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Taste of Istanbul Food Tours

Experience the true vibe of Istanbul by joining us on a foodie walk in the city that spreads across the historical city center and through Istanbul’s vibrant neighboring districts. We will lead you to the best traditional Turkish restaurants, cafes and shops throughout the city that we have carefully selected for being run by locals whose passion is to serve authentic and delicious Turkish food, accompanied with the typical warm-hearted Turkish hospitality. With Taste of Istanbul Food Tours, you will have the chance to explore the captivating sights, have the opportunity to taste mouth-watering delicacies of the Turkish cuisine and hear the stories that lie behind the classic dishes.

Unique culinary tours in Istanbul

We provide a unique culinary experience by presenting our guests with only the real taste of authentic Turkish cooking that uses fresh, local produce.

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With a great variety of specially designed food tasting tours, we are sure you will find the perfect tour to suit you!

Taste it all

Some of the delicious Turkish foods you will be tasting include; the famous Turkish kebab, mouth-watering baklavas, freshly baked boreks, tasty seafood, delicious Turkish coffee, home cooked meals such as sarma and fasulye. Many more delicious Turkish foodie treasures await you on each one of our Istanbul culinary tours!

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With a great variety of specially designed food tasting tours, we are sure you will find the perfect tour to suit you!

4,5 Hours

Istanbul Old City Food Tour

6 Hours

Transcontinental Food Tour

3 Hours

Local Food and History Walk at Night

3 Hours

Istanbul Asian Side Food Tour

3 Hours

Istanbul Street Art Tour

4,5 Hours

Private Food Tour

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  •   This was a wonderful tour! As a tourist, I never would have found some of these places without the tour. I really enjoyed the balance of walking tour… read more

    thumb Amber
    May 27, 2023

      Great walking tour with a small intimate group. Helpful dialogue with historical context explanations. Great local restaurants with plenty of authentic food. Excellent conversations with hosts and other guests. Very… read more

    thumb Matt
    May 27, 2023

      Great, interesting and engaging tour, revealing hidden culinary gems and giving an insight into Turkish history and culture. Bazaars and Mosques and stunning traditional food. The best way… read more

    thumb Patrick
    May 26, 2023
  •   Simply tremendous. They didn’t have capacity for this tour so offered me the ferry tour at no extra charge and it was phenomenal. Absolutely no better introduction to the city.… read more

    thumb Phillip
    May 23, 2023

      Our experience with Ozcan was the best thing we did our entire holiday!! It felt like we were just going around the city with a friend and he took us… read more

    thumb Alexanna
    May 12, 2023

      What a wonderful way to spend several hours in Istanbul. Didem was fabulous! We walked, we talked, and boy did we eat! She took us to some out-of-the-way places that… read more

    thumb Amy
    May 10, 2023
  •   What a wonderful food tour! Didem is a charming, knowledgeable guide that gave us a great introduction to Turkish culture and food along with recommendations of things to try. This… read more

    thumb Kary
    May 10, 2023

      It was an amazing culinary and history experience hosted by the friendly Didem and Mehmet. The food was excellent and the history surrounding it was informative but what made it… read more

    thumb Mekala
    April 24, 2023

      Didem was great. Knew a lot about the area and where to take us. Istanbul is huge and was nice to have a knowledgeable guide!

    thumb Nate
    April 24, 2023
  •   We had an amazing tour in Istanbul with Ulku as our attentive and knowledgeable guide.
    We visited various places, including Kuveloglu Han for traditional Pide, Spice Bazaar for Turkish delights… read more

    thumb Valentina
    April 19, 2023

      Fun and delicious experience! Highly recommend! Our guide Didem was witty, friendly and helpful. It felt like hanging out with a friend. Learned a lot and loved the food.

