Salvador: Baiana Cooking Class with Market Visit & Lunch

Salvador: Baiana Cooking Class with Market Visit & Lunch

From US$ 83.43 per person

Experience the exotic flavors of Salvador at a cooking class with a family from the city's community, and learn about the origins of Bahian cuisine. Visit a seafood market to select produce to prepare a traditional Afro-Brazilian dish for lunch.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Salvador.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Select produce to cook at the local markets of Salvador
  • Learn how to prepare a meal according to Afro-Brazilian traditions with a local family
  • Prepare a fish stew and Brazil's national cocktail
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group of maximum 6 people
Full description
Experience the exotic flavors and aromas of Salvador (São Salvador da Bahia), and learn about the African, Portuguese and indigenous legacies of its cuisine. Meet a family from the community and learn how to prepare and cook some Afro-Brazilian food. Follow an itinerary carefully crafted to provide the best flavors for your palate at a cooking class run in accordance with traditions and religious customs. Chat with the family as you prepare your own lunch!  Start with a visit to a seafood market, and learn about the best fish to use for different types of recipe. Prepare to cook a fish stew known as "moqueca" (a typical Afro-Brazilian local dish). Pick up some vegetables at another food market, along with some tropical fruit that you will use to make a caipirinha (Brazil's national cocktail). Next, prepare the delicacies in a popular neighborhood, guided by your host family. Discover how to prepare the dishes according to Afro-Brazilian traditions, and savor the flavors of the African Diaspora. As their ancestors would say: "ajeum" ("eating is sacred").
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The dress code for this activity is smart casual
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Wonderful experience!

January 15, 2019

Marcos was a great guide, really chatty with loads of local knowledge. The food and drinks were delicious, and I would definitely recommend this experience.

December 10, 2019

January 7, 2020

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