as I was greeted by Paulo and Susanah. Upon entering the kitchen, I
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