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Culinary Backstreets -Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
+90 536 620 38 44
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Istanbul Eats is your food bible in istanbul

If you plan to visit Istanbul, not only should you definitely try to join one of their culinary... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary H
The best tour I've ever made!

Me and my family did the Two Market Two Continents tour and it was AWESOME. First, if you have the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
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When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets’ Culinary Walks come in. In order to help you explore the world’s gastro-capitals and get off these cities’ eaten path, CB is offering (with selected partners) guided culinary walks in some of the cities we cover, starting with Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai.Our culinary walks are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge through a city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets, taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of untouristed monuments.
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“istanbul eats” (145 reviews)
“food tour” (128 reviews)
“bazaar quarter” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you plan to visit Istanbul, not only should you definitely try to join one of their culinary walks, but you MUST order a copy of Istanbul Eats. Studied in Istanbul for a few months and this was my food bible, never once did it...More

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Me and my family did the Two Market Two Continents tour and it was AWESOME. First, if you have the chance, ask for Ugur to be your guide. He was amazing and was the perfect company for the tour! We started on the Europe side...More

Thank MateusRabello
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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing day today. We were expecting just a culinary tour but landed up with a tour of three incredible Neighbourhoods and history and food from each. We did the Born on the Bosphorous tour and can recommend it...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have taken two Culinary Backstreets Tours in Istanbul and both have been the highlight of my stay in this magical city. Both guides were extremely knowledgeable and shared insights on Turkish food and on the history of Istanbul. They took me to neighborhoods I...More

Thank Milena G
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed every minute of this tour. Gonca was a great tour guide with a nice loveable personality. We got to know a lot of things about this great city from her that you cant find in the guide books. Food were excellent it was...More

Thank Henrietta R
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife and I started off a perfect week in Istanbul by doing the culinary Backstreets tour with our guide, Esin. This was the best possible way to start as Istanbul is a city built on great food and fascinating markets. The unimaginably rich history...More

Thank cfandkn
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I travelled solo to istanbul for 3 days and needed a short cut into exploring the city with a local. I took the two markets - two continents tour that was guided by our fabulous tour guide Senem. She was amazing, full of energy, information...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Gonca our guide was fantastic. So caring, so thoughtful, always making sure everybody had what they needed or wanted. Went on the two markets on two continents tour. We had such a nice time and my only complaint is how full I was from all...More

Thank westlinn
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Just listen to previous advice by other, just join the tour on the 1st day you in Istanbul & the rest of your day in Istanbul will be excellent since you know where to get good food everyday

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My daughter and I took 2 of the Culinary Backstreets tours - Hidden Beyoglu and Born on the Bosphorous - while vacationing in Istanbul for 10 days in September. Ugur was our guide for both walks. We LOVED both all day tours. My daughter, who...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...More

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Mohsen B
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Please check the website where they will provide the price and how to book. I loved it!
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Penny, They have several tours covering different parts of the city during the day and night and even one cooking class in someone's house! So there's plenty to choose from in terms of area coverage and preferences, so... More
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Response from Jollymon22 | Reviewed this property |
My best recommendation is to google Istanbul Eats or Culinary Backstreets and look for a promo code there. I am on their email list and have not noticed a promo code offering before.
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