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Cooking Classes

Houston, TX

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Houston, TX

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in the Houston, TX area. Since 2016, The Chef & The Dish has been immersing people around the world in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Thailand, New Orleans and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night. Your cooking class will be a birthday dinner or anniversary gift you'll never forget.

To participate from your location in Houston, TX, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes, all Certified Tested by our team, you will be transporting your kitchen in Houston to Italy, Thailand, Mexico or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.

Below is a list of speciality markets and stores in the Houston, TX area to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.

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Phoenicia Foods

As a dream that started in 1983, more than 30 years later the once modest market is now a 55,000 square foot international food destination. With the owners coming from Lebanese and Armenian descent, they naturally carry a wide selection of Middle Eastern products, but their offering has grown to offer more than 15,000 imported products including Italian cheeses, specialty cured meats, baked goods, grains and every day fresh produce.

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Mi Tienda

Mi Tienda has two locations in the Houston, TX area. Specializing in traditional Mexican groceries, this market is an excellent shop for a broad selection of chillies, beans, rice, seasonings and fresh tortillas. If you're in need of Mexican clayware or a tortilla machine, they carry that too. Ask a friend who speaks Spanish to help you navigate their website.

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Alaqsa Grocers

Alaqsa Grocers caters to the international community in Houston's medical center. When you visit their quaint shop, you'll find a collection of common grocery items stocked alongside Turkish and Mediterranean specialty items.

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Daido Market

Originally established in 1978, Daido Market has been the go to specialty store for all things Japanese groceries. Having been under different management, the newly managed shop carries a variety of Japanese pantry items, difficult to find imported snacks and sushi grade fish. Make sure to grab the famous Japanese Kit Kat bars while you're there.

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Viet Hoa International Foods

Awarded Best Asian Market Award by Houston Press, Viet Hoa carries a wide selection of various Asian products from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and more countries. Whether you're looking for affordable produce including jackfruit, daikon or water spinach or are seeking out seafood like Dungeness crab, Viet Hoa is likely to carry it.

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Old School Produce

Old School Produce is a specialty produce company focusing on growing hard to find plants and produce for the Houston area. If you're looking for a collection of micro greens, sprouts, shoots, herbs, and vegetables this is a nice place to visit.