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Join a Local for a Market Tour, Cooking Class and Meal in her Tbilisi Home

Join a Local for a Market Tour, Cooking Class and Meal in her Tbilisi Home
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About
Your host will take you to the local market, a 10-min drive from her home, before you join her for a cooking class in her cozy kitchen. This traditional food market is stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meats. Discover regional produce as your host gives you a tour while purchasing a few fresh ingredients for your cooking class! During your hands-on cooking experience, you will learn to make 2-3 traditional Georgian dishes such as lobio (a traditional Georgian medley of beans), chakhokhbili (stewed chicken with fresh herbs) and khachapuri (cheese-filled bread). Your host will share the recipes and preparation method throughout the cooking process - so be ready to take a lot of notes! Your class will last about an hour and a half after which you will join your host at the dining table to share the meal you helped prepare. Join this passionate local and her family and create memories you'll cherish for a lifetime!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Teo and her family live in a traditional Georgian two-storey brick home. The home was built in 1961 and exudes warmth and love. It is modestly furnished in a traditional style - filled with books, antiques, maps, and artwork created by the family.  Teo is a medical university student and the oldest of six children. She learned to cook from her mother Tinatin and still uses her grandmother’s recipes. Outside of studying and cooking, Teo teaches skiing, works at a spa and wellness center, and sells her famous wraps and crepes at the Tbilisi flea market. Her activities allow her to meet new people and enable her to constantly learn new things.Teo has a big family - she lives with parents and six siblings. You can usually find her in the kitchen preparing a big meal for them. Join Teo and her mother Tinatin in their modest, family home to experience Georgian cuisine - a melting pot of a variety of flavors and new ingredients that you may never have tasted before. You may even get to meet her siblings but if not you will still see their artistic scribbles on the walls!  Please note: If you would like to walk to the market (it will take about 30 minutes) instead of driving there, Teo will be happy to guide you through the many interesting lanes en route to the market. On days that Teo is not available, her mother Tinatin will host you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Teo and her family live in a traditional Georgian two-storey brick home. The home was built in 1961 and exudes warmth and love. It is modestly furnished in a traditional style - filled with books, antiques, maps, and artwork created by the family.  Teo is a medical university student and the oldest of six children. She learned to cook from her mother Tinatin and still uses her grandmother’s recipes. Outside of studying and cooking, Teo teaches skiing, works at a spa and wellness center, and sells her famous wraps and crepes at the Tbilisi flea market. Her activities allow her to meet new people and enable her to constantly learn new things.Teo has a big family - she lives with parents and six siblings. You can usually find her in the kitchen preparing a big meal for them. Join Teo and her mother Tinatin in their modest, family home to experience Georgian cuisine - a melting pot of a variety of flavors and new ingredients that you may never have tasted before. You may even get to meet her siblings but if not you will still see their artistic scribbles on the walls!  Please note: If you would like to walk to the market (it will take about 30 minutes) instead of driving there, Teo will be happy to guide you through the many interesting lanes en route to the market. On days that Teo is not available, her mother Tinatin will host you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P338
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Teona
  • Homecooked meal
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Tbilisi, Georgia Please meet your host Teona at his/her home in Vake neighborhood of Tbilisi. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • 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 Teona
  • Homecooked meal
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Tbilisi, Georgia Please meet your host Teona at his/her home in Vake neighborhood of Tbilisi. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Joan J
Newhall, CA368 contributions
A great cultural evening
Oct 2019
We spent a lovely evening learning how a typical Georgian family lives.. Teo, a recent med school grad, welcomed us into her home where we met her mom and several younger brothers and sisters. We accompanied her to her local market where she selected cheese and vegetables/fruit for our dinner and appetizers. We also stopped to pick up some warm baked bread. We helped her assemble a lovely dinner after we feasted on her father’s homemade wine and honey along with several cheeses and bread. Then we helped her make salad, eggplant, chicken in tomato and vegetable sauce and cornmeal porridge (like polenta) and cornmeal and cheese fried balls. The best thing was talking with her and her mom about their culture and our culture and getting to know them on a personal basis.