    thumb Dawn
    April 18, 2023

      Cette visite est riche en tout point ! Nous avons pu découvrir l’architecture de la vieille ville, des anecdotes historiques et un patrimoine culinaire tres intéressant. Nous avons passé un… read more

    thumb Arthur
    April 10, 2023
  •   Our guide, Ulku, was really nice and shared a lot about the culture and history of Istanbul. That’s really a plus for this experience. The food tour, however, would’ve been… read more

    thumb Maia
    April 8, 2023

      Die Tour war schön. Wir haben Orte entdeckt, die wir eventuell nicht alle selbst erkundet hätten. Wir haben die Tour als Altstadt-Führung mit ein paar Essens-Stopps erlebt und weniger als… read more

    thumb Franziska
    April 7, 2023

      Ulku who was our guide was the best! This was my favourite tour of Istanbul. We started around the Spice Market but did a tour of the old City without… read more

    thumb Nik
    April 7, 2023
  •   Yummy food – very nice Guide
    Our guide Ulcü was very knowledgable and experienced. She ammended our tour slightly to suit all wishes the group had.
    We would certainly go with her… read more

    thumb Stefan
    April 7, 2023

      Great experience on the tour with Ozcan! So much yummy food and we learned a ton about Istanbul. We did this on our first day in Istanbul and thought it… read more

    thumb Elsie
    April 5, 2023

      We really enjoyed the tour with Ozcan, one of the best we’ve ever been on. Great mix of food, history, and insight. We especially enjoyed the trip to the mosque… read more

    thumb Ben
    April 5, 2023
  •   Highly recommend this tour. My girlfriend and I do food tours in every city we visit and this one stacked up very well. The portions were huge but well paced… read more

    thumb Benjamin
    March 27, 2023

      Awesome experience, Didem was an excellent host. Food and drinks were great but so were the stories about the city and the culture.

    thumb Edgars
    March 24, 2023

      Wonderful day with Didi, who was so knowledable and thoughtful! Customized our day to suit our likes and dislikes! A beautuful soul who helped us to connect to this brand… read more

    thumb Jody
    March 23, 2023
  •   Ozcan was amazing! He is so lovely, personable and knowledgeable and my partner and I throughly enjoyed the tour. This will definitely be the first food tour of many. It… read more

    thumb Sharon
    March 13, 2023

      Stop what you’re doing and book this tour now! This is the best tour experience my husband and I have ever done. Excellent food, amazing history, great conversation and the… read more

    thumb Jess
    March 1, 2023

      We started off our trip with the food tour and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing! The tour was great and gave us a better understanding of the… read more

    thumb Alana
    January 20, 2023
  •   The experience was fantastic. I do recommend it, especially if you are new to Turkey and Istanbul. Our host Didem was very knowledgeable, nice, and a great storyteller. I am… read more

    thumb Александра
    January 7, 2023

      The experience was fantastic. I do recommend it, especially if you are new to Turkey and Istanbul. Our host Didem was very knowledgeable, nice, and a great storyteller. I am… read more

    thumb Alexandra
    January 7, 2023

      Great food and walking tour. Visited many local places and samples amazing native cuisine. Ozcan was a fantastic guide and was very passionate about sharing the history of the locations,… read more

    thumb Kalvin
    December 31, 2022
  •   This tour exceeded our expectations and was one of the best decisions we took in Istanbul! Our tour guide Ozcan was very sweet and knowledgeable. We discovered many hidden gems… read more

    thumb Nada
    December 31, 2022

      Had a great time exploring the city by the food it has to offer. If you are a foodie you will really enjoy the experience. Got to experience a lot… read more

    thumb Shashank
    December 31, 2022

      Excellent experience. Didem the guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and took us to places which only locals would know about. Excellent value for money too.

    thumb David
    December 29, 2022

  • star rating  Had a lovely evening walk with the charming guide, Didem. Meeting point was easy to find. The food offered on the tour was freshly made, and smelled and tasted really… read more

    avatar thumb 891AndrewW891
    February 12, 2023

    star rating  A fantastic experience and delicious culinary offerings. – The evening food tour was an incredible experience. We sampled a wide variety of foods, all delicious, and got a great taste of local culture and history too. Our guide… read more

    avatar thumb shaunan2018
    February 7, 2023

    star rating  Unforgettably wonderful food (and city sights) tour!

