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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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  •   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

      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

      Didem was amazing and told us some fun stories! We saw a couple of really hidden gems and enjoyed all the food spots. Definitely recommend

    thumb Mikhail
    December 29, 2022
  •   This tour was the highlight of our visit to istanbul, Our guide Didem was very passionate about the tour. She made sure that we were all comfortable and made sure… read more

    thumb Jacob
    December 29, 2022

      Great food tour! It was a nice mix of food tastings and seeing historic sites. Ozcan was a great guide and had a lot of interesting facts and stories to… read more

    thumb Gretchen
    December 28, 2022

      Great tour to get an idea of the food scene of Istanbul, we had a great time!

    thumb Raul
    December 28, 2022
  •   Excellent tour. I’m glad we did this on the first day of our stay. Both Ozcan and Didem are warm people and showed us the real Istanbul. This is a… read more

    thumb Hardik
    December 28, 2022

      Thank you so much for an amazing tour! Didem was super friendly and such a great guide. We had an amazing time exploring, learning and eating around Istanbul!

    thumb Samantha
    December 28, 2022

      Undeniably the highlight of our Instanbul trip! Ezgi is such an amazing host and we had a great time learning about the culture, tasting delicacies/food, sightseeing, and making new friends!… read more

    thumb Jensine
    December 27, 2022
  •   This tour was honestly amazing! The combination of food and history was so special! Ezgi was such an awesome tour guide and so helpful in also giving advice on other… read more

    thumb Robert
    December 24, 2022

      I highly recommend this tour. I went with my two kids and we had so much fun exploring the city and eating amazing food in places we would have never… read more

    thumb Katie
    December 24, 2022

      I loved the tour the food was so delicious and our host Ezgi was so amazing and fun

    thumb Trenton
    December 23, 2022
  •   It’s a wonderful trip with great history story and amazing food, such a combination, enjoying every min. And finding locals special is definitely a plus

    thumb Shona
    December 20, 2022

      Really solid tour – Ozcan did a great job of mixing visits to historical sites with interesting food experiences that I would have not discovered by myself. The time… read more

    thumb Jeoung David
    December 20, 2022

      Amazing your. Excellent timing. Got a nice bird eye view of Istanbul. Food was excellent. Oscan is a master of his craft.

    thumb Aashiv
    December 19, 2022
  •   Love this food tour.
    Our host, Egzi was very knowledgeable and super fun to hang out with. She talked to us about the history, cultural aspects, and fun facts about… read more

    thumb Julien
    December 15, 2022

      This was a wonderful tour full of great stories and explanations – which weren’t limited to the food experience.
    Highly recommended and would book again (in fact I have another… read more

    thumb Troy
    December 12, 2022

      This is an awesome tour! Our tour guide, Ezgi, was super awesome and had so much great energy. It was also great for my parents who are in they’re seventies… read more

    thumb Usman
    December 12, 2022
  •   Nothing is better than being with the locals to understand the history, culture and culinary. The experience was so fantastic that I booked the 2nd one in the evening right… read more

    thumb Claire
    December 12, 2022

      Great experience!! I enjoyed so much. Excellent host. If you visit Istanbul, you will have amazing time! Thank you for sharing the Turkish culture 😊

    thumb Raka
    December 10, 2022

      We had DeeDee as a tour guide and she was great!! Very informative and passionate about the tour. We had sooooo much great food you definitely don’t leave hungry… read more

    thumb Sierra
    December 10, 2022
  •   Had a wonderful time with our guide Didem. She was very knowledgeable and engaging, shared local perspectives and rich information about the places we visited. Besides the delicious food we… read more

    thumb Samantha
    December 10, 2022

      This was our best decision, Ozcan made sure we get the best food served. He took us to some hidden gems, also made sure we didn’t miss the historic monuments… read more

    thumb Anjali
    December 9, 2022

      Awesome experience seeing the history and culture of this beautiful place

    thumb Abed
    December 7, 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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