Istanbul's #1 Loved Food Tours

So much more than just a delicious food tour,
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Istanbul Food Tours

Embark on a unique journey into our favourite neighbourhoods and backstreets with our Istanbul food tours. 

Sample tastings from the very best specialty food shops and local restaurants as we wander the city’s best foodie pathways. Your passionate, local guide will transport you to an off-the-beaten-path glimpse of Istanbul life: the colourful history, the vibrant culture and the exquisite architecture of our home.

You’ll soon realise that the very soul of Istanbul lies in its food – and we will make sure your tummy, your heart and your mind are filled to the brim. 

Book your Istanbul food tour today – this city is so endlessly delicious.

COVID-19 UPDATE: For your safety and comfort, our tours will be operating with a maximum of 5 guests until 28th February, 2021. Read more here.

Get a taste of both sides of Istanbul.

Indulge in a market breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before sailing to Asia and exploring the vibrant streets of Kadıköy.

6 hours

09:00 & 09:30

2-8 pax

A tasty journey back in time.

Wander the backstreets of Istanbul’s historic Old City to discover foods cooked by the masters following recipes that have been perfected over generations.

6 hours

09:30

2-8 pax

A taste of Istanbul’s evening life.

An unforgettable tasting adventure into the city’s lively heart of Taksim and Beyoğlu. Experience the city in the full swing of the evening, the locals’ favourite time. 

3 hours

Tue, Thu, Sat,  18:00

2-8 pax

A local taste of Kadıköy life.

A journey of Istanbul’s best street foods in Kadıköy – a hub of local activity with some of the best food in the city. Indulge in a taste of Istanbul’s evening life.

3 hours

Tue, Thu, Sat,  18:00

2-8 pax

Your private introduction to Istanbul’s foodie delights.

A special way for your company, family or group of friends to experience an exciting side of our beautiful city.

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100+ Reviews

Istanbul on Food is rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor
Delicious and informative!Lucy, Canada
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This is a fantastic tour for anyone who wants to learn about and sample a HUGE range of Turkish food while also learning about Turkish history and culture.
Excellent food tourJean, United Kingdom
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We love a food tour and this was one of the best we have ever been on. Delicious food, great company and a superb orientation to Istanbul.
10/10 Istanbul dayJoseph, South Africa
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10/10, the best day in Istanbul! Having a small tour group makes the experience extra personal. I would recommend this tour 110%, you learn about Turkish culture in addition to their amazing food!
Comprehensive and fun!Penny, USA
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The perfect mix of walking and eating. Absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover an insider's view of the Istanbul food scene!
The best food tour in the worldAnnie, USA
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This tour was the highlight of our travels in Turkey amidst several weeks of wonderful experiences throughout the country. An exceptional day!
Memories of IstanbulKatrina, New Zealand
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Simply the best way to get your bearings in a new city and was also wonderful at introducing the dishes and flavours of Turkey. My memory of Istanbul will always include this experience.

What to expect on our tours

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Click play to watch their vlog and get a taste of what you can expect on your own Istanbul On Food adventure.

What Makes Us Different

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We are food enthusiasts

We are food enthusiasts, cultural experts and professional tour guides who delight in sharing our Istanbul with you. 

We are Istanbul locals: passionate about our city’s food, its local providores, and about guiding you on a journey through the streets we grew up in and the foods we grew up eating.

We know Istanbul

We are a small, family business: who wants to help you recognise and love the flavours of Turkish cuisine as we do, those unique elements our ancestors pass down through generations. 

We know this city, and we have hand-picked every aspect of our Istanbul food tours to create your unforgettable Istanbul experience. We will share with you stories about our culture, history, family traditions and our relationships with our providores.

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Hand-crafted food tours

Let us take you on a locals’ journey inside our favourite neighbourhoods. Each of our hand-crafted Istanbul Food Tours will introduce you to tastings from the best specialty food shops and local restaurants. You will experience an off-the-beaten-path glimpse into Istanbul life: the rich culture and architecture of our vibrant home.

The food takes centre stage, and you won’t leave hungry – but, this is so much more than just a food tour. That’s what makes Istanbul On Food and our Istanbul food tours genuinely unique.

Why an Istanbul Food Tour?

When you embark on an Istanbul food tour with Istanbul On Food, you are not just seeing the city but feeling its heartbeat. 

Forget about large tour groups and tour buses; with us, you will discover Istanbul as a small group, exploring on foot to immerse yourself in the heart of our vibrant food cultureNo matter your age or fitness level, our tours of the city’s delicious backstreets and are suitable for everyone. You’ll experience mouth-watering local delicacies like katmer, Turkish ice-cream, classic Turkish kebabs, Turkish coffee, simit and more on your Istanbul Tour

Our food tours will have you journeying from secret local restaurants to one-of-a-kind boutique markets. You’ll visit hole-in-the-wall eateries, perfected by passing knowledge down family lines through generations. You’ll gain an insider’s view into the history, culture and architecture which continues to set Istanbul and Turkish flavours apart and has done so for centuries. Our culinary Istanbul walking tours will give you a deeper appreciation for this magnificent city because we taste the fabulous foods and wander the lively backstreets where the locals eat and shop. 

Discover Istanbul’s #1 loved food tour. Book your Istanbul Food Tour today to complete your Istanbul holiday and let us help you to make delicious memories.

Read more: 9 Reasons Why You Should Join an Istanbul Food Tour

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