Istanbul Food & Culture Tours

Join our culinary tours and experience the best food and drink in Istanbul’s backstreets while our expert foodies make city’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!

Taste Istanbul on 2 Continents

Starts: 09.30
Everyday
Duration : 6-7 hours
Group Size: 2-6
Price: $100

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.

Istanbul Old City Food Tour

Starts: 09.30
Everyday except Sundays
Duration : 6-7 hours
Group Size: 2-6
Price: $100

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 and Grand Bazaar. Finish your day in a truly local neighborhood with a traditional Anatolian lunch.

Beyoglu Culinary Walk

Starts: 12:00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 Everyday except Sundays
Duration : 3 hours
Group Size: 2-8
Price: $59

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 tea. Discover local parts of touristy Taksim.

Kadikoy Culinary Walk

Starts: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 Everyday
Duration : 3 hours
Group Size: 2-8
Price: $59

Enjoy the best eats of an area less explored by visitors, but a hub of local activity with some of the best food in the city. Sip our famous ayran, bite into the best kebabs & street food, savour authentic Anatolian specialty dishes. And, of course, finish your tour with delicious Turkish baklava. 

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 edibletreasures of Turkey.

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