Istanbul Tours

Our unique Istanbul Tours will take you on a special journey inside our favourite neighbourhoods and restaurants in Istanbul. You’ll wander the vibrant culinary backstreets on this secret food tour which will give you a glimpse into a different side of our beautiful city. Your Istanbul tour with Istanbul On Food will see you sampling dishes from the best specialty food shops and hidden local restaurants.

This tour is a magnificent off-the-beaten-path glimpse of life in Istanbul: the history, culture and architecture of our lively home. Of course, the food takes centre stage, and you definitely won’t leave hungry; but, this Istanbul tour is so much more than just a city walking tour.

Book your Istanbul Tour today, and make sure you take home special memories:

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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Perfect Istanbul introduction!Andrei, Canada
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As it was our first time to Istanbul we were confused of what to eat and where. This Istanbul tour was the perfect introduction for us.
Dreaming of Turkish foodLiz, Australia
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I cannot recommend this tour enough to people…my boyfriend and I still have dreams of the food we tasted on this tour!
Fantastic tourClare, Germany
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I rarely sign up for tours but this food tour was the highlight of our entire stay in Istanbul. Best decision ever!
Best Tour EverStacey, USA
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This was hands down the best tour I have ever taken in one of the best, friendliest and most unique cities in the world.
Best experience in IstanbulPaul, UK
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I spent over a month in Istanbul and this tour (Taste of Two Continents) was hands down the best part of it.
Hooked for lifeNaaz, India
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This was our first ever food tour and we have to say that we are hooked for life.
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Istanbul Tours Schedule

Our tours operate every day, throughout all seasons of the year. However, during the Kurban Bayramı (Sacrifice Feast) and Ramazan Bayramı (end of Ramadan fasting) holiday periods in Turkey, we are unable to offer any tours. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Why Book Your Istanbul Tour With Us?

“Can boğazdan gelir.”  (The soul comes from the throat.) 

— Turkish proverb

Eating the food is as essential when visiting Istanbul and Turkey, as is experiencing the country’s long cultural history. Food – how we make it, how we eat it, and how we share it – is the 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.

If you are planning a visit to the magnificent Hagia Sofia? You must also eat çiğ köfte.

Are you visiting the imperial Topkapı Palace? Then you should eat karnıyarık, too.

Will you venture inside the splendid Blue Mosque? Make sure you don’t miss out on delicious künefe.

Because, just as the famous historical monuments are some of the highlights of Istanbul, so, too, is the country’s sumptuous cuisine. The famous dishes of our country should also be experienced and enjoyed to understand Turkey. Tasting more than just kebabs and baklava is essential. On our Istanbul Tours we will help you to discover the unexpected local restaurants and secret edible treasures of Turkey.

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tour guide explaining turkish sweets to 2 men outside dessert shop window at taksim evening food tour