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Host: Paula

Lisbon, Portugal

USD
$42-$98 per person

Traditional Portuguese and Portuguese-influenced Goan Cooking Class in Almada

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Paula

Born to a Goan family who has lived in Goa, Mozambique and Portugal, Paula is a true reflection of the cultural diversity embedded in Portuguese cuisine. Paula’s love of food and cooking started from a young age, and food brought her family together early and often. Her mother, an artist in the kitchen, would constantly invite people into their homes (Paula remembers when she was at school she would come home on a Saturday to find her mother had invited the entire teaching staff over for a meal). Paula’s family cooked internationally – one night they might eat traditional Portuguese homecooking while the next night her mother would make Goan samosas from scratch, teaching Paula the proper technique to make the dough and fold the samosas correctly. When Paula’s mother passed away a few years ago, her mother’s friends began coming to Paula, saying how much they missed her mother’s cooking. It was this that started Paula on her second career, in food. She began by cooking the family recipes, Goan and Portuguese, that her mother’s friends loved so much. After taking a course in cake design, Paula also started baking and found another passion in creating art from cakes. She opened her own cake studio has been baking and doing catering for friends since then. Paula is a true artist with food, and she welcomes you into her home to share a Portuguese meal with international influence that will help you to truly understand Portuguese-Goan culture and local life.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Your experience will take place in Almada, just a short 7-minute ferry ride from downtown Lisbon. Paula will meet you at the ferry and take you on a lovely 10-minute walk through the center of town to her apartment, located just a few meters from the ferry. Start your meal with a welcome drink of some Portuguese wines that come from a 200-year old winery in the Alentejo region of the country’s south (If you are traveling to the south and are interested in visiting the vineyard and its award-winning underground winery let Paula know and she can provide recommendations!). Enjoy some appetizers which will highlight traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as Goan dishes influenced by the area’s Portuguese history. You might try pataniscas de bacalhau, a very traditional Portuguese cod fritter, along with Goan gram flour fritters, while Paula describes the dishes’ intertwined history. Then sit down to a family-style meal that you will enjoy with Paula. Your meal will include Portuguese and Portuguese-influenced Goan dishes. If you prefer a traditional Portuguese meal, or a full Goan-centered meal with dishes like Goan crab curry, please let Paula know when you make your booking. End your meal with a sweet dessert and coffee or tea.

Cooking experience: (1-7 guests) Join Paula for a Lisbon cooking class where you will learn to make 2-3 Portuguese and Portuguese-Goan dishes. 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. End your meal with a sweet dessert and coffee or tea.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Join Paula for a market tour of a traditional neighborhood market. Paula will meet you by the exit of the ferrry and then walk 15-20 minutes to the neighborhood’s main market. Paula has been visiting the market for her entire life, First going as a young girl with her mother to help carry groceries home. Many of the vendors still recognize Paula from when she was a girl! Paula will point out some typical Portuguese ingredients and you will collect some of the vegetables, meat and fish that you will use during your cooking experience. Stay at the market about 15-20 minutes before heading home to Paula’s apartment to begin your cooking lesson. Please note the market tour is available Tuesday through Saturday mornings.

