Food tours in Istanbul

Top Food Tours in Istanbul, Turkey

Food Tours in Istanbul

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Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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Public Transportation Tours
6–7 hours
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AU$214.89
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Public Transportation Tours
4 hours
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Walking Tours
4 hours
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AU$152.52
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Private and Luxury
3–4 hours
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AU$185.50
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Day Trips
6–7 hours
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Shore Excursions
2 days
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  • PerO1944
    Warsaw, Poland69 contributions
    Having been so fortunate as to have visited Istanbul many times over the years, we decided we wanted to experience something new this time. As we do not know the Asian side of the city so well as the European part, we booked the food sampling walking tour in Kadiköy. What a good choice it was!!!

    Our guide, Emre, could not have been better. A superb host that presented the food and the neighbourhood in a very interesting and personal way. His immense knowledge and his very pleasant nature made the three hour tour the highlight of our stay in that wonderful city this time. He took us to places we would never have found on our own. We had the impression that whenever we turned around a street corner a new secret was waiting for us.
    The food tasting was superb and very varied. Here Emre also showed that he was good at improvising. Because of an allergy I could not sample the stuffed mussels that my wife loved. But then he took me to a special shop to give me my favourite Turkish snack; Subörek- (Filo pastry with feta cheese and parsley)

    For more than 40 years I have avoided the Turkish dish Kokorec. It is made of small and large intestines and sweetbreads from lamb wrapped onto iron skewers to be grilled over charcoal. Very popular street food! With Emre as my culinary guide I braved my first sample of the specialty. It tasted delicious!!!!

    Everywhere we went we met nice shop and restaurant owners. We ended up at a historical confectionery shop, which was so nice that it would have been worth a tour on its own. We felt that we during this tour had got a new Turkish friends. It was such a pleasant and interesting tour that we have already decided to repeat it on our next visit, but this time we will do it on the European side. Thank you Emre!!!!!
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Bruin23
    Dover, NH12 contributions
    Our guide (and owner of the company) Furkan was waiting outside of our AirBnb right on time and promptly took us to a delicious Turkish breakfast. It was the beginning of an amazing day of eating great food and learning about Istanbul and Turkey. Furkan is a great guide and even went out of his way to buy gluten free bread for my wife who has an allergy so she could have bread for all the dishes we tried. We went back to a few of the locations in the following days and the employees remembered us and were extremely welcoming. You can tell Furkan has a great relationship with all of these restaurants. We even ran into his wife giving a tour on one of the return visits. You can’t go wrong with this food tour, and I’m sure the same applies for any other tours this company operates!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Needra
    London, UK7 contributions
    We really enjoyed our tour with Erol who was friendly, professional and helpful. He was a font of knowledge and showed us a side of Istanbul we would not have known existed. To see the city from the eyes and tastes of a local , this tour is a must!
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Jono G
    8 contributions
    The food tour was great by offering a variety of different foods at spots you otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Better than the food tour was my guide the guide Esin. She was very informative and kind. Moreover I lost my passport at the airport and in a moment of panic I needed someone that spoke Turkish to help me out and she kindly helped me by calling the authorities needed and helped me get it back. I’m so thankful for her and would highly suggest doing the food tour in a city filled with magical dishes.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • DoubleUD
    Tallinn, Estonia19 contributions
    We've had a total blast with Cetin our expert tour guide on this night!!! He took us through so many iconic Istanbul street food joints and helped us discover a whole amazing world of Turkish cuisine that we would never have dared to try ourselves. All this was accompanied by tons of stories, anecdotes, and lore from his very interesting personal background, and our whole team had lots of fun trying out new things and selecting favorites. Definitely the top highlight of our team outing in Istanbul! Highly recommended!!!
    Written 29 June 2020
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  • BT Cheah
    3 contributions
    Erol our tour guide not only brought us to a tour of local food we would not have tried on our own, he also provided backgrounds of the origins of the food and its ingredients. The stories provided rich insights into the local agriculture as well as Turkish people and culture.

    Erol also took the effort of being a tour guide as we walked across the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.

    All in all it was a good tour for anyone looking to know Istanbul.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • kate11marie
    8 contributions
    This is an absolute MUST DO for anyone traveling to Istanbul, especially for the first time, and we recommend doing it on your first day to help you get accustomed to the city. Selcuk was an amazing guide. He met us at our Airbnb right on time and we were off to explore and eat some delicious street food in Istanbul. He showed us how to navigate the public transportation, told us all about the city, and showed us around the different areas of Istanbul. We both really enjoyed all the food, and Selcuk was so helpful and easy to get along with. He went above and beyond to answer any questions we had about the city as we explored & ate. We left the tour with a much better understanding of the city, full stomachs, and a new friend. Book this tour now!
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • Trudy S
    San Jose, CA1 contribution
    Our guide Salih led five of us on a culinary adventure! Starting on the European side, we took the ferry across to the Asian continent where we sampled pastrami, pickled vegetables, several types of olives, cheeses, stuffed mussels, kebab’s, and much more. One couple was vegetarian and Salih went out of his way to organize substitutes for any meat dishes. It was a lovely evening and the markets and restaurants were lively and fun! After eating (more than) our fill, we headed back to Europe, enjoying the city skyline by night. There we indulged in baklava and Turkish ice cream, and afterwards experienced the Turkish tradition of local water pipes and tea. An unforgettable night!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Ben O
    20 contributions
    This was an insanely good experience. The tour takes place on the Asia side of the city, and the tour guide is easy to find. We visited 6 different places and sampled an insane number of dishes. There should be a HUGE warning not to eat before you book this tour - you eat, and eat, and drink, and eat some more.

    The guide was so wonderful and we can't thank her enough for the great day!!

    This is the way you should be visiting Istanbul, you truly won't regret it.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Kiran C
    New Delhi, India1 contribution
    Ayhan our guide was fantastic and the entire walking tour in the evening was full of interesting information about the areas we were in. The kebab place we went to as the first stop is a must must do. We proceeded from there to the spice market where we went to a wonderful store that sold some amazing Turkish delights. Best stop was a walk across the bridge over the river Bosporus and dinner comprising of a delicious lamb soup and desert. All in all a memorable experience :) all thanks to our wonderful guide Ayhan…highly highly recommended
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Owen R
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
    We had a walking food tour with Sabih as our guide. The whole event was great! Excellent food, great company and a very interesting experience. Thoroughly recommend!
    Written 1 September 2021
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  • Grillzy_89
    Munich, Germany1 contribution
    There has obviously been a lot of work put into making this tour fantastic. Ayhan has found some of the best foods in the city and presents them with a pleasant walk between each. We walked through some beautiful streets which we never would’ve found without this tour. I’d highly recommend to join this tour if you have an evening free in Istanbul.
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • Elkin A
    1 contribution
    Very knowledgeable and flexible tour around Istanbul, as my wife and I had only a couple of hours during our stopover to visit the city. Super recommended, with many cultural and culinary insights 👍👍👍
    Written 24 December 2020
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  • cheryl c
    Greensborough, Australia59 contributions
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We are a party of five and all had a great evening. The food we tried was all different -some off the street and some in small restaurants. By the end of the evening we were all full of delicious food and some Raki as well
    We do a lot of this type of tour around the world and our guide Salih was one of the best ever. We learned such a lot about Turkey in general as well as the food.
    Highly recommended
    Written 7 June 2019
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