Istanbul Old City Food Tour

Old City Food Tour

Explore local food and hidden gems around the historical center

Welcome to Istanbul's highest rated food & walking tour that covers unique delicacies, hidden streets and extraordinary locations in the old part of the city. Experience the true vibe of the city by joining us on an Istanbul food tour that explores the captivating historical sights around the old city while tasting traditional mouth-watering delicacies.

Tour Schedule

Taste of Istanbul's Old City Food tour starts at 10:00 AM every morning (except Sundays) and will end around 14:00 PM. The total duration is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

What is included ?

- The tour price includes all the food and drinks through the tour. Bottled water is also provided when necessary. - The tour is instructed by one of our knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic guides that aims to provide culinary, historical and cultural insights of the city including a local's personal suggestions.

Group Size

- All our tours consist of a maximum 8 people but we do our best to run the tours even with only a few people. - Private groups are also welcomed.

Price and Cancellation Policy

- The tour price is 1.450 Turkish Liras for adults. For children under 12 years old, please contact us. - The tour price is fully refundable if you cancel 24 hours before the tour starts.

Meeting & Finishing point

- Taste of Istanbul's Old City Food Tour starts just in front of the famous Spice Market and explores Istanbul's historical streets. - The tour ends just next to marvellous column of Constantine which is also neighbouring Cemberlitas Tram Station and just 200 meters away from very well known Hagia Sophia.

What to bring

- Your appetite for sure! - Comfortable walking shoes - Umbrella if necessary. - If winter season please wear warm clothes, a hat, scarf and gloves. We will spend some time at open air and might be cold.

Tour itinerary

Meeting at 10:00 AM
You will meet your guide in front of epic Spice Market. We look forward to having you!
Traditional Pide
The first experience will be a unique Turkish pide cooked in old oven located in a historical building which was built in 1888.
Breakfast delicacies
Then it will be time to mingle in the crowds and taste several luscious breakfast treats as well as hand-made pickles in different stores on a colorful street.
Turkish Delight
We will have our scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245 year old shop after having a walk in gorgeous Spice Market.
The perfect time for tasting the famous döner is just afterwards. We will visit a little food stall which is in business since 1970! That may be the best döner in town !
Kebabs at Grand Bazaar
Exploring the incomparable Grand Bazaar as real locals do, we will discover the best type of kebabs that are cooked at the moment just for us in the little hidden restaurants inside the bazaar.
Turkish Coffee
Turkish coffee is always best after a perfect meal. So next will be the local coffee tasting while watching the people walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar.
Perfect end with Baklava
Before heading to the cosy streets along the marvellous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it’s time to indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!

500+ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews on Airbnb Experiences, TripAdvisor and Google

  •   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

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