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Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa provided by Traveling Spoon

Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa

Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa
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About
Meet your host Daniel at the Asko bus station and together visit the Asco/Keta market, a daily local market known for its spices, cereals and vegetables, located about a 5-min drive/20-min walk from his home. Here, you will be introduced to local ingredients used in your cooking class. Join Daniel and his wife Tigist for your private, hands-on cooking experience in their home kitchen in Addis Ababa. During your 1.5 hour class, Tigist will show you how to make a traditional Ethiopian dish like shiro or tibs as well as how to pour and cook the perfect injera, a traditional fermented bread people in Ethiopia use as an edible plate with other dishes served on top of it. You will also learn to roast coffee beans and enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony after your meal. On days that Daniel is traveling, his partner Yadassa will host you along with Daniel's wife at their home. Immerse yourself into the cultural and culinary traditions of Ethiopia during this unique in-home experience!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P162
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Private market tour, cooking class and coffee ceremony with your hosts Daniel and Tigist
  • Entry/Admission - Traveling Spoon
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Meet your host at the Askos bus station located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gefersa water reservoir.
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
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Addis Ababa home to meet locals who are expert cooks, and share Ethiopian culture and cuisine together.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Private market tour, cooking class and coffee ceremony with your hosts Daniel and Tigist
  • Entry/Admission - Traveling Spoon
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Meet your host at the Askos bus station located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gefersa water reservoir.
Duration
3h 30m
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
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Addis Ababa home to meet locals who are expert cooks, and share Ethiopian culture and cuisine together.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Addis Ababa
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Meet your host at the Askos bus station located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gefersa water reservoir.
    See address & details
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    Traveling Spoon
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    Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa
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  • You'll end at
    Addis Ababa
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Meet your host at the Askos bus station located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gefersa water reservoir.
    See address & details
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elizablanchard
Brookline, MA3 contributions
Marketing, cooking,lunch and coffee with Daniel
Mar 2020 • Couples
Daniel and Tigris were wonderful hosts and guides to their culture. The tour was very informative, the cooking lesson lots of fun and lunch delicious. To top it off, Tigris created a coffee ceremony for us, and we enjoyed their knowledge in answering our questions over great coffee. We highly recommend this experience!
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Audrey D
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Ethiopian cooking lesson
Feb 2020
It was lovely to meet Daniel and his family in their home -- to see a bit of Ethiopian daily life. It was fun to try my hand at pouring an injera. Tigist showed how to make six different fillings for injera. And lunch was delicious. It was a very professionally run experience.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sami P
3 contributions
Very cool cooking experience in a local's home
Jan 2020
Really cool experience! Very warm and lovely family and even though I cook Ethiopian already, was able to learn new recipes and techniques.

I was supposed to go on the Monday of Timkat, but due to the parades and celebrations, I was not able to leave the neighborhood I was at. Daniel and the family were very gracious and changed the dates so I would still be able to experience this. Very thankful for that.

Their house is about 45 minutes out of town. So definitely check traffic AND call a RIGHT Cab so you don't get overcharged. Looking at about $8-$10 each way in taxi fees, but if you get a regular cab, they will try and charge you a lot more.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gbmb
London18 contributions
Lovely!
Jan 2020
I arranged this experience as a way to explore the flavours of Ethiopia and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed the opportunity to wander through the local market, and learn about local foods. Daniel and his family were warm and welcoming when I visited their home. I had an opportunity to test my abilities to make injera along with a significant variety of other traditional foods. The coffee ceremony was a wonderful end to the meal. Thank you for the lovely afternoon!
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

anazapella
london3 contributions
A wonderful start to our Ethiopian trip
Jan 2020
Daniel welcomed us and drove us to his neighbourhood. We parked near his local market and walked around; looking at all the food and homeware etc for sale there. It remains one of the highlights of our time in Addis Ababa. We bought a clay coffee pot but could have bought so much stuff- as it was local prices and some beautifully hand made. Then we returned to the family home to make shiro wot and pour injera onto the grill. The family were wonderful, our son played football with the children in the yard. The food and coffee afterwards were absolutely delicious. Totally recommend as a great way to spend your first day in Addis ( or any other ) especially as you get to see the suburbs a little too, and as the local market is so wonderful to visit. Thanks Daniel and family, we loved our time with you. CM , Red and Steve.
Written 7 January 2020
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Sarah F
Hudson, OH10 contributions
Delicious and kind
Jan 2020
My fiancee set up this experience for me while he was at work, and I felt so welcomed by Daniel and Tigist. It was amazing to see the market, and then to see how a meal is prepared and try my hand at injera. It was my favorite meal I'd had yet! Highly recommend.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FellowTraveler435397
10 contributions
Wonderful
Dec 2019 • Family
Daniel and his whole family welcomed us to their home which was a perfect way or getting to know a little more about life in Addis Ababa. We helped cook shiro wot and injera- then ate lots more dishes together then watched coffee being roasted and made . Everything was flawless the family couldn’t have been more welcoming, we spent a most wonderful day with them. The visit with Daniel to the local market with no other tourists there was absolutely brilliant too- mounds of chilies , onions, coffee pots( we bought one for home :) and garlic. (Etc) Totally recommend the whole trip . The home was on the outskirts of the city, up near Entoto(sp?) mountain and it was ace to see more suburban life and feel a little less weight of traffic fumes. Totally recommend . Merry Christmas!!
Written 28 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jon C
Brooklyn, NY9 contributions
A Wonderful Experience I Will Never Forget
Dec 2019 • Solo
I was solo travelling through Ethiopia (from New York) and booked this activity with Daniel inclusive of hotel pickup, market tour, cooking class, and coffee ceremony - it’s one thing to eat local food, or visit famous local eateries, but nothing beats the chance to cook and eat with a family in their home.

