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Cooking Classes

New York City, NY

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New York City, NY

The Chef & The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in New York City, NY. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Thailand, Italy, Mexico, and many other international locations without leaving home. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night.

To participate from your location in NYC, NY, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. Once you've picked a cooking class and a date, our Kitchen Assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.

Shopping is part of the fun of our cooking classes. Once your cooking class is booked, your Kitchen Assistant provides your Shopping List. Below are speciality grocers and markets in the New York City area. We recommend visiting local markets and speciality grocery shops for the most authentic culinary experience.

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Honk Kong Supermarket

This massive Asian supermarket has several locations throughout NYC’s three Chinatowns. Whether you’re closer to Chinatown or Flushing, this Asian supermarket chain is a fabulous place to explore different imported delicacies. From frozen dumplings to a thriving seafood selection to exotic fruits and vegetables, Hong Kong Supermarket is a great place to find ingredients for your next Thai, Vietnamese or Japanese cooking class.

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Bangkok Center Grocery

If you’re looking for fresh, authentic, and high quality Thai ingredients, look no further than Bangkok Center Grocery. Owned by a husband and wife duo passionate about providing hard to find Thai ingredients, this “one stop shop” is frequented by everyone from local Thai food fanatics to some of the city’s top chefs. Small, bright, and packed with authentic ingredients, customers tout not only the incredible selection, but the friendliness and care the staff provides. Good food starts with good ingredients, and this market is guaranteed to start your Thai cooking class off with a bang.

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Union Square Greenmarket

This NYC staple is beloved by those across the city. If you’re looking to eat local and get some of the best seasonal produce around, look no further than Union Square. Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year round, this is your one stop shop for some of the freshest produce in the five boroughs.

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Mercado Little Spain

Mercado Little Spain is a wonderful location to not just shop, but to eat, as well. As you shop for specialty Spanish olives, and high quality tuna, take a taste from the market’s many food stalls and restaurants. This “love letter to Spain” is the passion project of Chef José Andrés and is modelled after the many historic mercados found in Spain. You may just come to Mercado Little Spain for ingredients, but you’re certain to walk away with a newfound love for Spanish cuisine. A must shop for our Spanish cooking classes.

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Euro Market

Located in the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, Queen’s Euro Market certainly delivers. From Turkish specialties to Balkan treats, it’s easy to get caught up admiring the vast display of cultures and goods here. If you’re looking for a nostalgic glimpse of your home country, or a place for your hard to find German cured meats, Euro Market is the place to be.

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Located on Lexington Ave in Manhattan, this neighborhood staple has been open since 1944. To put it simply, this is the spice store dreams are made of. With over 10,000 food products from over 80 countries around the world, Kalustyan’s is loved by everyone from New York Times writers to Martha Stewart herself. Feel free to get lost exploring the vast array of Middle Eastern spices and walk away with some of the finest ingredients around.