    The highlight was meeting not just quality people in the tour who really wanted to be there and emmerse themselves in… read more

    avatar thumb A C
    December 4, 2022
  • star rating  Perfect balance of food tasting, gastronomy tips and local history. Very easygoing and relaxed guide who is ready to answer any questions you have. Definitely recommend – well spent 4… read more

    avatar thumb branor2022
    October 29, 2022

    star rating  One of the best tours we’ve ever done. What a fantastic experience and Didem was the most fabulous, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide we’ve ever had! The tour was such a… read more

    avatar thumb ElisePro
    October 22, 2022

    star rating  We did the evening food tour with Elif. She was a wonderful host and we had so much fun trying new foods that we hadn’t tasted yeteven after traveling… read more

    Joanne P
    October 9, 2022
  • star rating  We had a brilliant morning with Didem showing us around the markets and to some of the old and unusual food outlets of the city. Each place we went to… read more

    October 7, 2022

    star rating  Ezgi was so nice and gave us so much information about Istanbul in so many ways. We felt we were talking to a friend instead to a guide. The food… read more

    October 5, 2022

    star rating  Didem was amazing! My friends and I did the "Local Food and History Walk at Night, " which was a highlight of our trip to Istanbul.

    We tried food… read more

    October 5, 2022
  • star rating  Out host, Ezgi was excellent! She took us to some secret spots and famous ones as well – overall, great food selection! She had a wealth of knowledge not just… read more

    October 4, 2022

    star rating  This tour was simply wonderful. Elif our guide was so kind and patient even though we were running late . She took us to the little places that… read more

    October 4, 2022

    star rating  Our host was Didem who was wonderful, warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. There was a wide variety of food to eat at lovely restaurants which we would never have… read more

    September 27, 2022
  • star rating  even as a Turkish that know the local food they manage to surprise me with amazing selection of great food and history information . ask for Didem. she… read more

    September 22, 2022

    star rating  We had such a great time on this food tour. We spent 3 hours eating and strolling through the new town Istanbul, going through a few passages along Istiklal St.… read more

    September 21, 2022

    star rating  My mother, sister, and I had a phenomenal time with Didem. She is truly a gem! She showed us all the highlights Istanbul has to offer and gave us amazing… read more

    September 21, 2022
  • star rating  Hands down the best walking food tour in Istanbul. The good is delicious, the guide is amazing and very knowledge and overall the atmosphere is great. Would definitely recommend!!

    September 18, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful foodtour with Didem. Everything was flawless and we enjoyed every dishes and have learned a lot about Istanbul. Don’t hesitate to ask any recommendations ! … read more

    September 14, 2022

    star rating  Wow, what an afternoon! We had the most enjoyable time. From the choice of food and stops, coupled with stroll through the city & stories from the past – this… read more

    September 14, 2022
  • star rating  My favorite part of the tour was being with a local who knows the city, food and culture. Elif added even more being an architect and helping us understand the… read more

    September 13, 2022

    star rating  This was an exceptional tour and our highlight in İstanbul! We went to so many amazing food spots that we would never have been able to find by ourselves. Our… read more

    September 4, 2022

    star rating  My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Elif. She brought us to places we would never have found on our own. We were fortunate to be the only… read more

    August 29, 2022
  • star rating  This is a terrific tour. My wife, 20yo son and I all had a great time, even though we aren’t normally into any kind of group tour.

    From an… read more

    June 3, 2022

    star rating  I joined the group by luck, after getting stuck in the restaurant and lovely Didem helped me out. After that she was kind enough to let me join her tour.… read more

    May 30, 2022

    star rating  Wow! This was the best tour I’ve ever done. If you’re reading this you need to book this right now and on your first day would be best. Not only… read more

    May 28, 2022
  • star rating  This is one of the best food tours I’ve ever been on. Four full hours of exploring, eating, and learning, our host Didem was an excellent guide. She was… read more

    April 30, 2022

    star rating  Loved my tour with Didem – she went above and beyond with the service and really catering the tastes of our group since we were a little more adventurous. … read more

    April 14, 2022

    star rating  Great tour!! We had an amazing time. Our tour guide has great taste in food and shares all his knowledge of Istanbul as well as local’s lifestyle. We would recommend… read more

    Taras C
    January 2, 2022
  • star rating  I did the Taste of Two Continents Food Tour. It was beyond excellent! While multiple people booked a food tour that day, I was the only one on… read more

    January 1, 2022

    star rating  This was an awesome tour that I did soon after I arrived in Istanbul for the first time! Dudu was an amazing guide who took me to all of the… read more

    December 13, 2021

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