Home Cooked Bucharest
Highlights / General details
Tantilise your taste buds with foods such as ciroba, sarmale, stuffed peppers and fish, tocanita, and more. We won’t try everything on this list, but it gives you an idea of the tasty treats to come. Wash it down with some Romanian wine, tuica, or a soft drink, and say cheers with your new friends in Bucharest!
Try delicious local food
Meet a local person and chat about their life.
Have the privilege to spend time in a local home.
Help with the food preparation (if you like!).
Be treated like one of the family.
Dinner in a local home with a local family; Drinks (made in Romania), water, juice, tuica (local alcoholic drink), beer/wine, coffee and tea.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Wednesday - Sunday; Start time at 6:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting Point: Under Basarab Bridge, in front of the metro station Basarab (M4 line), Exit B to Calea Grivitei.
Ending Point: We will take you back to the point where we started the tour, or if you prefer, help you get to the nearest metro station or to catch a taxi back to your hotel.
This tour is a part of the Urban Adventures Home Cooked series and aims to give you one of the richest travelling experiences you can ever have – the opportunity to enjoy a meal with a family in a local home. Stefan and Raluca, your local hosts, speak English well, so you won’t need sign language to understand each other! The aim is for you to experience life exactly how it is in Bucharest. It is the chance for you to hang out with everyday locals, and get to know Romanian culture through their eyes, and their food. Could there be a more perfect way to get to know local life in Bucharest?! We don’t think so.
You will be met at the meeting point by one of the family who speaks English. We’ll head back to your hosts’ home, and after you’re introduced to the family, it’s time to get our chef hats on! In terms of the cooking, you can do as much or as little as you like. If you want to learn some Romanian cooking techniques and recipes, this is your chance to learn from a local. Raluca will be happy to show you the ropes. But if you want to just sit back, chat, and relax, that’s cool too.
When the food is ready you will all sit down together and share the meal prepared, enjoy the conversation, or maybe you’ll even look at each other’s photographs and maybe take some more all together. This experience is real. Our families come from all walks of life. Some you might find have a similar lifestyle to your own, whereas others might come from a very different background. This is your chance to get to know the people of Romania in their own homes – something that you certainly won’t find on every tour in Bucharest! The beauty of this project is that everyone involved in our Home Cooked Series is someone who wants to meet travelers and share experiences with them.
Dress standard: Casual dress is encouraged.
Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, so long as they eat from their parents' meals. Please note that a special, separate meal will not be prepared for them.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**