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

Traveler reviews

4.88 (24)
While it was absolutely pouring rain, Paula lit up our spirits and taught us a lot about Lisbon, cooking and life. She is a regular celebrity it her community with everyone from market owners to folks in the street stopping to say hello. Our food turned out well and we enjoyed the day.
- Dan_F October 23, 2022
Actually spending time with Paulinha! She was such a delight. Sharing stories of her life in Portugal and the role food played in the lives of her family and friends. If I lived in Portugal she would certainly be among my circle of friends. Thank you for a wonderful day visiting the market, preparing the delicious food (and wine)!!
- Sandra_G October 16, 2022
Such a wonderful experience! Paula provided such a local and customized experience. The market tour of local places to shop was so nice. Cooking with her was so relaxed and informative. It was personakized and a nice change in pace. Gained so much cultural and historical knowledge while eating and drinking well. This experience is highly recommended!
- Alex_D October 04, 2022
Our host Paula was excellent and the experience was great. Lovely food and good company. A great way to spend the day. Thoroughly recommend.
- Karen B September 25, 2022
Excellent experience with great stories of the place, people, and Paula’s family. Great food as well.
- chris_r September 23, 2022
Paula is a lovely person who really brings you into her life, not to mention her kitchen! Class is informal and truly private, like a meal with a new friend - I admittedly prefer a more structured class with written recipes, guidance as you do the cooking, and a focus on the history and nuances of the food. The highlight was a trip out to have a drink with Paula’s neighbors afterwards - a true locals experience with the kindest imaginable crew!
- tastefortravel September 10, 2022
Paula is a warm and knowledgeable host who makes you feel at home in her neighborhood from the moment she meets you at the ferry. My husband and I spent the afternoon cooking and talking in Paula’s kitchen, learning about Portuguese food and traditional techniques. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, and highly recommend this experience. We feel we’ve gained a wonderful friend in Paula!
- Passen July 15, 2022
I came to find some cultural cooking tips, walk through the fish market, and enjoy a tasty meal. I left having found a friend - and much more cooking knowledge than I can digest, for now. Our day was an unexpected adventure that let me experience a day in the life of a Portuguese resident - to feel, for a delightfully fleeting moment, that I was part of this community. Paula is a great communicator before (and after) the event which helps her tailor it to her audience. It's a very informal experience that feels like you're cooking with a long lost Aunt.
- Jen_D July 11, 2022
Paula met us at the ferry, took us for a delightful walk along the waterfront and through the old town, then brought us to the market and shops where she purchased all the fresh ingredients to make our lunch. Her instructions and guidance in the kitchen resulted in an authentic and delicious meal. She then walked us back through another part of town to the ferry. We are so glad we decided to spend a day of our visit to Lisbon with Paula. We can’t wait to make some of the dishes for our families and friends.
- Audrey May 31, 2022
First we had to follow and shop at the local market. Then home to Paulina for cooking. A very nice day. (Translated by Google)
- Mrit May 30, 2022
Paula was wonderful, the food was great, and we learned so much about cooking, food, and Portuguese culture. If this is available, book it, it will be your favorite memory.
- Steve_L February 24, 2022
I wanted to do something different and fun while I was in Lisbon. This was my fifth trip so I had done most of the tourist things. Paulinho's cooking class was just fantastic. She is very organized and considerate as to what you want to make. I cannot recommend this class enough. Do not let the ferry ride(10 min) deter you. It is very easy and your subway pass works on this as well.
- Shelley January 16, 2022
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 January 08, 2022
Paulina met us at the ferry station, and we walked together through a very scenic route to her studio, stopping at the market on the way, and getting to know eachother. At the studio we cooked more than 3 dishes following her precise instructions, and then ate what we prepared, which was very tasety. The whole event took much longer than planned, without even noticing… Paulina is an extremely welcoming and interesting host - we reccomend this experience to those who are interested in people and food combined. We loved it.
- Ronit B November 28, 2021
This was a wonderful experience! We made arroz con mariscos and an orange swiss cake roll, both of which were delicious. Paula is a great teacher and she took the time to show us around the city afterwards on a little tour which was magical. Highly recommend.
- Max H October 08, 2021
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!
- sbinkly October 07, 2021
Amazing class. I learned so much about Portuguese home cooking, culture, and history. A really great instructor. I highly recommend for anyone that has the time and would like to learn more about Portuguese cuisine
- william_c September 30, 2021
We love cooking classes when we are in a new city, but the experience is completely dependent upon how good the host/hostess is. Paula was THE BEST! She took the time to show us around her town and was greeted by MANY friends while we were walking the streets. But the magic truly happened when we got to her kitchen and she treated us like family. The food, fun and laughter was something that will always make Lisbon special! If you ever get to Lisbon, DO NOT miss a chance to spend time in the kitchen with Paula!
- sammX September 04, 2021
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.
- murilom June 30, 2020
Interesting and relaxing. 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!
- JeanneR355 March 15, 2020
Paula hosted my family in her kitchen for a wonderful cooking experience and meal. We learned a lot about the Portuguese culture and foods. Paula was welcoming, friendly, generous and even made my dad a special lemon cake for his birthday. Thanks for a fantastic experience!
- Stefanie February 24, 2020
Great Cooking Experience and Meal! Paula hosted my family in her kitchen for a wonderful cooking experience and meal. We learned a lot about the Portuguese culture and foods. Paula was welcoming, friendly, generous and even made my dad a special lemon cake for his birthday. Thanks for a fantastic experience!
- Stefani February 24, 2020
A Sure Holiday Highlight! We (three friends) loved the concept of Traveling Spoon and our experience with Paulinha was even better than we could anticipate. She met us near the ferry and took us on a scenic walk to her culinary shop, explaining the history of her town and Lisbon and sharing her story with us. When you walk with Paulinha through her neighborhood, you quickly recognize that she is known, liked and respected. After arriving at her shop (too cute), she provided us some options for appetizers and wine then we set about preparing a mix of Portuguese and Goan dishes with her. She explained everything in a way that left us feeling as if we could prepare each item afterwards in our own homes. The results were delicious and, combined with the local wines and great conversation, this was our top holiday experience among the many others we had in Lisbon. I would definitely book this experience again and highly recommend it to others!
- Pariszmyspot December 13, 2019
A trip highlight and perfect for families. 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. 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.
- Kate December 12, 2019
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Paula

