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20 Oct 2017
“Delicious, authentic, and unique experience”
13 Oct 2017
“Wonderful & Authentic Experience!”
Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.
Istanbul 34330, Turkey
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Many thank you’s to Nuray and her daughter Ipek for such a warm welcome! Everything was perfect! They are easy to talk to and are ally’s of the LGBTQ community. All my love and gratitude to the both of them!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Deniz and her husband were wonderful hosts. They were both so interesting, and well traveled and made us feel welcome. The food was great and plenty. So plenty we felt guilty not eating more. The venue, overlooking the Bosphorus, was also singular. Our group has...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We loved our experience with Ipek and Nuray. First, we especially enjoyed seeing a different part of Istanbul that was off the tourist path--taking the train out to their normal Istanbul neighborhood was a welcome difference from the downtown areas. Second, the food was incredible,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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TSReservations, Owner at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful, thoughtful and beautifully written review Robin! I know Ipek and Nuray loved hosting you. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Ipek & Nuray were wonderful hosts! They made me feel very comfortable & cared for as I was alone during a 15 hour layover in Istanbul! The food was wonderful & gave me an understanding of Turkish cuisine. I would go back to dine with...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sara F
TSReservations, Owner at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you Sara for your wonderful review! We are so glad your experience with Ipek and Nuray gave you an understanding of Turkish culture and cuisine. We hope to serve you again on your next travels!

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a great time with Nuray and her son during our visit. They were very friendly, helped give us some more context about Turkey/Istanbul, and made sure we learned a bit about Turkish cooking. Although we did help some with chopping/mixing, Nuray did most...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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TSReservations, Owner at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad you had a great time. Thank you also for giving us your thoughtful feedback. We really appreciate your interest in our success. Our host Nuray now offers a more hands-on cooking class...More

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wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
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folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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