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Discover the real flavours of Istanbul. Eat. Walk. Enjoy!

Istanbul Food Tours

Experience the best food and drink in the city while our expert foodies make Istanbul’s long and colourful history come alive – and have some serious fun along the way! Join us in discovering the real flavours of Istanbul. See Istanbul like a native. Become a culinary tourist!

Flavours of the Old City   

Delight your tastebuds with a variety of traditional and street foods in generations-old local eateries while exploring Istanbul’s Old City and back streets surrounding the famous Spice Bazaar. Finish your day with a special experience – an unforgettable home-cooked lunch with our host in her own home.

The Taste of Two Continents   

Explore both sides of the famous city which sits on two continents. Enjoy a traditional outdoors breakfast in the Old City on the European shore, before crossing the mighty Bosphorus to Asia. Stroll through the fashionable streets of Kadıköy, sampling the best new and traditional delicacies this chic area has on offer.

Twilight at Taksim   

Enjoy a lively evening of food and fun in Istanbul’s bustling metropolitan heart of Taksim. Mix with the locals, enjoy sampling the local street food, uncover types of kebab you didn’t know existed, indulge in the sweetest sweets – and wash it all down with a glass of rakı.

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Why Book a Food Tour

“The soul comes through the throat.” — Turkish proverb

Food is as important when experiencing Turkey, as is the country’s long cultural history. Food – how we make it, how we eat it, and how we share it – is really the cultural embodiment of where Turks come from, and who we are today.  The food offered in Turkey is perhaps even more diverse and with a more complex history, than the cultural monuments of the country.

Are you visiting the beautiful Hagia Sofia? Also, eat çiğ köfte.

Do you plan to visit the imperial Topkapi Palace? Eat karnıyarık, too.

Will you make a trip inside the ornate Blue Mosque? Make sure you don’t miss out on indulging in kunefe.

Because, just as the famous historical monuments are some of the highlights of Turkey;  the country’s rich cuisine should also be experienced and enjoyed, in order to really understand Turkey. Tasting more than kebabs and baklava is important – and we are here to help you to taste the unexpected and the hidden edible treasures of Turkey.

Turkish meze

Turkish meze

 

What Our Guests Are Saying…

** You can read the latest reviews about our tours on our Trip Advisor profile, by clicking HERE **

A Delicious Introduction to Istanbul - Peter, USA
We decided to start our trip to Istanbul with an Istanbul on Food tour (rather than the typical ‘sites tour’) and it was a great decision. Not only was it delicious but it left us really well-informed for the rest of the trip.  More importantly,we tried dozens of different Turkish specialties from the fairly well-known (stuffed grape leaves) to the quite exotic (prompting at least one ‘really? I have to eat that? …. Oh, that’s delicious!’ exclamation.) The highlight of the trip was the end, when we had lunch at the home of a lovely Turkish grandmother, where we got to learn how to make Turkish coffee, had a lovely meal and never wanted to leave. I highly recommend the tour; it was fantastic.

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The Taste of Two Continents

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Twilight at Taksim

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