$42-$98 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$58 $50 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$82 $70 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$98 $88 $80
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$58 $50 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$82 $70 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$98 $88 $80
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm

Meet Paula

Born to a Goan family who has lived in Goa, Mozambique and Portugal, Paula is a true reflection of the cultural diversity embedded in Portuguese cuisine. Paula’s love of food and cooking started from a young age, and food brought her family together early and often. Her mother, an artist in the kitchen, would constantly invite people into their homes (Paula remembers when she was at school she would come home on a Saturday to find her mother had invited the entire teaching staff over for a meal). Paula’s family cooked internationally – one night they might eat traditional Portuguese homecooking while the next night her mother would make Goan samosas from scratch, teaching Paula the proper technique to make the dough and fold the samosas correctly. When Paula’s mother passed away a few years ago, her mother’s friends began coming to Paula, saying how much they missed her mother’s cooking. It was this that started Paula on her second career, in food. She began by cooking the family recipes, Goan and Portuguese, that her mother’s friends loved so much. After taking a course in cake design, Paula also started baking and found another passion in creating art from cakes. She opened her own cake studio has been baking and doing catering for friends since then. Paula is a true artist with food, and she welcomes you into her home to share a Portuguese meal with international influence that will help you to truly understand Portuguese-Goan culture and local life.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Your experience will take place in Almada, just a short 7-minute ferry ride from downtown Lisbon. Paula will meet you at the ferry and take you on a lovely 10-minute walk through the center of town to her apartment, located just a few meters from the ferry. Start your meal with a welcome drink of some Portuguese wines that come from a 200-year old winery in the Alentejo region of the country’s south (If you are traveling to the south and are interested in visiting the vineyard and its award-winning underground winery let Paula know and she can provide recommendations!). Enjoy some appetizers which will highlight traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as Goan dishes influenced by the area’s Portuguese history. You might try pataniscas de bacalhau, a very traditional Portuguese cod fritter, along with Goan gram flour fritters, while Paula describes the dishes’ intertwined history. Then sit down to a family-style meal that you will enjoy with Paula. Your meal will include Portuguese and Portuguese-influenced Goan dishes. If you prefer a traditional Portuguese meal, or a full Goan-centered meal with dishes like Goan crab curry, please let Paula know when you make your booking. End your meal with a sweet dessert and coffee or tea.

