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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!

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Below are the reviews of Taste of Istanbul Food Tour on Airbnb Experiences and TripAdvisor.

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  •   Excellent tour very informative good introduction to Istanbul

    thumb Kim
    September 30, 2022

      great tour

    thumb Nicole
    September 29, 2022

      Incredible food experience featuring Istanbul’s best local spots. There’s no way you’d be able to research and try all of these authentic foods without the local knowledge and connections. Elif… read more

    thumb Bailey
    September 27, 2022
  •   We had a lovely time with our guide and ended up having a private tour 🙂 the host is so sweet and will adapt the tour to your needs.… read more

    thumb Stephanie
    September 26, 2022

      We do “food experiences” at almost every place we visit, and this was one of the best. Oscan mixes stories about Turkish history with a description of the contemporary status… read more

    thumb Todd
    September 24, 2022

      Excellent experience with friendly and interesting guide. Thank you so much! Highly recommended and the food was delicious.

    thumb Louella
    September 23, 2022
  •   Didem was simply above and beyond amazing! One of the best tours that we have ever been, and we have been to a lot! She was very knowledgeable of the… read more

    thumb Roham
    September 22, 2022

      Had a wonderful tour today with Elif! She was an amazing guide as we adventured to some incredible places off the beaten path filled with great food and fascinating conversations… read more

    thumb Christopher
    September 20, 2022

      Génial ! Elif est une superbe guide avec de nombreuses connaissances sur la ville d’Istanbul, sa gastronomie et son architecture. Nous avons visité et mangé des endroits que nous n’aurions… read more

    thumb Clara
    September 19, 2022
  •   Wonderful experience and totally enjoy!!!!!! I am late one hour and Dedem really patient to tell me their trace and help me find them!!! I enjoy nature fresh local food… read more

    thumb Yuchi
    September 16, 2022

      This tour is an ideal way to meet Istanbul, its culture and cuisine. We visited historic restaurants and shops that make the best of the best of their respective dish… read more

    thumb Sj
    September 12, 2022

      We booked this tour for our first full day in Istanbul and had a wonderful time exploring the city and culture through the lens of the food scene! Elif was… read more

    thumb Lauren
    September 12, 2022
  •   Nice experience. You learn a lot and eat a lot.

    thumb Myosotis
    September 10, 2022

      Such an amazing tour! Was so lovely eating food, meeting people and learning about the history of bazar and the food we ate. Would really recommend!

    thumb Ellie
    September 10, 2022

      Didem was a wonderful guide! We had the best day learning about Istanbul and the food scene. Our tour was small (their maximum number of 8). Wonderful food all around,… read more

    thumb Cassidy
    September 8, 2022
  •   Absolutely wonderful experience. Learned so much about Istanbul and it’s charming old town. Would highly recommend

    thumb Annie
    September 3, 2022

      Great way to meet nice people, see the city and try some great food!

    thumb Rosanne
    September 3, 2022

      Amazing ! Don’t think about it, just do it!

    thumb Carmelys
    September 3, 2022
  •   This is an amazing tour, perfect to get your bearings in Istanbul. Elif was a perfect host: Knowledgeable, engaging and fun. The food stops were all excellent, and gave us… read more

    thumb Alexandra
    September 2, 2022

      This was an amazing tour, can’t recommend it enough! Thank you!

    thumb Monica
    September 1, 2022

      Such a fun tour! The food was delicious and Elif did and amazing job showing us around and telling us about the history of the places we went. Highly recommend… read more

    thumb Lyndsey
    August 30, 2022
  •   Amazing experience! Highly recommend doing this tour during the first 2 days of your stay in Istanbul!

    thumb Alissara
    August 30, 2022

      Great tour, but come with empty stomach and don’t eat too much in the beginning! It’s as much a tour of the grand bazaar as of the food, but was… read more

    thumb Max
    August 27, 2022

      This is a fine tour that shows you hidden gems as well as great classics. Didem gave us interesting details on the food and the city in a personal, easy… read more

    thumb Nicole
    August 26, 2022
  •   All the amazing reviews are correct! Such an incredible tour – the best food spots that you would never find my yourself. Felt really authentic and were given lots of… read more

    thumb Joanna
    August 23, 2022

      Lots of fun stops and information on our tour with Elif! It’s much more of a cultural tour than historical so it’s good to pair this with another historical tour… read more

    thumb Murphy
    August 23, 2022

      Ótima experiência, vale a pena conhecer!

    thumb Antonio
    August 23, 2022
  •   Great experience! Was just the two of us so was like a private tour. Loads of history and information, best thing to do at the start of our trip. Loved… read more

    thumb Nick
    August 22, 2022

      Great experience that I recommend all who are visiting the first time.

    thumb Sachit
    August 17, 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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