Written October 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Traveling Spoon R
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written October 20, 2019
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Pixley O
Miami, FL13 contributions
Georgian cuisine.
Tina, (Teo's mom) was very welcoming and showed me around the different food markets explaining, in detail, what to look for in certain ingredients. At home, Tina, went above and beyond. She encouraged me to cook alongside her. I hope to come back soon.
Written August 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

58NellyF
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
A great morning with Nino and her mother Lia
Oct 2018 • Solo
What a fun morning I had with Nino and Lia. First we visited the market and they showed me the special 'spice'lady, 'cheese' lady, 'churchkhela' lady and many more stalls. Then we went home and cooked a nice lunch. Nina and her mother where very nice explaining me about Georgian cuisine and culture. I learned a lot. Thanks!
Written December 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FreitheitinHK
3 contributions
Absolutely amazing Georgian food culture!
Aug 2018 • Family
Nino and her mom were so friendly and lovely 😍😍 They were willing to cater to our vegetarian needs and taught us how to make delicious Georgian vegetarian food 🍲 😋 Nino even became our translator and helped us find my lost mobile phone. She was so kind and helpful. She was very eager to tell us about different Georgian cultures and cuisines. We can feel her passion for cooking and food. 😁😁 We love her and her mom💕💕 highly recommend them to everyone who wishes to have an amazing cooking experience in Georgia 🇬🇪!!!
Written September 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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arnoldemilyj
arnoldemilyj
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Fun Georgian Cooking Experience!
Dinara was wonderfully welcoming! My husband and I had a wonderful time learning to make traditional Georgian cuisi
georgiaruthw
georgiaruthw
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AN INCREDIBLE HIGHLIGHT!
My partner Cam and I had a truly delightful evening cooking, talking, and eating with Teo and her mother Tina. It w
NastassjaT7
NastassjaT7
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Introduction to Georgian hospitality
On my first day in Tbilisi, I had an amazing cooking experience and introduction to Georgian cuisine. The food was
sage_and_inga
sage_and_inga
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Delightful evening, delicious food!
We had such a lovely time with Nino and Lia! After a week of eating out, it was great to learn details about the fo
Ehud A
Ehud A
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Very good
Great home experience with Lasha and his mother in her apartment together with home cooked meal Both the company an
Ihatetrumpandpence
Ihatetrumpandpence
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Teonas class
It was a wonderful experience with Teona's mother Tina. We loved the market visit, the cooking experience and the
acdallagnol
acdallagnol
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Fun, useful and unforgettable experience
My fiancée and I really wanted to learn how to make the georgian stuffed eggplant, therefore we decided to look for
SusanneaG
SusanneaG
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Great afternoon with Shota and his family
When Shota picked us up for the market tour it felt from the very first moment as if we had known him before, it wa
ckoshuta
ckoshuta
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A slice of life in Tbilisi with Shota
Shota is an engaging young man and excellent host. We opted for the meal only option (no lesson or market tour) and
sradhakr01
sradhakr01
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A great experience with Shota and family
Shota and his family were really fantastic hosts-- from the moment I arrived at their stunning, plant-filled Mtasmi
Kanani M
Kanani M
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Lovely Morning at "home"
Teo and her mom were amazing hostesses! I felt like I was walking into a dear friend's home when I arrived. I enjoy
donmar2001
donmar2001
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Became part of the family!
What a wonderful hands on experience with a mother and daughter. They welcomes us into their home and shared their
FlyinFoodieGuy
FlyinFoodieGuy
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Very fun experience!
I really enjoyed meeting Teo, and having a nice Georgian meal in a home rather than a restaurant. It was great exp
Jessica S
Jessica S
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Georgian cooking class with Teo
My friend and I enjoyed an amazing afternoon and evening with Teo. We visited the local market, where she explained
Jorrit D
Jorrit D
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Georgian coocking class with Teo
We had a great night at Teo's house. She welcomed us into her home, showed us around and explained what we were goi
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