Cooking experience: (1-7 guests) Join Paula for a Lisbon cooking class where you will learn to make 2-3 Portuguese and Portuguese-Goan dishes. 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. End your meal with a sweet dessert and coffee or tea.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Join Paula for a market tour of a traditional neighborhood market. Paula will meet you by the exit of the ferrry and then walk 15-20 minutes to the neighborhood’s main market. Paula has been visiting the market for her entire life, First going as a young girl with her mother to help carry groceries home. Many of the vendors still recognize Paula from when she was a girl! Paula will point out some typical Portuguese ingredients and you will collect some of the vegetables, meat and fish that you will use during your cooking experience. Stay at the market about 15-20 minutes before heading home to Paula’s apartment to begin your cooking lesson. Please note the market tour is available Tuesday through Saturday mornings.

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

Traveler reviews

4.88 (24)
While it was absolutely pouring rain, Paula lit up our spirits and taught us a lot about Lisbon, cooking and life. She is a regular celebrity it her community with everyone from market owners to folks in the street stopping to say hello. Our food turned out well and we enjoyed the day.
- Dan_F October 23, 2022
Actually spending time with Paulinha! She was such a delight. Sharing stories of her life in Portugal and the role food played in the lives of her family and friends. If I lived in Portugal she would certainly be among my circle of friends. Thank you for a wonderful day visiting the market, preparing the delicious food (and wine)!!
- Sandra_G October 16, 2022
Such a wonderful experience! Paula provided such a local and customized experience. The market tour of local places to shop was so nice. Cooking with her was so relaxed and informative. It was personakized and a nice change in pace. Gained so much cultural and historical knowledge while eating and drinking well. This experience is highly recommended!
- Alex_D October 04, 2022
Our host Paula was excellent and the experience was great. Lovely food and good company. A great way to spend the day. Thoroughly recommend.
- Karen B September 25, 2022
Excellent experience with great stories of the place, people, and Paula’s family. Great food as well.
- chris_r September 23, 2022
Paula is a lovely person who really brings you into her life, not to mention her kitchen! Class is informal and truly private, like a meal with a new friend - I admittedly prefer a more structured class with written recipes, guidance as you do the cooking, and a focus on the history and nuances of the food. The highlight was a trip out to have a drink with Paula’s neighbors afterwards - a true locals experience with the kindest imaginable crew!
- tastefortravel September 10, 2022
Paula is a warm and knowledgeable host who makes you feel at home in her neighborhood from the moment she meets you at the ferry. My husband and I spent the afternoon cooking and talking in Paula’s kitchen, learning about Portuguese food and traditional techniques. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, and highly recommend this experience. We feel we’ve gained a wonderful friend in Paula!
- Passen July 15, 2022
I came to find some cultural cooking tips, walk through the fish market, and enjoy a tasty meal. I left having found a friend - and much more cooking knowledge than I can digest, for now. Our day was an unexpected adventure that let me experience a day in the life of a Portuguese resident - to feel, for a delightfully fleeting moment, that I was part of this community. Paula is a great communicator before (and after) the event which helps her tailor it to her audience. It's a very informal experience that feels like you're cooking with a long lost Aunt.
- Jen_D July 11, 2022
Paula met us at the ferry, took us for a delightful walk along the waterfront and through the old town, then brought us to the market and shops where she purchased all the fresh ingredients to make our lunch. Her instructions and guidance in the kitchen resulted in an authentic and delicious meal. She then walked us back through another part of town to the ferry. We are so glad we decided to spend a day of our visit to Lisbon with Paula. We can’t wait to make some of the dishes for our families and friends.
- Audrey May 31, 2022
First we had to follow and shop at the local market. Then home to Paulina for cooking. A very nice day. (Translated by Google)
- Mrit May 30, 2022
Paula was wonderful, the food was great, and we learned so much about cooking, food, and Portuguese culture. If this is available, book it, it will be your favorite memory.
- Steve_L February 24, 2022
I wanted to do something different and fun while I was in Lisbon. This was my fifth trip so I had done most of the tourist things. Paulinho's cooking class was just fantastic. She is very organized and considerate as to what you want to make. I cannot recommend this class enough. Do not let the ferry ride(10 min) deter you. It is very easy and your subway pass works on this as well.