From the time I connected with Daniel, everything was perfect - prompt replies, flexibility in scheduling/itinerary, and of course the meal that his wonderful wife, Tigist, prepared. We sat, ate, and enjoyed each other’s company, and finished it off with delicious home prepared coffee.

Daniel and Tigist are warm, welcoming hosts with an adorable son that I got to meet. What made my experience so special was that it happened to be on Christmas Day - so even though I was not with my family, I was still with an amazing family all the same.

This was an amazing experience that I will never forget, and I would recommend this activity with complete confidence to any traveller looking for a truly authentic culinary experience with wonderful people.

Thank you, Daniel and Tigist for having me into your home - I will always remember you!!
Written 25 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelDoc_DC
Washington DC24 contributions
Pleasant experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our experience w Daniel and his family. There was some confusion about exact pickup location and we had no cell phone for communication. Luckily, Daniel was persistent and found us. Unfortunately this impacted the duration of the market tour.
The class was more of a demonstration.but we were able to do some things (eg chop onion, pour enjera). They were able to accommodate our dietary requirements which was a relief. The food itself was fantastic and better than we had anywhere in the prior week of.traveling throughout the north and Addis.
Written 18 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stay761056
1 contribution
Great day with Daniel, Tigist, and their beautiful family of 3 young boys!
Nov 2019 • Friends
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Addis Ababa, and want to spend the day with a lovely local family, and learn to cook and eat delicious Ethiopian food, then you will enjoy this experience. Daniel was a history teacher before he opted to do tourism full-time so he is a wealth of information. Daniel’s home is in Oromia at least 30 minutes outside of Addis so I recommend (like one of the other reviews said) that you also arrange for Daniel to pick you up and bring you back because it could be difficult to find the house otherwise. It also gives more time to hear Daniel’s stories. It was a relaxing and interesting day.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A must to visit in Barmouth is Antonia's coffee shop. Brilliant staff, outstanding coffee gorgeous snacks and meals.
Must visit Antonia's in Barmouth the best coffe shop around snacks and meals brilliant too. I can't recommend it hi
outonawalk
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Excellent experience learning to cook with Daniel and his family
We had an excellent time with Daniel and his family on our trip in 1/2020. We started off in the market which was v
377kaylak
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Authentic and Memorable Experience
The afternoon we spent going to the market and cooking with Daniel and Tigist was a definite highlight of our trip
KatieTib
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Thanksgiving To Remember
What an amazing way to spend our Thanksgiving! Our family of 6 with adult children had the most lovely evening. Dan
Marea G
Marea G
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We had an amazing experience
Our afternoon with Daniel and Tigist was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved learning to make shiro wat, an
CNIBtraveller
CNIBtraveller
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Authentic and Educational Experience
Our small group enjoyed our time in the home of this fantastic family. They were very welcoming and graciously shar
michele_de1982
michele_de1982
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A very beautiful experience
Daniel picked us up at the hotel lobby and we left Addis to move to Anco, the place where he and his beautiful fami
fearlessfun
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Fantastic cuisine and wonderful people
It was truly a lovely experience spending time with Daniel and Tigist in their kitchen learning how to cook Shiro
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Once in a lifetime
Daniel and his family shared a once in a lifetime experience in their home showing me how to cook Ethiopian food in
tonigreenefisher
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Good Food
One of the reason we picked this class was because he picked us up. It was a little trip but worth it. Daniel was v
Jocelyn W
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Divine food and coffee - this experience is a must for all visitors to Addis Ababa
If you’re traveling to Addis Ababa, visiting Daniel’s home is a must! A friend of mine in New Zealand found Daniel
Tearzza
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good experience but overpriced
The organisation and communication of this cooking class was not the best. Pick-up/drop-off place on the schedule w
dig_thestreet
dig_thestreet
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Really special experience
I can’t recommend Daniel & Tigist’s cooking class highly enough! My husband and I took this cooking class as a part
Lily3boys
Lily3boys
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Amazing cooking experience in Addis
We had a wonderful visit with Daniel and his wife and 3 adorable and kind boys. We learned a lot about Ethiopia, th
MayaTraveler5060
MayaTraveler5060
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Not to be missed!
Daniel and his wife Tigist were warm and welcoming, and their young son who joined us was adorable and entertaining
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Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa price starts from R 2 072,26. Discover and book Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa on Tripadvisor

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