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Turkish Street Food - Free WalkingTour

Your guru: Can
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2019 10 15 00 47 01
  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Can

Hi! My name is Can. I'm Turkish and 100% addicted to Turkish street food... My friends say that instead of blood I have Turkish tea flowing through my veins! My passion for my lovely city Istanbul is so big, so I feel that I have to share it with you... I've been doing this by giving Food Tours and creating weekly videos about Istanbul on my YouTube Channel. I'm also ... More »

Hi! My name is Can. I'm Turkish and 100% addicted to Turkish street food... My friends say that instead of blood I have Turkish tea flowing through my veins! My passion for my lovely city Istanbul is so big, so I feel that I have to share it with you... I've been doing this by giving Food Tours and creating weekly videos about Istanbul on my YouTube Channel. I'm also working as a consultant at the International Office of Özyeğin University in Istanbul. I've helped numerous International, Erasmus/Exchange students for whatever problem they have. Besides that, I organize various activities and events for incoming Erasmus/ Exchange students who are willing to get to know Istanbul, amazing food, and Turkish culture Welcome to Istanbul! Gorusmek Uzere!

About the tour

In this tour, you are going to explore authentic Turkısh street foods that locals love, but which most of the tourists don't know. You are going try a bunch of foods and learn about them from a local insider's view.

We will go to hidden places only known by a local :). The tour will be in Kadıköy, which is the area that is less explored by visitors, but a hub of local activity with some of the best food in the city.

This is a tip based free food tour, which means that you only pay for what you eat. If you eat all the foods on my list, it will cost around 60 Lira = 12 Euro. I'll suggest you the amount that you should eat considering the rest of the tour, but you can decide how much to eat. If there is any item in the list that you don't want to try, it can be changed with other street food options (There are too many!). So, everything in the tour can be customized as you like. Just let me know about it before the tour.

Since the tour is entirely based on tips, you’re the one who decides, once the tour is over, to give what you consider appropriate.

I don't receive any kind of subsidies for the creation, organization or study of such tour, so your support is very important for me to keep organizing tours and make a living out of it.

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What will you try?

1: Lokma

2: Tantuni

3: Kokoreç

4: Pickled juice

5: Dolma(Stuffed Grape Leaves)

6: Stuffed Mussels

7: Fried Mussels

8: Lahmacun

9: Künefe

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What this tour is not about? ✖

- Healthy salads

- A historical tour

- Long speeches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB3jeGdHWr0&t=119s

Meeting point
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How to find me: I'll be waiting for you in front of Şehir Hatları's Eminönü - Karaköy Pier in Kadıköy
Tour duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 11

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Yvette

5 days ago

Very good experience with Can, he’s very knowledgeable about the area and took us to a lot of places. I recommend 100%

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Thanks a lot Yvette, I'm glad you liked the tour! It was a great day! Next time we'll try Turkish Dumplings(Mantı) and chicken breast :) Have a safe trip home! Hoşçakal!
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Anna

6 days ago

We had a wonderful time on the food tour with Can! He was so friendly and did a great job showing us some unique Turkish foods! If we return to Turkey, we’ll be certain to go on a tour again with him as he was such an entertaining guide and spoke English so well!

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Hey Anna! thanks for the review! I really enjoyed hosting you. Thanks for being amazing guests! I hope you come back soon , I'm looking forward to showing you other delicious foods we have. Take Care! Hoşçakal :)
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Brent

7 days ago

Can (Pronounces “John” is simply an amazing host! He really embodies the best of Istanbul’s friendliness and warmth as he guides you through streets filled with locals and foods filled with flavors. This tour will remain a highlight of my time in Istanbul! Don’t miss it!

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Thanks for the amazing review Brent! It was one of the most enjoyable tours I gave thanks to you guys. I had a lot of fun introducing my food and also talking about your tours in San Antonio https://www.amigowalkingtours.com/. I hope, I'll be one of your guests one day :) Kendine iyi bak! Hoşçakal!
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Shishir

10 days ago

Fantastic tour. You need Can to show you the good stuff

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Thanks Shishir! It was a great day with you guys! Indian Pale became my favorite after that day :) Let me know whenever you're back! Take care! Hoşçakal!
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Shoumyo

18 days ago

An absolutely amazing food tour with an equally fantastic tour guide! Got to try so many wonderful traditional dishes while also learning about the neighborhood and culture. If you want to sample Turkish food beyond the standard fare, do not miss this tour!

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Thanks for the great review Shoumyo! I'm so happy that you liked the food on the tour. It was my pleasure showing you the best foods in İstanbul! I hope you come back soon. We have so many more foods to try :) Take care, Görüşürüz!
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Kenneth

19 days ago

Amazing tour, wouldn't have discovered and tried those unique street food if not for to follow his youtube channel too for more locals' tips and tricks!

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Kenneth! Thank you very much for the review. I'm glad you liked the food. I had a lot of fun hosting you. See you soon :) Take care! Hoşçakal!
4.9 (11 Ratings) Rate this tour