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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 such a great experience! Didem was a tremendously knowledgeable leader, took us to places off the beaten path, provided interesting historical food tidbits and each thing we ate… read more

    thumb Will
    May 20, 2024

      Didi was an excellent host that showed is the nice places with the good food and background of both the area and the food.

    thumb Scarlett
    May 9, 2024

      This tour is an absolute must, if you want to see parts of Istanbul, eat in places and try food that most tourists would not get to see or… read more

    thumb Dean
    May 2, 2024
  •   Ozcan was a very friendly and enjoyable guide and the food experiences were very good, what we had hoped for. A little more time than we needed spent wandering… read more

    thumb Joe
    April 24, 2024

      Didem was such a great guide, very knowledgeable and easy to chat with. The tour felt personal and we learnt a lot of the history along the way while enjoying… read more

    thumb Shannon
    February 17, 2024

      Lovely tour guide and ended up being a private tour due to low tourist season. However, the food itself looked very different to the pictures and the food / tour… read more

    thumb Anita
    January 12, 2024
  •   Of all the small group tours we have done around the world, this one was indeed one of the best and most enjoyable. Absolutely fantastic tour for a group of… read more

    thumb Anita
    January 5, 2024

      Very good tour to enjoy Istanbul in a different way. Didem, our guide was very interesting and precise. She gave us so many details on Turkish culture and spirit. It… read more

    thumb Rémi
    January 2, 2024

      Wunderbare Erfahrung! Ich entdecke eine Stadt am liebsten mit einer Kombination aus Geschichte und gutem Essen, das man nur als Local findet – beides wurde voll erfüllt. Klare Empfehlung!

    thumb Philipp
    December 30, 2023
  •   I was on the tour with Didem and she was a wonderful guide. We went to some amazing places and Didem did a magnificent job telling the stories about the… read more

    thumb Oscar
    December 30, 2023

      Ulku est une très bonne guide, qui parle très bien de son pays et de sa culture. Le tour est très agréable en partie grâce à elle. De notre point… read more

    thumb Aurélie
    November 9, 2023

      The tour was excellent. Didem was knowledgeable, kind and I greatly enjoyed the spots she took us to. They’re not spots I would have thought to visit on my own… read more

    thumb Daniela
    October 28, 2023
  •   Be prepared to eat well! We stopped at local hidden gems that you would never find on a map and it made it extra special.

    thumb Delaney
    October 28, 2023

      Maravillosa experiencia guiada por Didem que nos ha cuidado y tratado de forma exquisita. Una buenísima forma de conocer lugares de la ciudad a los que nunca irías… read more

    thumb Julian & Coco
    October 21, 2023

      WOW. We’re doing a 7mo wedding instead of a big wedding in California and Didem was incredible, overly nice to the point where I’m still asking her for recs and… read more

    thumb Anastasia
    October 17, 2023
  •   Everything was great. Food, walk, stories, hidden places one will not find on g00gle maps or guides. Also get to see some local food artisans that tourists don’t… read more

    thumb Jin
    October 4, 2023

      Our tour with Ozcan was amazing! We learned so much and got to try the tastiest foods in Istanbul! Definitely a great tour, and we’ll be doing his Asia side… read more

    thumb Emily
    October 3, 2023

      What an amazing day with Ozcan. More than a food tour, I learned so much on Turkiye and its history, saw the highlight spots of the City and of… read more

    thumb Alexandra
    September 26, 2023
  •   I left some private feedback for the host as I feel our experience may not have been a genuine reflection of how the tour typically is. We felt most restaurants… read more

    thumb Melissa
    September 26, 2023

      We had a great morning with Ozcan learning about the history of Istanbul through story telling, visuals and of course food. We tried dishes from places we would have likely… read more

    thumb Flora
    September 26, 2023

      Book this trip and you won’t regret it! The tastes of Istanbul we discovered were amazing. Dede also provided us with useful tips on where to eat, shop, enjoy hookah,… read more

    thumb Leslie
    September 20, 2023
  •   We absolutely loved our food tour with Didi, she was really friendly and showed us great Turkish food that we would have otherwise missed. There was nothing more I would… read more

    thumb Corey
    September 9, 2023

      Didi leads an amazing 4 hour tour throughout Istanbul’s old town. She shared knowledgeable insights of the food, culture, and history of the area. Would definitely recommend!

    thumb Tyler
    September 8, 2023

      This tour was really wonderful. Our guideDuden was amazing, fun and knowledgeable. She made sure everyone felt welcome and included and really showed us an insider’s knowledge of the local… read more

    thumb Marion And Andrew
    September 1, 2023
  •   Such a good way to visit some of the amazing food sites of the city, and also uncovering lots of hidden gems we wouldn’t have found otherwise. Food was some… read more

    thumb Larry
    September 1, 2023

      Didi was very nice and took us around the city trying new foods. She even gave us recommendations for our next day. Good snacks throughout!

    thumb Renee
    August 31, 2023

      We loved this tour! The food was delicious and there was lots of everything. Didem, our guide, was simply wonderful. She was friendly and informative and shared some helpful background… read more

    thumb Flannery
    August 19, 2023
  •   This was such a great experience! The guide took us to so many cool places, many were “off the map”. We ate very well and saw some great places, and… read more

    thumb Christina
    August 19, 2023

      Didem was an excellent tour guide! Communication before the tour and the meet-up description was great, which gave me peace of mind as I was a solo traveler, and it… read more

    thumb Liesel
    August 15, 2023

      Didi was a fantastic guide! She was very knowledgeable about Turkey’s history and of course food culture, but in a very relaxed and friendly way. We loved every stop and… read more

    thumb Prue
    August 11, 2023

  • 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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