- Shelley January 16, 2022
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 January 08, 2022
Paulina met us at the ferry station, and we walked together through a very scenic route to her studio, stopping at the market on the way, and getting to know eachother. At the studio we cooked more than 3 dishes following her precise instructions, and then ate what we prepared, which was very tasety. The whole event took much longer than planned, without even noticing… Paulina is an extremely welcoming and interesting host - we reccomend this experience to those who are interested in people and food combined. We loved it.
- Ronit B November 28, 2021
This was a wonderful experience! We made arroz con mariscos and an orange swiss cake roll, both of which were delicious. Paula is a great teacher and she took the time to show us around the city afterwards on a little tour which was magical. Highly recommend.
- Max H October 08, 2021
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!
- sbinkly October 07, 2021
Amazing class. I learned so much about Portuguese home cooking, culture, and history. A really great instructor. I highly recommend for anyone that has the time and would like to learn more about Portuguese cuisine
- william_c September 30, 2021
We love cooking classes when we are in a new city, but the experience is completely dependent upon how good the host/hostess is. Paula was THE BEST! She took the time to show us around her town and was greeted by MANY friends while we were walking the streets. But the magic truly happened when we got to her kitchen and she treated us like family. The food, fun and laughter was something that will always make Lisbon special! If you ever get to Lisbon, DO NOT miss a chance to spend time in the kitchen with Paula!
- sammX September 04, 2021
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.
- murilom June 30, 2020
Interesting and relaxing. 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!
- JeanneR355 March 15, 2020
Paula hosted my family in her kitchen for a wonderful cooking experience and meal. We learned a lot about the Portuguese culture and foods. Paula was welcoming, friendly, generous and even made my dad a special lemon cake for his birthday. Thanks for a fantastic experience!
- Stefanie February 24, 2020
Great Cooking Experience and Meal! Paula hosted my family in her kitchen for a wonderful cooking experience and meal. We learned a lot about the Portuguese culture and foods. Paula was welcoming, friendly, generous and even made my dad a special lemon cake for his birthday. Thanks for a fantastic experience!
- Stefani February 24, 2020
A Sure Holiday Highlight! We (three friends) loved the concept of Traveling Spoon and our experience with Paulinha was even better than we could anticipate. She met us near the ferry and took us on a scenic walk to her culinary shop, explaining the history of her town and Lisbon and sharing her story with us. When you walk with Paulinha through her neighborhood, you quickly recognize that she is known, liked and respected. After arriving at her shop (too cute), she provided us some options for appetizers and wine then we set about preparing a mix of Portuguese and Goan dishes with her. She explained everything in a way that left us feeling as if we could prepare each item afterwards in our own homes. The results were delicious and, combined with the local wines and great conversation, this was our top holiday experience among the many others we had in Lisbon. I would definitely book this experience again and highly recommend it to others!
- Pariszmyspot December 13, 2019
A trip highlight and perfect for families. 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. 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.
- Kate December 12, 2019
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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$58 $50 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$82 $70 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$98 $88 $80
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$58 $50 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$82 $70 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$98 $88 $80
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm
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    Hosts typically respond to booking inquiries within 72 hours. If for some reason you have not heard from your host or if you have any questions you can always contact us at reservations@travelingspoon.com.

    Your safety and security are our top priority. To ensure this, Traveling Spoon personally vets 100% of all hosts, including an in-person host visit, to ensure each host and experience meets our strict quality requirements.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

    Most of our Traveling Spoon experiences are incredibly family friendly and can accommodate infants and children. If a host is unable to accommodate children that will be noted in the “Notes” section of their profile. Our child pricing policy is children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.